In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Sanford Center will remain closed, complying with CDC and Federal recommendations. We will continue to evaluate the situation daily with local, state and federal officials, opening our doors as soon as it is safe to do so.

The health and safety of our fans and employees continues to be a top priority for us. As we closely monitor the situation, please know that Your Sanford Center Staff has been actively putting new policies and procedures in place to keep everyone safe as they enjoy events in our building. We have implemented sanitation practices in the front- and back-of-house that include frequent cleaning  of surfaces that come in continual contact with our guests and employees, including door handles, restrooms and elevator buttons. We have also expanded the sanitation policies in our food service area to represent a proactive approach to food preparation and handling, hygiene, sanitation and storage. 


Updates on our events, including postponements, rescheduling, and our re-opening to the public, will be posted right here on our website and on our social media platforms . Please see below. 

The Harlem Globetrotters, that was scheduled for March 30th, has been postponed. As soon as the new date is announced, we will be posting that information here. If you purchased tickets for that event, you will be able to used those tickets for the new date.

The 3rd Annual Northern Minnesota’s Largest Women’s Expo, that was scheduled for May 9th, has been cancelled for 2020. It will be coming back in 2021, better than ever!!

At this time, The Lakeside Flea Market will go on as scheduled. If anything changes with the event, we will be posting it here.

At this time, The Charlie Daniels Band, with special guest, The Marshall Tucker Band will go on as scheduled. If anything changes with the event, we will be posting it here.

Customers may continue to purchase tickets for future events online at


In accordance with the guidance and recommendations set forth by the CDC and local health officials, we respectfully request that the following guests do not attend events:

  • Guests who are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms (including fever, cough and shortness of breath);
  • Guests who have been diagnosed with, or believe to have contracted, COVID-19;
  • Guests who have been in contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this process. It is greatly appreciated!