Please click here to view all Sanford Halloween Events for 2016

Although it may be hard to believe, the cool breeze of fall weather is upon us. We are looking forward to not only a change in the weather, but also all the exciting things that are happening right here in Sanford. Get your pen and calendar ready, because you’re going to want to save these upcoming events!

(A separate guide for Sanford’s Best Halloween Events 2016 will be published by the end of September!)


sip and plantSip & Plant

When: Friday Sept. 2nd, 8PM-10PM

Where: Rabbitfoot Cafe 307 E 2nd St

What: Come create your own succulant masterpiece. We will provide all the materials you need to bring home a one of a kind piece of living art to take home!

Admission: The Class and instruction will be $35.00 and will include a glass of wine, beer or signature cocktails.

Info: Please RSVP to space is limited.



kung fu panda 3Free Zoovie: Kung Fu Panda 3

When: Saturday Sept. 3rd, 2PM-3:30PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: The Zoo is hosting a free showing of Kung Fu Panda 3! Join us inside in the Safari room of the Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center on Zoo property. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the movie will begin at 2:00 p.m. Movie run time is 1 hour 35 minutes. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Zoo admission separate and not required to attend.

Admission: Free!

Info:  For more information, please call 407.323.4450 ext. 105

kidxKidX Social Nights

When: Tuesday Sept. 6th, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Seminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir.

What: Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm-6:30pm for our KidX Social events. Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet with some of our tenants while participating in a fun, interactive activity such as Make Your Own Sundae, Make Your Own Nachos, and more

Admission: Free for Kidx Members! It’s FREE to become a member. click here and enjoy the benefits!

Info: (407) 323-1843



minionsFree Movie: Minions at Library

When: Wednesday Sept. 7th, 6PM-7:30PM

Where: Sanford Library

What: The Sanford Library will be showing the minions. Kids are welcome to wear their favorite Pjs, bring a comfy blanket and pillow and their favorite snack.

Admission: Free!

Info: (407) 665-1500 

sunset at the zooSunset(s) at the Zoo

When: 5:30PM to Sunset. September 8th and 22nd, October 6th and 20th.

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: Live Music. Beer, Wine and Snacks Available for Purchase.

Admission: 21 and over $5

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100.


wops-hopsHalf Way to St. Paddy’s Day Party

When: Saturday Sept. 10th, 7:30PM-10PM

Where: Wops Hops 419 S Sanford Ave

What: Join the Wops Hops crew and Hard to Port, an incredibly talented Celtic Fusion Band for a night of Irish themed music and good times! Our Half way to St. Paddy’s day party is going to be big this year, save the date and put your drinking pants on, this is going to be a night that you’ll never forget even if you have a hard time remembering parts of it.

Admission: Free

Info: Visit the Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day event page or call (407) 878-7819


sanford community clean up Sanford Community Clean up

When: Sunday September 11th,  9:30AM-11PM

WhereHistoric Downtown Sanford

What: The time has come my friends, the summer will be over and we return to taking care of our city of Sanford.

September 11th is looked at nationally as a day of volunteering, and in 2009 Congress designated it as a National Day of Service and Remembrance – with volunteerism and community outreach going on nationwide to become “one of the largest days of charitable service in US History”. So let us truly pay honor to that day with heading out to the streets of Sanford and helping to steward the town we live in – our home!

We will meet starting at 9:30am – 9:45am, and then head out to clean from 10am – 11am in teams covering as far around downtown as we can, to the Riverwalk, and from 1792 to Mellonville if we have enough volunteers.

Afterwards we will meet for a drink from Paul Williams at Celery City Craft and a meeting to catch up, and design how we will approach the cleanups for the fall.

PLEASE RSVP so we can get an idea of how many plan on being there and how much ground we can cover. Stay tuned here for meeting locations/etc.

Admission: FREE-Volunteering

Info: If you have questions post them here, or get in touch with John DiDonna, Zach Waters, or Paul Williams.


When: Wednesday September 14th, 6PM

Where: Celery City 114 S Palmetto Ave

What: Pucker up, because Celery City is throwing our first sour beer event! To celebrate the end of summer, we’ll be featuring 10 sours from various breweries including; Crooked Stave, Jolly Pumpkin, Hourglass, Big Top and more! To sweeten the deal, we’ll be raffling off some very unique sour bottles as well. Come enjoy the sour outage before the summer gose-way.

