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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

TGIF! Who else is ready to dive into the weekend? No matter what you end up doing, we want to wish you a Happy Weekend!! And as always, for your inspiration, please scroll down to find our top picks for things to do around town over the weekend...

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A BIG Thank You to Orlando Date Night Guide for featuring us on their blog.
CLICK HERE to see which newer Sanford locations we choose to highlight for a Date Night in Sanford.
Featured Event: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
January 24th-February 9th

There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park! When Pippi, the “stripper on the run,” comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.
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Whether you plan on spending this day with the love of your life or with your girlfriends we've got you covered on all things Valentine's happening in Sanford.


Friday, January 24th
  1. Senior Golf Specials at Mayfair Country Club!
  2. Mayfair Inn Open 2020 
  3. Beginner Hatha Yoga 
  4. Happy Hour at 119 French 
  5. Manda and The Kid Cookie Class with Doshia Freeman 
  6. Restorative Yoga & Massage 
  7. 1920's Casino Night
  8. Live Music JJ Smith on The Sullivan Stage 
  9. Acoustic Beach Live at 119 French | Bar & Bites 
  10. Cornhole Fridays at The Barn 
  11. Bikes & Jeep Night hosted by Chases On the River 
  12. Sanford Ghost Tours in Historic Downtown Sanford 
  13. My Generation | Live Music at The Alley in Sanford 
  14. January Jazz Jam at West End Trading Co. 
  15. Midnight Mayhem 
  16. Date Night Workshop at Wondermade 
  17. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
Saturday, January 25th
  1. Mayfair Inn Open 2020
  2. Saturday Morning Soldiers SHRED 
  3. Family Day at Seminole Harley Davidson 
  4. Gentle Yoga 
  5. Splash Saturdays Pool Party at Chases on the River 
  6. January Family Workshop at Wondermade
  7. Teen Game Changers at Sanford Library 
  8. SSAA January 2019 Monthly Meeting at Sanford Library 
  9. Strengthening Yoga 
  10. Acoustic Inferno | Live Music at The Alley & Fuel BBQ 
  11. Sanford Avenue BLOCK Party!!! 
  12. Grudge Truck Tugs at The Barn in Sanford
  13. Chakra Balancing and Crystal Bowls Workshop 
  14. Live Music JJ Smith on The Sullivan Stage 
  15. Iesha Marie Live at 119 French 
  16. Triplett’s birthday bash at Buster’s Bistro 
  17. The Fabulous Hubcaps 
  18. Sanford Ghost Tours in Historic Downtown Sanford 
  19. The Bella Donna Project w/ The Spring LIVE at West End Sanford 
  20. My Generation | Live Music at The Alley in Sanford 
  21. Stones Rock N Roll Tribute Band- Crossfire Hurricane 
  22. Sanford – ESOEZ comedy tour 
  23. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  24. Soul Saturdays at Chases on the River 
Sunday, January 26th
  1. Mayfair Inn Open 2020
  2. $2 Sunday Bowling until noon 
  3. Mind Body Reset Sundays 
  4. DancingMoon Goat Yoga 
  5. Seminole Harley Swap Meet 
  6. Namaste for a Beer Yoga 
  7. Sunday Bloody Sunday: Bloody Mary Tasting for Sanford Sundays 
  8. NFL Sunday Ticket – live every week at Throwbacks 
  9. Live Music Iesha Marie at Celery City Craft 
  10. Kelly Jarrard, Acoustic Sundays at Sanford Brewing Co. 
  11. Groovin’ On a Sunday Afternoon Open Mic at The Alley 
  12. Kids Cooking Class at Smiling Bison 
  13. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  14. Jim Mahoney’s All Star Sunday Blues Jam 
  15. Damon Fowler in Concert | Live Music at The Alley 
Nightlife: Grudge Truck Tugs at The Barn in Sanford
January 25th

Our January Truck Party and Grudge Match Tug O Wars returns to Central Florida on Saturday, 
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Family Time: January Family Workshop at Wondermade
January 25th

Come and see how marshmallows are made! Hear the story of Wondermade, get a tour of the kitchen, and become an official marshmallow agent. This kid-friendly workshop lasts for one hour and includes a complimentary slab of marshmallows.

Tickets are $10/person and space is limited. Family workshops take place the last Saturday of the month at 11am. Don’t forget to check out one of Sanford’s many parks before or after the workshop!

