37th Annual Eyes to the Skies

Dates: Cancelled due to Covid 19
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


Over the last 37 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 36 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.

The festival has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, and on six different segments of CNN’s Headline News.

Sponsorship Opportunity

Sponsorship of Eyes to the Skies aligns companies and brands with this unique, iconic event that immediately returns all of its profits back to the community.

The Eyes to the Skies Sponsorship Program is carefully designed to give sponsors tangible ROI via direct access to this huge crowd of educated, upscale families in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The sponsorship Benefits Menu includes but is not limited to:
• Naming rights to the event
• Naming rights to event components
• Balloon Sponsorships.
• Media inclusion- broadcast and print.
• Website presence and links.
• Live on-site marketing.
• Sampling, couponing.
• Stage signage.
• Signage at booth.
• Logo inclusion- event collateral.
• Customized sponsor promotions.

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