SIGNATURE EVENTS

Don’t miss these signature events in Sanford and Lee County that many folks look forward to with anticipation. Whether it’s StreetFest, Broadway Our Way or the Downtown Alive! Concert Series, there’s sure to be a signature event happening here that’s truly worth planning a trip for.

Featured Events
Taylor Phillips HITS Lee County
You never know who will join Taylor Phillips on stage for this second annual benefit concert, so get your tickets early!
Holiday Shopping Punch Card Promotion
Kick off your holiday shopping with a chance to win big! This annual promotion helps drives support for local businesses in Downtown Sanford.
Downtown Sanford Tree and Train Lighting
Join Santa as he lights up Depot Park with twinkling lights to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy performances, hot cocoa and special visits with the big man himself!
Bluegrass365
Immerse yourself year round in the sound of this popular genre.
Other Signature Events
Carolina Indie Fest
Jam out to national headliners and independent artists. Look to enjoy two two-day music fest every fall.
Downtown Alive! Concert Series
Free concerts in downtown Sanford. What could be better than that?
Broadway Our Way
Hit the streets of Broadway, NC for one fantastic, springtime festival.
Ole Mill Crank Up
See an old saw mill come to life before your very eyes! Take this trip back in time each spring to enjoy historical demonstrations and more.
Southern Side by Side
Catch competition recreational shooting at its finest. This classic event is held each spring and fall.
Strawberry Jammin'
Enjoy this spring festival celebrating all things strawberry at the Sanford Farmers' Market.
Ammons Farm July 4th Fireworks
Sanford celebrates the 4th in the biggest and brightest way.
Central Carolina Wedding Showcase
Save the date for this annual  wedding expo spectacular at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.
Lee Regional Fair
Every fall, the fair brings lots of excitement to Lee County. Come enjoy delicious food, midway rides, agricultural and commercial exhibits, and more.
Sanford StreetFest - 20 Sanford NC Things You Don't Want to Miss
StreetFest
Sanford’s biggest event of the year never fails to be a hit. Mark you calendars when the festival returns to downtown during the fall.
Boo & Brew Ghost Tour
Have a spooky good time with this self-guided tour and haunted pub crawl in October.
Downtown Sanford Trick-or-Treating
Scare up a spooky good time with your little ghosts and goblins every Halloween.
Britton Buchanan
Sanford native and The Voice finalist returns with some very special guests!
Music On The Mann
Enjoy Jim Quick & Coastline's swamp soul sound and catchy songs at this free outdoor concert at the Mann Center. 
Sanford Pottery Exhibition & Marketplace
Revel in the beauty of Sanford's storied tradition of clay and craft. Shop the marketplace as well for a variety of contemporary pottery pieces.
Sanford Pottery Exhibition & Marketplace
Revel in the beauty of Sanford's storied tradition of clay and craft. Shop the marketplace as well for a variety of contemporary pottery pieces.