Events & Activities in Sterling

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 52% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Centennial Acres

Forreston

$30 $15

Instructors train students in Western and English riding styles at 19th-century farm

Up to 48% Off The Zombie Mud Run for One or Two

The Zombie Mud Run

Byron's Motocross

$85 $45

Muddy 5K challenges human runners to escape hordes of flesh-eating zombies amid forested trails and formidable obstacles

38% Off at Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

Discovery Center Museum

$16 $10

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Award-winning museum lets kids play with science with everything from air cannons and flight simulators to a planetarium

Up to 50% Off Arcade Admission to NickelWorld

NickelWorld

Northwest

$13.50 $7

Customers can choose from more than 100 video games and redemption games, all of which are either free or cost just a nickel per play

50% Off Services

Pape Conservatory of Music

Northeast

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

76% Off at Wyldside Paintball

Wyldside Paintball

Wyld Side Paintball

$120 $29

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 75% Off Spring Kickoff Bootcamp

Maximum Performance Training

Multiple Locations

$230 $59

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Three different boot-camp training sessions each week kickstart fitness with 21-day fat-loss meal plan and initial body fat analysis

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to 46% Off a Kishwaukee River Canoe Trip

Larsen's Landing Outfitters

Rockford

$70 $40

After learning basic paddling techniques, take canoes on leisurely drifts past the Kishwaukee River's scenery and abundant wildlife

Up to 57% Off at Magic Waters Waterpark 

Magic Waters Waterpark

Magic Waters

$68.98 $30

Thousands of feet of lazy river and water slides alongside a heated wave pool, interactive aquatic playgrounds, and a kids' area

Quad City Rockfest – Up to 61% Off Festival

Quad City Rockfest

iWireless Center

$35.65 $14

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Festival features headlining performances from Night Ranger, FireHouse, and hard rock supergroup Cheap Thrill

50% Irish Dancing Classes

Mayer School of Irish Dancing

Davenport

$60 $30

Learn the basic footwork of traditional Irish dance at a school with more than three decades of teaching experience

The Rockford PRO/AM – Up to 50% Off Admission

The Rockford PRO/AM

Northeast

$20 $11

Golf pro Kenny Perry makes his 11th appearance in a pro/am tournament at Forest Hills Country Club; proceeds go to four different charities

50% Off Classes at Envy Dance Factory

Envy Dance Factory

Loves Park

$20 $10

Hip hop, ballet, and jazz are a few of the dance styles offered to kids and adults; instructor helps couples perfect moves for their wedding

79% Off Children's Mixed Martial Arts Classes

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Loves Park

$239 $55

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Martial arts classes enstill confidence, humility, self discipline, and patience in kids

Up to 91% Off MMA and Women's Boot-Camp Classes

Core Combat Sports

Loves Park

$340 $30

MMA classes pull from jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, & boxing & boot camp helps women reach their fitness goals in a supportive group environment

55% Off at B & B Park Bowl

B & B Park Bowl

Loves Park

$58 $26

Groups of up to six take to one of B & B's eight lanes, at a family-friendly bowling alley open since the 1950s

51% Off a Kids' Birthday Party at Sapora Playworld

Sapora Indoor Playworld

Loves Park

$192 $95

Sock-footed kids play safely on the soft surfaces at an indoor playground with a separate area for toddlers

Up to 57% Off at Chicagoland Bowling

Chicagoland Bowling

Multiple Locations

$28 $12

Hour-long game at your choice of 10 Chicagoland Bowling member centers

50% Off Tour at Ellwood House Museum

Ellwood House Museum

DeKalb

$16 $8

Tours of the estate of Isaac Ellwood, one of the wealthiest men in Illinois in the late 1800s, feature a barbed-wire exhibit and a playhouse

Up to 50% Off at Aromas Hookah Bar

Aromas Hookah Bar

DeKalb

$20 $10

More than 200 flavored shisha tobaccos including blueberry, lemon, citrus dream, and strawberry margarita

