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Downtown Sanford FL

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230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States

Sanford is more than just a city rich in history. Sanford is a place where everyone feels like they belong and the spirit of southern hospitality is experienced on every street corner. Take the time to stroll the residential streets that are lined with beautiful city parks and hundreds of turn of the century homes, adorned with hundred year old oaks that whisper the secrets of the past.

Our history dates back to the early 1800?s when Sanford was once a hub for commerce on the St. John’s River. The city sits on the south shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the St. John’s River, a 9,406 acre lake and offers beautiful lake views.  Sanford’s Riverwalk is a perfect place to take an afternoon stroll and lends a picturesque place to watch the sun set over Lake Monroe.

First Street is the center of the historic downtown. Historic buildings,  revitalized brick streets and period appropriate light posts are a few of the things that will transport your spirit back in time. The Victorian-era cottages that adorn the surrounding residential area are lovingly restored and framed with gingerbread trim and picket fences.  We invite you to our wonderful city to savor our history and pride in our past. Make Sanford your next destination in Central Florida!  Visit the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, the hub for information on Sanford Florida businesses, arts and events.

July 2019

Christmas in July – Historic Downtown Sanford Shop Hop

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Christmas in July - Historic Downtown Sanford Shop Hop Inspired by the tremendous turnout for their Small Business Saturday Shop Hop last November, Historic Downtown Sanford retail businesses are banding together for Christmas in July! Stroll the brick lined avenues of Historic Downtown Sanford on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-6pm to take advantage of shopping promotions, holiday collection sneak peeks, and a multitude of drink specials at the community’s favorite watering holes. Christmas in July is an all ages event…

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August 2019

Alive After 5

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Second Thursday of Every Month
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Alive After 5 Hosted by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Alive After 5 is Sanford's monthly street festival taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 5-8PM. AA5 is Central Florida's largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and craft beers in a beautiful historic town. Enjoy:Great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses ! If you are interested in showcasing your business and/or artwork,…

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Alive After Five

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Alive After Five Hosted by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Alive After 5 is Sanford's monthly street festival taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 5-8PM. AA5 is Central Florida's largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and craft beers in a beautiful historic town. Enjoy:Great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses! If you are interested in showcasing your business and/or artwork, please…

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Sanford Art Walk

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Third Saturday of Every Month
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Sanford Art Walk The Welcome Center show is a juried art show judged by local judges, and all who attend this event can join in the fun by voting for the People’s Choice Award. The Judge’s Choice award is $100, and People’s Choice Award will earn a lucky artist $50—voting ends at 8:30 and the winner is announced then! Along with the Welcome Center show, area galleries and other venues host art, artwork and artists to showcase area talent with their own…

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