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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

And just like that we're wrapping up January, and the first month of 2021 has passed! Find out here what is happening this weekend and beyond around town! From 90s Street Party to outstanding theater, Community Bike Ride to Salsa dancing, there's always something to do in Sanford 😉

And who is getting as excited as we are about February? Some of our all time favorite events are happening next month, starting with the annual Love Your Shorts Film Festival and then followed by Sanford Porchfest! But wait, there's more! Sanford also has some nice Mardi Gras events planned... Scroll down to find out more!

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January 30th:
Puttin' on the Ritz: Totally '90s

Our annual fundraiser this year will be ALL THAT AND A BAG OF CHIPS! Relive the best pop culture and musical moments of the '90s with this all inclusive evening complete with FREE food from local partners and a full length live concert blasting the best music from the decade! The Puttin' on the Ritz event is the annual street party fundraiser for the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, so get your combat boots and butterfly clips and come support your local community theatre! 
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January 29th: Critical Mass Sanford

Join Pedal Driven & your community as everyone takes a ride around Sanford! 

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January 29th-February 14th: DRIVING MISS DAISY @ Theater West End

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.

The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost...

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January 29th: Can Release: Sanford Porchfest Pilsner
In collaboration with Sanford Porchfest, we've created the perfect porch sippin' pint.
The Sanford Porchfest Pilsner is an unfiltered German Style Pilsner made with Pilsner Malt from Epiphany Malting in Durham, NC. This hop forward pilsner has a crisp finish thanks to the Citra Noble and Loral Hops that provide a floral aroma with a citrus and earthy background note. 4.6%, 30 IBUs.
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(Please remember to verify with businesses as things are changing rapidly!)

Friday, January 29th
  1. Friday Live Music in Sanford
  2. Can Release: Sanford Porchfest Pilsner 
  3. Cyberpunk 2021: A Dystopian Art Show
  4. Intermediate Watercolor Class 
  5. Goldsboro Farmers Market 
  6. Open Studio with Julie Latayan 
  7. Community Drum Circle at Fort Mellon Park 
  8. Critical mass sanford 
  9. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  10. DRIVING MISS DAISY @ Theater West End 
  11. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar 
Saturday, January 30th
  1. Saturday Yoga Schedules
  2. Saturday Live Music in Sanford, FL 
  3. Sanford’s Marketplace on Magnolia 
  4. Open Studio Ceramic Workshop with Julie Latayan 
  5. 6 Week Tai Chi Series 
  6. Grudge Match Truck Tugs at The Barn 
  7. Puttin’ on the Ritz: Totally ’90s 
  8. Tastings & Tours w/Complimentary Cocktails at Loggerhead Distillery 
  9. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  10. DRIVING MISS DAISY @ Theater West End 
  11. Latin Groove Nights at The Bar 
Sunday, January 31st
  1. Sunday Live Music Sanford, FL
  2. Sunday Happy Hour Sanford, FL 
  3. Sine Metu Jameson Irish Whisky Sunday Race 
  4. Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band 
  5. Spanish Night of Worship 
  6. Beer Pong Sundays at West End
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Fridays & Saturdays: Latin Groove Nights at The Bar

A night at The Zocalo Mexican restaurant is an iconic Sanford experience at this Tacos and Bar venue that you are unlike to forget. Great Latin Music, including Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Reggaeton plus today's Hits for a stylish crowd. DJ harry2house will play anything to get YOU dancing. It is a great place to dance to current Spanish language Hits. Stick around for a party! whether you choose to grab a partner to show off your moves or simply want to watch others while sipping a mojito or the well-known Margarita plus Tequila shoots. Get on the Dance Floor from 10 pm to 1 am every Friday and Saturday.

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February 12th-14th: Love Your Shorts Film Festival

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival brings the best of cinematic short films to Sanford! Now in its 11th year!

The Love Your Shorts Film Festival is a film festival held in Sanford, Florida, around Valentine's Day. The Festival screens only short films under 30 minutes in length. Films are divided into different blocks for screening.

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February 13th: Mardi Gras 2021!

Oyster Bob's Nautical Nonsense serving raw & grilled oysters*!
Swine & Sons serving Jambalaya*!
*Advanced tickets are recommended to guarantee oysters & jambalaya.
Sweet & Hot Dixieland band playing live in the garden during dinner!
Brown Bag Brass Band playing in the Music Box (9p-12a)!

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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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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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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
14+ Years of Experience in Central Florida 

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