Eau Claire River Lights

The Eau Claire River Lights is downtown Eau Claire's signature lit landmark that is 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

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.


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


Email us at downtown@eauclairewi.gov.




Dec 03 Green in honor of the Girl Scouts
Dec 12 Associated Bank supporting the Packers on Aaron Rodgers Day
Dec 20 Bright Pink for private remembrance 
Dec 22
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


January 2019

Jan 26  Gender Reveal


February 2019

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

*schedule subject to change