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Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival

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The annual Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival is one of Lisle’s most treasured events. Approximately 80,000 people attend this annual, family-oriented event, which celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2017.


This annual event features colorful hot air balloons, balloon launches, balloon flights and dramatic evening balloon glows.  To view a brief video of the festival, click here.


2017 Schedule
Carnival:  June 28 – July 2
Hot Air Balloon Fest: June 30- July 2
Location: 110-acre Community Park (Route 53 and Short Street)



Festival highlights include:


  • Carnival
  • Food Court
  • Craft Fair
  • Children’s Area
  • Concerts
  • Balloon Launches (twice daily) 5:30 am & 6:30 pm
  • Balloons Glows at 8:15 pm
  • Spectacular Nightly Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
  • “Serena’s Song” – The nation’s first wheelchair accessible balloon, which provides tethered rides to children and adults with disabilities, weather permitting