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Parking & Directions 2017-06-23T04:41:12+00:00

The Festival is located in Lisle Community Park located at 1825 Short Street in Lisle, IL 60532.  However, there is no parking on the grounds and you must use one of our remote lots for access to the Festival.

Metra Train Access

You can also take the Burlington Northern Metra Train to downtown Lisle and walk roughly a half mile to the Festival (10 to 15 minute walk).

If you arrive via train, you will want to walk West of the train station to Main Street, and turn left / walk South down Main Street until you hit Short Street, and then turn right / head West on Short Street.  Short Street dead-ends into Main Street, so you can only go West on Short Street.  Once you cross Route 53 you will enter the park and shortly thereafter the Festival grounds.

Uber & Lyft

The designated Uber and Lift drop-off point for our Festival is at our remote lot at Benet Academy located at 2200 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532. From this point it is a very short shuttle bus ride into the Festival. This is the only authorized area to use. No access will be given to other restricted areas of the festival. Thanks for your cooperation.

Parking Lots

There is parking at 4 locations with free shuttle buses taking visitors to the front entrance of the festival.

NOTE: Walker Athletics parking lot will not be accessible this year.

Shuttles run during festival hours only!

Shuttle buses start running just before noon each day.
(not for the morning launches or when only the carnival is open).

Please follow the ORANGE Festival parking sign to the 4 lots with FREE shuttle service.

Benet Academy
FREE Shuttle

At College Rd. /Yackley Ave. and Maple Ave.
2200 Maple Ave, Lisle, IL 60532

Benedictine University
FREE Shuttle

At the SW Corner of Maple Avenue and College Rd. / Yackley Road
5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532

Navistar:
FREE Shuttle
2601 Navistar Dr. Lisle, IL 60532

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE:
FREE PARKING just outside of the West ticket booth.

Note: Many local businesses now sell parking spaces near the Eyes to the Skies Festival for a price.

If you are paying for parking, you are not using one of our lots, which are free!
Eyes to the Skies Festival is not responsible for issues related to those lots, including security, lighting, or shuttles to and from the Festival grounds.

* Please understand that these lots are not connected with the Eyes to the Skies Festival and we cannot control any pricing or access in or out on them.
* If you use them, you will still have to pay admission to the gate.
* Also, you will need to walk to the gate where as if you use the official Eyes to the Skies parking lots, you will have a shuttle bus bring you to the festival and drop you back off at the lot you parked in.

PARKING INFORMATION

Parking for the festival is free in one of our lots. There are spaces for more than 3,000 automobiles. Free shuttle buses take you to the festival entrance from lots A, B & C. Many local businesses now sell parking spaces near the Eyes to the Skies Festival for a price. Please understand that these lots are not connected with the Eyes to the Skies Festival and we cannot control any pricing on them. If you use them, you will still have to pay admission to the gate. Also, you will need to walk to the gate where as if you use the official Eyes to the Skies parking lots, you will have a shuttle bus bring you to the festival and drop you back off at the lot you parked in.

MOTORCYCLE PARKING

Special on-site secured parking for motorcycles is available for free. To reach the parking site, take Yackley Avenue to Ohio Street, turn east and follow staff directions to the site.

BICYCLE PARKING

Bicycle Parking will be available at the North gate only.  A fenced area will be provided to park and chain your bicycle.  However, there is limited space and it is available on a first come first serve basis.  The Festival will not be responsible for lost or stolen property or bicycles stored in that space.

HANDICAPPED PARKING

Handicapped accessible parking is available, but you must have handicapped license plates or a State of Illinois permit to qualify. To reach the handicapped parking, take Ogden Avenue to Yackley Avenue. Go south on Yackley to Ohio Street, turn East where security personnel will direct you to the handicapped parking site.

SERENA’S SONG

Each day, “Serena’s Song,” the nation’s first wheelchair accessible balloon, will be giving tethered rides to children and adults with disabilities from 6 to 7:30 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until dusk Thursday through Saturday, weather permitting. To reserve a flight, contact SEASPAR at http://seaspar.org.

Parking for Serenea’s Song only is located on the east side of the Festival Grounds off of Short Street.  Please see security at the East Entrance at the corner of Short Street and Route 53 for access and free parking. 

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