A WEEKEND ON THE PLAINS

Sterling and Logan County - A Weekend On the Plains    By Erika L. for Visit USA Parks

 

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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

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THREE THINGS TO DO IN LOGAN COUNTY THIS WEEKEND!

CONCERT ON THE GREEN

wild road bandEnjoy the evening on the Logan County Courthouse lawn with a FREE concert by the Wild Road band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and groove to the sounds of one of Colorado’s favorite classic country music bands tonight, Friday, July 6, from 6-9 pm. Click here for more information.

 

CAR SHOW

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Get your motor runnin’! Check out the 27th annual Rod Run in the Park by the Colorado Flatlanders Car Club on Saturday, July 7, from 9 am – 4 pm. See the details here.

 

WELCOME TO A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE

blue collar plateBlue Collar Steakhouse provides great quality food for hard working folks without the steep price. Their steaks are USDA Choice, aged and hand cut each day right in the restaurant. They also have chops, seafood and chicken, burgers and sandwiches, all kinds of appetizers, and kids’ meals too! It’s all right here.

INDEPENDENCE DAY IN STERLING

Heritage Festival

sterling 130426 hardin dsc3490Spend the day at the Overland Trail Museum for the annual 4th of July Heritage Festival. Free admission! There are activities for every age from 10 am-3 pm on Wednesday, July 4. Come for the opening flag ceremony at 10 am presented by the Sons of the American Revolution. Don’t miss the heritage crafters, gold panning, Blacksmith Sam and butter making. See Benjamin Franklin on the grounds all day! Enjoy the early Colorado Trapper presentation at 1 pm. All this and even more! Click here for a full schedule.

 

Free Concert

project foreignerStay for the 4th of July Fireworks Jam free concert in the Home Depot lot starting at 5:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair or your dancing shoes and enjoy “Project Foreigner” and “In The Groove.” Free bounce house and other fun activities.

 

Fireworks Display

fireworksAt dusk, sit back and enjoy the annual City of Sterling fireworks display from Pioneer Park. Don’t forget to bring your oohs and aahs!

 

THREE THINGS TO DO IN LOGAN COUNTY THIS WEEKEND!

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Tri on the Plains

For the adventurous, try on the plains and register for the Tri on the Plains. This event includes a sprint triathlon, a sprint duathlon and a youth triathlon. Plus, beer, so there’s that. Learn more here.

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Keep Calm and Eat Barbecue

The Hot Spot Smokehouse in Peetz is a small town bar and grill with some of the best barbecue around. Find out more here.

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Super Heroes and So Much More

Fun Run/Walk/Stroll… food trucks… live music… shopping… fun for all ages. What more do you need?? Head to the town of Merino on Saturday, June 23 for a fun-filled day.

Have a roaring good time!

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You won't want to miss the Northeastern Junior College Young Farmers TRACTOR PULL Saturday, June 16, starting at 6 pm at the Logan County Fairgrounds!

 

THREE THINGS TO DO IN LOGAN COUNTY THIS WEEKEND!

Sterling Xpress

sterling xpress 1The summer team of college baseball players will open the new season in Sterling against the Pirates Friday, June 8. Read about it here.

Relay for Life

relay for life 1Have fun AND support a good cause! The public is encouraged to support the teams who set up themed campsites on Saturday and continue their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games and activities. Learn more here.

Get the Scoop

little girl w ice cream… a scoop of premium hard ice cream, that is! Enjoy this quaint shop in the remodeled former Simkins Grocery in downtown Sterling for ice cream, coffee, soups and salads. Find out more here.

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