Up to 53% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

$55 $27

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

Up to 60% Off Boot Camp

AnvilWorks

Machesney Park

$97 $39

Instructors lead small groups through high-intensity fitness routines tailor-made to strengthen cores and boost endurance

Up to 63% Of Round of Golf for Two or Four

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

$176 $65

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

Up to 76% Off Kids' Yoga Classes

Katerpillar Kids Yoga

Sycamore

$78 $19

A yoga instructor encourages fitness and imagination in children aged 5–12, blending yoga with songs, games, and storytelling

Up to 56% Off Jet Ski or Pontoon Boat Rental

Starved Rock Adventures

Ottawa

$180 $79

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24 ft., pet-friendly pontoons with training, safety equipment, gas grill, and private-beach access included; jet skis zip across the water

Up to 65% Off Chicago Spartan Sprint or Spartan Super

Spartan Races

Marseilles

$110 $39

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to muddy landscapes

Up to 30% Off a Training Day Mud Run at Dirt Runner

Dirt Runner

Marseilles

$25 $18

Runners train for larger events by scrabbling through 4 miles of mud pools, tunnels, and ravines, working to beat their time or friends

Up to 53% Off at Beaver Creek Golf Course

Beaver Creek Golf Course

LeRoy

$61.50 $29

Relatively short-hole course designed to develop skills on with challenges like water on 5 holes, large greens, and simple hole designs

64% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Marquis Dressage

Belvidere

$50 $18

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 67% Off Belvidere Family YMCA Membership

Belvidere Family YMCA

Belvidere

$180 $59

Community center helps improve individuals' well-being with fitness center and indoor pool and entertains families with free event nights

45% Off Personal Training Services

Get Sum Fitness

Roscoe

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Tour at Minhas Micro Distillery

Minhas Micro Distillery

Monroe

$20 $10

Follow a distillery guide behind the scenes, sample handcrafted spirits, and head out with a 750mL bottle of vodka and branded sampler glass

Half Off Minhas Craft Brewery Tour in Monroe

Minhas Craft Brewery

Monroe

$20 $10

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Brewery tour travels behind scenes of historic establishment as beer enthusiasts sip samples & leave stocked with complimentary gifts

50% Off Tandem Skydiving Jump

Skydiving Great Lakes

Beloit

$299 $149

Strapped to an experienced instructor, guests experience a 30- to 60-second freefall followed by a leisurely 6- to 9-minute parachute ride

35% Off from Great Lakes Skydiving

Great Lakes Skydiving

Beloit

$229 $149

Glide down to earth from up to 14,000 feet in the air while attached to the certified instructor for the entire jump

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Xtreme Xperience

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

$239 $99

Test drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

Up to 52% Off at Coral Cove Family Fun Center

Coral Cove Family Fun Center

South Beloit

$36 $18

Modern and classic arcade games stand alongside five inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for ample family fun

67% Off Kids' Swim Lessons

Catch the Wave Swim Club

South Beloit

$106.50 $35

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

Up to 56% Off Whitewater Tubing and Kayaking

Geneva Kayak Center

Yorkville

$60 $29

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Tubers bob over whitewater on the Fox River; kayaking courses teach paddlers how to handle the rapids

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp Classes at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Yorkville

$74.99 $20

Work out as a team during functional and intense boot camp classes

50% Off Segway Tour at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort

$100 $50

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Groups of up to eight people learn to operate Segways and then take a 3-mile route through the lush landscape of Chestnut Mountain

50% Off Tastings at Rocky Waters Winery

Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

75% Off at World Champion Taekwondo

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

Up to 51% Off Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town

Bounce Town

Oswego

$45 $22

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

76% Off Classes at Rondi's S.E.L.F. Fitness

Rondi's SELF Fitness

Oswego

$100 $29

One-hour fitness classes range from intense boot-camp sessions to pole fitness and Zumba; kickboxing sheds calories with emphasis on cardio

