Non Hosted Event - Alive After 5's Parti Gras! in Downtown Sanford FL

Alive After 5! The Pardi Gras last from 5-8pm
* Mardi Gras Parade begins at 6:45pm on First Street! The Seminole High School Drum Line with be preforming along with other surprises. Of cou
rse beads will be thrown!
* Main food sample by Two Chefs in a Truck; serving shrimp & chicken jambalaya

* Music by The Poker Dogs
* Visit the Welcome Center during the AA5 to enter a drawing for a chance to win the following Valentine gift's; a necklace, bottle of wine, a gift certificate from The Welcome Center Retail Shop, and 2 tickets to the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. Must have wristband to participate
*Downtown Sanford Restaurants are offering incredible Valentine dinners!
* Over 50 vendors participating along with artists selling their homemade wares!
* Brazilian Samba Dancers, sponsored by Tony's Deli, will be performing throughout the night in front of their restaurant, and in the Mardi Gras Parade!

Alive After 5, it’s a street party like no other!
AA5 is Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party with live music, local artists, food and beverage sampling in a beautiful historic town.
Date/Time: The second Thursday of each month, 5-8pm, rain or shine
Location: Downtown Sanford, Fl @ 230 East First Street
Tickets: $7.00 (includes food and beverage sampling throughout the event)
Enjoy: Great local restaurants, art galleries, gift shops, antique stores, nightlife and a variety of other unique businesses.

WHERE TO MEET: This will be an non-Hosted Event. Sorry don't get off of work until 7pm, but I had a request to post this event for everyone not chained to their work desks. Anyone interested can meet in front of the Historic Sanford Welcome Center. There is a parking spot for Electric Cars Only which is rarely filled. See Picture Below. Meet at that spot. The group can gather from 5-5:30pm and after that point anyone who's made it can start going around the Street Party. Anyone coming late would be on their own but still out at a fantastic event.


The Following Downtown Sanford Business are offering incredible discounts for FEB 14th Only with your purchase of an Alive After 5 wristband. Discounts are available from 5pm-Close of Merchant Business Hours. Must show Alive After 5 wristband for discounts listed below.

American Spa Nails: $5 off pedicures

Bailey’s Upscale Resale: 10% off any purchase

Buster’s Bistro: $1 off any beer or wine

Christo’s: Free house wine or draft beer with any entrée

Ellen’s Wine Room: 50% off house wine, or 10% off any bottle of wine

Gallery On First: 10% off any art item (participating artists only)

Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery: 10% off any purchase

Little Fish Huge Pond: $2 Rosa wine

Marco Dino’s: 10% off entire check

Maya Books: 20% off entire purchase

Park Avenue Popcorn Shoppe: $1 off any flavored popcorn

Sanford’s Nifty Thrifty: 10% off any item excluding furniture

Taste of Thyme Café: 2 meals for $15 (excludes drinks); includes free dessert

The Bad Monkey Tavern: 20% off any purchase of coffee, soda, tea, or alcohol

The Breezeway Restaurant & Bar: One Free frozen Valentine drink with each food purchase

The Corner Café: Patio guest-$2 domestic beers, Café guests-free non-alcoholic beverage (or $2 domestic beer) + dessert with any meal

The Sweet Spot Bakery: 10% off any purchase of $10 or more

The Tree House: 10%off any item over $20

The West End Trading Co.: One free shot of liquor w/ purchase of beer or mixed drink (Limit one)

The Wet Spot: Buy 1 get 1 free well drinks

Twisted Vine: $1 off all bottled beer, and $2 off all wine.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's raining so ill be at Busters Bistro at 5 pm. Feel free to meet me there.

    February 14, 2013

    • Luis G.

      Sounds good I'll see you there!

      February 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it rains sadly I won't be walking about. But I work down here and there are blue skies so far

    February 14, 2013

    • Luis G.

      Great news! Let's keep our fingers crossed then (but I'm bringing an umbrella anyway, lol!).

      February 14, 2013

  • Luis G.

    Looks like we will literally have rain on our parade! But, I will have 2 big golf umbrellas ready to go at 5pm. Whoever is going text me at[masked] so I can find you in the downpour, lol!

    February 14, 2013

  • Scott A.

    Alive After 5 is a nice event. I might go to this but I'm already tentatively planning to be in Sanford on Saturday for Love Your Shorts film festival, which is all weekend. The downtown merchants might have some discounts for that, also.

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also free waffles with a wristband

    February 12, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Tons of discounts are available to anyone who have a wristband. See new information added to event details.

    February 12, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    P.S. Just found out that you can get a Free Carnation in the Welcome Center donated by the Sanford Flower Shop. And you can professionally get your 'Sweetheart' photos taken by local photographer Reg Garner in The Studio on Park which is located at 116 S. Park Ave for only $10.

    February 12, 2013

  • Amelia S.

    Have to work but am glad to put out the event for anyone not chained to their desks.

    February 11, 2013

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