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Upcoming Events & Downtown News

Downtown Clean Up Day – Friday, April 12 9am-Noon

Join the BID, “Clean San Rafael” and your fellow business neighbors for a “Clean and Green Day” in celebration of Earth Day. We will be in the Downtown City Plaza, giving brooms & tall dustpans sets to Sidewalk Level Businesses. We ask that everyone pitch in to spiff up our Downtown just in time for our…

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

Mark your calendars to participate in our great summer savings event on Saturday, April 13, 11-5pm! Join us for discounts, sales, demos, special events, food and lively shopping. The fun will stretch from downtown 4th Street to the West End Village. Downtown merchants and restaurants are gearing up to offer special items, entertainment and an…

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2019 May Madness Scheduled for May 11, 2019

What: The 31st Annual Greg Borrelli May Madness Car Show and Parade When: PARADE 5pm – Saturday, May 11 SHOW & SHINE Noon to 6 pm CRUISE Friday night, May 11th, 6pm BBQ at ELKS 7:30pm $35/person Where: Fourth Street in Downtown San Rafael FREE to the public.  Bring the whole family! Info/Register your car: For Immediate…

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The 1st Annual Downtown San Rafael Hops and Vines Stroll

Saturday, July 13,  2019 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM Downtown San Rafael, CA This Beer & Wine tasting event will feature the numerous new (and established) Downtown Breweries, Bars and Restaurants and also include San Rafael merchants and businesses offering tastes, with light refreshments, inside their stores along the Fourth Street corridor to the West…

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Sat. August 17, 11am-5pm

View Sidewalk Sale participants here. Free Parking in City garages on C Street, A Street and the West End lot at 1550 4th Street during this event. Have questions? Are you a merchant who’d like to participate? Get in touch. Get the word out! Download a poster and share this image on your website, social media and with your email…

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The BID Annual Meeting was held on

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Generously hosted by Annie Bowman and Staff at Sunrise Home.

Members mingled with neighbors and Board Members and heard the BID Annual Report highlights as well as 

Presentations by:
Director of Homeless Planning, Andrew Henning,

City of San RafaelSgt. Carl Huber, Supervisor of the Downtown Foot Patrol, SRPD

Karen Strolia, Director Marin County Downtown Streets Team

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.

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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