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Downtown News

May Madness Car Show and Parade, THIS Saturday!

May Madness is BACK and ready to roll this Saturday!  The 32nd Annual May Madness Car Show & Parade will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2022, from Noon to 6pm with the Parade at 5pm.  The event is on Fourth Street from Lincoln Ave to D Street.  The parade will begin on A Street,…

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Downtown Clean & Green / Shop Local for Earth Day

Spruce up Downtown and the West End Village for Earth Day, Friday April 22nd!  10:00am-12noon. Join other awesome volunteers and business members in sprucing up Downtown for Earth Day! We’ll be removing graffiti, polishing up parking meters and sidewalk fixtures, pulling spring weeds, and removing every little scrap of litter to help make Downtown match the beautiful…

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Dine Under the Lights in Downtown San Rafael

Thursdays 6-10 pm starting May 26th & both Thursday & Friday in the West End The Dining Under the Lights program is returning! It will run every Thursday in Downtown and the West end with an extra Friday night block party in the West End, weather permitting. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the local…

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Downtown San Rafael Bike Racks

We recently installed more bike racks throughout downtown San Rafael. Before you head out or when you get to downtown, use this map of bike racks to find a place to lock your wheels up!

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Overhead Criss Cross Tivoli Lights On 4th Street

Downtown Lighting 2020 Checkout our bright new permanent light installation Downtown. Fun facts: The Fourth Street corridor contains more than a mile of light at about 5,400+/- linear feet and the lights are 2 feet apart so there are more than 2,700 lights! The twinkle tree lights served us well for many years. They were…

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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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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.
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