Presented by Urban Ecology Center & Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail

2024 Urban Candlelight Hike

7th Annual Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park

For the 7th year, beat the winter blues and join Urban Ecology Center & Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail on a candlelit hike on the Hank Aaron State Trail through Three Bridges Park right in the heart of Milwaukee. The Hank Aaron State Trail will be lit with hundreds of candles, campfires, and camaraderie right in the heart of Milwaukee.

This event will take place with or without snow!

For any additional questions about this program, reach out to Menomonee Valley Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator, Melanie Julio, at mjulio@urbanecologycenter.org

7th Annual Urban Candlelight Hike in Three Bridges Park

For the 7th year, beat the winter blues and join Urban Ecology Center & Friends of Hank Aaron State Trail on a candlelit hike on the Hank Aaron State Trail through Three Bridges Park right in the heart of Milwaukee. The Hank Aaron State Trail will be lit with hundreds of candles, campfires, and camaraderie right in the heart of Milwaukee.

This event will take place with or without snow!

For any additional questions about this program, reach out to Menomonee Valley Neighborhood Engagement Coordinator, Melanie Julio, at mjulio@urbanecologycenter.org

Bundle Up & Experience Winter in a Whole New Light - Free for All!

Get your $0 ticket today! This is a free event; with donations accepted.  Your generous support keeps our green spaces thriving and programming available to all in our community. Donations every amount help and are greatly appreciated!

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm:

  • Over 1 mile of candlelit trails
  • Toasty warm campfires along the trails
  • Access to food trucks
  • Rishi Tea is providing free tea and sparkling beverage samples!
  • Newline Cafe will be open for food and drink
  • Meet Monty the Mammoth from the Ice Age Trail
  • $5 Happy Place pints before, after or during the hike (on the 24th) at Third Space Brewing

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm: 

  • Extend the fun at Third Space Brewing with locally brewed beer, root beer, and toasty campfires!

Fun Passes Include:

  • Hot chocolate and popcorn at the Urban Ecology Center! Psst - bring your thermos to save on waste and take your cocoa on your hike.
  • Marshmallow roasting and s’mores along the trail.  
  • Buy One Get One (BOGO) beer or rootbeer at Third Space Brewing from 4-10 pm on event day. 
  • Receive 10% off dine-in food at Orenda Cafe from Feb. 26 to Mar. 3 by showing your fun pass. 

Only $10 per person or $20 per family if purchased before Feb. 22. Multi-packs available until Feb. 16.  Avoid lines by buying ahead of time! 

Getting There

Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley
3700 W Pierce St
Milwaukee , Wisconsin 53215
United States

Parking

You are welcome to park anywhere along the event path, and the Urban Candlelight Hike begins wherever you get on.  

Volunteer Opportunity: 

Volunteer with us and get a FREE Individual Fun Pass! It takes many volunteers to create an event this magical! We invite you to join us in creating the magic. We need volunteers for set-up, tear down, and lots of tasks in between. If you are interested, please email UEC’s Volunteer Manager - Davita Flowers-Shanklin at dflowersshanklin@urbanecologycenter.org