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Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID)

We Stand for Downtown Businesses.

Supporting San Rafael’s downtown is the BID’s only job.

Join us as we build community, advocate for our member businesses,

and promote the eclectic retail, restaurant, arts and professional companies that call downtown home.

Upcoming Events

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BID Member Mixer at The FolkArt Gallery, featuring Miriam Karrell

When: March 22nd, 2018, 5-7 pm

Where: The FolkArt Gallery, 1321 4th Street

Please join us for our next BID Member mixer, hosted by the vibrant and innovative FolkArt Gallery.

We are excited to welcome Miriam Karrell, Marin SBDC Director, as our key speaker at this event.

Miriam has worked with hundreds of small businesses, assisting them in business planning and growth strategies, funding opportunities (loans and investments) and marketing. Her consulting specialties are authentic communications, leadership techniques, and developing initiatives/products that create win-win-win scenarios (good for the business, the community and the environment). As a passion, for the past 10 years, she has taught leadership classes at UC Berkeley Extension and for the past 12 years studied mindfulness. www.marinsbdc.org

Light bites and drinks will be provided.

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May Madness 30th Annual Classic Car Show and Parade

May Madness returns to Downtown San Rafael for its 30th year!

When: Saturday, May 12, from 12 noon to 6pm
Where: Fourth Street San Rafael

Come check out over 200 classic cars, enjoy food and drink, people watch, and rock out to the tunes of the 50s & 60s. We will be handing out trophies to some of the most incredible cars, like Best Paint, Best of Show, Best Hot Rod, Mayor’s Award, and The Greg Borrelli Memorial Award and many more.

Big Jim’s BBQ, Lagunitas Brewery, and Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies are all coming together to sponsor this vibrant legacy event.

Entry form and more info here.

Second Fridays Art Walk, Farmer's Market, Sidewalk Sales, Brew & Wine Crawl, Small Business Saturday, Parade of Lights & more.
Parking meters, garages and lots. Employee & Resident Parking. Monthly Permits, Frequent Parker Cards, Parking Apps & Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Smart Train & Public Transit.
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Mike's Bikes

Thinking of cycling your way through summer? Now's the time to head to Mike's Bikes to take advantage of their mega sale, now through April 29th!

Now through Sunday, MEGA SALE is on at Mike's Bikes! Every item in every store is on sale now! Shop the deals at www.mikesbikes.com and pedal fast - MEGA SALE is only here through Sunday, and it’s ... See more

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1 week ago
At San Rafael shop, vinyl rocks on

We'd like to extend a huge congratulations to Red Devil Records on their 20th anniversary. Head in for a browse today and enjoy eclectic music and great recommendations from proprietor Barry Lazarus ... See more

Any business that lasts for 20 years could find cause for celebration. Imagine the festivities for a business whose products were considered obsolete, outdated technology before the store even ... See more

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1 week ago
Restaurant review: San Rafael’s Vin Antico returning to rustic Italian roots

Looking for a cozy, fresh place for dinner this weekend? Check out this glowing review of the newly-revamped Vin Antico!

It’s been five years since Mike Heffernan, Marin native and president and chief executive officer of Walnut Creek-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers, took ownership of downtown San Rafael’s Vin ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Greg Borrelli's 30th Annual May Madness Car Show & Parade

Join us for the 30th Annual May Madness event, coming up on May 12th! From 12-6pm on Fourth Street, enjoy food from Big Jims BBQ, beer from Lagunitas Brewing Co, and Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & ... See more

JOIN US Saturday, May 12 from 12 noon to 6pm on San Rafael Fourth Street for The 30th Annual May Madness Car Show & Parade. We have Big Jim's BBQ serving some amazing BBQ, Lagunitas Brewery, and Maui ... See more

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1 month ago
Guide Dogs for the Blind

Thank you Betty White! Now through March 31st, all donations to Guide Dogs for the Blind up to $100,000 will be equally matched. See the link below to make your contribution today!

Thanks to our friend and dedicated supporter, Betty White, you can make twice the difference for Guide Dogs for the Blind when you make a gift online by March 31. That’s because she’s offered to ... See more

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1 month ago
Red Dragon Yoga

The weekend is the perfect opportunity to take a moment for self-care. Challenge yourself with Red Dragon Yoga and view life from a whole new angle!

Team work makes the dream work! ❤️❤️❤️ Bring your yoga buddy in this weekend and practice your handstands! #handstand #yogabuddies #yoga #namaste #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday ... See more

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1 month ago
Acme Bikes

Love bikes and looking for an engaging, fun workplace with great coworkers? Acme Bikes is hiring! Click the link below for further details and to apply.

Do you love all things bikes? Are you a skilled and professional bike mechanic? Do you have great knowledge of bike retail? Do you want to work in a fun and low stress environment?! If you ... See more

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2nd Friday Art Walk

Don't miss this month's 2nd Friday Art Walk! This Friday, stroll through Downtown San Rafael and celebrate culture. This vibrant night is coordinated by Art Works Downtown and includes events at ... See more

2nd Fridays Art Walk | San Rafael

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San Rafael MAD Festival

Help clean up with Albert Park by attending the San Rafael MAD Festival this Sunday! With games, BBQ, live music, and youth entertainment all day, it's a great way to spend time with your family ... See more

Join in the fun with your local community as we all come together with a common goal- TO SUPPORT THE ALBERT PARK CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND! The Elks Club will be BBQing for us, live entertainment will be ... See more

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Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Are you ready for The Oscars this year? Join the Rafael Theater for Awards Night this Sunday and enjoy the event on the big screen with champagne, gelato, trivia, prizes and more!

#AwardsNight is this Sunday and we're VERY.EXCITED. Join us for #Hollywood's biggest night on our #BigScreen! We've got the popcorn, champagne, gelato, gourmet dinner, trivia, ballots, prizes and a ... See more

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