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 Monthly celebration of Downtown Sanford held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 5 - 8 PM
•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 last Saturday.
City Hosted Annual Events
Golden Age Games Senior Olympics Saturday- November 3-10, 2018
Veterans Day Ceremony Saturday, November 10, 2018 11 AM to Noon
Christmas in the Square Annual Tree Lighting Friday, November 30, 2018 6 - 8 PM
Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade Saturday, December 8, 2018, 6 - 8 PM First Street
Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 20, 2019 10 AM Ft Mellon Park; Ages 12 and Under Free
All American Soap Box Derby Saturday, May 18, 2019 8 AM Derby 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 October, TBA, 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, TBA, 2019 at Derby Park
Privately Hosted Annual Events
Turkey Day 5K Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8 AM
Holiday Tour of Homes Saturday, December 1, 2018 1 - 9 PM
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally in the Park Monday, January 21, 2019
Love Your Shorts Film Festival February, TBA, 2019
Pints' N Paws Craft Beer Festival Saturday, March 23, 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 June, TBA, 2019
Spirits in Sanford (Annual Halloween Art Show) October, TBA, 2019
Community Harvest Festival & Fair (All Souls Catholic Church ) November, TBA, 2019