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Review of Downtown Sanford

Downtown Sanford
Ranked #2 of 48 things to do in Sanford
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I find myself looking for excuses to visit Sanford to enjoy the shopping, eating, entertainment and especially the special events. The Alive After 5 street party never disappoints. For $7 you get tons of food and beverage samples as well as the featured food stop which is something in line with that month's theme. There are also 1-3 bands playing too!! Second Thursday of the month. On the fourth Friday of the month you can enjoy Art Walk. All the galleries are open and many of the shops. The Historic Welcome Center features a juried art exhibit and visitors get to choose the winner of the People's Choice prize. Lastly, don't forget to check out all the great entertainment at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. See WDPAC.com for details.

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

The second Thursday of each month Downtown Sanford has a monthly event called Alive After Five! Local Businesses,Vendors ,Artist & more come together in Downtown Sanford on First Street with Food,Live Music,Samples & One of a Kind Goods & Services for Sale.
They always have a Monthly Theme tied into the Season.It is a must see & do!!! It is fun for the whole Family & Pet friendly!

2  Thank Ron V
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

They've don a wonderful job with cleaning it up over the years. There is a beautiful Riverwalk over the lake. There are some cute shops, restaurants and bars. They always have events and festivals going on. The streets are lined with brick and there are several historical homes which have been restored. Although, we live in the next town over, we always end up in Sanford when we go out.

3  Thank Becky C
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

beautiful old downtown Sanford on the waters edge. Many newer stores to shop at and a beautiful walk along the waters edge.

1  Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Downtown Sanford has a number of good restaurants, like The Corner Cafe and The Willow Tiree. There are a few antique stores, although a couple are a mixed bag of thrift store and junk. The area is slowly making strides to being a place to spend most of the day. Art galleries are unique and a fun place to look through with family and friends. It would be nice for the downtown to be able to support a couple of nice boutiques.

1  Thank Nancy B
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