Join us on Thursday June 16th in Historic Downtown Sanford for Sanford Art & Jazz Night 6-9pm and every 3rd Thursday!
Enjoy a special evening celebrating the arts, music & spirits at multiple venues! Free event.
Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe
Sanford Brewing Company
Tuffy’s Music Box & Lounge
Deviant Wolfe Brewing
Magpies Modern General
The Alley Blues
The Basin at Henry’s Depot
Dees Brother’s Brewery
Historic Downtown Sanford in Central Florida, just 20 minutes north of Orlando, is a global travel destination featuring award-winning restaurants, craft breweries, gastropubs, shopping, world-class events, street festivals, concerts, theaters, art galleries, and a spectacular marina featuring fishing, boating and dinner cruises.
Sanford is a growing city with a population of 58,000, in close proximity to Interstate 4 and State Road 417, halfway between the attractions of Orlando and the beaches. Sanford sits on the south shore of Lake Monroe, providing a waterfront backdrop for walking, jogging or just enjoying the natural beauty.
Sanford, one of Central Florida’s oldest incorporated cities is well-known for its brick lined streets, towering oaks, elegant store-fronts and large, nineteenth-century Victorian homes.
Sanford sits on the south shore of Lake Monroe at the head of the navigation on the St. Johns River. During the Seminole Wars of the 1830’s, the area was the site of an U.S. Army post name Fort Mellon. As settlers moved into the area, the town of Mellonville was established. With the advent of commercial steamboat service, the town became a distribution point for goods essential for the growth of Central Florida. Mellonville became the county seat in 1845 when Orange County formed.