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Special Events


 Recurring Special Events

The Sanford  Marketplace at Magnolia Visit us every Saturday and enjoy a variety of food and merchandise vendors in Magnolia Square from 9 AM to 2 PM. 

Alive After Five Celebration of Downtown Sanford held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 5 - 8 PM (Except July and August)

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta Come enjoy a moving culinary event on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Sanford Art Walk Celebrating the arts held on the 3rd Saturday of each month, 6 - 9 PM

Celery City Cruisers Enjoy great cars and live music on the last Saturday of each month from January to October, 5 - 9 PM along the beautiful Sanford Riverwalk

Sanford Avenue Block Party Drink in the street, dance, shop vendors, eat food, drink craft beer, sip wine, full bar, on the 4th Saturday of each month, 5 - 11 PM.


City Hosted Annual Events

Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 20, 2019 10 AM Ft. Mellon Park, for ages 12 and Under.  

All American Soap Box Derby Saturday, May 11, 2019 8 AM Mike Kirby Park, 2199 Oregon Avenue  

Memorial Day Parade & Remembrance Ceremony Monday, May 27, 2019 10 AM to NOON 

Star Spangled Sanford Thursday, July 4th, 2019 4 - 10 PM Ft. Mellon Park and surrounding area 

National Nite Out Tuesday, October, 1, 2019 in Ft. Mellon Park 

Spooky Hollow October 31, 2019 6 - 8 PM Downtown First Street for ages 12 and Under.  

Soap Box Derby Toys for Tots November 2, 2019 at Mike Kirby Park, 2199 Oregon Avenue  

Golden Age Games Senior Olympics Saturday through Sunday, November 2 - 10 2019. 

Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 11, 2019 11 AM to NOON 

Christmas in the Square Annual Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, 2019 6 - 8 PM Magnolia Square

Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade Saturday, December 14, 2019, 6 - 8 PM First Street 

Privately Hosted Annual Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally in the Park Monday, January 21, 2019

Love Your Shorts Film Festival  Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pints' N Paws Craft Beer Festival Saturday, March 23, 2019

Hollerbach's Springfest Friday and Saturday, April 6 - 7, 2019

Riverside Dash 15k & 5k Sunday, April 14, 2019 

Run for God 5k Saturday, April 20, 2019 

St. John' s River Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5,  2019 

Hurricane Music Festival Street Party Saturday, June, 1, 2019

Spirits in Sanford (Annual Halloween Art Show) October, TBA, 2019 

Hollerbach's Oktoberfest Friday - Sunday, October 11- 13, 2019

Community Harvest Festival (All Souls Catholic Church) Friday - Sunday November 1-3, 2019 

Turkey Day 5K Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 8 AM

Holiday Tour of Homes Saturday, December 6, 2019 1 - 9 PM