Admission: Free to attend

Info: Visit the Celery City Sour Outage event page  or call (407) 915-5541



When: Saturday September 17th, 1PM-2:30PM

Where: Seminole Towne Center

What:Ahoy, all pretty princesses and pint-sized pirates! Don your best buccaneer breeches, eye patches, sparkling tiaras and beautiful ball gowns during the KidX Club’s Pirate & Princess Party at Seminole Towne Center.

Enjoy a swashbuckling adventure and embark on a great treasure hunt with rich rewards. Come face-to-face with a pirate and princess favorite plus enjoy live entertainment, treats and more in celebration and anticipation of International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Our high seas swashbuckler will also host crafts, face painting, photo opportunities and themed giveaways.

Admission: Free!


Night HikeNight Hike at the Zoo!

When: Saturday Sept. 17th, 7:30PM-

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 US-17

What: Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at night during this exciting nocturnal adventure! The evening will begin in the Discovery Center with up close animal encounters. Fascinating night life will come to light as we venture into the Zoo for a guided flashlight tour and explore the Zoo after dark.


This is a great program for families, but because it is a late night program, children must be five years or older to attend. Registration is available online at or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email

Admission: Annual Pass Holders: $15 adults / $10 children (ages 5-12)
Non-Pass Holders: $20 adults / $15 children (ages 5-12)
Tour is approximately 2 hours. Must be 5 years or older. Registration required. Reservations and payment is required by Sept 9, 2016.

Info: call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or email

Ellens Wine Room Sanford FLThursday Fall Wine Dinner

When: September 22nd, 6PM-9PM

Where: Ellen’s Wine Room 440 Sanford Ave

What: * 2 New California Wines: New- Freak Show Blend & 1000 Stories Zinfandel (Bourbon Barrel Aged). Excelsior Chardonnay, Salcheto Chianti, Villa Rosa Moscato

Appetizer Platter, Madeira Ham w Apricots with Scallopped Potatoes, Green Beans, Marys Berry Salad, Crusty Bread & Dessert

Admission: $20 per person. Please RSVP – limited seating

Info: 407-936-1705

Pirate Festival at Wops Hops7th Annual Pirates Festival

When: September 23-24, 12PM-10PM

Where: Wops Hops 419 S Sanford Ave & Little Fish Huge Pond 401 Sanford Ave

WhatClick here to view the schedule and events for this event.

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: (407) 221-1499






Central Florida Soap Box Derby

Photo by The Sanford Project

Sanford Soap Box Derby

When: Saturday 24th, 7AM

Where: Derby Park  2199 Oregon Ave

What: All American Soap Box Derby

Admission: Free event for spectators!


Spirits in Sanford Halloween Art Show

Photo by Ashley Jane Photography

Spirits in Sanford

When: Friday September 30th-Saturday October 1st

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery 211 E 1st St

What: 8th Annual Spirits in Sanford Reception & Art Show

The Champagne Reception Preview Party (6 – 8pm) on Friday, September 30 allows devoted collectors to see the show first and buy early. Attendees will enjoy blood orange champagne cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, photo opportunities with costumed characters, and a chance to mingle with the artists in an intimate setting. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Saturday’s show, on October 1, is open to the public from 9am to 3pm and will showcase a wide variety of styles including papier mache collectibles, art dolls of spun cotton, polymer clay figures, and jewelry. The fourteen juried artists will be present, selling items that are original and hand-made.

Passionate collectors seeking handmade and one of a kind offerings will want to come early for the best selection at this edgy and spirited Halloween art show and sale.

Admission: Fridays Reception: $20 includes gourmet hor d’oeuvres, artists’ mingle, and entry to show on Saturday. Saturdays Show: Entry is $5 at the door.

Info: Call the gallery to reserve tickets.  Reservations must be made in advance by telephoning the gallery at 407-323-2774.

beauty & the beastDisney’s Beauty and the Beast

When: September 30th, 2016 at 7:30pm, October 1st, 7th, and 8th, 2016 at 7:30pm, October 2nd and 9th, 2016 at 3pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Step into our enchanted world, while the WDPAC Repertory Company and WDPAC jrs present, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over 13 years and was nominated for 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Performance’s Sponsored by 
The McLean Insurance Group

Costumes Sponsored by 

The Law Firm of Fowler, O’Quinn, Feeney & Sneed, P.A.

