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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.

January 2019

Sanford Art Walk

January 19 @ 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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Sanford Avenue Block Party

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4th Saturday of every month
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Sanford Avenue Block Party Sanford Avenue BLOCK Party!!! FREE FREE FREE FESTIVAL -4th Saturday OUTDOOR HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SANFORD AVENUE BLOCK PARTY The LIVE OUTDOOR music for the SABP in AUGUST is Moonlight Drive-In is an alternative/pop rock group . They preform as a cover band playing alt favorites from the 90's to now and original music as well. We'll have vendors and beer and a magician and music as usual, we recommend to bring your own chair. Thank you for…

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February 2019

Alive After Five

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm 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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2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival Join us on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 for the 2nd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival, where 40 local bands / artists from all genres will perform simultaneously on ten front porches from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Attendance is FREE and the festival is family friendly! Set up within walking or biking distance throughout the Sanford residential historic district, spend the day meandering between the porches, meeting new neighbors and experiencing all that Sanford…

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