Depot Days in Amboy
AMBOY – Depot Days runs through Sunday. There's a a car show, tractor show, carnival, live music, craft sale, garage sales, beer garden, kids events, food vendors, a parade – and its insanely popular 50/50 drawing. (Last year's winner pocketed more than $46,000.)
Go to www.depotdays.comfor the complete schedule.
Free outdoor fun at the Y
STERLING – The Outdoor Adventure Fest, with more than 30 activities and learning centers featuring native and zoo animal presentations, runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sterling-Rock Falls Family YMCA, 2505 YMCA Way.
Kids can learn to fish in the pool, try out archery, play on giant inflatables, or race their parents to the top of a climbing wall. Admission is free, and includes a hot dog meal.
Go to www.srfymca.org or call Keri Olson, 815-994-8532, for more information.
Moroney Memorial Ride
DIXON – Registration for the second annual Hal Moroney Memorial Ride, which raises money for Wounded Warriors and Veterans Memorial Park, will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the park, on Veterans Parkway, with kickstands up at 11:30 a.m. The ride will end at 5 p.m. at the Dixon Elks Lodge, 1279 Franklin Grove Road. All vehicles are invited.
Cost is $20 for the ride and dinner, with $10 for each additional rider. The cost for dinner only at the lodge is $10. T-shirts will be sold for $12. A silent auction, 50/50 drawing, and bake sale will take place, and there will be live music.
Bureau County Fair
PRINCETON – The 158th annual Bureau County Fair returns to the fairgrounds on West Peru Street.
Justin Moore, Billboard's Top New Country Artist of 2009, is the fair headliner tonight. Truck and tractor pulls are Saturday, and the demo derby is Sunday. Go to www.bureaucountyfair.com or call 815-875-2905 for all the details.
Fourth Fridays in Sterling
STERLING – Fourth Fridays: Where People and Art Collide brings art and music to a variety of downtown venues. Most events are from 6 to 8 p.m., although many places have musicians performing into the night.
Chicago-based American alternative country artist Robbie Fulks makes The Precinct his home for the evening. Local favorite Terry Cox opens for him at 6 p.m. Musicians Chris Jones and Lisa Steinke mark their inaugural Fourth Fridays’ performance at Beans’ Coffee House & Music Cafe, starting at 7 p.m.
Walking maps with a complete list of venues and events, and more information, are available at www.fourthfridayspac.com or at any participating venue, or call Janna Groharing, 815-625-1248, email fourthFridaysPAC@gmail.com or find it on Facebook.