Sanford365’s 2020 Valentine’s Event Guide and Things to Do in Sanford, FL!

Sanford365’s 2020 Valentine’s Event Guide and Things to Do in Sanford, FL!

Whether you plan on spending this day with the love of your life or with your girlfriends we’ve got you covered on all things Valentine’s happening in Sanford.

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY.

Check back often because we a will add more events as they become available! 

Post Your Love

When: Jan 31 – Feb 29

WhereSeminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: In honor of Valentine’s Day, Seminole Towne Center has installed a new art display encouraging guests to celebrate the love in their lives – and share it to inspire fellow guests to feel the love this Valentine’s season. Guests are invited to participate by placing a sticky note with words of love on a designated wall at Seminole Towne Center.

This installation will be located in Center Court by the up escalator and will be on display January 31, 2020 through February 29, 2020.

Grab a post-it and SPREAD THE LOVE!

Cost: Free!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


 

Valentine Vintage Pop-up at The Rosie Lee Co. [Rescheduled]

When: February 2nd @ 10:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WhereThe Rosie Lee Co. 111 E 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771

What: NEW DATE FEB. 2nd

Are you looking for the perfect outfit for Valentine’s Day?

Join The Chiffon Cat Vintage and Quirky Quriosities Vintage at The Rosie Lee Co. for a selection of specially curated vintage clothing and accessories with Valentine’s Day in mind! Come try tea and treats while you shop and support local, sustainable fashion!

Cost: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


KidX Bestie Bash

When: February 1st @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WhereSeminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: KidX Club Member are invite to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their Bestie at Best Bash!

Join us for hearts and crafts, sweet treats, face painting, glitter tattoos and more!

Become a KidX Member here: https://seminoletownecenter.com/events-news/program/kidx-club

Cost: Free!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


 

Valentine’s Day Wine Painting at 119 French

When: February 6th @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where119 French 119 S. French Ave Sanford, FL 32771

What: Bring your valentine, bring your friends! This will be a fun painting to enjoy wine with. This canvas painting will make the perfect wall decoration!

The event lasts from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and make sure you come thirsty for some delicious wines! You must purchase your ticket beforehand to book your spot. If you have a special occasion, please reach out and let Lauren know so she can prepare to make your night even better!

This is an acrylic painting and the paint and everything needed to complete your masterpiece is supplied. Bring an apron if you’d like, or wear some paint clothes in case it gets messy!

Your ticket includes all of the supplies that you will need to complete your painting. Of course you’ll be able to take your paintings home with you to show off to your friends and family!

Lauren will be assisting you throughout the process to ensure that you have something to be proud of in the end. This event is all about having fun, and that will be a definite!

Cost: $20, Click Here for Tickets!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Galentine’s Sip ‘n Shop

When: February 8th @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

WhereSeminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Gather your girls for our Galentine’s Sip ‘n Shop! Join us for sangria, mimosas and mocktails.

Other features include:
Candy bar
Mirror Photo Booth
Wine Glass Painting
Product Samples
Flash Tattoos
Exclusive Retailer Discounts
Giveaways and more!

Cost: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Galentines REFIT Party

When: February 13th @ 6:30PM-7:30PM

WhereWestview Baptist Church 4100 H.E. Thomas Jr. Pkwy. (CR 46A), Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come join us for a FUN Valentines ??themed REFIT®? class and party (after your work out ?) Come wearing your favorite valentines colors/ workout outfit, for class. We have a fun valentines themed playlist for everyone, and after class we will have some special treats for everyone!! Invite your friends to come and try class as well, what a fun way to introduce them to REFIT®???

Cost:: FREE!!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Galentine’s Day Wine & Cupcake Tasting at Luisa’s Cellar

**SOLD OUT**

When: February 13th @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM 

Where:Luisa’s Cellar 206 S Sanford Ave Sanford, FL 32771 

What: Its that time of the year again! Bring your girlfriends and join us for a fun event to celebrate friendship and good wine. We will be offering 4 wines perfectly paired with 4 cupcakes offered by Small Cupcakes along with a wonderful sparkling wine as a reception to get the party started. We will be also offering $5 tapas 5pm-7pm. Live music to compliment the event. Hope to see you all here! Limited to 30 seats so buy your tickets ASAP! You will pay half at check out and the rest the day of the event. The class begins at 7pm.

