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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

It's finally PORCHFEST weekend!!! We are BEYOND excited and have all the info about this amazing community event for you below! 

Of course, as always, there are also lots of other things happening in our beloved town so be sure to scroll down and check out the weekend events list to make plans! 

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Featured Event: 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. 
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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Your Must Have Companion for Porchfest 2020!
Download the FREE Sanford365 in the App Store so you can use the Porchfest Map with interactive walking instructions as well as band schedules and food vendor info. 
This is PORCHFEST...
⬇️  $25, an exclusive Sanford Porchfest Price only valid on 2/22/20    ⬇️

For just $25, a Sanford Porchfest special price, you can gift yourself or another Sanford Lover this beautiful illustrated map of Sanford created by local artist Anna Coleman. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Sanford Porchfest scholarship fund and the rest of the funds will go right back into our passion project that is Sanford365.

SIDE NOTE: If you have already purchased one of our illustrated maps, but are still on the hunt for the perfect frame we found ours (see image above) at Ikea (16"x20" for $9.99) and a the matte at Michael's (12"x18" for $6).


FEST MAP: The highly-anticipated festival map and schedule has arrived!

There are 3 easy ways for you to navigate the festival:
1. Go green by saving this image onto your phone.
2. Stop by the Producer's Porch for a limited-edition SPF 2020 festival brochure (first 500 guests) while snagging some merch.
3. Download the Sanford365 app for a walking tour/map with artist genres and descriptions.

Start strategizing your plan of attack for the best day ever! Who are you most excited to see? See you on 02.22.20.

Concert: Sanford Jazz Ensemble: Black History Month Concert
February 23rd

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. 

Greenery Creamery is in soft opening mode @henrysdepot in Sanford!

Lots of free parking, food options, and great drinks in the food hall. Come say hi!
Here's this week's schedule ✌️
FRIDAY: 4 pm - 9 pm
SATURDAY: 12 pm - 9 pm
SUNDAY: 12 pm - 5 pm (Henry's Depot is open 12pm -12am Wednesday - Sunday)

Be sure to follow @thegreenerycreamery for more upcoming hours! 
February 22nd

ReSell It Days are a great opportunity to sell used horse or livestock equipment, tack, supplies, apparel, decor or barn supplies.

All are invited to attend! We encourage you to clean out your closets and tack storage. No matter if you have a little or a lot to sell; if you have never sold with us before, we invite you to join our event! When you sell, we all win!

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Friday, February 21st
  1. Senior Golf Specials at Mayfair Country Club!
  2. Beginner Hatha Yoga 
  3. Happy Hour at 119 French 
  4. Ayinger Kirtabier Swag Party at Hollerbach’s Lodge 
  5. Friday Tasting & Tours at Loggerhead Distillery 
  6. Sanford Memorial Stadium – Eastern Michigan vs U. of Pittsburgh 
  7. The Sanford Shuffle, a monthly tournament - might be CANCELLED 
  8. Ping Pong Tournaments at Mayfair 
  9. Music Medicine Sound Bath 
  10. Live Music by Chris Hendren at Wop’s Hops! 
  11. Cocktails For A Cure – Supporting Parkinson’s Disease 
  12. Bike & Jeep Night Rockin with Gun Shy at Chases On The River 
  13. Live Music with John Mazz! 
  14. Godspell – A Concert with SeminoleSound 
  15. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  16. Live Music-TPS at Celery City Craft 
  17. February Jazz jam at West End Trading Co. 
  18. Bar Fly | Live Music at The Alley in Sanford 
  20. Midnight Mayhem at Sanford Brewing Co. 
  21. Central Florida Nights at Sanford Planetarium 
  22. Apollo Nights at Shantells
Saturday, February 22nd
  1. Saturday Morning Soldiers SHRED
  2. Barre Stretch (Adult Drop-In Class) 
  3. 2020 Seminole County Gardening Expo
  5. Intro To Dance (Adult Drop-In Class) 
  6. Botanical Illustrations Workshop 
  7. Gentle Yoga 
  8. 3rd Annual Sanford Porchfest Music Festival 
  9. Splash Saturdays Pool Party at Chases on the River 
  10. Wondermade Workshop 
  11. Gallery On First Paints Live at Sanford Porchfest 
  12. 2nd Anniversary event at Inner Compass Brewing! 
  13. Gary Rupp – pastel demonstration 
  14. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  15. Sanford Memorial Stadium – Eastern Michigan vs U. of Pittsburgh 
  16. Strengthening Yoga 
  17. Acoustic Inferno | Live Music at The Alley & Fuel BBQ 
  18. February after Porch Fest BLOCK Party 
  19. Cheese Making at Sanford Homebrew 
  20. Brandon Bing – Country Party at The Barn 
  21. Live Music with John Mazz at Luisa’s Cellar 
  22. Josh Snyder Acoustic at 119 French! 
  23. Godspell – A Concert with SeminoleSound 
  24. Majesty of Rock: Tribute to Journey and Styx 
  25. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  26. SIRSY live at: Wops Hops Brewing 
  27. Justin & The Out – Porchfest After Party 
  28. Soul Saturdays at Chases on the River 
  29. Wilder Vs Fury II 
  30. Diamond Dixie returns to SBC Country 
  31. Radio89, Pangolin, Call In Dead @ West End 
Sunday, February 23rd
  1. $2 Sunday Bowling until noon
  2. February Sanford Cleanup 
  3. Mind Body Reset Sundays 
  4. Bikers/Family Brunch Buffet 
  5. Swap Meet at SHD 
  6. Namaste for a Beer Yoga 
  7. Porchfest Hangover Brunch with Maya Rosa! 
  8. Goat Yoga at Dancing Moon Farm 
  9. Sunday Bloody Sunday: Bloody Mary Tasting for Sanford Sundays 
  10. Yacht Rock Sunday Brunch & Bottomless Sangria & Mimosa Bar 
  11. Sanford Memorial Stadium – Eastern Michigan vs U. of Pittsburgh 
  12. LMSA Monthly Board Meeting 
  13. Douglas Walter brings #Acoustic Sunday to SBC
  14. Live Music Iesha Marie at Celery City Craft 
  15. Genealogy Club Meeting at Sanford Library 
  16. The Great American Trailer Park Musical 
  17. Jameson Sunday Race 
  18. Sanford Jazz Ensemble: Black History Month Concert 
  19. Jim Mahoney’s All Star Sunday Blues Jam 
  20. Tap I (Adult Drop-In Class) 
  21. Ballet (Adult Drop-In Class) 
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. 

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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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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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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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