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 3 -10, and will be held in the Museum.

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 11 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Tool Time

Come out to the museum’s barn and learn to swing a hammer, turn a wrench, and “drive a seven” like a professional craft worker! Once we’re done building, we’ll have a seat for storytime with the Lisle Library District.

Saturday, June 15 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Digging Deep

Did you know that Lisle was once the site of an archaeological exploration? Dig deep as we learn how archaeologists carefully unearth artifacts from the past and then create your own museum exhibit using the items we find.

Saturday, July 13 from 10:30-11:30am

  • Annual I-Spy

Take a look around the museum and learn about Lisle’s history and culture. Can you find our artifacts and tell their stories?

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

Memorial Day

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 27, 2019 at 10:00am.

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 2019 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.

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 than Friday, April 19 to assure your business is acknowledged in the parade brochure and on site signage.

If you would like to participate, send in your participation form no later than Friday, April 19. There is no cost to participate.

Questions? Please contact Wendy Nadeau, Program, Rental & Office Manager at the Lisle Park District, at 630-353-4303 or

Download the Memorial Day Sponsor Form

Download the Memorial Day Participant Form

13th Annual Parade

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 10:00am at Lisle Junior High School, 5211 Center Avenue. It will proceed down Main Street to School Street and will end at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue. There will be a short ceremony at the Veterans Memorial and then again at the Lisle Cemetery. A free community picnic will immediately follow on the grounds of The Museums at Lisle Station Park.

If you are participating in the parade, please arrive at the Lisle Junior High no later than 9:30am 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 10:30am at the Lisle Veterans Memorial, 4721 Center Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, please proceed directly to the Lisle Cemetery, 979 Ogden Avenue.
Bottled water at ceremony sponsored by the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau.


Dick Overton
WWII Navy Veteran
2019 Parade Grand Marshal


Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District - Honor Guard
Chief Keith Krestan - Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District
Colonel Brett Nila, U.S.A. Retired, Commander - Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696
Honorable Chris Pecak - Mayor of Lisle
Remembrance Table Ceremony - Performed By: Boy Scout Troop 108
Lisle Jr. High School Varsity Singers - Directed By: Dan Schraub

Ross Bishop VFW Post #5696 Ceremony:

Ceremony begins at approximately 10:45am 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, and try out new hands-on exhibits.

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


There will be no access to Main Street during the parade or ceremony. 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.

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS: Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS: Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation

BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS: Kimm Biedermann Family, John Perry Family, Lisle Chamber of Commerce

FRIENDS OF THE PARADE & PICNIC SPONSORS: Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management, Fireplace & Chimney Authority Inc.

IN-KIND DONATIONS: Hilton Lisle/Naperville, Hyatt Regency Lisle, Jewel, Malloy’s Finest Wine & Spirits, Passero's, Sheraton Lisle, Smithfield Packaged Meats, The Sweet Spot, Verizon-WCW

For more information, call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000.

Historial Lisle Cemetery Walking Tour

Lisle Parade • Begins at 10:00am
  • Begins at Lisle Junior High
  • West on Jonquil to Main St.
  • North on Main St. to School St.
  • East on School St. to Center St.
  • South on Center St. to Village Hall
  • Disband at Village Hall

Ice Cream Social • 11:00am-1:00pm

Ice Cream Social Hosted By: Lisle Heritage Society

On the grounds of The Museums at Lisle Station Park
921 School St., Lisle (North of Village Hall)

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

Be sure to make your way over to the Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival afterwards. Veterans and Active Military Personnel get FREE individual access to the festival all three days by showing a valid photo ID at the entrance.

Sign Up To Participate

We invite you and your organization to become a participant of the 2019 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 28.

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

For more information, call the Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau at 630-769-1000.