School has started for many, or soon will be for others. Why not enjoy some relaxing activities with the fam this weekend to help make the transition from summer break an easy one! We’ve got a few ideas to help you calmly celebrate (or not!) the end of summer and the beginning of the school year.
HOW ABOUT A LITTLE 10-PIN?
Ice Lanes is Sterling’s go-to-spot for good bowling and great times. With 18 lanes, the center is a perfect place to host your next birthday party, corporate event or family fun night. If you’re looking for some friendly competition, they also host leagues that allow local teams to put their skills to the test. Above all, Ice Lanes is a family of bowlers ready to share the fun with YOUR family and make friends with everyone who walks in. So, lace up, pick a ball, and settle into a lane. It’s gonna be a good time. Find more information here.
LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES
Put the Fox 5 Theatre on your weekend schedule. This modest venue shows first-run blockbusters and independent movies with weekly ticket specials. Plus, popcorn! Don't forget the popcorn! On the big screens for August 17-23 are “Alpha,” “Christopher Robin,” “The Meg,” “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” and “Crazy Rich Asians.” Check it out here.
OLD TOWN BISTRO COFFEE & BAKERY/RESTAURANT
Old Town Bistro is located in historical downtown Sterling near the city square. The building was the home of Bill’s Motors for more than eight decades. The long-time commitment to the quality of that dealership is now reflected in the Old Town Bistro’s commitment to providing northeastern Colorado with a unique and quality dining flair. Here you’ll delight in made-from-scratch pastries, imported coffee, entrees based on local specialties, savory pastas, and the highest quality steaks, all complimented with libations from around the world. Learn more here.
The Logan County Fair begins with a PULL, of a sled that is, during the 2018 Tractor Pull TONIGHT, Friday, August 3, starting at 5:30 pm. This high-powered event is brought to you by G & M Implement, Inc., and will be sure to generate excitement throughout the grandstands! Get tickets and more information here. Tickets are also available at the door.
RIDIN’ AND ROPIN’
Wanna watch a FREE rodeo? Come on out to the Jim Mason Memorial Roping on Sunday, August 5, starting at 10 am at the Logan County Fairgrounds. There you’ll see some 50 contestants testing their skills in barrel racing, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, and more. Check out the Logan County Fair here.
THE GRILL AT RIVER CITY
Enjoy an evening on the patio at this relaxing restaurant specializing in steaks, burgers and salads. You’ll want to try an entrée seasoned with David Sellers’ signature rub and cooked to perfection on an open-flame grill. This favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, also features a full bar with local brews in the bottle or on tap. Learn more here.
CONCERTS ON THE GREEN
Don’t miss the final concert in the Sterling Arts Council’s Concerts on the Green series tonight at the Logan County Courthouse Square, Friday, July 27, from 6-9 pm. Enjoy the music of the Hector Anchondo Band. Bring your own blanket or lawn chair and join the crowd! Click here for more information.
CITY OF LIVING TREES
Sterling is known as the City of Living Trees for its collection of cottonwoods that have been carved into fanciful creatures and inspiring characters by artist Bradford Rhea. While weekdays are best to see them all, many are located outside and the milder temperatures this weekend would be the perfect time to take a self-guided tour. Learn about the sculptures here.
FOOD – SPIRITS – FUN
Hootenannie’s is a contemporary pub which offers a wide range of food, including some of the best burgers you will find, all in a classy but relaxing environment. Check it out here.
Concerts on the Green
What better way to start your weekend than under the evening sky listening to Rusty 44 on the Logan County Courthouse Square, Friday, July 20, from 6-9 pm. Bring our own blanket or lawn chair and join the crowd! Click here for the summer concert schedule.
Disc Golf Day
Join us at Pioneer Park for Disc Golf Day. Members from the local disc golf group, Hellfire, will be on hand to show you how to play and learn about the fun that goes along with it! Connect here.
Feed Your Craving!
Cap off your weekend by stopping by Baja Tacos for lunch or dinner. This favorite local spot has been serving Sterling for over 20 years with their own signature secret spice recipe that you won’t find anywhere else. Make sure you try the always popular Frito Pie! Learn more here.
Concert on the Green
If you enjoy listening to real country music then you’re going to love “The Bakersfield Band,” a smokin’
Sterling and Logan County - A Weekend On the Plains By Erika L. for Visit USA Parks
When most of us think about a weekend getaway, we don’t usually think of going to a small town on the northeastern plains of Colorado. Or maybe that's just me because I have an overwhelming love for places with a little higher altitude. However, after I was invited to join my family for a weekend in Logan County, Colorado I quickly realized