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2017 Parkapalooza

Since 2005 Parkapalooza has given mid-Michigan the very best end-of-the-summer beach party under the sun! The festival is held on the Sunday after Labor Day in September at Midland County’s Sanford Lake Park.  Come join us September 10th for a rockin' good time.


2017 Fireworks

Sanford Lake Association's annual fireworks display will be on July 4th, 2017.  The fireworks are launched from the Community of Christ Campground and will begin at 10:00 pm.  (Rain day is July 5th)

We recommend getting there early and enjoying the day on our beautiful lake.

Founder's Day Celebration

Sanford Historical Society host's their annual Founder's Day event this year on September 9th and 10th, 2017.

The weekend begins with a pancake breakfast Saturday at 7:30 am.  Parking and  admission to all the events is free.  

Memorial Day Parade

Sanford's Memorial Day parade starts Monday at 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. It will make its way to the cemetery, where wreaths will be presented after the parade.  

2017 Model Train Day

Join the Sanford Centennial Museum on August 5th, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The museum's 1870 train depot will feature exhibits from the Roscommon Historic Model Train Club and local train enthusiasts.

2017 Santa Express

Come out to Sanford Centennial Museum on December 12, 13, 14 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for a night with Santa! Enjoy free hot chocolate, cookies, and candy and see the museum grounds lit up in Christmas splendor.