Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival Returns for 12th year on Saturday March 23


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One of Historic Downtown Sanford’s most popular annual events is coming back this spring for another year of enjoying pints with your pooches and guests can expect to get plenty of bark for their buck. On March 23 from 1 to 6 p.m. craft beer and charity come together in Historic Downtown Sanford at the 12th Annual Sanford Pints n’...

New Vistas at Lake Monroe Condominiums Approved

Economic Development

More development and residential units are coming to Historic Downtown Sanford as site plans for the Vistas at Lake Monroe were unanimously passed by the City Commission last week. The Vistas will be an 80-unit residential complex located at 1101 and 1105 E. 1st St. at the intersection of Mellonville Ave. and Seminole Blvd. Of note, the construction is anticipated...

St. Johns Rivership Co Unique River Cruise Experience Under New Ownership


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Over the last few years, Historic Downtown Sanford has become a recognized and preeminent destination within Central Florida for its events & experiences. From large scale neighborhood-infused music festivals to outlandishly fun sofa races, from golf cart & e-bike rentals along the Sanford Riverwalk to enjoying a craft brewery or food tour, from taking in award-winning shows and plays to...

5th Annual Loggerhead Cocktail Crawl at 16 Bars and Restaurants in November

Craft Cocktails

The highly anticipated 5th Annual Loggerhead Cocktail Crawl in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford kicks off on November 1st and lasts the entire month of November as 16 of the top bars and restaurants create a unique cocktail using one of Loggerhead's award-winning, small batch, craft spirits!. This event now in its 5th year has become one of the most popular...

Fun DIY Wood Projects for the Holidays at Board & Brush

Things To Do

Are you looking for a fun night out with family and friends? Consider a DIY Wood Workshop at Board & Brush Creative Studio in Historic Downtown Sanford! At Board & Brush they marry the joy of wine and paint with the classic timelessness of wooden signs. The instructor-led DIY wood sign workshops allow you to combine your creativity and willingness...

Try the New Fall Flavors at Palate Coffee Roasters


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Palate Coffee Roasters, the local coffee shop with a mission, has introduced some delicious new Fall drinks and bringing back some of your favorites! Try one or try all but you're definitely going to want to pay them a visit and enjoy the season! PICK YOUR PUMPECAN Palate crafted up what we think is the BEST pumpkin flavor yet! Pumpkin...

Best Places to Park in Downtown Sanford

Economic Development

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Event season is here and we'll be welcoming the usual thousands that visit Historic Downtown Sanford every year from all over the world to enjoy our amazing events plus with the weather hitting that sweet spot, our weekends (and weekdays) are starting to see lots more happy guests ready to enjoy the local sport, Sanfording! With that being said, we...

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, presented by Publix, Returns for Fourth Year at Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens


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Event to take place select nights Nov. 17, 2023 to Jan. 14, 2024 One of the most anticipated and beloved holiday events of the past few years is back for another year of magic at the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens and Historic Downtown Sanford® is happy to be providing Hotel & Dining Packages through Tours, Events &...

New Destination Marketing Mobile App Features Parking Lots Named After Zoo Animals in Downtown Sanford


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App is now available for download in the app stores. Historic Downtown Sanford®, an independent destination marketing network that promotes the emerging food, drink and event scene in the City of Sanford, has launched a mobile app that will keep guests informed on the best restaurants, gastropubs, breweries, shopping and more the destination has to offer but will also feature...

Introducing Blend & Barrel – Upscale Destination Cigar Lounge Rebrands


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Rebrand from Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge Highlights Blend of Tobaccos, Blend of Customers & High-End Cocktails In late 2022, Executive Cigar Shop & Lounge – a premier cigar lounge situated on the lakefront of Lake Monroe in Historic Downtown Sanford – began a metamorphosis into a true destination for the craft cigar and drink connoisseur. With the entry of...