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Upcoming Events & Downtown News

Trick or Treat on 4th Street

Saturday, October 27 • 1–3

Trick or Treat on 4th Street! Fourth Street, Downtown & the West End Village (from Lincoln to H Street) In Celebration of Latinx, this year’s theme is Dia de los Muertos. Bring your little ones in costume for treats from participating merchants, look for the poster and balloons. San Rafael City Plaza (at Court Street)…

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BID Mixer and Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 1

San Rafael’s Sunrise Home store hosts BID mixer. Join us for a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments at the lovely Sunrise Home store. Hear the BID’s plans for 2019, meet/elect the Board of Director members and connect with your fellow new and longtime Downtown business people. Please RSVP here if you plan…

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West End Village Celebration, Sunday, November 4 • 11–7

Family Fun Day –  Live Bands all day, Kid’s Arts & Crafts, Skate Course, Art Gallery, Beer & Wine Featuring kid’s arts and crafts in partnership with Youth In Arts, Draw Bridge, Children for Change, Children’s Cottage and Play Well Technologies as well as a skate obstacle course presented by Proof Lab, local artists from…

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Small Business Saturday, November 24 • 10–6

Shop Local! Support your local small business! Special offers, promotions, discounts, refreshments and FUN

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Window Decorating Contest Winners Awarded!

Congratulations to all the following participating businesses who went above and beyond their normal window routine to have a little fun featuring the season of Latinx, Dia de los Muertos, and Fall. Special thanks to our Judges, Stan Gibbs and Bonnie Ayers-Namkung, who spent the day on Oct. 5th walking the entire Downtown and West End to document and review your beautiful creations.

They awarded certificates and fabulous prizes including wine, tickets and art to the following winners:

First Place - Hospice Hodgepodge

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Second Place - Tempest Salon

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Third Place - Proof Lab

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Honorable Mentions

Bloom

Folk Art Gallery

Salon B

Youth in Arts

Lampshade Shop

T&B Sports

Rebound Books

Marin Jewelers Guild

Thank you to all the Participants!

Salon B
Marin Success Beauty Academy
Glaze and Confused
George’s Nightclub
Hospice Hodgepodge
San Rafael Martial Arts

Iron Springs Brewery
Proof Lab
Incavo
Rileystreet Art Supply
Marin Flowers
Youth in Arts
Folk Art Gallery

Marin Jewelers Guild
T&B Sports
Lampshade Shop
Krumbs Cakes
Rumor Has It
Bloom
Rebound Books

Chase Ace
Tempest Salon
Pleasures of the Heart
Fox & Kit
Friends Books
Knimble

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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October 10th

Downtown San Rafael

Window Decorating Contest Winners Awarded!

First Place - Hospice Hodgepodge
Second Place - Tempest Salon
Third Place - Proof Lab

Honorable Mentions
Bloom
Folk Art Gallery
Salon B
Youth in Arts
Lampshade Shop
T&B Sports
Rebound Books
Marin Jewelers Guild

Congratulations to all the following participating businesses who went above and beyond their normal window routine to have a little fun featuring the season of Latinx, Dia de los Muertos, and Fall. Special thanks to our Judges, Stan Gibbs and Bonnie Ayers-Namkung, who spent the day on Oct. 5th walking the entire Downtown and West End to document and review your beautiful creations. They awarded certificates and fabulous prizes including wine, tickets and art to the following winners:

Participants:
Salon B
Marin Success Beauty Academy
Glaze and Confused
George’s Nightclub
Hospice Hodgepodge
San Rafael Martial Arts
Iron Springs Brewery
Proof Lab
Incavo
Rileystreet Art Supply
Marin Flowers
Youth in Arts
Folk Art Gallery
Marin Jewelers Guild
T&B Sports
Lampshade Shop
Krumbs Cakes
Rumor Has It
Bloom
Rebound Books
Chase Ace
Tempest Salon
Pleasures of the Heart
Fox & Kit
Friends Books
Knimble
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October 10th

