The River Lights at Phoenix Park

The River Lights at Phoenix Park are downtown Eau Claire's signature lit landmark that can be seen and enjoyed from many areas of downtown.

170 energy-efficient LED lights transform the Phoenix Park Footbridge into a nightly light display that makes Downtown Eau Claire even more vibrant and exciting.

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. 


You can light up the river and downtown in the color of your choice! Whether you're raising awareness for your cause, celebrating or remembering someone special, celebrating a wedding, or looking for a fun gender reveal - lighting up the bridge in your color is a creative way to make a big impact. Fill out the Sponsorship Application to get your special night scheduled. See the calendar below for already-scheduled events. 

Rates per evening: $200
Nonprofits: $100
$100 additional for a special light show, see application for full details

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


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


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January 2019

Jan 26  Gender Reveal


February 2019

Feb 21 Mayo Clinic heart health promotion: Stories from the Heart


April 2019

April 17
April 25 - 27
Eau What A Night/ Chamber 105th Annual Meeting
Eau Claire Jazz Fest


May 2019

May 16
Journey On Janna

June 2019


July 2019


August 2019

August 3
Family Night in the Park
August 23 American Cancer Society: Relay for Life

September 2019

September 23 Memorial Lighting

November 2019

November 1 National Alzhemer's and Dementia Awareness

*schedule subject to change