Pricing Info

Pricing Info 2018-02-24T05:12:25+00:00


$10 (cash only at the gates but you can buy your tickets in advance online below) – Adults and children (includes both music stages and a majority of the Children’s Area!)
Free – Children 8 and under
Free – On Sunday July 2nd Lisle residents get free admission up until 3:00 PM by showing a valid ID with Lisle address at the entry gate
Free – Veterans and Active Military Personnel get free individual access to the Festival all three days by showing a valid Photo ID at the entrance



There is the opportunity to take a Tethered Balloon ride at the Festival.
Tickets are sold on the Festival grounds on a first come first serve basis, and the ability to ride in a Balloon is completely weather dependent, including high wind speeds.
To see more information about taking a Tethered Balloon Ride, please click the button below


Other Activities

All music, the majority of Children’s Area activities, viewing the Balloons, and other shows are free once inside the Festival grounds. However, the food, drinks, and crafts are all provided by outside vendors, the majority of which only take cash. Although there are ATM’s located within the Festival grounds, lines can be long and at times the ATM’s go down or can run out of cash temporarily at peak times. We recommend you bring cash to purchase food, drinks, etc.
If you buy your ticket(s) online, please bring your paper or electronic receipt directly to one of the entrance gates where it can be scanned for admission into the Festival. You do not need to wait in line for a ticket booth. That electronic ticket is good for immediate access to the Festival.

All ticket purchases are non-refundable. The event may have to be cancelled due to inclement weather at anytime. You do not have to enter the Festival to reach the Carnival. However, to reach the Carnival only you must approach from the South or West sides.

Your ticket includes access to everything within the event. However, there are additional costs for some of the Children’s Area activities and to take a tethered balloon ride. Most items at the Festival require cash, and although ATM’s are available, we recommend bringing cash to the Festival. ​

You will need a separate ticket for each day of the Festival you plan to attend.
You can leave the Festival and return the same day so long as you get your hand stamped at the entrance gate.
Festival Hours
June 28th – Carnival Only – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
June 29th – Carnival Only – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
June 30th – Morning Balloon Launches – 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM
June 30th – Full Festival – Noon to 11:00 PM
July 1st – Morning Balloon Launches -5:30 AM to 9:00 AM
July 1st – Full Festival – Noon to 11:00 PM
July 2nd – Morning Balloon Launches – 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM
July 2nd – Full Festival – Noon to 11:00 PM
(Evening Balloon launches starting around 6:00 PM)