Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival

A festival benefiting charities

As a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, we have donated over $100,000 to local charities and organizations. 

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride Contractors

The Eyes to the Skies Festival located in Lisle, IL is currently accepting bids for tethered hot air balloon ride contractors for the 2015 Festival on July 2, 3 & 4, 2015. The responsibilities will include offering tethered rides to patrons of the Festival, both in the early morning and evening (4-1/2 to 5 hours per day)…

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Community Donation

Lisle Eyes to the Skies presented $115,000 to our affiliate charities at the village meeting on Monday, October 20th. Thank you for everyone’s support! We are honored to give back to our community! All amounts were paid out based on the amount of hours members volunteered during the festival. • Chamber of Commerce – $7,544.73…


Where are the balloons?

This is a question we get asked every year. Well, we have morning and evening balloon inflations and attempt to launch. Luckily, we were able to launch 5 balloons last night and 6 this morning. Unfortunately, one thing that everyone wonders is where they are during the day. They are packed up safely in their…


Balloon Crew Volunteers Needed!!!

Since the start of the festival, the Lisle Eyes to the Skies has raised thousands of dollars, which have all been given back to six local affiliates. The non-profit affiliate charities benefiting directly from the festival are: The Lisle Education Foundation, the Lisle Partners for Parks, the Lions Club of Lisle, the Kiwanis Club of…

Current Balloon Flight Status – Red


unfortunately due to the weather, we will not be able to do a balloon launch or a balloon glow. We still feel very lucky to be able to have four balloon launches this year as compared to just one balloon flying last year. The weather until tonight has been the best we have had in years.

Hot air balloons fly under certain conditions. Variables like wind, visibility, rain and other weather conditions all affect the safety of a balloon flight. Flights are best with wind speeds between 4-6 knots but never over 12 knots. We cannot only look at ground speed, we need to also look at winds aloft because that is what we will be flying in. Although it may seem like perfect weather to us on the ground, we have to rely on our balloon meister for his decision on how safe it is to fly. Even if we are unavle to fly, we still will do the inflations and glow.

Green – Weather conditions are favorable and flights are possible.

Yellow – Weather conditions are uncertain and flights are held until more data is in.

Red – Weather conditions are unfavorable and flights are not possible.

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What Sets Eyes to the Skies Apart

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