Admission: VIP and VIP Box Seating $27, House $22, Balcony $20. **Call the Box Office for Group Rates. Click here to Purchase Your Ticket Today!

Info: 407-321-8111

Dance in the street tourThe Barn presents Dance in the Street Tour

When: September 30th, 5PM-9PM

Where: The Barn in Sanford 1200 S French Ave

What: This evening will be full of Live Music, DJ’s, Dance Troops, Craft & Food Vendors

We dedicate this evening as a gift to the Pulse Night Club Victims in Orlando.

Volunteer & Vendor information Future Dance Locations Contact

Alonzo Vargaras, Jr. Executive Producer Latin Quarters Nightlife Entertainment

Admission: ***FREE ADMISSION***


#SSCThrowback: Celebrate the Music – Theatre

When: Sept. 30th, Oct.1st, Oct.6th, Oct.7th, Oct.8th @ 7:30pm and Oct.2nd, Oct.9th @ 2pm

Where: Seminole State College 100 Weldon Boulevard

What: A juke box musical celebrating top Billboard hits of the past 50 years, everything from Chubby Checkers to Lady Gaga!

Admission: Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 4 pm; Saturday 4pm – 7:30 pm. Ticket prices: $10, $8 for seniors (60+) and students of other schools, and free to Seminole State College employees and currently enrolled Seminole State students. Seminole State College students must present either their current class schedule or paid registration slip for this term along with a photo ID in order to receive their complimentary ticket. For your convenience, you may also purchase tickets online at For information/reservations, please call 407-708-2506.


west end logoWest End Trading Company turns 10!

When: Saturday October 1st, 6PM-2Am

Where: West End 202 S Sanford Ave

What: Live Music:
Whole Wheat BreadVictims of CircumstanceNoNeedAbandon The Midwest & more

Admission: FREE SHOW!!!

Info: Visit the Facebook Page for more Info.


Paint with Nick! A kids event!

When: October 2nd, 10AM & 12:45PM

Where: Rabbitfoot

What: Come spend a Sunday with our resident artist Nick Criscitelli. Nick will be hosting a painting class geared just for kids. Since fall is coming up he will be doing a fall inspired painting class. Ages 5+ are welcome. The cost includes all the materials and instruction. Space is limited please RSVP to We will have two seating for this class, 10:00 and 12:45.

Admission: $12

Info: Visit the event Facebook Page for more Info. and stay in the loop



national night out 2016Sanford’s National Night Out

When: Tuesday October 4th, 5PM-8PM

Where: Fort Mellon Park

What: Come out and meet your community and police! There will be bounce houses, face painting, child fingerprinting, a photo booth, Target’s bike giveaway and much much more!!

Admission: Free!

Info: 407.688.5070


kidxKidX Social

When: October 4th, 5:30PM-6:30PM

Where: Seminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir.

What: Join us the first Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm-6:30pm for our KidX Social events. Kids will have the opportunity to meet and greet with some of our tenants while participating in a fun, interactive activity such as Make Your Own Sundae, Make Your Own Nachos, and more

Admission: Free for Kidx Members! It’s FREE to become a member. click here and enjoy the benefits!

Info: (407) 323-1843



Beetlejuice**CANCELLED** Movie in the Square

**Friday’s Outdoor Movie in the Square, “Beetlejuice” has been cancelled due to Hurricane Matthew. See you next month for the Secret Garden.**
: Friday October 7th, 8PM

Where: Downtown Sanford in Magnolia Square, near the clock tower.

What: Bring your picnic baskets and chairs and settle in for a movie under the stars in beautiful Magnolia Square (1st Street – historic downtown Sanford). The event is free!

Admission: This event is FREE!




Pumpkin Pampering Party :: Multi-Vendor Event

When: Saturday October 8th, 7PM-9PM

Where: The Center of Wellness Sanford 116 S. Park Avenue

What: You do not want to miss our first Small Businesses Sanford multi-vendor event, featuring six small business with connections to the Sanford community!
Businesses include:

-Gracie Rose Design Co., handmade jewelry
& It Works products by Kelly Gartner
-It’s Sew Tweed, hand-sewn goods by Michelle Tweed
-Jamberry Nail Wraps with Nicole Yelle
-LuLaRoe Jessica Vergara
-Norwex with Kimberly Miller
-Younique with Rachel Smith

Admission: This event is FREE to attend.

oktoberfest-at-the-moose-lodgeOktoberfest at the Sanford Moose Lodge

When: Saturday October 8th, 5pm

Where: Sanford Moose Lodge 2660 S Palmetto Ave

What: Oktoberfest Celebration this Saturday Night
starting with Dinner at 5 PM.
Traditional Foods to fit the theme.
Come early it’ll be a busy night for sure.

