Eau Claire River Lights

The Eau Claire River Lights is downtown Eau Claire's signature lit landmark. Consisting of 170 energy efficient LED lights on the Phoenix Park Footbridge, the River Lights recognize various occasions and organizations throughout the year, and are intended for public enjoyment and inspiration.

The River Lights have been made possible through an ongoing partnership among Downtown Eau Claire, Inc.the Rotary Club of Eau Clairethe University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, and the City of Eau Claire. 

SCHEDULE

The River Lights are scheduled to be lit every day from 5am to sunrise and sunset to 11pm.*

BECOME A RIVER LIGHTS SPONSOR

Complete the River Lights Sponsorship Application to be considered for a sponsor night.

River Lights does not allow lighting for religious figures, religious or political events, and/or political campaigns. See full rates and terms for lighting sponsors.

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS

Email us at downtown@eauclairewi.gov.

RIVER LIGHTS CALENDAR

DECEMBER 2017

Dec 01  In celebration of Let It Glow! and the Clearwater Winter Parade **SPECIAL SHOW AT 6PM**
Dec 02 In celebration of Downtown's Christmastime in the City
Dec 16 Blue and gold in celebration of UW-Eau Claire Commencement
Dec 19 Burgundy and blue in celebration of Chippewa Valley Technical College Commencement
Dec 24 In celebration of Christmas
Dec 25 In celebration of Christmas
Dec 30 In celebration of the Wisconsin Badgers playing in the Orange Bowl
Dec 31 In celebration of New Year's Eve

 

JANUARY 2018

 

FEBRAURY 2018

Feb 14  Red in celebration of Valentine's Day
Feb 20 Red, white, and blue in honor of Presidents Day
Feb 23 Blue and gold in honor of World Rotary Day

 

 MARCH 2018

Mar 01 Welcoming the Wisconsin City/County Management Association Winter Conference
Mar 17  Green, white, and orange in celebration of St. Patrick's Day
Mar 19 Blue and green in honor of Eau Claire Day
Mar 24 Dark from 8:30-9:30pm in celeration of World Earth Hour

 

 APRIL 2018

Apr 02 Blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day
Apr 19 Teal in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Apr 20  Purple in celebration of the Eau Claire Jazz Festival
Apr 21 Green in honor of Earth Day
Apr 22 Blue and gold in honor of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation
Apr 28 Red, white, and blue in honor of the WI National Guard Assoc State Convention

 

 MAY 2018

May 06 In celebration of a private event
May 13  Pink in honor of Mother's Day
May 18 Burgundy and blue in celebration of Chippewa Valley Technical College Commencement
May 19 Blue and gold in celebration of UW-Eau Claire Commencement
May 25 Red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 Red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 Red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day Weekend
May 28 Red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day Weekend

 

JUNE 2018

Jun 07 In celebration of a private anniversary
Jun 08 Rainbow in honor of Chippewa Valley Pride
Jun 17  Blue in honor of Father's Day
Jun  21 Purple in honor of Alzheimer's awareness 

 

 JULY 2018

Jul 04  Red, white, and blue in honor of Independence Day
Jul 05 In celebration of a private event
Jul 06 In celebration of a private event
Jul 07 In celebration of a private event
Jul 20 In celebration of Northwestern Bank's Founders Day

 

 AUGUST 2018

Aug 01 Blue and yellow in celebration of a private birthday
Aug 02 Blue, gold, and white in celebration of Nohre & Co.'s 25th Anniversary
Aug 09 Red in celebration of a private birthday
Aug 22 In celebration of A Grand Evening on the Bridge

  

SEPTEMBER 2018

Sep 01 Teal in honor of ovarian cancer
Sep 03  Red, white, and blue in honor of Labor Day
Sep 09 Teal in celebration of a private anniversary
Sep 11 Red, white, and blue in honor of September 11th
Sep 13 In celebration of a private birthday
Sep 14 Orange in recognition of Hunger Awareness Month
Sep 22 In honor of the Confluence Grand Opening
Sep 23 Red, purple, and yellow for private remembrance 

  

OCTOBER 2018

Oct 01 Blue in honor of Heritage Days – Mayo Clinic History & Heritage
Oct 02 Blue in honor of Heritage Days – Mayo Clinic History & Heritage
Oct 04 Blue and gold in honor of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation
Oct 05 Green, yellow, and blue for Sherman Elementary School 
Oct 06  Blue and gold in celebration of UW-Eau Claire Homecoming
Oct 10 Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness  
Oct 13 Blue in honor of Dysautonomia Awareness Month
Oct 17 Pink in honor of BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) day
Oct 24 Red, gold, and white in honor of World Polio Day
Oct 31 Orange in honor of Halloween

  

NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 01 Purple in honor of National Alzheimer's and Caregivers Awareness Month
Nov 11 Red, white, and blue in honor of Veterans Day
Nov 22 In honor of Thanksgiving

  

DECEMBER 2018

Dec 15 Blue and gold in celebration of UW-Eau Claire Commencement
Dec 24 In celebration of Christmas
Dec 25 In celebration of Christmas
Dec 31 In celebration of New Year's Eve

 *schedule subject to change