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Sunset at the Zoo returns to Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens is bringing back its wildly popular adults-only evening event, Sunset at the Zoo. On the third Thursday of each month from March through October, adults - 21 and over - can enjoy happy hour at the Zoo. “The Zoo completely transforms in the evenings," said Dino Ferri, the Zoo's CEO. "From the adults-only...

The St Johns River Festival of the Arts Invites You this May 2nd and 3rd

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Be a part of the magic on Saturday May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd, 2020 when Historic Downtown Sanford transforms into a premier art festival and experience! Over 125 regionally and nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen will line our charming brick streets with a selection of paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, blown glass and much more! Art-In-Action --...

The 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival Is Upon Us: Band Lineup & Map

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The 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival is this Saturday February 22nd and we're all really excited! Produced by mega team Nancy Sepulveda, Shana Gorondy, Shelly Allen and Kim Waters, this unique music festival only in its 3rd year is gearing up to be the best so far! Includes: 12 beautiful historic front porches 50 of the coolest bands in...

10th Annual Love Your Shorts Film Festival in Sanford Features 81 Films from 12 Countries

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A lineup of 81 short films will be shown Feb. 13-16 at the 10th Annual Love Your Shorts Film Festival, including the festival’s first time of showing a block of international films.    The festival will be held at the historic 1923 Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Historic Downtown Sanford.   In addition to the block of international entries – from...

Inaugural Asian Lantern Festival Coming to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will transform into an evening wonderland of lights during the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild starting in November. This limited engagement cultural event will dazzle guests with over 30 larger-than-life sculptural LED lantern displays featuring plants, animals, and traditional Asian elements, including a nearly 200-foot-long dragon. “This festival perfectly integrates cultural traditions...

Introducing the Sanford Wine Walk, a fundraiser for Theater West End

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If you love great wine and tasty food, the Sanford Wine Walk is for you! Unlimited wine tastings, food pairings, shopping, fun with friends and you have the makings of a delicious evening in historic downtown Sanford. Join Theater West End Wednesday, September 25 from 6:00-9:00pm and enjoy wines in over a dozen designated tasting locations in and around historic...

2nd Annual St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival

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The 2nd Annual St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival takes place in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford on March 16, 2019, at 4:00pm. Attendees can enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, craft beer, and other activities. For the children there will be face-painting, a balloon artist, and a kid’s zone sponsored by Ladies 327 Supper Club. Musical performances featuring...

8th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival in Historic Downtown Sanford

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8th Annual Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Festival! Located in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford (in between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft), Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Fest Sanford, FL is a craft beer festival that you bring your dog to. Enjoy a multitude of beer, interact with other pet lovers, and most importantly help raise funds for...

Love Your Shorts Film Festival 2019 Showcases The Best of Short Indie Films

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The Love Your Shorts Film Festival is an annual showcase in Sanford, Florida, of short films from around Florida, the United States and the world. The February festival, founded in 2010 to embrace and appreciate the art of the short film, was first shown at the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce. Since then it has been presented at the 1923 Wayne...