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.

Once your application has been approved, online payment can be made here:

Lighting Payment


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


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January 2020


February 2020

February 22 Gender Reveal


April 2020

April 2 UWEC Austria Week - Viennese Ball


May 2020

May 17 UM-Duluth Commencement Recognition
May 21 UWEC Graduates (Blue and Gold)
May 22 UWEC Graduates (Blue and Gold)
May 23 All Local High School Colors
May 26 Altoona HS, Eleva-Strum HS and CVTC (Red)
May 27 Regis and Fall Creek HS (Green)
May 28 North HS (Blue)
May 29 Memorial and Augusta (Purple)
May 30 All Local High School Colors


June 2020

June 7 Kathy and Bill Bergman Anniversary
June 11 McKinley HS (Silver)

August 2020

August 1 Bill Bergman's  Birthday
August 14 Baby Kent Gender Reveal
August 22 Gender Reveal



September 9 & 10 Hunger Action Month
September 20 Gender Reveal



October 16 Devleopmental Language Disorder Awareness (DLD)


November 3 In Honor of Girl Scout Troop 3055
November 14 Baby Goeman Gender Reveal
November 19 World Pancreatic Cancer Day



December 1 World AIDS Day

*schedule subject to change