Wine club members a 10% discount.

Cost: $30 per person, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


10 Year Anniversary Love Your Shorts Film Festival

When: February 13th-16th

WhereWayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S Magnolia Ave Sanford, FL 32771 United States

What: The Love Your Shorts Film Festival celebrates short films in Sanford, Florida (located just twenty minutes north of Orlando).
We screen only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening and the audience votes for their favorites. The winning films from each block advance to a final block for a panel of judges to pick the overall festival winner.

At the end of each block a brief Q&A session is conducted between the filmmakers and audience members.

Cost: Ticket prices vary, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Grams for Zoo Animals!

When: February 13th-16th @ 9:00 AM- 5 PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens 3755 West Seminole Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Instead of flowers and cards, give the animals what they really want! A tasty treat and some extra love this Valentine’s Day.

For a donation of $3 or more, now through Saturday, February 15, the animal of your choosing will receive a Valentine’s Gram with your name on it – or the name of someone special in your life – as well as a delicious treat*.

Order by Saturday, February 15 and your treat will be delivered to your valentine during regular Zoo hours on Friday, February 14; Saturday, February 15; or Sunday, February 16.

The zookeepers will be donating their time to act as cupid and make these special treats! All proceeds from the Valentine’s Grams will be donated to the wild fire relief efforts in Australia.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


 

Valentine’s Day Lunch Cruise

When: February 14th @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WhereSt John’s Rivership Co LLC 433 North Palmetto Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

What: Grab your Valentine and join for a special Valentine’s lunch cruise.

Boarding begins half AN hour before departure

Cost: $56

Info: Call to reserve your spot today, 321.441.3030


For the Love of Craft Beer- Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pairing

When: February 14th @ 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Where:Deviant Wolfe Brewing 121 W 1st St. Sanford, FL 32771

What: Looking for something fun to do on Valentine’s Day? Join us for a beer and chocolate pairing on Friday, February 14th. Flights include four Deviant Wolfe beers paired with four Valentine’s Day chocolates from Betsey K’s Chocolate Factory. The pairing is based on flavor profiles of both the beer and its matching chocolate, so each complement each other for sheer dessert perfection!

Deviant Wolfe Beer Flight Menu will be announced soon.

Cost: Flights are available for presale- $17, Click Here to Purchase! Supplies are limited, so purchase ahead or arrive early.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


I Love Myself Yoga Valentines Day

When: February 14th @ 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Where1Raw Yoga and Natural Products 541 N. Palmetto Ave. Suite 102, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Join Mignon for a gentle flow yoga along with self-love affirmations, R&B jams, and Reiki positive energy.

Cost: $15

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Day His & Hers Package: Craft Beer, Sushi, Chocolate

When: February 14th @ 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Where119 French Bar & Bites 119 S. French Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Want to avoid crazy busy, overpriced restaurants? Come celebrate Valentine’s day with us!!

Delicious Dessert Shooters!
Drink Specials!
Spin the wheel to win prizes!
Live Music!
Fish and Chips!
Special Cheese platter!
Amazing appetizers and more!
Candles and flowers!

Reservations not required, but available if desired! Please message us!

119 French serves over 80 beers, a great selection of wine, and tasty bites to choose from!

Pet and kid friendly courtyard with Cornhole and a great seating area!

Parking: Additional parking is located behind the bar on 2nd St. between S. French Ave and Laurel Ave.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE AND GET LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS?

When: February 14th @ 5:00 PM

Where: The Old Jailhouse Sanford 113 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE AND GET LOCKED UP BEHIND BARS?

?On Valentine, starting at 5pm, we’re celebrating cupid in a very unique way!

