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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

This Saturday it's time for Sanford's Mardi Gras (along with another Food Truck Fiesta). Don't miss the parade starting at 4pm on 6th Street and Sanford Avenue! 
Or how about a cult classic at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center this Friday? Scroll down to find out which family friendly movie is playing! 
On Saturday Jeanine Taylor Folk Art will be auctioning off unique drum art with all proceeds benefiting the Sanford Porchfest Scholarship Fund. And speaking of Sanford Porchfest... One week until the BIG event ❤️!!   

This and more this weekend in Sanford! Scroll down to find out what's happening...

Please know that all Sanford businesses are following current CDC guidelines. If you have questions, please contact each business or event organizer individually. #sanfordingsafely

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February 20th:
7th Annual Sanford Mardi Street Party

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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February 19th: Reel Fun Films: Princess Bride

The story of a man and a woman who lived happily ever after. Even though the courtship almost killed them... While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

This will be a REEL FUN night with trivia, costume contests and drink specials! Stage Combat demonstrations as well will make this a night you'll never forget! 

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Sign Your Kids Up TODAY!! 

It's that time again!
Sanford Kid City USA is now open for all day FREE VPK.
9am-5pm/ All meals included. Reserve your spot today!
We are also enrolling Pre-School ages 1-5

1320 Hickory Ave
Sanford FL 32771

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We chatted with the new business owner at the old Inner Compass Brewing building and got the scoop. Violet Sawukaytis told us that the new restaurant will be be called Ultraviolet’s. It will be an upscale pizzeria and lounge offering authentic wood burning pizza and specialty martinis and spirits. HOW EXCITING IS THAT!?! The building will be under construction over the next few months so keep a close eye on the building for an opening date....we know we will.
Located at: 300 E 2nd St, Sanford, FL 32771

February 20th: The Art of Drums - Sanford Art Walk

Gallery on First and Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, in association Sanford Porchfest, present “THE ART OF DRUMS” Project. This silent auction features unique drum art masterpieces that were specifically created for the 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest and directly benefit the Sanford Porchfest scholarship fund.
Drums were donated by Park & 2ND Antiques located here in Downtown Sanford.

BIDDING DATES: Early bidding opens 6 pm EST on Saturday, February 20, 2021 and continues during the Gallery’s regular business hours through Friday, February 26, 2021...

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February 21st: Sanford Jazz Ensemble's Tribute to Motown

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is a volunteer community orchestra made up of a diverse group of excellent musicians, dedicated to the preservation of the Big Band Jazz Tradition. The band’s extensive repertoire covers a wide range of material from the classic swing era to the contemporary jazz styles of today. 

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February 20th: Rumble For America

Join us for a Tribute to America!
Be here for our Pledge of Allegiance at 11am, National Anthem at 12pm with Fly Over.

Gun Shy kicks us off with some sweet southern rock right after the pledge. Full Bar provided by Horsepower Ranch

Be sure to check out our Dyno Torque Wars. Qualification round Saturday, Finals on Sunday, only $15 to enter. 

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(Please remember to verify with businesses as things are changing rapidly!)

Friday, February 19th
  1. Friday Yoga Schedules
  2. Friday Live Music in Sanford 
  3. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  4. Girls Night Out The Show @ The West End Trading Co. 
  5. Reel Fun Films: Princess Bride 
  6. Star Party – Virtual Mars Edition
  7. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar
Saturday, February 20th
  1. Saturday Yoga Schedules
  2. Saturday Live Music in Sanford, FL 
  3. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar 
  4. Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest 
  5. 6 Week Tai Chi Series 
  6. Rumble For America 
  7. Sanford Craft Beer & History Tour 
  8. 7th Annual Sanford Mardi Street Party 
  9. The Art of Drums – Sanford Art Walk 
  10. “Inner Creative Journeys – Vision Quests” Meet Your Guides and Get Your Answers 
  11. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  12. Sascha’s Birthday Bash 
  13. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar 
Sunday, February 21st
  1. Sunday Yoga Schedules
  2. Sunday Live Music Sanford, FL 
  3. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar 
  4. Sunday Luncheon Cruise 
  5. Kaleidoscope Artisans Market at Henry’s Depot Sanford 
  6. Girl Scout Cookies & Wine Pairing 
  7. Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s Tribute to Motown 
  8. Spanish Night of Worship 
  9. Beer Pong Sundays at West End 
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Feb. 27th: 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2021 for the 4th Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival! 

50 bands - 12 porches - an entire community - one cause FREE to attend. Family, Pet, Bicycle & Foot Friendly. Load up your chairs, blankets and pack a picnic 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: live music, art auction and food vendors. 

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Feb. 28th/March 28th/April 25th: Spring Mini Indie Series

The Sanford Mini Indie Series will have rotating Vendors the following dates 2/28. 3/28.4/25. We will be located inside the Courtyard and in the beautiful new Air Conditioned back space of Tuffy's Bottle Shop & Lounge. We will be following CDC guidelines. We will be practicing Social Distancing and ask that everyone mask up while walking around the Market.

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March 27th: 9th Annual Pints n' Paws Craft Beer Festival

Join us for the 9th 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 dozens of breweries, interact with other dog lovers, and most importantly help raise funds for local pet do-gooders Dolly's Foundation and Pet Rescue by Judy!

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Street Party Dates for 2021: Alive After 5

Hosted by the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Alive After 5 is Sanford's monthly street festival taking place on the second Thursday of every month from 5-8PM. AA5 is Central Florida's largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and craft beers in a beautiful historic town.

Enjoy: Great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses !

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Have a lovely weekend,
❤️, Claudia

👩🏻‍💻Editor & Founder of Sanford365

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

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