33rd Annual Eyes to the Skies

Eyes to the Skies

Dates: Thursday-Saturday; June 30-July 2, 2016
Location: Lisle, Il
Hours: Thurs: 5P-11P; Fri/Sat: 12N-11PM (Balloon launches at dawn and dusk)
Attendance: 70,000
Demographics: Educated, upscale, suburban families
Beneficiary: Local Charities
Theme: Flight


Eyes to the SkiesOver the last 33 years, Eyes to the Skies in Lisle, Illinois has morphed into one of the largest, most popular, most acclaimed, most photographed, multi-faceted, not to mention unique events in the Midwest.

Where else in the Midwest can you watch majestic hot air balloons launch, take a ride in a tethered hot air balloon, enjoy a huge festival featuring a carnival, attend concerts headlined by national music acts, and watch elaborate fire works shows?

This event has been honed and polished over these thirty-two years and the net result is one of the finest outdoor festival experiences in the country. The event has racked up an impressive array of awards over the years including admission to the Festival Hall of Fame; named as one of the USA's 100 Best Tourist Events; named as Suburban Living's Best Festival and many more.

Eyes to the Skies is a natural media magnet. It has been featured nationally on Good Morning America, the Today Show, CNN, to name a few, and is always featured on all five local news channels.

In 2015, Eyes to the Skies had twelve traditional media partners including two major daily newspapers and seven radio stations.