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

Up to 54% Off Burgers and Beers at Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Scoreboards Pub & Grill

Oswego

$37.97 $18

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Friends gather to watch games and pound pub food, choosing from an ever-evolving beer menu to complement their bites

Up to 53% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Platinum Farm

Marengo

$70 $35

Horseback-riding lessons can be targeted to riders of any age or ability, from novices brand new to the sport to veteran competitors

Illinois Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off

Illinois Railway Museum

Coral

$10 $5

Watch restored antique train cars in operation, then check out memorabilia from the Chicagoland and national rail industries

Half Off Glider Flight at Sky Soaring Glider Club

Sky Soaring Glider Club

Hampshire

$299 $149

Two-seat glider soars 3,000 feet above the Hampshire countryside while a commercial pilot mans the controls

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hawks Landing

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

52% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

Eclipse Martial Arts Llc

Janesville

$50 $24

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 55% Off Small Group Training Sessions

SOL Fitness and Personal Training

Janesville

$500 $250

Total body workouts include kickboxing, boot camp and tabata sessions; exercise with BOSU, battle ropes or kettle bells

Up to 65% Off Classes at Touch of Pilates

Touch of Pilates

Janesville

$50 $19.99

Gain long, lean muscles in these classical Pilates group classes

MattyB – Up to 40% Off Rap Concert

MattyB

The Paramount Theatre

$23.52 $14

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

44% Off a Live-Action Zombie Experience

Zombie Outbreak

Aurora

$45 $25

Zombie Outbreak provides replica weapons that recoil like the real thing to hunt down zombies with high-tech targets that record each shot

$10 for Live Comedy at The Comedy Shrine Theater

The Comedy Shrine Theater

The Comedy Shrine Theater

$20 $10

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Comics and resident improvisers fill standup showcases and a Whose Line Is It Anyway? tribute

Up to 53% Off Firearm-Safety Class

Firearm Training Pros

Aurora

$75 $35

Classes cover the parts of a gun, situational awareness, and how to safely handle, inspect, load, and holster various types of handguns

Up to 86% Off at Synergy Kettlebell Training

Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

Up to 76% Off at My Gym Aurora

My Gym Aurora

Aurora

$145 $35

Kids aged 6 weeks to 13 years gain coordination and confidence at children's fitness center, which offers classes and play sessions

55% Off Services

Forever Fitness

Aurora

$270 $121

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

81% Off Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga Aurora

Aurora

$150 $28.75

Students follow 26 postures of the Bikram yoga sequence inside a studio that's heated to encourage deeper streching and detoxification

72% Off Yoga Classes

Aranya Yoga

Aurora

$100 $28

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Up to 51% Off Cake-Decorating Class

Knightsbridge PME

Aurora

$40 $20

English- and Spanish-language classes teach students of all experience levels how to decorate desserts

44% Off Martial Arts

Midwest School Of Isshinryu Karate

Aurora

$90 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 51% Off Roller-Skating Outing in Aurora

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

$24 $12

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Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

Up to 71% Off Classes at My Dance Hub

My Dance Hub

Naperville/Aurora

$75 $29

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

50% Off Birthday Party for up to 20 Kids at Kidz Funland

Kidz Funland

Aurora

$320 $160

Kids shed their shoes to scramble to the tops of slides and climb into an upper-level ball pit or shoot through obstacle courses

Up to 53% Off at Family Fun Center

Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center

Batavia

$38 $19

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Wagon-trail-themed miniature-golf course, black-light mini golf, laser tag, roller-skating rink, & bowling alley offers indoor & outdoor fun

57% Off Mini-Golf for Four

Stone Creek Miniature Golf

Geneva

$28 $12

18 holes of moving mini-golf challenges, such as a windmill, water wheel, dynamite shack, and wishing well

42% Off Tandem Hang Gliding

Wisconsin Hang Gliding LLC

Delavan Lake

$259 $149

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

Up to 68% Off Music and DJ Classes

Absolute Music Academy

Geneva

$199 $99

The music teachers all have professional experience and either a bachelors or masters degree in music

55% Off Services

World Martial Arts Academy Usa Inc.

