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2015 Sanford Fall Activities!

I think we all say or at least think this every year, but seriously… How in the world are we approaching fall season already?! Although Florida may not get the full “fall” effect it’s still my very favorite season! You can just feel the happiness that this season brings with it, along with… pumpkins, festivals, bonfires, warm cups of spiced tea, scarves, the smell of cinnamon and spices, lush fresh air, and lots and lots of outdoor activities! I don’t know about you, but I love to be outdoors and when it’s fall I Love, LoVE, LOVE to be outside! We have found some super fun events (indoors and outdoors) for this wonderful fall season so grab your friends and family and explore our little town of Sanford!

Please note: We keep updating this post. Events that have already passed are crossed out!

1. First Street Party/Welcome Reception for Fireball Run!

When: Friday, October 2nd 3:00pm-6:00pm

Where: Downtown Sanford

What: Show the world Sanford’s community spirit in support of the Fireball Run Adventurally and Fireball Run Team Sanford. K-92.3 FM will be broadcasting live from downtown.

We need tons of folks in downtown Sanford to cheer on the 50 race-car team’s arrival and to welcome home Mayor Triplett and co-team member Don Schreiner from their incredible Fireball Run journey in support of Child Rescue Network.

Let’s give the “Fireballers” a warm Sanford welcome… (Friday’s event will be filmed by Fireball Run and shown to millions of fans and viewers).

Shine-on Sanford, FL! We got this!

Come and see as 4 Astronauts representing 4 nations vs. 50 Multinational Teams Race to Recover America’s Missing Children.

We invite you to participate in this upcoming live adventure rally FIREBALL RUN

Bring the family and join us as we welcome the race car drivers as they drive over the finish line and arrive in beautiful Downtown Sanford.

Streaming Live from the finish line with K92fm

Things to Do: Celery City Cruisers Car Show, See the Race Cars, Meet The Astronauts, Fun for the Whole Family, Lots of Kids Activities!

Admission: Free!

Info: We get asked “What is FIREBALL RUN” and this video will share the excitement of what the series is all about. For more information please visit

2. Riverwalk 5k hosted by Crooms Academy

When: Saturday, October 3rd 7:30am-10:00am

Where: Fort Mellon Park 600 E. 1st Street

What: Enjoy the beautiful sunrise as you run along Lake Monroe and through Downtown Sanford. The first 500 registered runners get a DRYBlend shirt and free appetizer cards from Outback Steakhouse or Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The race starts and finishes at Fort Mellon Park Following the race will be a free kids run. Then celebrate at Fort Mellon Park. Proceeds from the event support athletic scholarships and programs at Crooms Academy of Information Technology.

Admission: Entry fee runs between $15-$35, kids run free!

Info:  http://riverwalk5k.

Sanford Jazz Ensamble3. Sanford Jazz Ensemble “Fall Concert”

When: Sunday, October 4th 3pm-5pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

What: The beloved Sanford Jazz Ensemble puts on their Fall Concert

Admission: $15

Info: Tickets can be bought here:

4. National Night Out

When: Tuesday October 6th 5pm-8pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park 600 E. 1st St.

What: Free Night in the Park, sponsored by Sanford Police Department and Sanford Super Target

Splash Pad
Popcorn & Hot Dogs
Face Painting
Bounce House
Music & Games
Safety Vehicle Touch-a-Truck
Prizes, Giveaways & Samples

What is National Night Out?

Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. Together, we are making that happen. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other various community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits.

For those who have participated before, and to new participants, I am looking forward to another successful National Night Out. National Night Out is on Tuesday October 6, 2015 from 5-8 pm @ Fort Mellon Park located at 700 E.1st Street, Sanford Florida. This event is sponsored by the Sanford Police Department and Sanford Super Target. This is a free event for the community and items cannot be sold. Registration is free, the only thing we ask is that you provide a giveaway or an activity for an adult or child.

Please arrive any time after 3 pm and have your table ready no later than 5 pm. Space is first come first serve and if you have a pop up tent I recommend you bringing it. If you joined us last year it’s the same set up with Police and Fire vehicles on display in the middle of the field. If you are a vendor that needs electricity for your booth please set up on the Seminole Blvd side of the field. You will need to bring a heavy duty 100 ft. extension cord. Designated vendor parking is at the Chamber of Commerce/Sanford Civic Center (intersection of 1st and Sanford Avenue) and we ask you to move your vehicle there prior to 5 pm. I am your host for the night along with Gary Huerta from Target. Please let us know if you need help with anything. My cell # is 321-262-1778.

