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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.

November 2019

Alive After 5

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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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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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Sanford Art Walk

November 16 @ 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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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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Historic Downtown Sanford Shop Hop – Shop Small for the Holidays

November 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Historic Downtown Sanford Shop Hop - Shop Small for the Holidays Retail merchants of Historic Downtown Sanford invite the public to kick off their holiday shopping during Small Business Saturday! Sanford is home to the “real small businesses”- local owners employing local staff and generating local dollars into the local community. Shopping local has never been more creative or advantageous as Sanford retailers have teamed up to offer exceptional deals and special giveaways for the day. Stay tuned to this…

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December 2019

2019 Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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2019 Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks Help us kick off our 31st annual Holiday Tour of Homes with some holiday cheer in a glass. A good old-fashioned pub crawl, Tour of Homes style! The Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks will make 6 stops and each stop will have a unique holiday drink specifically created for this event! $1 from each drink special will be donated back to the Sanford Historic Trust starting tonight through the entire month of December! Please…

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2019 Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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2019 Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes SAVE THE DATE! 31st Annual Holiday Tour of Homes, Sanford, FL Saturday, December 7, 2019 3pm – 9pm The holidays are fast approaching, and the Sanford Historic Trust is celebrating the thirty-first anniversary of its annual Holiday Tour of Homes. Come experience Historic Living, in real life. Please save the date and follow the event for more information! EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY. Stay up to Date on…

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Jingle Jam 2019 in Beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford

December 7 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Jingle Jam 2019 in Beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford Join us in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford for the 3rd Annual Jingle Jam Community Holiday Party! Jingle Jam in Sanford has become one of the largest family events in downtown and draws thousands from all over Central Florida! Featuring five stages of live music, food trucks, carnival games, holiday artisanal vendors, a magic show, live wrestling, a giant snow globe and a kids zone! See Santa himself and take some pictures with…

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January 2020

Get Hook’d on Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival

January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 8:00 am

Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Get Hook'd on Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival SAVE THE DATE: Get Hook'd on Lake Monroe Fishing Tournament & Seafood Festival is coming at you January 10-12, 2020! Lots more details to come! EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY. Stay up to Date on ALL Sanford Happenings by Signing up for our weekly Email Newsletter!

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May 2020

St Johns River Festival of the Arts

May 2, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on May 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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St Johns River Festival of the Arts Join us on Saturday, May 2nd from 10am-6pm and Sunday, May 3rd from 10am-5pm in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida as the brick streets get transformed into an artist mecca for the 9th Annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – A Fine Arts & Fine Crafts Event with artwork from some of the best artists in the country! See Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations and create your own piece of artwork at…

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