Geneva

$130 $58

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Up to Half Off at Geneva Lake Museum

Geneva Lake Museum

Lake Geneva

$14 $7

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Museum fills historic Power & Light building and replicates Lake Geneva Main Street of late 19th and early 20th centuries

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The owners of Bombdigity Bar & Grill—dubbed by one of the owner's 9-year-old grandaughter—wanted to quickly sum up their eatery’s dining experience with one word. And the menu is bombdigity, with highlights such as salads, wraps, and the Bomb burger, stacked with bacon, grilled onion, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, house barbecue sauce, jalapeños, and onion rings. Inside the log structure, which is surrounded by the Plum Creek Arboretum, 4,888 square feet of space is topped off with a rustic cathedral ceiling. A medley of flat-screen TVs surround a horseshoe-shaped bar and the rest of the tables in the expansive dining room. Outside, two fire pits are surrounded by seating and tables for up to 100 people or 70 deer.

628 Palmyra Rd.
Dixon,
IL
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The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home lets you get a true feel for the 40th president's life as a child. The restored home was originally built in 1891 and was home to Ronald Reagan and his family in the early 1920s. Visitors can take guided tours of the home to see young Reagan’s bedroom and find old the secret hiding place for his pennies or the new secret hiding place for George Washington's ghost. A visitor center contains four rooms of photos and a display of the Reagan presidential timeline, and a gift shop sells memorabilia and T-shirts. Outside, a flower and vegetable garden showcases heritage plants, and check out Bessy, the refurbished Model T Ford that's not unlike the car Reagan's family would have driven.

816 S Hennepin Ave
Dixon,
IL
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

1862 S West Ave
Freeport,
IL
US

Visitors to Centennial Acres work with experienced riding instructors and four resident horses—Trixie, Pita, Autumn, Chip, and Kid. These steeds and their riders ride through a small indoor arena and in an outdoor arena at Centennial’s 19th-century farm, depending on the weather, all under the watchful eye of owners Matt and Emily Williams.

Matt has converted the farm—once used for raising livestock and cultivating crops—into riding stables where Emily and other instructors teach proper horsemanship, safety, grooming, and tacking to students as young as 4 years old. Drawing on more than a decade of experience in training for equitation, showmanship, and breaking in new horses, Emily coaches students in Western and English riding styles, hunter and hunter-jumper styles, and dressage.

13440 W Grove Rd.
Forreston,
IL
US

Since Freeport Art Museum opened in 1975, its collection has ballooned to include nearly 4,000 pieces. The number is apt, since the artifacts – from Hellenistic gold jewelry to 19th-century Italian marble statues – encompass 4,000 years of work from all continents and time periods. The nonprofit museum reserves its remaining gallery space for work by contemporary regional artists, as well as travelling exhibitions.

Said space once belonged to a historic elementary school, a lineage that befits the museum's mission to inform visitors about art's global history and future. Through its educational programs, Freeport continues fulfilling that mission with events such as artists talks and classes on subjects such as graffiti art.

121 N Harlem Ave
Freeport,
IL
US

Travelers follow Jo Daviess County's sprawling fields and undulating hills toward Massbach Ridge Winery’s 18+ acre estate. Founded by the Harmston family in 2003, the winery’s proprietors select grapes grown in Jo Daviess County to concoct their batches of reds and whites. Members of the winery family escort guests on impromptu tours before rendezvousing in the tasting room or on the patio for samplings. The outdoor patio grants a heightened view of the vineyards below, which visitors can wander through on quests for vine-ripe copies of The Grapes of Wrath. In addition to its frequent tastings and tour sessions, Massbach Ridge Winery hosts a number of wine-related events each year.

8837 S Massbach Rd
Elizabeth,
IL
US