Admission: Free!

Info: For registration form (!national-nite-out/cq5t), please fill it out and return to me as soon as possible but no later than September 8, 2015. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there!
CONTACT: Mildred Proodian @ 321-262-1778

Claudia and Sumalee in dirndls at Oktoberfest send Sumalee to Germany5. Alive After 5 Oktoberfest

When: Thursday, October 8th 5pm-8pm

Where: First St. Sanford, FL 

What: Alive After 5: A Street Party Like No Other!

Oktoberfest comes alive at Sanford’s Alive After Five – listed in the Top 10 places to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Orlando!

AA5 (Alive After 5) is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly streeet party with live music, local artists, food & beverage samplings in a beautiful historic town. Features great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, night life and a variety of other unique businesses.

Admission: Free


**Get your VIP Tickets for this year’s Oktoberfest

This year, we are adding a new feature to the festival to heighten the excitement for our wonderful guests. Introducing the Black Forest VIP Haus, an exclusive chance to experience Oktoberfest from a whole new angle. We will be transforming our Art Haus, String Theory Creations, into a private Oktoberfest themed lounge, complete with refreshments and a great view of the festivities on the street from a seat in the cool air conditioning.
Our VIP Haus guests will enjoy:
  • Inclusive German beer on draft
  • German small plates, including Reisen Brezen with Obazda
  • A schnapps tasting bar
  • Live entertainment
  • Exclusive Hollerbach’s swag bags
  • A reserved restroom
Our VIP Haus will be available to a limited number of guests, with tickets for individuals priced at $50 and tickets for couples $80. To reserve your place, please purchase your tickets on Eventbrite:
We are very excited to be offering this new amenity to our guests and look forward to seeing you at our Oktoberfest on October 8th!
Woot! I know Sanford365 will be there, will you? Buy your tickets today to make sure you get a spot!


6. Riverfront Festival: Celebrate Sanford

When: October 10th @ 10am-10pm

Where: Fort Mellon Park 600 E. 1st St. & Historic Goldsboro

What: Craft Show 10am-5pm, Entertainment 10am-10p, Aerobatic Air Show 2:30p, Vintage Volkswagon Show, Food / Beer Garden, Historic Goldsboro Festival 10am-6pm

Admission: Free!


7. Motorcycle Brewery Tour

When: October 10th 10am-4pm

Where: Sanford Harley Davidson 620 Hickman Cr.

What: The Army Of Hope is looking for a few good men and women to help our active duty veterans. Please join us in helping those who are willing to sacrifice everything for our freedoms.

We start the day at Seminole Harley Davidson, located at 620 Hickman Cir, Sanford, FL 32771 at 9am for registration and rider group assignments. Our goal is to limit groups to a maximum of 10 riders including the Road Captain, who will be guiding you thru a pre planned scenic route.

PLEASE – Arrive to the event with a full tank of fuel!!! Don’t be ‘THAT’ guy Please!

The 1st portion of the ride will be approx. 30 minutes to our 1st venue – Pick up poker card/socialize 20 minutes to 30 minutes.

Embark on second leg of ride – Approx. 65/70 minutes to the next destination. Enjoy one of the best craft breweries in the state for the next 30 minutes.

3rd leg of the ride is approx. 15/20 minutes away – Titusville Elk’s Lodge Army Of Hope Picnic which will feature an all you can eat & draft beer ticket for OUR riders for only $10. Other drinks will also be available for purchase at the bar. Raise a toast with our Veteran’s!  40/45 minutes.

4th portion of our ride is approx. 70 minutes + depending on rider skills/traffic etc… – Groups may decide collectively if they would like to ride thru or stop half way back to the final destination.

Sanford Elk’s Lodge, 1006 East 2nd Street – Sanford, Florida 32771 – is Your final destination stop. Stretch Your legs and grab you a cold drink… Enjoy the Live Music, BBQ Beef Brisket (small fee) and good fellowship with your group riders while sharing stories past & present – awards ceremony to commence upon last group return.