After you make a reservation, not only will you experience a chef inspired three course dinner at $100 per couple and a free glass of bubbles, but you will also have the option to participate in our “LOVELOCK GIVEAWAY SPECIAL”:

If you choose to, please bring a padlock with both your initials and you will receive a 15% DISCOUNT, which will be valid on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with a minimum purchase of two entrees, on your next visit to the Old Jailhouse, within the next three months.

To redeem your giveaway, you will be given a red envelope per couple, for you to bring back on your return.

On your behalf, we will securely place your lovelock in our piazza on our “love gate”, a symbol of your love locked away behind bars!

So Join us on Valentines dinner by making your reservations at 407-548-6964?.
Don’t wait for the last minute!
Secure your table now!

We will also be open at lunch with the regular lunch menu between 11.30am and 2pm.

Cost: $100 per couple including a glass of bubbles, Click Here to view menu and reserve your table!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentines-Wine, Music & Chocolates at Ellen’s Wine Room

When: February 14th @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

WhereBrix & Mortar Urban Winery 117 S. Palmetto Ave Sanford, Florida 32771

What: ?? Stop by this Valentine’s Day and add a special dessert pairing to your wine flight! ?? We’ve paired 5 wines with 5 delicious sweets for you to enjoy, but it’s your flight so choose any wines you’d like! ?? Here’s our recommendation:

2017 Chardonnay w/ Chocolate Covered Cherries

Raspberry Wine w/ White Chocolate Caramel Clusters & Raspberry Drizzle

2017 Syrah w/ Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

Dry Red w/ Yogurt Covered Pretzel & Blackberry Drizzle

Sweet Red w/ Colombian Dark Chocolate

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentines-Wine, Music & Chocolates at Ellen’s Wine Room

When: February 14th @ 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where: Ellen’s Wine Room – Sanford, Florida 440 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Valentines ? Music ? &
Chocolates ??
Stop in February 14th
4 pm until midnight
“Romance your Sweetie “
Chuck on Guitar playing
?? songs at 7:30 pm until
White, Red or Rose Wines – ?
( or a “Bubbly” ? )
Chocolate with Every ? or ?
(free” Cheez-It’s or Pretzels)
“Come and Sing Along
with Chuck ? “

Cost: Free to Attend.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Day His & Hers Package: Craft Beer, Sushi, Chocolate

When: February 14th @ 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM

WhereCelery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Spend your special Valentine’s Day here at Celery City and enjoy three items to share from our special Valentine’s Day menu from our award-winning and delicious Korean-inspired sushi kitchen.

Enjoy your special night with us!

Cost: For only $40 you’ll also get two craft beers plus you’ll get a box of chocolates and a rose!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Date Night Workshop

When: February 14th @ 6:00 PM & 8 PM

Where: Wondermade 214 E 1st St Sanford Orlando Fl 32771

WhatCome for a night filled with love and marshmallows. Hear the story of Wondermade, get a tour of the kitchen, and create your own gourmet marshmallow treats. This workshop lasts for one hour and includes a complimentary hot chocolate and slab of marshmallows to take home.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day we will have some special treats added to the event.

Want to get dinner while in Sanford? Drop us an email and we’d love to make a recommendation tailored to your dining preferences!

Cost: Tickets are $20/person and space is limited.

Info: https://wondermade.com/collections/events


Tea & Chocolate Pairing at The Rosie Lee

When: February 14th @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WhereThe Rosie Lee Co. 108 S Park Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What:  Join us for a romantic evening of tea & chocolate tasting. Each guest will have the opportunity to sample some of our finest loose leaf teas which will be paired with a variety of decadent chocolate treats!

Cost: $19 per person, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Day Dinner at Buster’s Bistro

When: February 14th @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where:Buster’s Bistro! 300 S. Sanford Ave. Sanford , FL

What: Valentine’s Day is a tradition for Buster’s as much as it is for anyone, we’ve been proud to serve up some creative takes on classic European dishes for everyone’s enjoyment. We hope you’ll join us this year, tickets are available and include a personalized message and a special gift to share with your significant other. Menu is as follows:

Amuse Bouche with a glass of Strawberry Champagne.