Admission: This event is FREE to attend.


young-frankensteinSpotlight Theatre Presents: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

When: Friday October 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th & 16th, Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 pm, Sundays 2:30pm

Where: First Presbyterian Church 320 S Park Ave

What: From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Admission: Adults $20.00 & Children/Students $15


Claudia and Sumalee in dirndls at Oktoberfest send Sumalee to Germany

Alive After 5 Oktoberfest

When: Thursday October 13th, 5PM-8PM

Where: Downtown Sanford 1st Street

What: Guten tag, it’s time to break out your leiderhosen and dirndls! Sanford is home to the reknowned and nationally-ranked Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Restaurant and together with Alive After 5 we hold Central Florida’s BEST Oktoberfest celebration, — the largest and most anticipated street party of the year — and this year it debuts as a 2-night event — Thursday, Oktober 13 and Friday, October 14. There’s an exciting lineup of Oktoberfest favorites and so much more, so mark your calendar, share the event, grab your pals, and come down for a pint and a polka. Prost!

Admission: FREE!

Info: 407-302-2586

As an extension of this popular event, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe will be hosting another day of Oktoberfest on Friday, October 14th!

Hollerbach FamilyHollerbach’s Oktoberfest

When: Thursday October 14th, 5PM-12AM

Where: Magnolia Square and Second Street

What: On Friday, Oktober 14th from 6:00 to 11:00 the celebration moves from 1st Street to Magnolia Square and 2nd street. We will have expanded German food offerings including Buster’s Bistro’s famous frites. For entertainment Marty Gross and the Sonneschein Express will be back for the second night, performing from 6:00 to 10:00. The Alpine rose dancers will be teaching guests German dance moves and Sanford’s own Cowboy Keith will be doing last call to finish up the party from 10:00 to 11:00. West End Trading Co. and Celery City have agreed to add a full liquor bar at the corner of 2nd and palmetto.

This event we will have food and drink tickets. So, if you want to beat the lines and get your tickets now along with some cool swag then you should check out these packages and buy now! Event Vouchers are for Friday, Oktober 14th and will be available to pick up the day of the event at the check-in station. (More information to come)

Info: Click here for your food & drink tickets.

flamencoCorazon Flamenco Presented by Flamenco del Sol

When: October 14th & 15th, 8PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Silence.  Circular hand movements flutter like doves.  An explosion of percussion. A tangle of guitar chords.  Joy, sorrow, longing, a heartbeat…el CORAZON FLAMENCO.  For the first time in Orlando and direct from Madrid, flamenco dance great Angel Rojas performs alongside Flamenco del Sol in CORAZON FLAMENCO, formally announcing their artistic partnership embodied in the Sanford based Academia Flamenco del Sol.  Join us in celebration of the music and movement that breathes life… the art of flamenco.

Admission: $39.95/$44.95/$49.95 Click Here to Purchase Your Ticket Today!

Info: 407-321-8111

Bat House WorkshopBat House Building Workshop

When: October 15th, 1PM-2:30PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 US-17

What: 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: Register online at or call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 and make reservations by September 23 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.

Info:  407.323.4450 ext. 123


Pumpkin Carvers Wanted!

When: October 15th, 6PM-9PM

Where: The Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E 1st St

What: This is an “ALL CALL” for pumpkin carvers.

The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is hosting LIVE pumpkin carving demonstrations as part of the pumpkin and Jack-O-Lantern themed Sanford Art Walk titled “Out of our Gourd!” on Saturday, October 15, 6-9pm.

Tables and booths will be provided for any pre-carved Jack-O-Lanterns you would like to sell as well as any Fall/Halloween themed arts and crafts.

Procedures –
1) Call the The Historic Sanford Welcome Center to reserve a table and/or booth by October 14th.
2) Arrive at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center by 5:30 to set up.
3) Bring pumpkin already crowned, scooped and cleaned. Feel free to improvise your design or have your design pre-drawn on your pumpkin if you already have a plan.
4) Carving demonstators can receive tips and offer their carvings for sale at the end of the event. If you plan on bringing pre-carved pumpkins for sale (or any other Fall/Halloween themed arts and crafts), please tell the receptionist when you call to register.

