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No estimates have been given yet, but we’ll say “thousands” of people took advantage of a picture-perfect April Saturday and spent it in Downtown Sanford for the second annual StreetFest.

The party, which ran from noon to 9 p.m., remained a party from start to finish — culminating in a 20-minute fireworks display over Depot Park that didn’t disappoint.

Below are some of our favorite moments from the day. It’s going to be hard to top this one in Year 3.


The Fireworks

Above is the second half of the fireworks show that began at 8:30 Saturday night, courtesy of a Facebook Live feed from Downtown Sanford Inc. There’s not much else to say about them — they were great once again. See them from a different view in the short video below.


The Music

It was surreal watching Southern Culture on the Skids perform on a stage at Wicker and Steele Streets, bucket of fried chicken in hand, in front of a block full of people enjoying craft beer and food truck goodies. And SCOTS seemed to enjoy it, too … the highlight grabbing Campbell University’s camel mascot to dance with them during their hit, “Camel Walk.” More music highlights below:

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The Puppet Parade

Well, this was unexpected. One of the coolest additions to StreetFest was a parade of puppets put on by the Paperhand Puppet Intervention, a Saxapahaw business you just kinda have to see to appreciate. After the parade through StreetFest, the PPI stuck around to let kids try on the masks and interact with the puppeteers.


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We had a good time at the Sanford Streetfest!

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