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 a signature event happening here that’s truly worth planning a trip for.

Signature Events
Carolina Indie Fest
Jam out to national headliners and independent artists. Look to enjoy two two-day music fest every fall.
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.
Boo & Brew Ghost Tour
Have a spooky good time with this self-guided tour and haunted pub crawl in October.
Taylor Phillips Concert
Singer, songwriter and Sanford native, Taylor Phillips performs in the third annual Taylor Phillips HITS Lee County with Friends Benefit Concert, December 10th.
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.
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!
Sanford Christmas Parade
Experience one of the largest nighttime holiday parades in the state! Marching bands,  floats, vehicles and Santa Clause himself truly make the season bright.
Broadway Christmas Parade
This annual processional really lights up the holidays for Broadway residents and visitors alike.
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Other Signature Events
Immerse yourself year round in the sound of this popular genre.
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.
Broadway Our Way
Hit the streets of Broadway, NC for one fantastic, springtime festival.
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.
Downtown Alive! Concert Series
Free concerts in downtown Sanford. What could be better than that?
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.
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.