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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.

September 2019

Pints & Pride 2019

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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$20 – $25

Pints & Pride 2019 Save the date! Join us for the first annual Sanford Pride, Pints & Pride Pub Crawl! Locations include: Save the date! Join us for the first annual Sanford Pride, Pints & Pride Pub Crawl! Locations include: ?Celery City Craft (Registration/First Stop) facebook.com/CeleryCityCraft/ ?West End facebook.com/WestEndTradingCo/ ?Throwbacks facebook.com/ThrowbacksSanford/ ?Wops Hops facebook.com/WopsHopsBrewingCompany/ ?Buster's Bistro facebook.com/bustersbistrobar/ ?Bitters & Brass (3-6pm) facebook.com/bittersandbrass/ There will be drinks specials and a Drag Queen host at each location, along with live music, games,…

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Beers, Beards, and the Bahamas – The Charity Pub Crawl

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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$30

Beers, Beards, and the Bahamas - The Charity Pub Crawl We all just watched Dorian and the destruction it caused to the Bahamian islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. As our closest international neighbors we have an obligation to help out. We invite you to come hang out, drink a lot of beers, and party in the name of charity. $30 gets you in on the crawl and happy hour pricing at all of the participating bars. 100% of the…

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Sanford Art Walk

September 21 @ 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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Pirates of the Saint Juans Invasion 2019

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 am
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Pirates of the Saint Juans Invasion 2019 It's the 11th Annual Pirates of the Saint Juans Invasion This year Sanford is a free port. You can go anywhere and pillage the ports. All crews and freebooters are invited as we extend a Parley to all. We will kick things off at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge (8pm) and then start our journey through the streets of Sanford. There you will receive a treasure map to the hidden gems of Sanford.…

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October 2019

Alive After 5

October 10 @ 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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Free

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

October 10 @ 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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December 2019

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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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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