Saturday, September 16th

Fiesta Weekend in the Twin Cities!




Bridge the Community is the only event in the Sauk Valley Area which features a 5K and 10K option, with courses that take you along the beautiful Rock River in both Sterling and Rock Falls, Illinois – crossing the river twice!

Held each September, the event kicks off with a Kids’ Bridge Dash at 8:30 a.m. with a fun run across the 1st Avenue Bridge.

The 5K & 10K begin at 9:00 a.m. beginning on E. 2nd Street along the Rock Falls riverfront, near the entrance of the Holiday Inn & Suites.

fiesta-day-final-logoCome enjoy a morning run and then stick around for the Twin Cities annual Fiesta Days festivities, featuring great food vendors and activities throughout the two communities and the Parade that steps off at 1:00 PM.  This 60+ year old tradition in the Sauk Valley crosses the bridge through both communities with a day full of festivities, food and family!

Make it a day to Bridge the Community!


Our Mission:shoestory

The purpose of this community event has been to raise funds to assist in the riverfront aesthetics in both Sterling & Rock Falls.  As progress continues by both Cities along their river fronts, our efforts have turned toward the bridge which brings our two towns together.  In partnership with the Woodlawn Arts Academy beginning in 2015, we have purchased and installed decorative banners, annually, which line the 1st Avenue Bridge and feature the works of area student artists.  To learn more about the Banner project, click HERE.


Meet the Community Partners
working together to Bridge the Community!

Sterling               Rock Falls
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