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Upcoming Events & Downtown News

Trick or Treat on 4th Street: Saturday, October 26 • 1–3pm

Trick or Treat on 4th Street! Fourth Street, Downtown & the West End Village (from Lincoln to H Street) Bring your little ones in costume for treats from participating merchants all up and down Fourth Street, Downtown from Lincoln to the West End Village, look for the poster and balloons. San Rafael City Plaza (at…

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Meet Your Neighbor: Salon B

886 4th Street, San Rafael

Owners: Bishlam and Amy Bullock

What’s the hardest lesson you learned in starting a business?

To not run my business all the time. It’s hard to take my hands off the wheel sometimes, and let it evolve the way it wants to. The business will tell you what it needs…

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West End Village Celebration: Sunday, November 3, 2019 • 11–7

“Family Fun Day” West End Celebration Starting at H Street and stretching east three blocks, San Rafael’s West End Village will again be the destination for local families and friends to enjoy the West End Village Celebration (WEVC).  For the 11th year, community spirit, kid’s arts and crafts activities (in partnership with several local non-profit organizations),…

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Meet Your Neighbors

Introducing a new feature, where you’ll find the stories of members of the Downtown San Rafael business neighborhood.

Owner, San Rafael's Salon B, Bishlam Bullock

Meet Your Neighbor: Salon B

September 12, 2019

886 4th Street, San Rafael

Owners: Bishlam and Amy Bullock

What’s the hardest lesson you learned in starting a business?

To not run my business all the time. It’s hard to take my hands off the wheel sometimes, and let it evolve the way it wants to. The business will tell you what it needs…

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Watch the Downtown San Rafael BID website for member interviews. If you’d like to be featured or suggest someone else, please contact Sharon at folkart@thefolkartgallery.com

It’s easy to get highlighted. We’ll interview you, take some photos or use yours, and share your story on our website for all to see. We’ll get to know one another better and the writeups will become a lasting and growing piece of our community.

Downtown San Rafael Garages Free on Weekends

Free-Parking-Map

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.

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.
Our Mission. Meet the Staff, Board of Directors and find meeting agendas and minutes. Get involved.

Past Events & Downtown News

Meet Your Neighbors: Rebound Bookstore

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Member Mixer Thursday, June 27 at Bogie’s Too from 5:30-7:30pm

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The 1st Annual Downtown San Rafael Hops and Vines Stroll

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Sat. August 24, 11am-5pm

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Annual Member Meeting/BID Mixer Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Istanbul Rug

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Panel Q&A / Beautification Report

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BID Mixer on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at T&B Sports

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Clean & Green Day

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Spring Sidewalk Sale – Sat. April 13, 11am-5pm

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2019 May Madness Scheduled for May 11, 2019

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2018 BID Annual Report / Meeting

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2018 Annual Meeting/Report

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West End Pilot Lighting Project

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Dressing Up Empty Store Windows

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Shop Small / Shop Local

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Parade of Lights • Friday, November 23rd

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Saturday, August 18, 10am-6pm

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Shop Small / Shop Local Saturday, November 24 • 10–6

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BID Mixer and Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 1

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 30+ BID Members joined the fun at Iron Springs Mixer 6/20

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Parking Director speaking at Iron Springs Mixer – June 20th 5:30

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May Madness 30th Annual Classic Car Show and Parade

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Downtown’s 4th Street Bank of Marin to Host Chamber of Commerce Mixer

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McRoskey Mattress Co. Opening Pop Up Store in Downtown San Rafael

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Terri Abelar of San Rafael’s Aging Solutions wins Latino Business Leadership Award

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October 7th

Downtown San Rafael

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Casandra Ramirez mira para llevar a los niños

September 25th

Downtown San Rafael

Congrats to Amy and Viva Diva for getting the #1 spot from 15 years of Yelp's Local Love North Bay today! Viva Diva Boutique, San Rafael ... See MoreSee Less

Congrats to Amy and Viva Diva for getting the #1 spot from 15 years of Yelps Local Love North Bay today! Viva Diva Boutique, San Rafael

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Congratulations Viva Diva - just left Daly City and moved to Novato and launch a start up Insurance agency - please refer everyone today. Christian Gatica Insurance Advisor DBA: EnsuredToday.com 7250 Redwood Blvd #300 Novato, CA 94945 Phone (415) 761-8625 Mobile: (415) 407-8933 California license #0D25106 www.EnsuredToday.com P 4:13

September 18th

Downtown San Rafael

Come celebrate the Latinx community and culture in San Rafael in honor of Hispanic heritage month at our Downtown farmers Market!!! Thursday, September 19th, 6-9pm

AIM Farmers Markets, in partnership with the City of San Rafael - Government, Canal Alliance, Bank of Marin, Viva el Cine Program and the Mill Valley Film Festival, will host a night of music, dance performances, food, community resources, and kids chalk art zone at the farmers market! Special musical guest is Mambo Soul, and the Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl will be performing at though out the evening. Come dine al fresco or take home street style foods: Yucatan and El Salvadoran, to name a few, plus Mexican-style local roasted corn, Madrid-style churros, and Argentinian-style empanadas. Get to know your California Latinx farmers and take home seasonal produce. Our markets accept CalFresh/EBT and WIC vouchers and will provide a market match of up to $10 for fruit and vegetable purchases for EBT cardholders.

