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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.

March 2018

Sanford Art Walk

March 17, 2018 @ 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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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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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 Oktoberfest

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Alive After 5 Oktoberfest We're kicking off Oktoberfest weekend and partnering with Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café for this month's event! This event will include all of the usual Alive After 5 fun -- drinks, kid zone, new vendors, and great live music in Magnolia Square by Rockit Fly! The streets of Downtown Sanford will be flowing with Gemütlichkeit, featuring a variety of German beers and spirits provided by Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café. Dress up in your Lederhosen and Dirndls and…

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November 2019

Annual Sanford Pride Street Festival

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Annual Sanford Pride Street Festival Join us for a day filled with fun & celebration ? Starting at noon with the opening ceremonies, music, entertainment, vendors, exhibits, food trucks, forums & much more! Come celebrate with us ? EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY. Stay up to Date on ALL Sanford Happenings by Signing up for Sanford365's weekly Email Newsletter!

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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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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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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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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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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. Santa will be strolling…

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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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Christmas in the Square – Sanford, FL

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Sanford FL, 230 E 1st Street
Sanford, FL 32771 United States
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Free

Christmas in the Square - Sanford, FL Come out and join us as we begin our holiday festivities with our annual tree lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, face painters, balloon artists and a visit from Santa! It's fun for the whole family! FREE Admission EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY. Stay up to Date on ALL Sanford Happenings by Signing up for Sanford365's weekly Email Newsletter!

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