First Course:
Garden salad with seasonal vegetables
-or-
Fried brie with grape and stonefruit mostarda.

Entrée:
Salmon with grilled carrots, faro, butternut squash puree.
-or-
Chicken Kiev, with spring peas, roasted mushrooms, pomme puree.
-or-
Seasonal vegetable risotto

Dessert:
Chef’s Creation

Cost: $35 per person, seats are limited so make plans soon!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Jack & Jill Scotch Doubles

When: February 14th @ 6:00 PM – 2:00 AM

WhereRacks Billiards and Sports Bar 312 N Entrance Road, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come join us for Valentines Day including our Ladies Night BOGO Wines and Martinis and 50% of Margaritas, We also have ….

$6 LOVE BITES SHOTS
$6 MINTY KISSES SHOTS
$6 CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRY SHOTS

$8 LOVE POTION NO.9
$8 SINGLE LADY SANGRIA

and while your here enjoying the specials you can also sign up for our scotch doubles tournament made for Jack & Jack, Jill & Jill, or Jack & Jill what ever makes you happy!!!

Cost: $30 per couple

Info: Contact Leah Nusbaum for more info on the Tournament (407) 760-5157


Valentine Special for 2 at Board & Brush

When: February 14th @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Where:Board & Brush Sanford FL 111 N. Oak Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Everyone does dinner and drinks. Do something different for your special person. Create and drink with us. Reserve two seats before we sell out. One for you and one for someone special.

Cost: $68 CLICK HERE TO PICK YOUR WORKSHOP! Use coupon code VAL2020 and save $36!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


80’s Valentines Prom Night

When: February 14th @ 7:00 PM-12 AM 

Where520 on the Water 520 E. Palmetto Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

What: Go back in time to the 80’s. 520 on the water is hosting an awesome all inclusive Valentine’s Day Prom Dance. Tickets include a full dinner buffet, desserts, entertainment, beer. wine, and signature beverages. Best dressed will be crowned prom king and queen.  Late night s’mores will be included to guests outside by the fire pit.

Tickets include
  • A Full dinner buffet
  • Desserts
  • Entertainment ( DJ / Dancing / Trivia )
  • A Photo Booth
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Signature Cocktail

Cost: $60 per person, Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets! Purchase your 2 tickets today for you and your Valentine as limited space is available.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page! For more information or group seating please email vickydaws@bellsouth.net.


Valentine’s Champagne, Cocktails & Dessert at Luisa’s Cellar

When: February 14th @ 7:00 PM-10 PM 

Where:Luisa’s Cellar 206 S Sanford Ave Sanford, FL 32771 

What: Our Speakesy is the perfect setting for a wonderful and intimate setting during Valentine’s Day. Join us in the classiest and nicest venue with wonderful drinks, company and of course romantic setting. You will be charged half of the reservation now and the rest the day of the event.

Cost: $40, Click Here to Reserve Your Spot!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Dance and Dessert at Sanford Woman’s Club

When: February 14th @ 7:00 PM-10 PM 

WhereWoman’s Club of Sanford 309 Oak Ave. Sanford, FL 32771

 

What: This venue was made for dancing! We will have an amazing live band from Vivacity Music playing favorites from the 30s & 40s. Our club will have a fantastic spread of desserts and coffee. Enjoy #sanfording and having dinner at one of our amazing local restaurants, then come to us for desserts and dancing. We will also have an after-dinner bar for additional donation.

Cost: All this is covered by a $5 entry fee at the door.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Sommelier Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Luisa’s Cellar

When: February 14 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

WhereLuisa’s Cellar 206 S Sanford Ave. Sanford, FL 32771 

What: This is literally a special treat! Join Certified Sommelier Natasia Lynn to an intimate wine & chocolate tasting and pairing perfect for Valentine’s Day at our Wine Lounge.

We will start with a nice reception gracing table featuring a cheese & charcuterie and some other hors d’oeuvre.

