To foster community pride and promote growth by bringing local neighborhoods

and businesses together for a day of celebration.


What is SterlingFest?

Hosted by the Sterling Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization, SterlingFest is a one day event that is both an annual community fundraising keystone and a local celebration. The celebration takes place at the Sterling Community Center and adjoining Commerce and Enterprise Streets.  With attendance of thousands, the event allows us to gather and highlight everything Sterling is about, while having fun. Check back later to see SterlingFest’s Fall 2019 date!

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Come celebrate 30 years of SterlingFest with live bands, DJs, entertainment, and a wide variety of food vendorsSterlingFest also highlights local businesses and craft entrepreneurs who showcase their creations.  We will have entertainment for the whole family, a Kid’s Zone, raffles, moon bounce, games and more!

Funds raised support the event partners in their activities all year, to benefit the entire Sterling area:

  • Sterling Community Center recreation for youth and seniors via the local Advisory Board, in supplement to fee-based Loudoun Parks and Recreation programming:
    • Free teen sports drop-in
    • Family Holiday events
    • Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Sterling Playmakers arts for youth and adults
  • Sterling Foundation environmental outreach and community-building:
    • Mowing the boulevard between VDOT mowings – primary budget item
    • Quarterly litter cleanup – volunteer-led
    • Sidewalk edging – volunteer-led, some budget need
    • Safe Routes to School wintertime snow removal – volunteer-led
    • Fence, drainage, and stream cleanups – volunteer-led
    • Collaboration with community heritage, environment, and recreation efforts
      • Helen Casey Memorial Butterfly Garden (Boy Scout Eagle Project)
      • Historical and Heritage Committee
      • Summer Camp service projects
      • Your Idea Here – come to a meeting!


There are four ways to join in the event. We hope you’ll consider attending!

Payment address:

SterlingFest (address checks to “SterlingFest”)
P.O. Box 2754
Sterling, VA 20167

Find out more about our activities throughout the year at The Sterling Foundation

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