May just keeps being a busy month! This Saturday we have another big festival in town, this time something for our taste buds ūüėČ

And, of course, it’s also Mother’s Day weekend. I was happy to have my mom here last year for Mother’s Day and took her out for yummy brunch at¬†Christo’s¬†(have you tried their French Toast? Oh my!!) followed by antique and record store shopping in Downtown Sanford. Sadly, she can’t be with me this year but my boys (or their dad) might have some ideas how we can spend a beautiful day together. Whatever you may do this weekend, I wish all you moms out there a very special Sunday!

Below is the weekly selection of our favorite events – and, as always, other Sanford related news and events.

Click here to browse our weekend event listings for 5/8-5/10 in Sanford.
Wishing you a lovely Sanford May weekend!

Featured Event: Taste of Sanford

The Taste of Sanford is a Signature Event put on by The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce. This year, as the event celebrates its 11th year, the Chamber is inviting residents and visitors to bring mom and the family to enjoy a wide variety of great local fare, local artisans, crafters, food and music (top name entertainment on stage). Bring your blankets and stay for the day as you enjoy the views of beautiful Lake Monroe from Ft. Mellon Park. In addition, an array of activities await the little ones as they hang out in the Kids Zone getting their faces painted, and entertained by Renee Adams.
Click here for more info and the official event map.

10 Weekend Events worth checking out

  1. Low Country Boil at the Woman’s Club
  2. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Sanford Elk’s Lodge
  3. Rockin’ on the River
  4. And Then There Were None
  5. The Sound of Shape and Sound
  6. Noche Latina – A Tribute to Mother’s Day
  7. Seminole Spirit 5K
  8. Taste of Sanford
  9. Lil Chefs
  10. New Orleans/Dixieland Lunch Cruise

Please also be sure to check the Sanford365 App for even more events and event updates!

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Upcoming Events: Sanford de Mayo {olé}

This Thursday, May 14th from 5-8pm in Downtown Sanford it’s time for¬†Alive After Five’s Sanford De Mayo!
Join the fun as great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Sanford style!
Enjoy delicious food brought to you by Sanford’s local restaurants and food trucks, dance to the rhythms of salsa music and experience Mariachis on the streets of downtown Sanford!

Your Chance to WIN
While you’re there it’s the¬†perfect¬†time to snap a Cinco de Mayo themed¬†#SanfordSelfie¬†and then share it with us for a chance to win an awesome prize brought to you by¬†Rabbitfoot Records!
Click here for details and good luck!

And the winner is…

The mayor himself: Mr. Jeff Triplet! 

Mr. Triplett snapped the winning #SanfordSelfie for April while on a visit to Pinecrest Elementary school. Our judge loved the energy and enthusiasm of this photo and thought the sense of setting was unbeatable. Thank you very much for participating, Mr. Mayor!
Mr. Triplett is the winner of our #SanfordSelfie April prize package (dinner for 4 at the Corner Cafe and $100¬†Selfie Dollars¬†donated by our main sponsor,¬†The Corner Cafe), but has generously chosen to donate his prizes to Mr. Tillman, a teacher at¬†Pinecrest Elementary, to pass onto his students as incentives for hard work in the classroom…
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Another Month – Another Chance

It’s never too late to get your selfie game started! Sanford offers some amazing backdrops for your selfie and leaves a lot of room for creativity, so here’s to another month of selfie fun! We can’t wait to see what you come up with and for inspiration, check out our contestants in our¬†weekly Selfie Saturday posts¬†and in our¬†Instagram feed hashtagged #SanfordSelfie.

This month’s sponsor of¬†$100¬†Selfie Dollars for our selfie winner is¬†The West End Trading Company¬†(202 S Sanford Ave). You will hear a lot more from them throughout this month, especially with their upcoming¬†Hurricane Party!

Read all about our ongoing #SanfordSelfie contest here.

Sanford’s Favorite Pet…

Sanford Selfie Pet WinnerFirst we watched the adorable pictures roll in, then we witnessed the epic battle of pet owners, and now we have a winner! That‚Äôs right, after several weeks of nail biting, we are ready to announce the winner of our first Sanford Selfie Themed Contest…

Congratulations Deena Buster!! 

With an impressive 259 Facebook likes/votes, Deena will be commemorated in an 8×8 portrait for her owners Christine and Paul Buster to cherish forever. We can’t wait to see how Dlynn will capture Deena!

Click here to read more about the “battle of the pet owners” in Sanford

Click here to learn all about Dlynn Roll’s art and April’s themed contest!

Thank You Ladies and Gentlemen!

Thank you to everyone who came out last Saturday to celebrate with us! We had a blast and it looks like you did too ūüėČ
Pictures of the First Annual Kentucky Derby Party in Sanford!


New Events added to the Big Sanford Summer Camp Guide!

From Art Camp to Dance Camp to Theater Camp, we have searched all over town to put together the big 2015 Summer Camp Guide for Sanford. We’ve also included a few fun activities you can do anytime throughout the summer with the kids. Remember to sign up early because summer camps are bound to fill up quickly!
Click here to preview and navigate through the events on the guide.

Boxelder’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Last minute Mother’s Day gift shopping? Boxelder provided us with a fun and easy shopping guide: Yoga Mom, Sentimental Mom or Blingy Mom? We’ve got you covered ūüėČ

And as a special to Sanford365 App Users, Boxelder is offering a 20% discount on a regular priced item (see details on the app and remember to pull it up on your mobile device when checking out at the store!)

Click here to Browse the Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Current Coupons on the Sanford365 App

Boxelder is offering 20% off one regular priced item until Saturday, May 9, 2015. This is your chance for some savings while making mom happy on her spacial day.

Chianti’s¬†has a great coupon for you on our app: Enjoy a free bottle of Chianti if you purchase 2 dinner entrees (dine-in only!). Great idea to treat mom on Mother’s Day.¬†This offer is valid until May 24th, 2015.¬†Buon Appetito!

How to Use Sanford365 App Coupons

Simply open the Sanford365 App, navigate to the coupon tab and pull up any of these offers to claim them when you are checking out or ordering your dinner respectively.