Downtown Sanford Inc. on Thursday announced the music lineup for the fifth annual Downtown Sanford StreetFest and Fireworks event, set for Oct. 8.
Headlining the main stage on Wicker Street will be the Part Time Party Time Band, known for its upbeat variety of pop, beach and top 40 hits. Also playing will be the legendary Chairmen of the Board, with classic soul, rhythm and blues, Motown, and funk music, as well as local band the Simpletones. Main stage music starts at 2 p.m.
A second stage at Depot Park will showcase local talent starting at 2 p.m. with Triple Pointe Dance Academy. This full second-stage lineup includes King Kai, Dancers’ Workshop, Magetsi, Prime Time Dance Academy, the Temple Teen Ensemble, and Bryson Lyons Music.
StreetFest will also bring performances to Charlie Watson Lane. Black Belt Leadership Academy will demonstrate martial arts skills, Danza Azteca will perform traditional Aztec dances, and Tobacco Road Southern Drum will demonstrate traditional Lumbee dancing and drums. Imagine Circus’ performers will roam the streets.
There will be fun activities for all ages. El Refugio will offer interactive Day of the Dead activities, the Boys and Girls Club will host a fun zone, and the Lee County Community Orchestra will lead a kazoo parade. Festival-goers can also participate in a special scavenger hunt and commemorate the day with festival-themed selfie stations.
This festival offers a full day of music and performances, more than 15 food trucks, craft and artisan vendors, demos, and – of course – fireworks. Festivities kick-off at 1 p.m. and run all day.
Downtown restaurants and shops will be open on their regular schedules. Food trucks will be set up around downtown offering a mix of American and International cuisines and both sweet and savory options. Craft and artisan vendors will join them on the streets. There will also be educational and interactive booths for the whole family.
As the live music winds down, D.J. B Free will host a dance party in Depot Park, and fireworks will begin around 8:45 p.m., weather permitting.
View a full list of food trucks, a festival schedule and map, and more at www.sanfordstreetfest.com.