Siren launches Open Air Thursdays

Crooked Lake Park hosts artisans and other featured vendors

Siren launches Open Air Thursdays

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With the ‘Safer at Home’ order now lifted and our doors opening, finding ways to enjoy a healthy lifestyle again is key to lifting our spirits while supporting our friends and families in business in the Siren area.

To this end, Siren is launching a campaign called 'Siren Open Air Thursday. Tourists, residents, and our lake cabin owners are invited to partake in Siren’s great outdoors as businesses and organizations throughout the community host fun activities. These ‘open air’ activities invite all “to get outside, stay safe, and be well” in our beautiful north woods.


"We hope you and your families are healthy and well. Given the weight this pandemic has had on each of us as individuals and the economic toll on our businesses these past few months, we would like to invite you to take part in a new Siren area promotion this summer," says Karen Laqua Anderson, Syren General Store owner and the originator of this idea. "Our great outdoors are the perfect setting for venturing out for some family fun."

Each Thursday, across the Siren community, individual business promotions, tailored with their own special touches, will be held. These may include...

  • RETAIL SHOPS: Outdoor displays and/or demonstrations, e.g. ‘sidewalk sale’ type ways to shop.
  • DINING: Al fresco dining experiences with outdoor patio/deck/tent seating and special menu items and drink specials, or order take-out for a ‘picnic to go.’
  • ARTS & CRAFTS: Hand-crafted art sales/classes and family fun projects/workshops held outdoors.
  • LODGING: Overnight package promotions highlighting outdoor themes, e.g. golf, recreation, nature, etc.


With the launch of the 'Siren Open Air Thursday' campaign this Thursday, July 2nd, an 'Open Air Market' is now being included. Sponsored by Moms For Kids, various artisans and other featured vendors will be available under the pavilions at Crooked Lake Park from 1 to 5 p.m. each Thursday in July and August, rain or shine.

"Our market is an extension of this safe and fun concept," says Teri Hinze, lead coordinator for Moms For Kids. "It fits well with our mission and desire to offer families fun and safe opportunities in the community."

In planning and designing the market, the personal safety of shoppers and sellers has been a priority. Vendor spaces will be separated to allow for social distancing; hand sanitizing stations will be prominently positioned and available for use; and facial coverings are being strongly encouraged. An 'Open Air Central' will also be located at the park where you can pick up participating business information and coupons. There are still a few booth openings. Interested vendors should contact Moms For Kids at momsforkidswi@gmail.com.

Be sure to join in all the fun...from outdoor retail sales to dining al fresco or a picnic-to-go via takeout; numerous sports choices with disc golf, mini-golf, Gandy Dancer Trail biking and hiking, to name a few; entertainment at 'Music in the Park;' etc.

Stay overnight at one of Siren's lodgings and make it a long weekend to also experience wetlands gem Crex Meadows, one-of-a-kind Forts Folle Avoine Historical Park, and golf Siren National Golf Course; plus much more.

Siren’s Music in the Park concert series completes 'Siren Open Air Thursday' (July/August only for 2020). Held at the Crooked Lake Park band shell, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., listen to various genres of music each week. Come early to enjoy meals and treats provided by local non-profit organizations.

Look for the 'Siren Open Air Thursday' logo at participating businesses within the community, as well as in their business ads/Facebook pages. See the Siren website, VisitSiren.com, and BurnettCountyFun.com for promotion details. Weekly featured fun activities will be posted on Siren's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pg/sirenwisconsin/posts/, and available at the Siren Tourism Information Center and the Siren lodging establishments. Share your photographs on your favorite social media with #SirenOpenAir.

Last Update: Jul 06, 2020 8:37 am CDT

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