Historic Downtown Sanford: Craft breweries, restaurants, gastropubs, events, tours, things to do in Sanford, FL
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Recurring Monthly Events
Sanford never gets boring, that’s a well proven fact. If you don’t believe us, just take a look at all the fun recurring events in town. We know from experience, it’s hard to keep up sometimes, but trust us, it’s well worth attending as many of these events as you can if you’re looking for fun, friendship and community – and with that we also mean supporting local! So let’s dive right in, there’s something here for everyone and best of all, these events are almost all free to attend!
Sanford Food Truck Fiesta – 3rd Saturday every month, 5-9pm – Palmetto & 2nd
Go on a culinary journey and explore flavors from around the world at one (or more) of the over 12 food trucks who regularly attend the Sanford Food Truck Fiesta. What makes this food truck event special in Central Florida is the fact that it is located in the beautiful setting of historic brick streets and buildings and that there’s plenty of outdoor seating, a bar and live music.
Alive After 5 – 2nd Thursday every month, 5-8pm – 1st Street & Magnolia Square in Downtown Sanford
This street party is the longest running monthly event in town! Every month thousands come out to attend Central Florida’s largest recurring street party. The theme changes every month, from Mardi Gras to St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest to Chili Cook-Off, Alive After 5 never runs out of ideas to make this party fun and memorable! Enjoy great live music, food and drinks, and often special guests!
Sanford Marketplace at Magnolia – every Saturday, 9am-3pm – Magnolia Square
A stroll through the Sanford Farmers Market is the most relaxing way to start your weekend in Sanford and get the #sanfording going. From fresh produce, to honey, home baked bread, eggs, and lots of (handmade) unique merchandise, you will find it at this market in the historic setting of Magnolia Square right by the iconic clock tower.
Sanford Avenue Block Party – 4th Saturday every month, 5-9pm – Sanford Ave & 3rd
Live music, great food and drinks in a relaxed setting, that’s what you get the monthly Sanford Avenue Block Party. Come out to support the merchants of this popular street in Historic Downtown Sanford.