Downtown San Rafael

West End Village Celebration “Family Fun Day”
Sunday November 4, 2018
11:00am-7:00pm
Downtown San Rafael: 4th Street between H Street and Shaver

Featuring kid's arts and crafts in partnership with Youth In Arts, Draw Bridge, Children for Change, Children's Cottage and Play Well Technologies as well as a skate park presented by Proof Lab, local artists from Art Works Downtown, great food, craft beer and wine, plus a musical line up including popular bands The Mad Hannans, Jenny Kerr featuring Eric McFadden, and super dance band Pop Rocks. The festival will once again bring thousands out to Downtown’s West End for a laid-back family fun Sunday.

This year's sponsors include Acura of Marin, Good Earth Natural Foods, Bank Of Marin, Shades of Marin, Mike's Bikes, Blue Moon Comics, Proof Lab, Whipper Snapper, Incavo, SRBID, and Pint Size Lounge.

Stage Line Up:
1ST 11:00-11:40 METAL FRED
2ND 11:50-12:40 FAIRFAX SOCIAL CLUB
3RD 12:45-1:35 LAWNBOY
4TH 1:45-2:35 PHANTOM POWER
5TH 2:45-4:00 JENNY KERR w/ ERIC McFADDEN
6TH 4:15-5:30 THE MAD HANNANS
7TH 5:45-7:00 POP ROCKS
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West End Village Celebration “Family Fun Day”
Sunday November 4, 2018
11:00am-7:00pm
Downtown San Rafael: 4th Street between H Street and Shaver 

Featuring kids arts and crafts in partnership with Youth In Arts, Draw Bridge, Children for Change, Childrens Cottage and Play Well Technologies as well as a skate park presented by Proof Lab, local artists from Art Works Downtown, great food, craft beer and wine, plus a musical line up including popular bands The Mad Hannans, Jenny Kerr featuring Eric McFadden, and super dance band Pop Rocks. The festival will once again bring thousands out to Downtown’s West End for a laid-back family fun Sunday. 

This years sponsors include Acura of Marin, Good Earth Natural Foods, Bank Of Marin, Shades of Marin, Mikes Bikes, Blue Moon Comics, Proof Lab, Whipper Snapper, Incavo, SRBID, and Pint Size Lounge. 

Stage Line Up:
1ST 11:00-11:40      METAL FRED
2ND 11:50-12:40    FAIRFAX SOCIAL CLUB
3RD 12:45-1:35       LAWNBOY
4TH 1:45-2:35         PHANTOM POWER
5TH 2:45-4:00        JENNY KERR w/ ERIC McFADDEN 
6TH 4:15-5:30         THE MAD HANNANS
7TH 5:45-7:00         POP ROCKS

 

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Sophia Jeanette- fyi

October 10th

Downtown San Rafael

Trick or Treat on 4th Street!
In Celebration of Latinx, this year's theme is:
Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 27 • 1–3pm

San Rafael City Plaza (at Court Street)

1PM - The San Francisco Young Boys Choir (K-3rd grade) will sing

2PM - Judging of Pet Costumes by Woodlands Pet Store. Please contact Woodlands Pet for details (webpage)

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, west of E Street.
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Trick or Treat on 4th Street! 
In Celebration of Latinx, this years theme is: 
Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 27 • 1–3pm

San Rafael City Plaza (at Court Street)

1PM - The San Francisco Young Boys Choir (K-3rd grade) will sing

2PM - Judging of Pet Costumes by Woodlands Pet Store. Please contact Woodlands Pet for details (webpage)

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, west of E Street.

 

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Then come up to our Halloween Festival!

October 10th

Downtown San Rafael

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September 21st

Downtown San Rafael

Check out PorchFest this Sunday Sept. 23rd, noon to 5pm, Gerstle Park.
40 musical performances. Free family fun!
sanrafaelporchfest.com
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Check out PorchFest this Sunday Sept. 23rd, noon to 5pm, Gerstle Park.
40 musical performances. Free family fun! 
sanrafaelporchfest.com
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