City officials announced today an air show scheduled as part of Saturday’s Sanford Riverfront Festival has been cancelled due to the government shutdown.
In a press release put out by the City of Sanford on Tuesday officials wrote, “…due to the Federal Government shutdown, which has the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on furlough, the permit required for the Saturday air show was unable to be issued, which in turn, unfortunately, forced the City to cancel Saturday’s air show portion of the Celebrate Sanford weekend.”
City officials also reminded, however, that there will plenty of activities as part of this weekend’s four-day event, Celebrate Sanford.
The weekend kicks-off tonight with Alive After 5 in Downtown Sanford from 5 to 9 p.m. On Friday, Oct. 11, stop by the Historic Goldsboro community for a BBQ cook-off, gospel jubilee, food, crafts, motorcycle show and reenactments of Historic Goldsboro in 1891. On Friday night catch a performance of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a wildly warm-hearted theatrical experience at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Downtown Sanford.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, enjoy shopping at the Downtown Sidewalk Sale-a-bration, pick-up some fresh fruits and veggies at the Farmer’s Market in Magnolia Square. “Set Sail” in Sanford on Lake Monroe, listen to great live music all day in Fort Mellon Park while strolling the vendor and craft booths. Make some time for the golf tournament too. Bring the kids and enjoy a family day at the park and for the car and motorcycle enthusiast, stop by the antique car and motorcycle displays.
You won’t want to miss the legendary band, The Outlaws, performing live Saturday night in Fort Mellon Park at 9 p.m.
For a complete listing of events and times visit www.celebratesanford.com.