Special Events

 Based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),   Florida Department of Health the lead agency regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 in Florida, and in close consultation with the Seminole County Office of Emergency Management, the City of Sanford provides the following temporary closures and cancellations, effective immediately:

The City of Sanford is cancelling all special events scheduled through April 30, 2020. The Parks and Recreation Department is not accepting or reviewing any event applications at this time. 

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 - 10 PM.


City Hosted Annual Events

Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 11, 2020 10 AM Ft. Mellon Park, for ages 12 and Under.  

All American Soap Box Derby TBA,  8 AM Mike Kirby Park, 2199 Oregon Avenue  

Memorial Day Parade & Remembrance Ceremony Monday, May 25, 2020 10 AM to NOON 

Star Spangled Sanford Saturday, July 4th, 2020 5- 10 PM Ft. Mellon Park and surrounding area 

National Nite Out TBA in Ft. Mellon Park 

Spooky Hollow Saturday,October 31, 2020 6 - 8 PM Downtown First Street for ages 12 and Under.  

Soap Box Derby Toys for Tots TBA,at Mike Kirby Park, 2199 Oregon Avenue  

Golden Age Games Senior Olympics TBA 2020. 

Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, November 11, 2020 11 AM to NOON 

Christmas in the Square Annual Tree Lighting Friday, December 4, 2020 6 - 8 PM Magnolia Square

Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade Saturday, December 12, 2020, 6 - 8 PM First Street 

Privately Hosted Annual Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Rally in the Park Monday, January 20, 2020

Love Your Shorts Film Festival  Saturday, February 16, 2019

Pints' N Paws Craft Beer Festival Saturday, March 21 2020

Hollerbach's Springfest Friday and Saturday, April 3 - 4, 2020

Riverside Dash 15k & 5k Sunday, April 05, 2020 

Run for God 5k Saturday, April 11, 2020 

St. John' s River Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3,  2020 

Hurricane Music Festival Street Party Saturday, June 6, 2020

Spirits in Sanford (Annual Halloween Art Show) October, TBA, 2020 

Hollerbach's Oktoberfest Friday - Sunday, October 09- 11, 2020

Community Harvest Festival (All Souls Catholic Church) Friday - Sunday TBA, 2020 

Turkey Day 5K Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8 AM

Holiday Tour of Homes Saturday, December 4, 2020 1 - 9 PM