Siren will be holding their annual Fourth of July celebrations this year with a few changes to the festivities.
“We’re moving forward with the Fourth of July in Siren,” Village President Dave Alden said. “We’re the only one in Northwest Wisconsin that will be having a parade and I’m very proud of that.”
Alden stated that during the parade no candy or any other items will be handed out to parade goers and those who do have handouts will be escorted from the premises.
Siren is making plans for other events during the weekend.
The street dance that takes place the night of July 3rd is on hold because the scheduled band recently cancelled so the village is looking for another group to play outside on Main Street on Friday, July 3.
The Freedom 5K will also be taking place with a few changes. There will be no on-site registration for the race and all registrations will be online and will be capped at 1,000 racers.
“Last year we had 800 runners and some people said we would get up to 1,000 this year,” Alden said.
The race will be starting at different intervals, so not all racers will start at the same time to create less congestion.
Alden reiterated that if people are not comfortable with being out during the Fourth of July weekend they can stay home.