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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.

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June 2018

Sanford Avenue Block Party

June 23 @ 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!!! >>>>Starts at 4pm(on 4th Saturdays) to 8pm LIVE music! Fun, Games, Eats, Drinks.... Drink in the street, dance, shop vendors, eat food, drink craft beer, sip wine, full bar, between 4th and 5th Streets~ Featuring Food & Beverages from: Sanford Brewing Company WopsHops Brewing Company Little Fish Huge Pond Rickys Chicken LLC Bitters & Brass Sanford Ave Tavern Ellen's Wine Room - Sanford, Florida Avenue Lounge The Stranded Sailor Pub EVENT DETAILS…

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July 2018

Alive After Five

July 12 @ 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 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,…

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Sanford Art Walk

July 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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August 2018

Sanford Summer Pub Crawl

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Sanford Summer Pub Crawl   Our second annual Sanford summer pub crawl I'm putting this out there so you can all plan for this ahead of time. Breweries and bars will be listed as we get them on board. (psssttttt..... I've already spoken to them just have to solidify) It's going to be equally as fun as it was last year and we hope to have several of you there ?????? EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS…

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