Hot Dog Day

A summertime favorite for more than 40 years, the tradition continues each year on the 1st Friday of August!

Join us in 2023 on Friday, August 4th
from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Downtown!

Featuring 25¢ hot dogs, chips & drinks at various locations throughout the downtown, along with sidewalk sales, car wash, fun fair and more!

The grilling begins at 11:00 AM until sold out or 2:00 PM, whichever occurs first and will vary by site.

2022 Cooking Sites:

Air Play Espresso & Bakery
115 E. 3rd Street

Bardier & Ramirez Real Estate
415 Locust Street

Build-A-Pet Clubhouse (Vintage Cousins)
318 First Avenue

County Market
210 W. 3rd Street

Golden Key Gifts
Corner of Avenue G & W. 4th Street

Grummert’s Hardware
424 Locust Street

Midland States Bank
302 First Avenue

Sterling Police Department
City of Sterling City Hall
212 3rd Avenue (south parking lot)

Sterling Township 
Center for Youth Building
312 E. 4th Street (next to Post Office)

Our Official 2022 Hot Dog Day T-shirt!  Watch for 2023 Presale next year!

Thank you to our 2022 T-shirt Sponsors

Mike Sprague State Farm • Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce • 815 Port-a-Potty • Country Financial | Curt Repass • Kurt & Brian Properties • Build-A-Pet Clubhouse • Golden Key Gifts • Air Play Espresso & Bakery • Edward Jones | Nick Lareau • T-Mobile • Midland States Bank • Fringe & Co. Salon & Western Boutique • Sterling Theater • El Hijo Distributors • Bardier & Ramirez Real Estate • Showplace Antiques & Treasures • Grummert’s Hardware • Champs on Light Street • SBM


FREE children’s activities from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Sterling Marketplace


and special thanks to the BLIND Leadership youth for their assistance throughout the downtown!