Eyes to the Skies Hot Air Balloon Festival

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. 

To view a brief video of the festival, click here.  

This annual event features colorful hot air balloons, balloon launches, balloon flights and dramatic evening balloon glows. 

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) 

Fun at the Festival

Festival highlights include:

  • Carnival
  • Food Court
  • Craft Fair 
  • Children's Area 
  • Concerts
  • Balloon Launches, Balloons Glows
  • 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
The festival has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and on 6 different segments of CNN’s Headline News.

Video: Behind the Scenes at Eyes to the Skies
The following video features a behind the scenes look at the beautiful festival:
Additional Information
For further festival information, visit the Eyes to the Skies website. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Eyes to the Skies Festival Committee at 630-541-6095, or write:

Eyes to the Skies Festival Committee
1111 Burlington Avenue
Suite 108B
Lisle, IL 60532