Eyes to the Skies 2012 Festival Guide

Lisle's annual festival runs June 27-July 1. Find basic admission information, as well as a daily schedule of entertainment and activities (including balloon launches and fireworks!).

Activity and Entertainment Schedule

Enjoy the carnival from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at the wristband price of $20, which includes unlimited rides.


Admission (Festival and Carnival)

Adults: $5

Children 5 and under: free

  • Free entrance: Lisle residents may enter the festival grounds from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday; active military members and veterans may also enter the grounds all day on Sunday. Valid photo ID is required.


Balloon Rides

Balloon rides will be available after each launch, weather permitting, on a first come first serve basis. Tethered rides are $25 per person.

“Serena’s Song,” will also offer wheelchair accessible rides 6-7:30 a.m. and from 6 p.m. until dusk Friday through Sunday, weather permitting. Check the SEASPAR website for more information.


Getting to the Festival

Going by foot? You can enter the west side of the grounds from Yackley Avenue and Ohio Street, or at Route 53 and Short Street on the east side. A foot bridge off River Road, south of the parking lot and soccer fields, is also designated for pedestrian traffic to the grounds. 

By Car or Bike
 and  are designated for festival parking. Other nearby businesses may also be offering paid parking.

Price: $5/vehicle at Benet and Walker Athletics, which includes free shuttles to the grounds

  • HANDICAP: a lot is available on Short Street
  • MOTORCYCLE: on-site parking for $10. Take Yackley Avenue to Ohio Street, turn east then  follow staff directions
  • BICYCLE: bike racks are available at  and the


All the information you need (and more) is available on the festival’s website.

Karlie Baker June 25, 2012 at 01:03 PM
If you're looking to attend the festival as a volunteer, get in touch with Partners for Parks: http://patch.com/N-dG5z
Karlie Baker June 28, 2012 at 04:20 PM
While you’re at the festival, “check in” on your phone! The Lisle Park District could earn a $100,000 grant if Lisle Community Park is voted “America’s Favorite Park!” http://lisle.patch.com/announcements/lisle-community-park-requests-votes-to-help-win-100000-grant
Karlie Baker July 01, 2012 at 01:22 AM
If you're out taking photos, add them to our Facebook album or tag Lisle Patch in your posts! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.412865658765473.106033.108828959169146&type=3


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