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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

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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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November 14th

Downtown San Rafael

SHOP SMALL - SHOP LOCAL

Saturday November 24th
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SHOP SMALL - SHOP LOCAL

Saturday November 24th

November 14th

Downtown San Rafael

Thank you to the San Rafael BID and the City of San Rafael for the beautiful Tivoli Pilot Lighting project in the West End Village! Come check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to the San Rafael BID and the City of San Rafael for the beautiful Tivoli Pilot Lighting project in the West End Village! Come check it out!

 

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The Happys are hosting open mics and live sets every Wednesday at Georges come through!!

A reminder of how San Rafael’s sense of community and civic pride is growing!

Now please bring this down to the east end of 4th street please! Love it

November 14th

Downtown San Rafael

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November 4th

Downtown San Rafael

A gorgeous Sunday afternoon & the West End Village community turned out to enjoy hanging out together at the West End Community Celebration! Everyone appears to be having a great time! Something for everyone. Enjoy the slide show. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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the last pic with the lucha libre guy down.. haha!

The NEW LIGHTS are fabulous!!! I had so much food everything was fabulous. the food was amazing. the music was great I love the West End Vibe. The West End is the Best End!

October 31st

Downtown San Rafael

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October 31st

Downtown San Rafael

This Sunday! Come for the FAMILY FUN and for the Pilot Tivoli Lighting Kickoff! Mayor Gary Phillips will "flip the switch" to illuminate the West End of 4th Street at dusk. ... See MoreSee Less

This Sunday! Come for the FAMILY FUN and for the Pilot Tivoli Lighting Kickoff! Mayor Gary Phillips will flip the switch to illuminate the West End of 4th Street at dusk.
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