Sanford Mini Masters

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Join us for the Sanford Mini Masters - a teeny tiny golf tournament in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford on SATURDAY, April 13th 11am-6pm! Come putt-putt around the Celery City while you enjoy the finest in food and drink! NOTE: GRAB YOUR CARDS at Celery City Craft first! Holes can be done in any order and the final hole will be...

12th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival

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Join us for our 12th Annual Pints N Paws Craft Beer Festival, March 23rd 2024! Pints n Paws Craft Beer Festival has helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that all goes directly to local pet rescues in need! Last year alone we were able to raise $115,000 in one day that all went straight to our local rescues to...

Nonprofit The Picnic Project Presents Taste & Sip: Craft Beer & Food Pairing Lunch


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Few exemplify the power of food bringing people together better than The Picnic Project. This Sanford-based nonprofit is sticking with what they know best by hosting an afternoon of delicious bites from local chefs at Dees Brothers Brewery on April 22. The inaugural Taste & Sip will offer samples from established culinary partners, craft brews from Dees Brothers Brewery, and...

The Economic Impact of The Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival

Economic Development

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Pints n’ Paws is more than a unique annual craft beer festival and fundraiser that you can share with your pooch. It has become a community staple, large-scale economic driver, and charitable event all in one. Hosted by the West End Trading Co., Celery City Craft and Historic Downtown Sanford®, Pints n’ Paws annually promotes and funds the amazing mission...

5th Annual St. Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival Returns Saturday March 18th


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Bring your lucky charm to Historic Downtown Sanford If it’s St. Patrick’s Day, you know already know what’s happening in Historic Downtown Sanford. Local businesses and fire departments have gathered their strongest friends to see if they have what it takes to pull a fire truck. On Saturday, March 18, the St. Patrick’s Day festivities continue at the 'The Famous...

Historic Downtown Sanford® to Partner with Non-Profit Ladies 327 for Fundraising Efforts



The Historic Downtown Sanford® destination marketing network which includes the official Sanford Visitors Guide is partnering with Ladies 327, a Sanford-based 501(c)3 non profit organization to implement a new fundraising program called ‘Play Seminole’ that will focus on producing events and activities that raise funds for local schools and families in need to cover expenses related to sports, performing arts...

6th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival: Everything You Need to Know


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The Sanford Porchfest Music Festival is upon us once again this Saturday February 25th, 11am-745pm! Now in its 6th year, it's bigger and better than ever! We here at Historic Downtown Sanford® are happy to be sponsoring again and will be setup at The McLendons PORCH #13 with our friends from Sanford Brewing Company! Be sure to stop by and...

11th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival

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Join us for the 11th Annual Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Festival in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford in the 'Famous L' between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft. Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Fest is a craft beer festival that you bring your dog to. Sample craft beer from over 100 breweries, interact with other dog lovers, enjoy...

Gala to Celebrate The Ritz Theater 100th Anniversary


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Theater to Auction Donated $8,000 Viking Cruise Package The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us. The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the...