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

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…

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Parade of Lights • Friday, November 23rd

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…

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Shop Local Saturday • November 24, 2018

San Rafael 2018 Shop Small Shop Local

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.

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.

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December 7th

Downtown San Rafael

Check out this awesome guitar wall at the new location of Bananas at Large at 1654 2nd Street, San Rafael. ... See MoreSee Less

Check out this awesome guitar wall at the new location of Bananas at Large at 1654 2nd Street, San Rafael.

 

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Fabulous

Wow!

November 29th

Downtown San Rafael

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November 29th

Downtown San Rafael

Lucky RAFFLE Winners: (Thanks to the generous businesses below who donated prizes for
Shop Local Saturday!)

Proof Lab $50 Gift Card Nori Fithian
20/20 Optical $250 Credit Frames & Rx lenses
Maria + Adelson Meckler
Bellissima Salon 20% off Products Duncal Deming
Double Rainbow Free Sundae Mel Cohen
El Perol REstaurant $25 Gift Card Ever Bierle
Friends Books . $20 Gift Card Sandy Campodonico
Gold Rush Jewelers . $50 Gift Card Marisa Toriggino
$50 Gift Card Ashlee Murphree
Mike's Bikes Comp Bike tune up ($120 value)
Liz & Dan Clark
Pleasures of the Heart $30 Gift Certificate
Leslie Gambon
Red Devil Records $20 Gift Card Taylor Weil
Rumor Has It 1 Free Interior design consultation
Annie Longley
All Season Soccer $25 Gift Certificate Heidi O'Doherty
$25 Gift Certificate J. Enrique
T & B Sports $50 Gift Card Amy Blevins
$50 Gift Card Kristen Kozolowski
Iron Springs Pub $25 Gift Certificate Adel Ahmed
Rebound Bookstore $25 Gift Certificate Barbara Leistico
Tempest Salon A lavender roll on essential oil by
doTERRA Cecily Gonzalez
Folk Art Gallery $25 Gift Certificate Marilyn Lease
Gathering Thyme$25 Gift Certificate Roger Giovannetti
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November 24th

Downtown San Rafael

SHOP SMALL + SHOP LOCAL!

Check out all the Raffle Prizes and offerings today:

Gold Rush Jewelers Two $50 Gift Cards
Mike's Bikes Comp Bike tune up ($120 value)
Pleasures of the Heart $30 Gift Certificate Hot Apple Cider & Cookies. 50% off sale rack!
Proof Lab $50 Gift Card 20% off Proof Lab Brand Apparel
Red Devil Records $20 Gift Card
Rumor Has It 1 Free Interior design consultation
All Season Soccer 2 $25 Gift Certificates
T & B Sports 2 $50 Gift Cards
Iron Springs Pub $25 Gift Certificate
SR Luggage Center
$50 off $350 spent on Briggs & Riley, 20-40% off select Tumi styles
Rebound Bookstore $25 Gift Certificate Hot cider, cookies & truffles, 10% of $20+ purchase
Tempest Salon
A lavender roll on essential oil by doTERRA
Products: 20% off hair, 30% off select skincare, FREE samples
Folk Art Gallery $25 Gift Certificate 10% of Sat. 11/24 sales to benefit Camp Fire victims
Bloom 1/2 off everything (except jewelry)
Gathering Thyme $25 Gift Certificate
20/20 Optical $250 Credit Frames & Rx lenses $100 off complete pair frames with Rx lenses
Bellissima Salon 20% off Products
Double Rainbow Free Sundae 10% off with $50+ receipt from Downtown business
El Perol REstaurant $25 Gift Card
Friends Books $20 Gift Card Gift wrap, cider, cookies, art book specials & sale
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Its so dead. Please come out and shop local. It means the world to small businesses. 💕

November 19th

Downtown San Rafael

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November 19th

Downtown San Rafael

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