The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts takes place along scenic tree-lined, brick-paved streets in Historic Downtown Sanford, Florida within two-blocks of The St. Johns River and Lake Monroe. Sanford is the County seat for Seminole County.

Major highways nearby allow convenient access into Sanford by way of: Interstate 4, State Roads 46, SR46A, SR417 and U.S. Hwy 17-92.

Transportation: Two major airports serve the area – Orlando/Sanford International Airport and Orlando International Airport, home to Allegiant Airline, the AMTRACK Auto Train Station is located within the Sanford city limits. And the Lynx bus system operates throughout the metro area.

Proximity to other Florida Cities:
Altamonte Springs-13 miles, Daytona Beach-38 miles, DeLand-23 miles, Deltona-12 miles, Jacksonville-124 miles, New Smyrna Beach-31miles, Orlando-25 miles, Oviedo-11 miles, Tampa–108 miles.

Accommodations: Many national hotels chains are located within a six-mile drive of downtown Sanford and neighboring city of Lake Mary. Accommodations include single-room and suite hotels, luxury hotels and guest houses. For art festival artists and attendees Comfort Inn and suites located in Sanford offers a discounted rate for the art festival weekend. Be sure to ask for the St. Johns River Festival of the Arts room rate at 407-585-1580.

Attractions: Discover Sanford! Sanford is home to The Sanford River Walk Trail, Wayne Densch Theater of Performing Arts , and The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the Orlando/Sanford International Airport, Seminole State College of Florida, The Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Sanford Museum, Sanford Memorial Stadium,  scenic parks and recreation facilities along with great restaurants, bars, galleries and pubs.

Sanford also is located within a 45-minute drive of world-famous destinations such as Daytona Beach, Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and Gatorland, The City of Sanford offers free WiFi access throughout the entire Festival area.

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