Our Events

If it’s fun you’re looking for, Downtown Sterling offers an abundance of activities and events throughout the year. Sterling’s downtown district is a diverse mix of shopping, services, culture and dining. The Sterling Municipal Band fills the streets of downtown with “Music Under the Stars” every Wednesday evening during the summer at the historic Grandon Civic Center in Central Memorial Park. Our spring car show is growing by leaps and bounds each year. Our Pop-Up Markets continue to take over Dale Park throughout the summer. The Sauk Valley Area Chamber spotlights the community’s rich Hispanic heritage with the annual Fiesta Parade each September. Hops on Rock, a craft beer festival, was a huge hit when it began in 2017 and it’s quickly become one of our signature annual events! Enjoy the unique indoor Twin City Farmer’s Market which is open year-round in the historic Twin City Produce Building. Seasonal Sights & Sounds kicks off our holiday season featuring a community concert, Christmas walk and more!

Click on the “Our Events” tab above for a full dropdown menu featuring details on each of the great community events!

And be sure to follow Sterling Main Street on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the downtown!

For a comprehensive community-wide listing of events and activities happening throughout the Sauk Valley, please visit the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Calendar.

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