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NEWaukee Announces Floating Lantern Celebration at the Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party

All proceeds from celebration to support Friends of Lakeshore State Park

By - Jul 30th, 2018 08:00 am
NEWaukee Announces Floating Lantern Celebration at the Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party

NEWaukee Announces Floating Lantern Celebration at the Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party

Milwaukee, Wisc. July 30, 2018NEWaukee hosts the Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party located at Lakeshore State Park on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m, with the new addition of a Floating Lantern Celebration. At dusk, guests are invited to light and launch a floating lantern into the Lakeshore State Park inlet along with a wish that suits their desires.

The Urban Island Beach Party is free and open to the public for attendees and lantern spectators. To participate in the lantern celebration, guests are encouraged to pre-order their lantern online for $20 at www.urbanislandparty.com. Online sales end at midnight on Thursday, August 2nd. Only a limited number of lanterns are available for purchase on-site.

All proceeds from the Urban Island Beach Party benefit the Friends of Lakeshore State Park’s Sustain and Maintain campaign, which helps to preserve the urban oasis and provide educational opportunities for the community. Visit www.friendslsp.org/ to make a donation.

The Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party features local vendors including Iron Grate BBQ, The Rolling Cone Food Truck, Pete’s Pops, Happy Dough Lucky and more. The Terrapin Beer Co. Beer Garden offers beer, hard sparkling water, soda and water for purchase. Attendees that boat to the event or utilize the bike valet service courtesy of Coast in Bikes are eligible for a free beer.

Attendees can watch live performances from Unity the Band, Hot by Ziggy, Foreign Goods, Marcus Doucette, Plaid Hawaii and the Hale O Malo Dance Group throughout the evening. Other activities include sunset yoga led by Becky Tesch, the Harley-Davidson JumpStart™ Rider Experience, kayaking led by Milwaukee Kayak Company and yard games.

The Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party is supported by Beer Capitol, Terrapin Beer Co., Harley-Davidson, Badger Meter and Friends of Lakeshore State Park. For more information about the event, please refer to the following Fact Sheet and Media Advisory and visit: www.urbanislandparty.com.

NEWaukee is a social architecture firm that specializes in community-based signature experiences centered on high-profile issues of importance for the city of Milwaukee. NEWaukee also provides consumer, employer brand and talent engagement services to employers looking to attract and retain talent necessary to grow their businesses.  Visit www.newaukee.com to learn more.

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park is an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Lakeshore State Park for the entire community to enjoy. The park provides a unique urban oasis with recreational opportunities and amenities for all to enjoy. The 17-acre park includes a lakeside trail that connects to the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf state trails. A 130-foot bridge connects the north end of the park to the Summerfest grounds and an extension of the land near the Marcus Amphitheater connects the south end. Visit www.friendslsp.org to learn more.

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One thought on “NEWaukee Announces Floating Lantern Celebration at the Eighth Annual Urban Island Beach Party”

  1. Andrea says:

    What is the plan to collect the lanterns so they don’t become trash in the lake? I feel like an event put on by Friends of Lakeshore State Park’s Sustain and Maintain campaign would be forthcoming with offering insights about that part of the process.

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