7 Spring and Summer Events in Sterling

Spring and summer events in Sterling to put on your calendar NOW!

If you’re looking for a Colorado road trip a little outside of the usual, Sterling is the perfect destination for weekend getaways and special visits to enjoy some of the best annual fairs, festivals and events in the state. Here are our signature celebrations that should be penciled in on your travel schedules as you plan your Sterling visit!


The Sportsman Experience – April 29-30

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This fun and interactive experience highlights the outdoor activities and resources in Logan County such as hunting, fishing, biking, birding and more. The expo atmosphere of this gun and outdoor show features a variety of vendors, demonstrations, presentations and activities for the whole family. Learn more here.


High Plains Truck and Tractor Pull – June 18

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Get yer motor running to Sterling for the annual Father’s Day weekend hot rod truck and tractor pull. This pull includes 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive pickups and modified tractors, with a second track for mini-tractors and modified lawnmowers. For information or tickets, call 970-580-1278.


International Feedlot Cowboys Association Finals – June 22-25

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When you want to see some real action-packed competition, plan to check out this 4-day team roping and barrel race event which draws over 200 real feedlot cowboys from six states to the Logan County Fairgrounds Arena for the 49th annual finals. It’s free to the public! Find more information here.


July Jamz – Every Friday in July

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What could be better than live music under the stars in the middle of Sterling’s downtown? We can’t think of anything! The July Jamz concert series rocks and rolls every Friday evening in July on the grassy lawn at the Logan County Courthouse Square. Bands performing will be announced here at a later date for the July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 schedule. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.


Heritage on the Plains – July 1-4

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The annual one-day Heritage Festival has been expanded to four days of fun for 2022, starting with a free July Jamz concert on Friday; a sanctioned BBQ cook-off, Colorado Beer and Wine tasting, corn hole tournament and street concert on Saturday; outdoor church service, breakfast, an authentic 1860s baseball game by the Colorado Vintage Base Ball Association, car show, demonstrations by Blacksmith Sam, children’s games and homemade root beer on Sunday; and ending with a spectacular fireworks display and live music on Monday. Watch for more details here.


Colorado Flatlanders Rod Run in the Park – July 8-10

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This fan-favorite is held in the beautiful and shady Pioneer Park in Sterling, with the show and shine taking place from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Classes for awards include street rods, street machines, trucks, original intent, late models, club choice, club memorial picks, Tony’s Truck pick and sheriff’s pick. Click here to learn more.


Logan County Fair & Rodeo – August 2-7

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One of the biggest events of the year in Sterling is the Logan County Fair & Rodeo, held the first full week of August, this year being August 2-7. What a celebration it will be! Rodeos, bull riding, agriculture and livestock exhibits, carnival, vendors, food trucks, demolition derby, parade, beer garden, country music concert featuring SAWYER BROWN and special guest UNCLE KRACKER, and much, much more. There really is something for everyone, from the cricket races and friendly dog tail-wagging contest to freestyle bullfighters and thrilling amusement rides! Don’t miss it!

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