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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

Happy Thursday!! Here's your weekly update on all things fun and new in Sanford! Scroll down to check our weekend event list or visit our online calendar anytime to plan ahead for future weeks.  

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Featured Event: Living History Encampment 2020
February 7th-8th

On February 7th-8th, we host our annual Second Seminole War Encampment in honor of the Battle at Camp Monroe, which took place on February 8th, 1837.

Friday – School day. Take a look inside encampments for US Soldiers and Seminoles. Presentations about the history of the Second Seminole War and its effect on Central Florida at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Saturday – Living History Encampment with reenactors, presentations, and musket firings throughout the day. Taste soldier’s rations and learn about how people lived and fought in the harsh wilds of Florida two centuries ago. Special commemoration of the Battle at Camp Monroe at 1pm.
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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.



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Theater: The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Thursday-Sunday until February 16th

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.


Comedy: Let's Get Real
February 9th

Sanford's home for improv comedy is back with their monthly show! Let's Get Real: Live features talent from all around as well as the LGR Ensemble!

We'll be joined by:
- A Big To-Do
- Simon & Tom

Show begins at 7:00 pm.

Tickets: $10 (But if you buy yours before the day of the show, you can buy 2 for $15 by using the promo code 2FOR15 at checkout!)


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

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 downtown Sanford. In addition to the block of international entries – from Australia, Moldova, Italy, the Netherlands and other countries – the films in competition through the weekend will be shown in the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animation, Documentary, Sci-Fi/Horror, Florida Flavor, and E for Everyone, which is family friendly. Also scheduled is an opening-night variety of films and a Best of the Fest competition of all the block winners on closing night...
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SPRINGFEST: Hollerbach's Springfest 2020 
April 3rd & 4th

Just like in Germany, our party will be a spring version of Oktoberfest, complete with sausages, pretzels, beer, polka music, people dancing in Lederhosen and Dirndls…the idea is to re-create an Oktoberfest beer-tent sort of experience, only it’s right here in Magnolia Square!

Visit this link for photos from previous year's festivities.

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Beer Lovers: Brews Around the Zoo
April 11th

Brews Around the Zoo, presented by Wayne Densch Inc., is back!
This adults-only night, benefiting the Zoo, will feature 16 beer stations with over 30 different craft beers, live music, and special animal encounters. Food will be available for purchase.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, February 17 at 10 AM!

All guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend; a valid ID will be required along with your ticket upon admission. Guests with infants and/or small children will not be permitted to enter the gates under any circumstances. This event is held rain or shine.

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Friday, February 7th
  1. Senior Golf Specials at Mayfair Country Club!
  2. Beginner Hatha Yoga
  3. Happy Hour at 119 French
  4. Live Music by Chris Hendren at Wop’s Hops!
  5. Cornhole Fridays at The Barn 
  6. Live Music with Dane Colbert at 119 French | Bar & Bites 
  7. Live Music with John Mazz!
  8. Sanford Ghost Tours in Historic Downtown Sanford
  9. Rhenn Again Band at Celery City
  10. John Lazar at St. Johns Steak & Seafood
  11. Sanford punk Night w/ SuSanford punk Night w/ Suck Brick Kid/Amuse/ & more!ck Brick Kid/Amuse/ & more!
  12. The Great American Trailer Park Musical
  13. Bike Night Featuring Hot Streak Band at Chases on the River
  14. Central Florida Nights at Sanford Planetrium
  15. Run Raquel at Sanford Brewing Co.
Saturday, February 8th
  1. Saturday Morning Soldiers SHRED
  2. I Heart Indigos Day
  3. Plan Your Spring Vegetable Garden
  4. Sanford Community Garden-Second Saturday Speaker on vermicomposting
  5. Wondermade Saturday Morning Workshop
  6. Barre Stretch (Adult Drop-In Class)
  7. Living History Encampment 2020
  8. Intro To Dance (Adult Drop-In Class) 
  9. SocietY Live at Seminole Harley
  10. Gentle Yoga 
  11. Splash Saturdays Pool Party at Chases on the River 
  12. Galentine’s Sip ‘n Shop 
  13. Cocktail Class at Bitters & Brass: Whiskey Cocktails 
  14. Strengthening Yoga 
  15. Cider Class at Sanford Homebrew! 
  16. Black History Month 2020 A Legacy of Strength & A Future of Hope 
  17. Mid Florida Wrestling Presents Battle For Palmetto 
  18. Second Saturdays in Sanford at West End 
  19. Live Music by Vibe Connection at Inner Compass Brewing! 
  20. Bluefield Live at 119 French 
  21. Soul Purpose w/ NLP 
  22. Italian Night! Food and Wine Experience at 119 French
  23. Sanford Ghost Tours in Historic Downtown Sanford 
  24. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  25. Heavenly Love: Love Stories of the Night Sky
  26. Hayfire Band | Live Country Music at The Alley in Sanford 
  27. Brooke at Sanford Brewing Co.
Sunday, February 9th
  1. $2 Sunday Bowling until noon
  2. Mind Body Reset Sundays 
  3. Page Jackson cemetery cleanup
  4. Namaste for a Beer Yoga
  5. Dancing Moon Goat Yoga
  6. Sunday Bloody Sunday: Bloody Mary Tasting for Sanford Sundays
  7. Yacht Rock Sunday Brunch & Bottomless Sangria & Mimosa Bar 
  8. Paint Your Pet: An Edible Royal Icing Portrait Class
  9. Stephen Currence Acoustic Sunday at SBC
  10. Live Music Iesha Marie at Celery City Craft 
  11. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  12. Jim Mahoney’s All Star Sunday Blues Jam
  13. Tap I (Adult Drop-In Class) 
  14. Community Drum Circle at 1Raw Yoga 
  15. Let's Get Real: Live!
  16. Ballet (Adult Drop-In Class) 
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.
February is Black History Month and The Goldsboro Museum has a several exhibitions lined up! 
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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Paddy's Day: 3rd Annual St Paddy's Day Truck Pull & Street Festival
March 14th

Try your luck and pull a truck! Get together with your tribe and form teams of 10 and pull a fire truck for some major bragging rights and to benefit Special Needs Ability Program, Inc.

Live music on two stages, lots of craft beer, food trucks, craft vendors and this year we'll be featuring amazing food from Hollerbach's Willow Tree Café and Irish brews and fun brought to you by The Sullivan, A Public House!

There will be a 'Kids Zone' brought to you by Ladies 327 Supper Club!

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RUN: Jim Payne 5K Run
March 21st

Wop's Hops Brewing Company will be presenting a 5K in Historic Downtown Sanford to benefit Kids House! There will be a pancake breakfast, silent auction, and Kids' fun zone. 

Click Here to Sign up! 

Craft Beer Festival: 9th Annual Pints n' Paws
March 21st

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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