We will be featuring 5 premium wines and 5 chocolates by chocolatier David Ramirez.

Limited to 20 people.

Cost: $25, Click Here to Reserve Your Spot!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


When: February 14th @7:00pm & 8:30pm

Where: Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College 100 Weldon Blvd. Sanford, Florida 32773

What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning some of the many love stories told in the tapestry of the night sky. Discover the Korean myth about the stars Vega and Altair and their separation on either side of the Milky Way river. Experience the romance between Orion the Hunter and Artemis, the goddess of the moon, and discover how this love story tragically ends. Travel to the depths of the underworld in the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Find out how the constellation Aquarius was placed in the sky. Finally, enjoy the classic Native American tale of Algon the Hunter and the lost star maidens of the Pleiades.

Doors open 15 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is first come, first served and no reservations needed for the planetarium show. Cash or check only accepted as payment.

A telescope will be provided (weather permitting) for stargazing after each show weather permitting.

This show is recommended for ages 9 and up.

Cost:

Adults: $6
Seniors (55 and up): $4
Students (grades K-12): $4
Non-Seminole State College Students (with ID): $4
Preschoolers and Seminole State students, faculty and staff: Free!

Note: The planetarium can only accept cash or checks at this time.

Info:407.708.2409


Valentine’s Dinner at The Tennessee Truffle

When: February 14th @7:30pm

Where: The Tennessee Truffle 125 W. 1st St Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Call to make your reservations today for Valentine’s! Valentine’s dinner menu is a secret, but here’s a sneak peek… A couple of the proteins are Lobster, sweetbreads, hanger steak, and U10 diver scallops!! 6 courses beginning at 7:30 for one seating only!

Cost: $100 per person (tax and gratuity not included) $135 with wine pairing.

Info: 407-942-3977

 


Valentines Day Dinner Cruise

When: February 14th @ 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

WhereSt John’s Rivership Co LLC 433 North Palmetto Avenue Sanford, FL 32771

What: Grab your Valentine and join for a special Valentine’s Day Sunset cruise.

Boarding begins half AN hour before departure

Info: Call to reserve your spot today, 321.441.3030

Valentine’s Day Dinner w/Shantell

When: February 14th @ 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

WhereShantell’s 503 S Sanford Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Come Enjoy Shantell singing some Great tunes from 8p- 9p Valentine’s Evening Special menu. DJ dancing @10p at come join us intimate evening with the one you love! More info to be added later!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Valentine’s Party with Doc Fu and The Brothers of The Blues!

When: February 14th @ 8:00 PM – 12:00AM

WhereThe Alley 114 S Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: You just never know what kind of sweet love Doc Fu and The Brothers are going to throw at you for Valentine’s Day– but one thing’s for sure- there’ll be plenty of great music, dancing and fun!

Cost: Free to Attend!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!


Kids Night Out at Central Florida Zoo!

When: February 15th @ 6:30 PM – 10PM

WhereCentral Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens 3755 West Seminole Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: It’s KIDS ONLY at Kids Night Out!

Parents, drop your kids off for an evening of adventure at the Zoo, while you get a few hours to yourselves! (Sounds like the perfect opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day!)

The fun begins at the Discovery Center at 6:30 p.m. Everyone will get to enjoy meeting cool animals up close and taking a flashlight tour of the Zoo.

We’ll play games, make a craft, and enjoy a snack, all before the grown-ups come back!

This event is for kids between the ages of 5–12.

Cost: Annual Pass Holders: $25 per child | Non-Pass Holders: $30 per child

Registration required. Space is limited, so register today

Info:For questions, please call 407-323-4450 ext. 123 or e-mail us at education@centralfloridazoo.org


DID YOU SEE? We are on Orlando Date Night Guide! We are so grateful they asked us to choose a few newer locations that we think are a fun date night in Sanford. If you’re curious to see which newer spots we chose to share with them be sure to check out the list on their website… bit.ly/sanford365onODNG

 

 

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Claudia

Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started Sanford365.com. I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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