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Sports: The Deviant Wolfe Adventure Race
February 1st

The 24-hour Deviant Wolfe Adventure Race (aka DWAR) will start in the east coast of Florida, and finish in Sanford, at the Deviant Wolfe Brewery.

Racers will be bused to a location on the east coast (beach-side). They will then paddle/bike/trek their way across all varieties of terrain to make their way back to the Deviant Wolfe Brewery for the grand party - food and beer and a downtown Sanford celebration. Race finish time will be 2 PM on Sunday, with plenty of time to prepare before (and while) being bused to the start location...Read More!

Film Festival: 10 Year Anniversary Love Your Shorts Film Festival
February 13th-16th

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival celebrates short films in Sanford, Florida (located just twenty minutes north of Orlando).
We screen only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening and the audience votes for their favorites. The winning films from each block advance to a final block for a panel of judges to pick the overall festival winner.
At the end of each block a brief Q&A session is conducted between the filmmakers and audience members.
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Street Party: 6th Annual Sanford Mardi Gras Street Party
February 15th

Grab your beads and come enjoy the 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 all the way down to West End Trading Co.!

There will be food trucks, live music and tons of craft beer & cocktails to be had!

Thank you to our beverage sponsors Bud Light and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey!

Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels, Etc.

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Support Local: Sanford Indie Market
February 16th

The Sanford Indie Market is held 4 times a year in front of Tuffy's Bottle Shop and Lounge. We have over 100 Vendors that specialize in Vintage, Handcrafted, Art & Boutique items. There are Food Trucks, Live Music and Libations too.
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Music Lovers: 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival
February 22nd

Join us on Saturday, February 22, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival! 

50 bands. 12 porches. an entire community. one cause. 

This event is built and ran entirely on goodwill. 100% of the proceeds (general donations / merchandise sales) will be reinvested into the community in the form of performing arts scholarships and tuition for select children. 

FREE to attend. Family, Pet, Bicycle & Foot Friendly.

Load up your bikes, bring your chairs and pack a picnic (no alcohol per FL State Law) as we transform the historic district into an artistic gathering space! Spend the day meeting new neighbors and experiencing all that Sanford Porchfest has to offer. 

Food will be available for purchase through our amazing food vendors: Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café, Outback Snack Shack, Sanford Brewing Company, Rollin' Dough

Stop by the Producer's Porch to pick up your merch, maps, and other information when we kick off with the opening band at 11am!
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Craft Beer Festival: 9th Annual Pints n' Paws

Join us for the 9th Annual Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Festival in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford!

Pints n’ Paws Craft Beer Fest 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 local pet do-gooders Dolly’s Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy!
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We have been working on something beautiful!
An Illustrative Map of Sanford

✨Tah-dah!! We are beyond thrilled to finally share this exclusive, high quality Poster Print with you!

For months we have been working behind the scenes with artist Anna Coleman Illustration to bring this beautiful illustrative Sanford map poster print to you! This is not just any map, this map holds significance for both, us and all those who live, work and play in Sanford. 💖

You see, in order to keep Sanford365 going we need your support. And what better way to do that than by hanging this beautiful piece of art in your home, office, car, closet, bathroom...this is a no judgement zone! All as a way to show your love and support not just for us, but for all of those that make up Sanford, the charming town we all adore.

🎁 Give it as a gift or surprise yourself with a gift. Whatever you decide to do with it, just know that with every purchase you are supporting us and allowing us to continue Sanford365 and all that comes with it! Keeping you in the know about upcoming events, sharing local business owners' stories, running our app, sharing our weekly newsletter and simply keeping you connected to all things fun and lighthearted in Sanford. We literally could not and cannot do this without your support so from the top of our head to the tip of our toes we say THANK YOU! 💕

➡️ Purchasing Info:
Our 12"x18" Sanford, FL Illustrative Map will be available for purchase starting today (12/18/2019) during our presale at Magpies Modern General, but hurry quick because the presale only includes 50 prints. After those are gone you'll have to wait until January 2020, when our full orders will be ready for purchase.

You can purchase this print and support Sanford365 for $32 at
Magpies Modern General
215 East 1st Street
Sanford, Florida 32771

Happy Holidays and Love,
❤️ Claudia & Jess

P.S. This is the best Christmas present we could have ever asked for and if we could ask for one more tiny little thing it would be that you help us spread the word. So please share, share and share some more. Thank you.
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Have a lovely weekend,
❤️, Claudia

👩🏻‍💻Editor & Founder of Sanford365

🏡Realtor at Charles Rutenberg Realty
13+ Years of Experience in Central Florida 

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