Info: For more information and to register, please call 407-302-2586

Register early to make the most of promoting and advertising your participation — If you want to be included in the PR for the event, please provide a link to bio and photos


Pumpkin Carving Contest

When: October 15th, 6PM-9PM

Where: The Historic Sanford Welcome Center 230 E 1st St

What: Your original carved pumpkin could win the $100 Grand Prize or one of the bonus prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place runner-ups

Anyone and everyone of all ages are invited to submit their original carved pumpkins (or gourds) in the contest and be a part of this “Out of Gourd”Sanford Art Walk event!

How to submit –
1) Drop-off your carved pumpkin or gourd to the Welcome Center on Saturday, October 15 between 10am-6:00pm, pay your $1 submission fee and fill out the submission slip.
2) They can be painted and decorated with other materials, but carving (subtractive and additive) should be the main affect.
3) All submissions will be on display at the Welcome Center for the duration of the Art Walk (6-9pm). A panel of judges will determine the winners. Patrons will be invited to select their favorites by ballot for the “People’s Choice Award”
4) Winners will be announced from the front steps of the Welcome Center at the end of the Art Walk, at 9:00pm
5) Pumpkins should be taken home after announcement of winners. The Welcome Center is not responsible for pumpkins left on the premises.

Info: For more information and to register, call 407-302-2586


G3 Church Pumpkin Patch

When: October 15th-October 31st

Where: G3 Church 1607 S. Sanford Ave.

What: The Pumpkin Patch hours for the weekend are:
Friday…2p – 7p
Saturday…10a – 7p
Sunday…12p – 7p

Admission: Free to Attend!

Info: (407) 928-9687


the blobMovie Classics on Magnolia Presents “The Blob”

When: Thursday October 20th, 7:26PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Teenagers Steve (Steven McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man then seeing it grow to a terrifying size.  In spite of its chortle-worthy premise and dated special effects, The Blob remains a prime example of how satisfying cheesy B-movie monster thrills can be.

Admission: $5 cash at the door

Info: (407) 708-2360

Sanford Civic Center

Sanford Civic Center

Sanford Fall Wellness Fair & Expo

When: October 22nd, 9AM-1PM

Where: Sanford Civic Center 401 E Seminole Blvd

What:The Wellness Fair will feature free screenings, interactive exhibits, demonstrations, product sampling, door prizes and more.

 Admission: FREE to the public!
Info: Click here for the events Facebook page

zoo boo bashZoo Boo Bash!

When: October 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th, 9AM3PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo 3755 U.S. 17

What: Trick-or-treat in the wildest neighborhood in town during ZOO Boo Bash. It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goody bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. If you forget your costume, not a problem, our face painter will help you fit right in. Walk on Water Balls will also be available for an additional charge. Learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.

Costume Contest: 1:00 p.m. each day

Animal themed costumes – one for under 5 years of age and one for 6 to 12 year olds

Non-animal themed costumes – one for under 5 years of age and one for 6 to 12 year olds

Group costumes – all ages

Admission: This event is included in general Zoo admission; additional fees may apply for certain activities.

Info: For more information, call 407.323.4450 ext 100. For sponsorship and vendor opportunities, call 407.323.4450 ext 128.

central-baptist-fall-festivalFree Fall Festival at Central Baptist Church

When: October 22nd, 4PM-7PM

Where: Central Baptist 519 S Park Ave.

What:We will have food, games, face painting, a hay ride, photo area, an illusion show, prizes and a ton of fun!

We want to invite your family to join us!

 Admission: FREE!
Info: 407-322-2914

Sanford Jazz EnsambleSanford Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert

When: October 23rd, 3PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is a volunteer community orchestra made up of a diverse group of excellent musicians, dedicated to the preservation of the Big Band Jazz Tradition. The band’s extensive repertoire covers a wide range of material from the classic swing era to the contemporary jazz styles of today.

all-souls-harvest-festival-2All Souls Annual Community Harvest Festival

When: November 4th-November 6th

Where: All Souls Catholic Church 3280 W. 1st St. (SR46)

What: It’s that time of the year again and it’s time for fair rides, food, entertainment and family fun!

