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On Saturday, November 24, 2018 and throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael’s small businesses and entrepreneurs by participating in “Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday” and encourage local friends and residents to ‘shop small” in both Downtown and the West End Village. Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday plays a…Read More
39th Annual Parade of Lights Winter Wonderland on Friday, November 23, 2018. Fourth Street – A Street to Lootens, Downtown San Rafael “The Heart of Marin” Free Snow Sledding & Kids Activities on A Street between Fourth & 5th Ave from 12-4pm & 6:30-8pm Parade of Lights & Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30pm Holiday…Read More
Shop Local Saturday • November 24, 2018
On Saturday, November 24, 2018 and throughout the Holiday season, you can support Downtown San Rafael's small businesses and entrepreneurs by participating in “Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday” and encourage local friends and residents to ‘shop small” in both Downtown and the West End Village.
Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday plays a key role in driving customer traffic and growing revenue for our locally owned independent businesses during the important holiday retail season.
We’re also encouraging consumers to ‘dine small’ by grabbing a bite or a drink at a local eatery or brew pub.
By shopping local and small, and using local services, the majority of the money stays within our community. Small business owners and local San Rafael businesses are the fabric of our daily lives. They have energy and passion for what they do, and when we support small businesses, jobs are created and local communities preserve their unique culture.
Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking folks that are creating jobs and fueling the economy in San Rafael. These are the businesses that sponsor our local sports teams and local events so let’s give back to them!
Downtown San Rafael Business Owners Click here to share your offerings & Gift Card pledges.
Photos from West End Celebration - November 2018
Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends
Don't forget to tell your customers in person and through your social media and emails about the Free Parking on Saturdays and Sundays! FREE WEEKEND PARKING is in the A Street and C Street Garages, thanks to the Parking Department's pilot program. Let's keep it going by getting good participation! Win-Win.