We look forward to to showing you the sights, sounds and smells of the scenice back roads of Central Florida – All while helping our American Veterans!

Admission: Tickets only $12, Additional rider hand $4, Car $20, And Start in the back available at Sanford’s Elk Lodge #1241 1006 East 2nd Street
Call (407) 322-2703 or Tickets are available online at: HTTP://


8. Historical Goldsboro Festival Entertainment

When: Saturday October 10th at 10:00am-6:00pm

Where: 1211 W 13th St, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: This year’s theme, “Honoring our Heritage with Pride – Uniting to Plan our Future”. A day of cultural exploration is planned, with music, food, dance, art, tours – a fun-filled, family-friendly day – coming alive on Sanford’s Westside. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Activities include, DJ entertainment {jazz, gospel and R& B music) tours of the Goldsboro Museum, re-enactments depicting the Goldsboro area from 1891, face painting, bounce houses, the Bo-Key Riders, BBQ cook-off, live bands, vendors, i.e. arts and crafts, food, frozen treats, fashions, and more. Vendor spaces are limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis come. Vendor application forms are available at the Goldsboro Front Porch Office located in the Dr. Velma Williams Resource Center, 1213 W. Historic Goldsboro Boulevard. or you may call 407-322-5418.
Vendors must supply their own equipment; completed vendor application forms must be received by Friday, September 18, 2015. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to make this day a success.

Admission: Free

Info: 407-322-5418


9. The Crucible at Seminole High School

When: October 9th & 10th @ 7pm and October 11th @ 2pm

Where: Seminole High School

What: A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover’s wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials. By: Arthur Miller Directed by: Samah Meghjee Produced by: Tiffany Ortiz

Admission: $5 in advance/$8 at the door

Info: (407) 320-5149

sanford bike fest10. Sanford Harley Davidson Bikefest

When: October 9th & 10th @ 11am-9pm, October 11th @ 11am

Where: Sanford Harley Davidson 620 Hickman Cr.

What: Friday, October 9th, 2015 

Center Stage
– 11am – 3pm Live music with TBA
– 3pm – 7pm Live music with TBA

Main Stage
– 6pm – Live music with TBA (Opening Act)
– 8pm – Miss Sanford Bikefest Pageant (Preliminary)
– 9pm – Free Concert with Lita Ford
Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Center Stage
– 11am – 3pm Live music with TBA
– 3pm – 7pm Live music with TBA

Main Stage
– 6pm – Live music with TBA (Opening Act)
– 8pm – Miss Sanford Bikefest Pageant (Finale)
– 9pm – Free Concert with Bad Company’s Former Lead Singer Brian Howe
Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Center Stage
– 11am – 5pm Live music with TBA


11. Sanford Harley Davidson Biketoberfest!

When: October 16th & 17th @ 7pm-9pm & October 18th @ 3pm-6pm

Where: Sanford Harley Davidson 620 Hickman Cr.

What: Live Music, Vendors, Delicious Food, Full Bar and Much, Much More!

Admission: Free


12. Bat House Building Workshop

When: Saturday, October 17th 1:30pm-2:30pm

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 NW Hwy 17-92

What: Come assemble your very own bat house at this fun family workshop! Bats are underrated. Besides being the only mammal that flies, most North American bats are nocturnal insectivores, which means they feed on night-flying insects – especially mosquitoes. Encouraging bats to nest near your house is a natural way to keep your yard bug-free. Supplies will be provided. You only need to bring a hammer.

Admission: $25 per family/bat house Register online or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 and make reservations by September 25 to secure a bat house kit. Attendance will be limited. This is a non-refundable fee to cover the cost of materials. Workshop fee does not include park admission. Additional bat houses are $15 each and must be ordered at time of registration


13. Halloween Market at Little Fish Huge Pond

When: Saturday, October 24th 8pm – 12am

Where: Little Fish Huge Pond 401 S. Sanford Ave.

What: Vendors, Artist, Food, Music and Fun!

