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A complete listing of all the sales, specials, cultural happenings, activities and events is below. 

All locations are in Sterling, Illinois unless otherwise specified.

For April 25, 2014...

Introducing the NEW Fourth Fridays...

If you thought you were familiar with the Fourth Fridays events in Sterling that have occurred the last two years – take another look as it’s changing!  Sterling Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce want to encourage everyone to Think Local. Buy Local. Be Local. on Friday, April 25.

The original Fourth Fridays concept, created in 2011, is changing directions to encourage more local businesses to participate.  “While many of the participating businesses will still be featuring the local cultural community as part of the day’s activities, we want people to think outside the box when thinking about how to participate in Fourth Fridays” said Janna Groharing, Executive Director of Sterling Main Street.  Think local, buy local, be local in all you do goes beyond just shopping.

What does this mean?  The Fourth Fridays all day concept is designed to have increased participation from area businesses as well as expanded hours to give people more time to visit participating businesses.  Is it time to do a will?  Think local on the fourth Friday of each month and make an appointment with a local attorney to have it done.  Need to book a trip?  Think about your local travel agent first instead of going online.  Have you always had an interest in volunteering for a local non-profit, but haven’t taken the time to do it?  Use Fourth Fridays to contact the non-profit of your choice and learn how to BE active in the community.

Support Fourth Fridays and BE local!

Specials & Sales

  • A&A Flooring
    2528 E. Lincolnway

    Free Gift & 10% Off any purchase resulting from an appointment made on Fourth Fridays weekend.

  • Advance Auto Parts
    2930 E. Lincolnway       

    15% off all merchandise not already on sale.  Open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

  • Apron Strings Antiques
    318 First Avenue

    15% Store-wide

  • Beautiful You Boutique
    3512 E. Lincolnway

    Free gift with purchase over $25 with receipt from any participating Fourth Fridays business. 

  • Candy Bouquet
    2522 E. Lincolnway

    10% off all Fourth Fridays purchases

  • Clover Hills Appliance
    2400 N. Locust Street

    No Sales Tax on all purchases over $499!

  • Douglas & Frye Motorsports
    1902 N. Locust Street
    Sidewalk Sales

  • Fun Jump
    505 W. Lynn Blvd.

    Come in on 4th Fridays to get your VIP pass good for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday reduced price admission.


  • Golden Key Gifts
    Corner of Avenue G & West 4th Street

    Stop by for a "Taste of Golden Key," sampling dips, coffees and open late!

  • Grummert's Hardware
    424 Locust Street

    PAINT SALE!  Buy 1 gallon, get 2nd Gallon for just $5! (Limit 5 gallons, offer not good on oil-based paints and floor enamels)

  • Kustom Kovers
    10 Reins Street, Suite C

    Open House 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • McCormick's Nursery
    3602 E. Lincolnway

    All flowering crabs 1/3 off 
    (Good thru 4/28/14)

  • Massage Works by Becky Murray
    206 E. 3rd Street

    Extended hours 9 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
    25% off your total purchase on all retail inlcuding bareMinerals, Clarisonic, Md Formulations, Biofreeze, sombra, eo products.  No other discounts will apply; no prior sales will be credited.

  • Merle Norman
    806 E. 3rd Street

    Fabulous Free Facials on Fourth Fridays!
    Please call for appointment 815-625-3751

  • Northland Mall
    2900 E. Lincolnway

    Sidewalk Sales!

  • Prescott's TV & Appliance
    3610 E. Lincolnway

    Free Delivery (a $50 value) on anything purchased on Fourth Friday

  • SBM
    501 Locust Street

    Open 8-5.  Free Gift with purchase of $25 or more; Captain Rodney's Food Tasting.  One day only - All Food Items 50% OFF!


  • The Depot
    214 Locust Street

    $3 Craft Beers and $3 Bomb Shots all day!

  • The Emporium
    115 W. 3rd Street

    50% off sale Storewide
    Register to win a Fourth Fridays Door Prize

  • The Precinct
    113 E. 3rd Street

    Lunch Specials 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Buckets of Beers All Day!

CuLtural Activities & Events

  • Air Play Sports & Espresso
    115 E. 3rd Street

    Music by Matthias Smith
    Resident artist Josh Rozco

  • Bean's Coffeehouse & Music Cafe
    121 E. 3rd Street

    Open Mic Night!  Sign up starts at 6 p.m

  • Hair Gallery
    501 First Avenue

    Artwork by Jacinda Garza and Metal Sculpture by Leland Sedig
    10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • JJM Printing
    311 First Avenue (Entrance around Back on Light Street)

    Screen Print your own T-shirt!   Standard design using one of 4-6 available colors.  Children get a free snack and your shirt for participating!  Fun for the whole family!

  • Showplace Antiques & Treasures
    307 First Avenue

    Artwork by LVH on display all day!

  • Sterling Main Street
    318 First Avenue

    Creative Wolfe - metal yard art on display from 4-6 p.m.


  • The Precinct
    113 E. 3rd Street

    Music by Richard Dean Johnson 7-9 p.m.