Sterling Main Street Announces 2024 Pop Up Markets in Dale Park

Sterling Main Street is excited to announce the return of its Pop Up Markets in Dale Park for the 2024 season. Starting on Thursday, June 13, 2024, these vibrant markets will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of June, July and August from 5:00 until 8:00 PM offering an array of local goods and a unique shopping experience for the community.

The Pop Up Markets in Dale Park will feature a diverse selection of vendors selling a wide variety of handmade crafts and unique gifts, along side area businesses and non-profit organizations. This initiative not only supports local entrepreneurs and artisans but also enhances the community spirit by providing a lively and engaging space for residents to gather and shop.

“We are thrilled to bring back the Pop Up Markets to Dale Park for another season,” said Janna Groharing, Executive Director of Sterling Main Street. “These markets are a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, support local vendors, and enjoy the best of what our region has to offer.”

Visitors can look forward to a rotating selection of vendors, ensuring a fresh and exciting experience each week. The markets will also include live music and family-friendly activities, making it a perfect outing for all ages.

Event Dates & Entertainment Line-Up:

June 13 – Pat Jones Acoustic Assassin

June 27 – New Shoes

July 11 – Todd Lorenc

July 25 – Bobbi White & Co.

August 8 – Shaylyn O’Laughlin

August 22 – Folk n’ Stages

Sterling Main Street is committed to creating a vibrant and sustainable community, and the Pop Up Markets are a testament to this mission. We invite everyone to join us in Dale Park to celebrate local talent and enjoy the summer season.

For more information and vendor inquiries, visit or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Sterling Main Street’ Pop Up Markets are made possible through the generous support of our event sponsors: Micron Industries, Boston Leather, McCloud & Associates Architects, CGH Medical Center, Northern Illinois Home Medical Supply and Majeski Motors.

About Sterling Main Street:

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Sterling Main Street is a community-focused organization dedicated to the revitalization and preservation of Sterling’s historic downtown district. Through events and initiatives like the Pop Up Markets, Sterling Main Street aims to foster a thriving and connected community.

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