Check the EyesToTheSkies.org for
times and scheduled activities, recommendations on parking and
shuttle buses to the festival site.
What do hot air balloons, rock climbing and Ferris wheels have
in common? They all can be found at the Lisle
Eyes to the Skies Festival. The fest includes hot air balloon
launches several times a day (if the weather cooperates) and
fireworks each evening.
New for kids this year is a rock climbing wall, says Wendy
Nadeau, event coordinator.
Other features include a carnival with more than 20 rides;
a separate kids' area; craft fair; and music. Nadeau recommends
families visit the fest between 1 and 7 p.m. "There are a lot of
events and shows in the children's area."
And the fest, while often crowded, is still fairly easy to
navigate with a stroller.
This year, in a nod to the economic conditions most local
families are facing, the festival organizers have lowered the entry
fee by 50 percent. Admission is $5 for adults, free for kids 5 and
under. It's free on July 4 from noon-3 p.m. for Lisle residents and
all day for military members with a photo ID.
Liz DeCarlo is the former senior editor at Chicago Parent.
See more of Liz's stories here.
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