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2020 BID Event Dates

  • Clean & Green Day - Thursday, April 16
  • May Madness - Saturday, May 9
  • Sidewalk Sale Sat - June TBD
  • Hops & Vines Stroll - Saturday, July 18
  • Mixer/Annual Meeting - September TBD
  • Trick or Treat - Saturday, October 24
  • West End Village Celebration - Saturday, November 7
  • Shop Local Saturday - Saturday, November 28

2019 Shop Local Saturday • November 30

Shop Local Saturday provides us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the hardworking folks that are creating jobs, fueling the economy, enriching our lives, supporting local organizations and preserving our unique culture in San Rafael. By shopping local and small, and by using local services, the majority of your money stays within our own community.…

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2019 Annual Meeting/Report

Download 2019 BID Annual Report

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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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West End Village Celebration 2019

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Other Downtown San Rafael Events

2019 Art Walk dates: 12/13

2020 Art Walk dates: 1/10, 2/14, 3/13, 4/10, 5/8, 6/12, 7/10, 8/14, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11

Enjoy galleries, open studios, art exhibits, live music and refreshments as you stroll in downtown San Rafael. Anchored by Art Works Downtown galleries and artist studios, the 2nd Friday Art Walk links venues along downtown Fourth Street the second Friday of each month. 

Downtown San Rafael Summer Market
4th Street, 6 - 9 PM on Thursdays, June 13 - Sept 26
(No market on July 4th.)

The farmers market in Downtown San Rafael is a longstanding tradition of almost 30 years which we are happy to continue! The new Summer Market by the Agricultural Institute of Marin, AIM, will feature an exciting mix of new and returning farmers and purveyors. You’ll discover and connect with farmers selling a bounty of seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy music, crafts, education, and children’s activities, and most of all – connect with your friends and neighbors Downtown!

Stay, shop, dine and enjoy the local businesses in Downtown!

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.

Past Events & Downtown News

Trick or Treat on 4th Street: Saturday, October 26 • 1–3pm

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West End Village Celebration: Sunday, November 3, 2019 • 11–7

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Meet Your Neighbors: Rebound Bookstore

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Member Mixer Thursday, June 27 at Bogie’s Too from 5:30-7:30pm

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The 1st Annual Downtown San Rafael Hops and Vines Stroll

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Sat. August 24, 11am-5pm

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Annual Member Meeting/BID Mixer Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Istanbul Rug

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Panel Q&A / Beautification Report

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BID Mixer on Thursday, February 28 from 5:30-7:30pm at T&B Sports

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Clean & Green Day

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

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2019 May Madness Scheduled for May 11, 2019

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West End Pilot Lighting Project

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Dressing Up Empty Store Windows

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Shop Small / Shop Local

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Parade of Lights • Friday, November 23rd

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Summer Sidewalk Sale – Saturday, August 18, 10am-6pm

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

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BID Mixer and Annual Membership Meeting Nov. 1

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 30+ BID Members joined the fun at Iron Springs Mixer 6/20

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Parking Director speaking at Iron Springs Mixer – June 20th 5:30

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May Madness 30th Annual Classic Car Show and Parade

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Downtown’s 4th Street Bank of Marin to Host Chamber of Commerce Mixer

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McRoskey Mattress Co. Opening Pop Up Store in Downtown San Rafael

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Terri Abelar of San Rafael’s Aging Solutions wins Latino Business Leadership Award

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