Keep your Eyes to the Skies

eyes to the skiesLisle’s 35th Annual Eyes to the Skies Festival will be taking place June 30th through July 2nd at Lisle’s community park located on 1825 Short Street. The carnival starts on June 28th and the balloons begin to take flight that Friday morning around 6:00 AM and then they fly again starting at 6:00 PM. The flights are completely weather dependent.

The Eyes to the Skies Festival draws in more than 80,000 visitors and the festival typically brings in 20 balloons and balloonists each year. A new edition to this year’s festival is Team Fastrax™ America’s Skydiving Team will be performing daily skydiving shows.

Tethered rides are available for adults and children. There is a limited number of tickets given out each day and the rides are completely weather dependent. Tethered rides will be available each morning and evening of the festival, except for Friday morning.

Eyes to the Skies Children’s Area & Carnival

The Eyes to the Skies Festival has something for everyone and there are plenty of events, shows and activities going on to keep you and your family having fun and entertained. The Children’s Area is packed with over 100 activities, plus the shows and vendors are geared towards your little ones. Better yet, a majority of the activities in the Children’s Area are free! Click on the link for a more extensive list of all of the events and shows going on in the Children’s Area from June 30th to July 2nd.

Eyes to the Skies Music, Crafts & Food

The Eyes to the Skies Festival is excited to present two stages of music for your enjoyment. Once you are inside of the festival, access to the music is free. We recommend arriving early to the stages if you want to sit up close to the musical entertainment. Nearly 20 acts are set to perform on the fest’s two music stages including acclaimed Texas rockabilly trio The Reverend Horton Heat, legendary ’70s British rockers Foghat and country pop singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope, who was the Season 3 winner of NBC’s “The Voice.”

The popular craft fair featuring all types of handcrafted items will return along both sides of Short Street and this year’s Eyes to the Skies Festival will have over 50 food and drink vendors. The variety of food is incredible and the options range from crab cakes and seafood samplers, to gyros and pizza. There is even a menu available for those with food allergies and Celiac.

Eyes to the Skies Festival Lisle

For more information on the Eyes to the Skies Festival including music updates and more, contact the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000 or email us at