Arts & Entertainment
No matter the season, Lisle offers plenty of entertainment opportunities for the entire family. Over the Fourth of July weekend, Lisle hosts the “Eyes to the Skies” annual celebration. Hot-air balloons float skyward during morning and evening launches, and the night sky is lit by firework displays. A carnival, cuisine from local restaurants, a craft show, activities for the children and top-name entertainment – round out the festival. Visit their website at www.eyestotheskies.org.
Throughout the summer months, the Lisle Community Band performs free concerts at Lisle Community Park. On Thursday, in August, there is a summer concert series at Prairie Walk Pond. Lisle keeps its guests and residents busy in the fall with celebrations. In the fall, Depot Days pays special tribute to our railroad heritage with historical entertainment, site tours, special exhibits and demonstrations. The Morton Arboretum has various season festivals.
The Lights of Lisle Celebration is celebrated each December. Carolers provide the soundtrack to the lights, the holiday tree and luminary that set the downtown area and Lisle Station Park aglow.
The area offers a wealth of activities in addition to the festival and special events. Theatrical events and headline entertainment are featured minutes away at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. A resident acting troupe performs year-round and the theater hosts performances by musicians, comics and traveling theatrical companies.
Lisle’s Benedictine University also hosts a wealth of cultural events and is home to the Jurica Nature Museum. Lisle Library offers free cultural and educations programs through the year.