4th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival is Saturday February 27th


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The 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival is this Saturday February 27th from 11am to 730pm and we couldn't be more excited for such a fun community event that supports local music and the arts. Download Festival Map Here. Follow main event on Facebook for important details leading up to event. Sanford PorchFest is a FREE grassroots festival with the...

Best Spots For Coffee & Tea in Historic Downtown Sanford


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Looking to stay properly caffeinated while “Sanfording” around Historic Downtown Sanford? Whether you need a quiet spot with WiFi to work on your laptop, a charming corner to catch up with friends or you want to get your java after dinner, we have you covered. Check out these unique spots in this charming historic district for the best cup of...

Top 7 Stops for Craft Beer Lovers in Historic Downtown Sanford

Craft Beer

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If you are a Hop Head into hazy IPA’s or an aspiring beer geek, we can all agree that there are few things better than lifting a pint or two of good craft beer. Historic Downtown Sanford has gained a reputation for its robust year-round craft beer scene with endless options for world class craft beers. Sit in one of...

Wine Varietal Feature: Cabernet Franc



Cabernet Franc has been one of my favorite varietals from the get go. Its particular and trademark bell pepper and bramble flavors had me at "hello". Cabernet Franc is the parent to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst many other varietals including Carmenere and the elusive Spanish Hondarribi Beltza. Its origins can be traced to the Southwest of France in the...

DIY Dessert Crawl for a Sweet Surprise in Historic Downtown Sanford


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Ready for some sweetness in your life? Historic Downtown Sanford has a plethora of dessert options to satisfy your sweet tooth. From artisanal ice creams and marshmallows to decadent homemade cakes and pies. Guaranteed you’ll find a favorite to make a day or night of “Sanfording” so much sweeter. Pick a few of these restaurants and shops and build your...

From Keto to Vegan, Historic Downtown Sanford has Good Eats For All!


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Dining out in Sanford but worried about sticking to your particular diet or choice of healthy eating lifestyle? Historic Downtown Sanford has good eats for all regardless of dietary preferences. This time of year, everyone’s making food related resolutions but dining out at your favorite restaurant doesn’t have to derail those plans. You may be choosing a high protein diet,...

New & Fun Tourist Attraction Coming Soon to Lake Monroe


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In a matter of weeks, Historic Downtown Sanford’s residents and visitors will spot something new maneuvering on the waters of scenic Lake Monroe. Even better, they will be able to pedal themselves around the lake on this new attraction! has secured a slip at the Sanford Marina and expects delivery of their 24-person party boat ‘Pier Pressure’ shortly after...

Cocktail Crawl in Historic Downtown Sanford

Craft Cocktails

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Cocktails You Must Try In Sanford Cocktail Crawls is what Sanfording is all about! Thankfully fantastic bars can be found within walking distance all around Historic Downtown Sanford. Ready to quench your thirst for craft cocktails? You’ll find limited edition spirits, house-made syrups, and mixers for elevated flavors. And you don’t want to miss tasty libations featuring Sanford’s own craft...

Henry’s Depot A Foodie Hot Spot in Historic Downtown Sanford


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Historic Downtown Sanford’s foodie cred was cemented with the addition of its very own food hall. Henry’s Depot Culinary Collective has been a welcome entertainment spot for local foodies and visitors alike. Located on the site of one of Florida’s first railroads from the late 1800’s, the building was rebuilt in the 1940s and underwent extensive renovations before opening up...

Sounds of Sinatra at West End’s New Socially Distanced Venue



The Sounds of Sinatra are heading to Sanford! Yes, you read that right. Join us for David Robert's Trio Frank Sinatra Birthday Celebration at West End, and enjoy your favorite ballots this weekend! Roberts will be accompanied by Julian Bond on keys, Charlie Silva on upright bass and the smooth sounds of Sinatra will be sung by none other than David Roberts...