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6th Annual St Paddy’s Day Truck Pull & Street Festival

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Join us in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford for the 6th Annual St Paddy's Day Truck Pull & Street Festival on Saturday March 16th, 4-9pm! Event takes place in the 'Famous L' between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co.! Try your luck and pull a truck! Get together with your tribe and form teams of 10 and pull a...

Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party


Grab your beads on Saturday, February 17, 4-9pm and come enjoy the 10th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party in the 'Famous L' between Celery City Craft and West End Trading Co. in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford! The parade starts on 6th Street and Sanford Avenue! Gathering starts at 330pm and then at 4pm Sashay your way down Sanford Avenue...

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...

6th Annual Sanford Jazz in the Park Music Festival

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Join us on October 21st, 2-7pm for the 6th Annual Sanford Jazz in the Park Music Festival in Historic Downtown Sanford - a FREE community event in Centennial Park! Enjoy some of the best local jazz bands in a beautiful park setting featuring food trucks, craft beer, cocktails, vendors, artisans and lots of family-friendly community fun! VIP experience is available:...

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...

7th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival

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Sanford Porchfest is a FREE grassroots festival that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every February in the historic residential downtown of Sanford, FL. It is the ultimate sense of community - where every attendee, homeowner, artist and organizer plays a part in the overall experience. Voted Best Music Festival 2023, Central Florida's favorite CHARITY BASED MUSIC FESTIVAL is...

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...

The Popular Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party Returns


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9th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras event to benefit Meals on Wheels on February 18th Grab your beads and let the good times roll! Historic Downtown Sanford will be bringing the Big Easy to Central Florida with the ninth annual Mardi Gras Street Party. On Saturday, February 18th from 4pm-9pm, guests can enjoy great food, music and fun for a cause...

Sanford Art & Jazz Night

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Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the Month in Historic Downtown Sanford for Sanford Art & Jazz Night 6-9pm and every 3rd Thursday! Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues! Free event. Please note some venues may have different hours. Visit each of their Facebook pages for complete details. PARTICIPATING VENUES: Hollerbach's Willow...