The Museums at Lisle Station Park invites families to come to the Museum on the following dates from 10:30-11:30am for a free fun family activity. Activites will vary depending on the theme of the month, are best suited for kids ages 4-10, and will be held in the Netzley/Yender Farmhouse.

FREE PARKING is available in the lot in front of the Beaubien Tavern and at Village Hall and in the commuter parking lots.

Program Co-Hosted By: Lisle Library District

Saturday, May 19 from 10:30-11:30am

  • WAYCAR #14584

Discover the incredible history of our Waycar! Learn all about how the Burlington Line used this
caboose as a rolling office, bedroom, and kitchen, and then make your own mini-Waycar.

Saturday, June 23 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Fun Flags

We’ll be celebrating Flag Day as we learn about the symbolism of our nation’s flag, then create your own flag!

Saturday, July 21 from 10:30-11:30am

  • BINGO!

Have the whole family meets us in the Depot to play some museum bingo and learn about Lisle’s historic culture. Can you find our artifacts and tell their stories?

Saturday, August 25 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Small Smiths

Get your hands dirty as you become an apprentice for a day, learning the skills that blacksmiths use to craft metal!

Questions? Please contact us at 630-968-0499 or

2015 Annual Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony & Free Community Picnic

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) Ross Bishop Memorial Post #5696 presents the Village of Lisle Memorial Day Annual Parade, Remembrance Ceremony & Community Picnic on Monday, May 28, 2018 at 11:00am.

Become a Sponsor or Sign Up to Participate

We invite you and your organization to become a sponsor as well as a participant of the 2018 Lisle Memorial Day Parade, Ceremony & Community Picnic. Your generous continued support will help underwrite the cost of the parade brochure and the American Flags that will be distributed along the parade route, as well as the picnic supplies. The deadline to become a sponsor is Friday, April 19, 2018.

If you would like to become a sponsor, please complete the enclosed Sponsor Form and make your check payable to the Lisle Park District and send your form and contribution no later then Friday, April 19, 2018 to assure your business is acknowledged in the parade brochure and on site signage.

If you would like to participate, the deadline for sending in your participation form is Friday, April 26, 2018. There is no cost to participate.

Download the Memorial Day Sponsor Form

Download the Memorial Day Participant Form

12th Annual Parade

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 11:00am at Lisle Junior High School, 5211 Center Ave, Lisle. It will proceed down Main Street to School Street and will end at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue, Lisle.

If you are participating in the parade, please arrive at the Lisle Junior High no later than 10:30am to receive your spot and line up.

Spectators are invited to walk in the parade. Any and all vets are welcome to participate.

Download the Memorial Day Parade Map

Veterans Remembrance Ceremony

Ceremony begins at approximately 11:30am at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue, Lisle. In the event of inclement weather, please proceed directly to the Lisle Cemetery, 979 Ogden Avenue, Lisle.
Bottled water at ceremony sponsored by the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696 Ceremony:

Ceremony begins at approximately 11:45am at the Lisle Cemetery, 979 Ogden Avenue, Lisle.

Community Picnic at The Museums of Lisle Station Park:

Come for the parade and ceremony, stay for the picnic! Following the Memorial Day parade and ceremony, stop by The Museums at Lisle Station Park for our annual community picnic lunch, tour the historic structures, witness blacksmithing demonstrations performed at our working forge, and be sure to check out our “Views from Lisle” exhibit displays!

Picnic presented by the event committee, parade and picnic sponsors.


The commuter parking lot has been designated as the pick-up area for participants after the parade, and for event parking. There will be extra handicap parking available at the Bank of America on Center and the Lisle Village Hall.

Download the Memorial Day Parking Map

Flag Etiquette:

During the playing of the National Anthem — while facing the flag and while watching a parade — at the moment the flag passes:

  • Persons in uniform should render the military salute
  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are not in uniform may render the military salute
  • All other persons should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart; men not in uniform, should remove any headgear or hat with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart
  • If flag is not in sight during playing of the National Anthem, face the (source of the) music.

Heartfelt Gratitude and Appreciation:

To the dedicated men and women who served and continue to serve to protect freedom and liberty at home and abroad. This special event will honor those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.

THIS EVENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SUPPORT OF: VFW Ross Bishop Memorial Post #5696, Lisle Park District, Village of Lisle, Lisle Police Department, Lisle School District 202, Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce, and Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Historial Lisle Cemetery Walking Tour

11:00am Parade  •  12:00-4:00pm Ice Cream Social
Ice Cream Social Hosted By: Lisle Heritage Society

Join The Museums at Lisle Station Park and Lisle Heritage Society for their annual Ice Cream Social directly following the 4th of July Parade. Discover Lisle’s past while savoring a frozen treat!

Sign Up To Participate

We invite you and your organization to become a participant of the 2017 4th of July Parade. Choose to walk in the parade, drive in the parade or have your kids ride their decorated bikes in the parade. The deadline to become a participant is Friday, June 29.

If you would like to become a participant, please download and complete the participation form found below and return to the Lisle Park District, 1925 Ohio Street, Lisle; Attn: Wendy Nadeau.

Download Our 4th of July Parade Participation Form