Sterling Main Street is a Volunteer-Driven organization.  Your help is vital to the success of our organization.  In 2018, 225+volunteers contributed more than 2200 hours of time to Sterling Main Street projects!

There are many ways you can get involved –

Our Board of Directors has identified a number of TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIES in continuing Downtown Sterling on its revitalization path.  Our volunteer-based committees help develop the individual tasks and activities towards that transformation.   From serving on one of our 4-Points Committees (Design, Economic Vitality, Organization and Promotion), to our special events committees which help bring events such as our annual Car ShowMovies at Grandon, or Hops on the Rock, to life, to volunteering on a regular basis to help out at our weekly farmers market. CONTACT US and let us know how you’d like to get involved.

Sterling Main Street Committee Opportunities

DESIGN:  Creates a Sense of Place

Enhances the downtowns physical appearance while preserving its historic fabric and authentic character.

ECONOMIC VITALITY: Creates a Sense of Vitality

Strengthens the local economy by supporting the existing base, fostering entrepreneurship, development, strategic recruitment and use of space.

ORGANIZATION:  Creates a Sense of Ownership

Brings the community together to build consensus & a common vision; develops partnerships that add resources and lead revitalization.

PROMOTION:  Creates a Sense of Activity

Positions downtown as a center of activity, markets its unique assets and promotes its positive image.


Car Show (1st Sunday of May)

Pop Up Markets (monthly May-Aug)

Movies at Grandon (Bi-weekly June-August)

Hot Dog Day (1st Friday of August)

Hops on the Rock (mid-October)

Sights & Sounds (holiday activities, coordinated in partnership with the Sauk Valley Area Chamber)


Helps coordinate special events & activities to take place at our year-round indoor farmers market


Additional volunteer opportunities are available from time to time in providing a variety of assistance on event days, distributing posters & fliers, and other special projects.


Volunteers are the heart & soul of Sterling Main Street and help drive our mission forward in creating a vibrant downtown. Committee structures and responsibilities may be modified from time to time to best serve the needs of the community and downtown.


For more information, or to get involved, please contact us.