Sip into Spring!

Mar 23 2023
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Our Sip & Shop events have been a hit of the downtown since we began these Spring + Fall events, 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!
Join us on Thursday, March 23, 2023 and come shop and sip your way through downtown Sterling!
When: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Where: Downtown Sterling
Confirmed Sampling locations for Spring 2023:
• Primitive Frills Co, 7 E. 3rd Street
• Emporium Build-a-Pet, 502 1st Avenue
• Merle Norman, 313 1st Avenue
• Crafted Roots, 314 Light Street
• Lisa’s Brickhouse, 216 Locust
• UOI Boutique, 311 1st Avenue
• West End Moxie, 115 W. 3rd Street
• The Rusty Fox, 1 E. 3rd Street
• Curt Repass Country Financial, 17 E. 3rd Street
• Brink’s, 214 Locust
• Lucky Lucy’s, 3 E. 3rd Street
• Champs on Light Street, 11 E. 3rd Street
• Fringe & Co. Salon + Western Boutique, 315 1st Avenue
• 3Twelve, 312 Locust
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 Champs Banquet Room 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.
Grab your friends and make it a girls’ night out, or a fun date night with that someone special!
The “Sipper” – $30 per person in advance
Cost includes your sampling glass, tasting guide, appetizers at the post-party and your chance to win door prizes!!
The “DD” – $10 per person in advance
Cost includes appetizers at the post-party and chance for door prizes. No sipping while you shop tho’!
Must be 21 to take part.
Thank you to our 2023 Sip + Shop Event Sponsors!
Arthur’s Garden Deli | Loescher HVAC | McCloud + Associates Architecture | Select Employees Credit Union | Midland States Bank
Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available. CONTACT US for details!
And a special thanks to Denny & Crew at Champs on Light Street for use of their Banquet Room
And DJ Big Boi for the entertainment!
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