Admission: Free

Info: 407-221-1499

fall festival

14. Love Loud Fall Festival

When: Sunday, October. 25th 2015 3pm-7pm

Where: 3101 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771 Central Baptist Church of Sanford

What:The whole city is invited to come out for some incredible games, good food, and fun friends.Volunteers are needed to help with games from 2:30-7:30p. Contact Becki Gowan to see where you can help.Volunteers are also needed to help do face painting and sharing Jesus. Contact Melissa Gainey Heiland for training.

Admission: Free!


All Souls Community Harvest Festival Sanford FL

15. All Souls Catholic Church Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, October 31 from 5-11pm (non-Halloween related days Fri, Nov 6  – Sun, Nov 8 )

Where: All Souls Catholic Church, 3280 W 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771

What: All Souls Catholic Church 7th Annual Community Harvest Festival offers loads of fun for all ages with midway rides and kid’s games, live entertainment on the main stage throughout the day, great food, beer, wine, bingo, raffles and crafts. Try your luck at winning the $2500 cash raffle. Discount Ride Tickets/Wristbands will be available through the month of October. And experience the special Halloween events on Saturday evening. All Souls Catholic Church invites all of Central Florida to share the affordable family fun.

Admission: Free parking and admission.

Info: 407-322-3795 or – PRIZES! AND MORE!!!

Admission: Call (407) 324-2276 for questions!

16. Adopt a Pet!

When: The whole month of October!

Where:  Seminole County Animal Services

What: It’s scary how many dogs and cats are living at Seminole County Animal Services just waiting for new fur-ever homes. With Halloween right around the corner we are having a $10/$31 event to try and find homes for all these great pets.

Info:  407-665-5208 or email

 17. 41st Annual Golden Age Games

When: Saturday,November 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th.

Where: Each sport will be taking place in a different location, please check the itinerary… http://www. showdocument.aspx?documentid= 13569

What: The Golden Age Games are the “Nation’s Oldest Senior Games”. The games are held in Sanford, Florida. Sanford is the county seat of Seminole County and conveniently located between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

The Games are held annually in November.

The top five in each event and age group qualify to compete in the Florida Senior Games State Championships.

The Games are sponsored by the City of Sanford and local Civic Clubs and organizations to promote a healthy lifestyle at any age as well as a community spirit and fellowship for our local seniors as well as our visiting seniors from all over Florida and throughout the country.

Admission: $10 for the first event (includes shirt) $2 for each additional event, as well as each sport having their own fees. Please view the registration form here…http://www.sanfordfl. gov/modules/showdocument.aspx? documentid=13571

Info: 407.688.5129 or 407.688.5120 or E-mail Kim.Eltonhead@

18. Movie in the Square

When: Friday, November 13th 8pm

Where: Magnolia Square (1st street Downtown Sanford)

What: Bring your Picnic Baskets and Chairs and Settle in for a Movie Under the Stars in Beautiful Magnolia Square. Jurassic Park will be showing!!

Admission: Free!




Puttin on the Ritz 2014

Puttin on the Ritz 2014

19. Puttin’ on the Ritz Event, Swing into the 40’s

When: Saturday, November 14th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S. Magnolia Ave.

What: Join us and our Emcee, Michael Ertel, for an evening of Entertainment, heavy Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, and a Silent Auction starting at 6pm. Find your 1940’s attire and help us swing into the 1940’s. Main Entertainment to start at 7:30pm.


Single Ticket are $35.00
Couple $50.00Info: 407-321-8111

Beer Week

20. Sanford Beer Week

When: November 15-22nd

Where: Each day is a new event, so locations vary. Please Check the link in info. below.

What: A week-long celebration of all things beer and Sanford. Brought to you by The Current-Sanford Florida, this will be an annual occasion every November!



21. Sofas and Suds 2015

When: Sunday, November 22nd at 2:00pm-6:00pm

Where: West End 202 S. Sanford Ave.

What: Come to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against each other. Emphasis on the silly and outrageous, the racing (almost) comes second.

Admission: Admission to this event is FREE! But please, no coolers our outside drinks. Security and Sanford PD will ask you to throw away. There will be plenty of options for drinks and dining in and around the event site. . . . INCLUDING A V.I.P. AREA!!!! That’s right, for only $35 (in advance, $45 day of) you get:
*Premium Viewing Area
*Complimentary Beer, Wine, and Spirits
*Pit Row access, hang out with the teams racing
*Meet and greet with Tom and Dan
*Access to food trucks