Admission: Admission is free, prices for tickets and wristbands for rides and games can be viewed at

Info: 407-322-3795

pumpkin carving9th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

When: Tuesday Oct. 25th, 12PM-12AM

Where: West End Trading Co. 202 S Sanford Ave

What: VOTING RULES! We will post pics on West End FB page and share the thread on Celery City and Rabbitfoot (as well as this event). MOST LIKES = WINNER. Must be likes from the original post!

$150 in cash/tab/prizes 1ST, $75 2ND, $50 3RD. We will watch Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin at 8pm while we carve at West End!!!!

Admission: Free

Toy StoryMovie in the Square: Toy Story

When: November 4th, 8PM

Where: Downtown Sanford in Magnolia Square, near the clock tower.

What: Bring your picnic baskets and chairs and settle in for a movie under the stars in beautiful Magnolia Square (1st Street – historic downtown Sanford). The event is free!

Admission: The event is FREE! 


Planetarium at Seminole State College

Fall Star Party 2016

When: November 12th, 6PM-10PM

Where: Seminole State College, 100 Weldon Blvd., B

What: The Planetarium is proud to host 2016’s Fall Star Party on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 6-10 p.m. Our visitors will be treated to telescope viewings of the moon; the planets Venus, Mars, and Saturn; and numerous galaxies, star clusters and nebulae. There will also be several presentations throughout the star party area.

Once again, we’ll be hosting several of Orlando’s delicious food trucks, so bring an appetite for fun and food!

Most importantly (like at all planetarium star parties), admission to the event is completely free! There will be plenty of space in the star party area for visitors to bring chairs and blankets.

The event will take place in the faculty and staff parking lot adjacent to building B and the planetarium, just off College Drive on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The food trucks will be set up along the front sidewalk of the planetarium, and visitors can park in the lots in front of building B.

Admission: The event is FREE! 



Fall Craft Sale

When: November 15th, 9AM-2:00PM

Where: Sanford Senior Center 401 E. Seminole Blvd.

What: Crafts for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be for sale.

Admission: Free. Table rentals for sales are $15

Info: (407)688-5129




sofa and sudsSofas and Suds

When: Sunday, November 20th, 2PM-6PM

Where: West End 202 S Sanford Ave

What: Sponsored by Rolling Rock Beer and The Current-Sanford Florida!

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. 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!!!!

There are a limited amount of tickets for sale, which can be purchased here, guarantee your spot in the Sofas and Suds V.I.P section. There will be a will-call at the event for any tickefly purchases!

There will also be a market on Sanford Ave at 4th Street featuring Pet Rescue by Judy, and the winter blanket donation spot from Frankie at Apartment E.

Check out our Facebook Page Sofas And Suds. Also, search the event on Youtube to see some fun moments at the past events.

This event is rain or shine!

Admission: Admission to this event is FREE! This event will INCLUDE 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

presale VIP tickets
Details: Sofas and Suds 2016 at West End Trading Company

There are a limited amount of tickets for sale, which can be purchased here, guarantee your spot in the Sofas and Suds V.I.P section. There will be a will-call at the event for any tickefly purchases!

Info: Sofa and Suds Event Page or Call (407) 322-7475

Puttin on the Ritz 2014

Puttin on the Ritz 2014

Puttin on the Ritz Puttin’ On the Ritz, Rockin’ the 50’s

When: November 5th, 6PM-9:30PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 Magnolia Ave

What: Street Party: 6PM – 8PM. Indoor Entertainment: 8PM- 9:3PM Do you like poodle skirts? Leather jackets? Hula hoops? Bubble gum?
Join us for our 4th annual fundraiser beginning outdoors with fun 50’s food, cash bar and silent auction at 6PM.  Then let us entertain you inside, 50’s style! Rockin’ the main stage at 8PM.

Admission: $30, Click Here to Purchase Today

Info: 407-321-8111.


beer festBad at Business Beer Fest

When: Saturday November 19th, noon-9pm

Where: West End, Palmetto Street

What: This event will feature beer tastings and food trucks with special guests Tom and Dan, of “A Mediocre Time with Tom and Dan” weekly podcast, at the event. The Beerfest will occur from 2 -5 PM with setup starting at NOON. Following the Beerfest, the food trucks will continue with their event from 5-8 PM although the beer tasting will end at 5 PM.


(More information to come)