Sip Into Spring | Fall

Our Sip & Shop events are quickly becoming a hit of the downtown, whether it’s Girls Night Out or Date Night Fun, there is something for all on this adventure through the downtown.

All proceeds from these events benefit our downtown beautification efforts through flowers, holiday décor or other projects to enhance our downtown. Thank you for your continued support!

Held annually on the 4th Thursdays of March & September!
Our Fall 2022 event was great evening!  Check out photos from the night HERE.

Save the dates for our 2023 Events and come shop and sip your way through downtown Sterling!

When:                 Thursday, March 23, 2023 & September 28, 2023

Where:               Downtown Sterling

How it works:

From 5:00-6:00 PM, check in at the Sterling Main Street office in the Sanborn Building, 15 East 3rd Street, Sterling, IL, where you’ll pick up your sampling glass, tasting guide and other goodies.   Tickets are limited, so be sure to get them in advance, but you will still need to check in before you get started on your Walk.

From 5:00-8:00 PM wander the shops of Downtown Sterling, shopping and sampling along the way.  Be sure to get your tasting card punched at each of the tasting sites. You will be asked to empty your glass before leaving each tasting location (sorry, no sipping on the sidewalk).

Then join us to wrap up the evening at a location to be determined any time after 7:45 PM for appetizers and prizes!  Turn in your punch card to be eligible for door prizes (We’ll start drawing for those at 8:15 PM).  Must be present to win.

Cost: TBA

Grab your friends and make it a girls night out, or a fun date night with that someone special!

Cost includes your sampling glass, tasting guide, appetizers and your chance to win door prizes!!

Must be 21 to take part.

Thank you to our 2022 Sip into Fall Sponsors!  Contact Us to learn how to see your name here!

Candlelight Group:  Candlelight Inn, Palmyra Pub & Eatery, Brink’s, McCormick Event Center, Corner Tap, Brandywine Banquet & Event Center & Barnicopia



with Special thanks to Denny & Crew at Champs on Light Street for use of their Banquet Room to end our night!