I was SW bound on Independence Blvd. approaching River Rd. around 20:10. I noticed the lights in the sky as if fairly light stars or flares. Redish/orange lights that may have been dim helicopter lights at 8-10 of them over river area. I've not seen any lights like this b4 in that night sky area.Helicopters fling in non-formation moving N over the river.As was was driving it looked like between 5-8 lights hovering over the river and as I came to a stop at the entrance to the Watermark Marina the light dissipated. A number of other lights seemed to rise from the river area into the night sky. No sound.A number of other ppl were parked on road side also watching bit excited. Objects dissipated.A helicopter came from the N along the river 15 min after I noticed the lights. No more lights were seen after the helicopter was in the area. We don't have a news helicopter in this city only PD and Lifeflight.