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
Immerse yourself year round in the sound of this popular genre.
Other Signature Events
Ammons Farm July 4th Fireworks
Sanford celebrates the 4th in the biggest and brightest way.
Broadway Our Way
Hit the streets of Broadway, NC for one fantastic, springtime festival.
Boo & Brew Ghost Tour
Have a spooky good time with this self-guided tour and haunted pub crawl in October.
Carolina Classic Wedding Showcase
Save the date for this annual  wedding expo spectacular at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic & Conference Center.
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 all summer long. What could be better than that?
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!
Downtown Sanford Trick-or-Treating
Scare up a spooky good time with your little ghosts and goblins every Halloween.
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.
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.
Sanford StreetFest - 20 Sanford NC Things You Don't Want to Miss
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.
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. 
Taylor Phillips
Country songwriter/artist Taylor Phillips and friends perform in a star-studded concert honoring Brian Kindle’s Memory and raising funds for suicide awareness.