Lakeshore State Park
Celebrate summer on the tropical shores of Milwaukee!
The Urban Island Beach Party is not your typical fundraiser. Instead, when you attend, find a festival filled with live music, fantastic food and drinks, kayaking, dancing & more with proceeds going to the Friends of Lakeshore State Park! So put on your best Hawaiian shirt, hunt down one of our flamingos and come to celebrate the park and the summer.
Join the Friends of Lakeshore State Park in a special Floating Lantern Celebration. At dusk, guests are invited to light and launch a floating lantern into the lagoon along with a wish that suits their desires. Urban Island Beach Party is free and open to the public for attendees and lantern spectators. To participate in the lantern celebration, pre-purchase your lantern when registering for $20 and automatically become a member of the park. All proceeds of the celebration support the Friends of Lakeshore State Park.
If you pre-order a lantern, have your ticket ready and look for a table on the beach to pick it up starting at 7pm. We will begin lighting and launching lanterns at approximately 8:15pm.
Note: We will have volunteers on kayaks who will remove the lanterns from the lagoon once the festival has ended.
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. : Unity the Band
6:45 – 7:45 p.m. : Ocean Rush
8:15 – 9:15 p.m. : Kojo
9:45 – 11:00 p.m. : DJ Ronco
Can I bring my dog?
Urban Island Beach Party is dog-friendly. Please be watchful and remember to clean up after yourself and your furry friend.
Will there be seating?
We highly recommend bringing blankets and/or camping chairs.
Can I bring drinks into the park?
No carry ins are allowed.
Where can I park?
875 Garage – Secure Parking USA
Near US Bank, Northwestern Mutual and Betty Brinn Museum.