¡Ven a celebrar la rica comunidad y cultura latinx en San Rafael, en honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana! AIM, en asociación con la ciudad de San Rafael, Canal Alliance, Bank of Marin, el programa Viva el Cine y el MVFF42, organizará una noche de música, espectáculos de danza, comida, recursos comunitarios y una zona de arte para niños, en el mercado de agricultores. ! El invitado musical especial es Mambo Soul, y el Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcóyotl se presentará por la noche. Ven a cenar al aire libre o llévate comida casera al estilo de la calle: Yucatán y El Salvadoreño, por nombrar algunos, además de maíz tostado local al estilo mexicano, churros al estilo madrileño y empanadas al estilo argentino. Conozca a sus agricultores latinx de California y llévese a casa productos de temporada. Nuestros mercados aceptan cupones de CalFresh / EBT y WIC y proporcionarán una igualación de mercado de hasta $ 10 para compras de frutas y verduras para los titulares de tarjetas EBT
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Come celebrate the Latinx community and culture in San Rafael in honor of Hispanic heritage month at our Downtown farmers Market!!! Thursday, September 19th, 6-9pm

 AIM Farmers Markets, in partnership with the City of San Rafael - Government, Canal Alliance,  Bank of Marin, Viva el Cine Program and the Mill Valley Film Festival, will host a night of music, dance performances, food, community resources, and kids chalk art zone at the farmers market! Special musical guest is Mambo Soul, and the Ballet Folklorico Netzahualcoyotl will be performing at though out the evening.  Come dine al fresco or take home street style foods: Yucatan and El Salvadoran, to name a few, plus Mexican-style local roasted corn, Madrid-style churros, and Argentinian-style empanadas. Get to know your California Latinx farmers and take home seasonal produce. Our markets accept CalFresh/EBT and WIC vouchers and will provide a market match of up to $10 for fruit and vegetable purchases for EBT cardholders. 

¡Ven a celebrar la rica comunidad y cultura latinx en San Rafael, en honor al Mes de la Herencia Hispana! AIM, en asociación con la ciudad de San Rafael, Canal Alliance, Bank of Marin, el programa Viva el Cine y el MVFF42, organizará una noche de música, espectáculos de danza, comida, recursos comunitarios y una zona de arte para niños, en el mercado de agricultores. ! El invitado musical especial es Mambo Soul, y el Ballet Folklórico Netzahualcóyotl se presentará por la noche. Ven a cenar al aire libre o llévate comida casera al estilo de la calle: Yucatán y El Salvadoreño, por nombrar algunos, además de maíz tostado local al estilo mexicano, churros al estilo madrileño y empanadas al estilo argentino. Conozca a sus agricultores latinx de California y llévese a casa productos de temporada. Nuestros mercados aceptan cupones de CalFresh / EBT y WIC y proporcionarán una igualación de mercado de hasta $ 10 para compras de frutas y verduras para los titulares de tarjetas EBTImage attachment

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We'll be there!

Sounds wonderful!

Very exciting! We are looking forward to it!

September 3rd

Downtown San Rafael

Thank you to all who joined us for the Summer Sidewalk Sale on August 24th! Such a fun day in Downtown San Rafael! ... See MoreSee Less

August 23rd

Downtown San Rafael

Join us tomorrow! Saturday 24, at 11am- 5pm.

Stroll Downtown San Rafael to the West End Village and discover bargains, treasures and fun! Local businesses will offer discounts, sales, giveaways, demos, special events, music, refreshments and more. FREE PARKING at the A St. & C St. garages and the West End parking lot. More info and participating merchants list on our website! 🛍🛍 #downtownsanrafael #marinca #marincounty #sanrafaelca #sanrafael #marin #shoplocal
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Join us tomorrow! Saturday 24, at 11am- 5pm. 

Stroll Downtown San Rafael to the West End Village and discover bargains, treasures and fun! Local businesses will offer discounts, sales, giveaways, demos, special events, music, refreshments and more. FREE PARKING at the A St. & C St. garages and the West End parking lot. More info and participating merchants list on our website! 🛍🛍 #downtownsanrafael #marinca #marincounty #sanrafaelca #sanrafael #marin #shoplocal

August 19th

Downtown San Rafael

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Downtown San Rafael may be the Bay Area’s newest beer bastion. The State Room Brewery, Iron Springs Public House, and the Tavern on Fourth with 18 NorCal selections on draft — the city center is bubbling (and burping) with Marin-made brew, and the recent openings of Tam Commons Tap Room & Kitchen, at Fourth and C streets, and Pond Farm Brewing Co. in the West End give beer hounds and hopheads a mile’s worth of malted marvels to choose from.
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https://www.marinmagazine.com/a-local-guide-for-fermented-fun/
Downtown San Rafael may be the Bay Area’s newest beer bastion. The State Room Brewery, Iron Springs Public House, and the Tavern on Fourth with 18 NorCal selections on draft — the city center is bubbling (and burping) with Marin-made brew, and the recent openings of Tam Commons Tap Room & Kitchen, at Fourth and C streets, and Pond Farm Brewing Co. in the West End give beer hounds and hopheads a mile’s worth of malted marvels to choose from.Image attachment

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Met a guy from Libations -- worth checking out. Great dog too--hi, Cleo!

You forgot Pond Farm downtown.

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