Where City Life & Nature Meet
Connect with Nature in this four season outdoor community that has spectacular river views, vibrant greenhouses, rich farmland, a multitude of easily accessable areas for colorful, local bird watching, and trails that will serve your biking and hiking experience on your next visit. Your adventure outside the metropolitan area begins today, right here in the Sauk Valley Area.
Sauk Valley Shop Small
Find your unique, one-of-a-kind gifts in Northwestern Illinois through Sauk Valley's grassroots alliance of area small, independently owned, non-franchised businesses and cultural groups seeking to increase community awareness of the benefits in shopping small and to promote each other year-round through the Shop Small Movement.
Friday Nov 20th from 5:00 PM til “Late”
Wander the businesses of Downtown Sterling for shopping & dining specials, a variety of activities & entertainment, open houses and refreshments during their Christmas Walk. Stroll through Light Street for fun holiday inflatables. Tree Lighting- 7:00 PM at the Library Plaza Christmas Tree (at the corner of Locust & 4th Streets) for a very special tree lighting and watch as the Sterling Theater Tower once again glows red, white & green for the season!