STATUS BOX - DUTL will be held unless this box says otherwise 🙂

Live Music Most Nights! (Watch your favorite spot's posts.) Treat yourself and support local.

Thursday & Friday nights 5 - 9 PM

DUTL will not cancel unless there is severe weather (wind or rain). You can check the status above each week to see if it has been canceled. (Please refresh your browser for current info.)

Even if DUTL is canceled, several restaurants cafes, breweries, and bars may still be serving outside on their parklets during their usual business hours and many offer indoor dining, take-out and delivery. Please check with your favorite restaurant for details, hours and reservations “Know before you go!”

We truly appreciate our wonderful community for supporting and enjoying DUTL!  Thanks to all of our Downtown businesses for sharing your sidewalks and streets. 

Now more than ever, our local businesses need you. Shop Local and keep your spending dollars here, to support our community and reduce your footprint!


Live Music at Dining Under The Lights 2021

Thank you to our Downtown business who have invited and sponsored live music during DUTL, adding to the fun and vibrancy of the evening.

Please check with your favorites for their schedule but you may find some music at Pint Size Lounge, The Tavern on Fourth/Los Moles (DUTL location on 4th East of A Street), Glaze & Confused, Mayflower Pub, Red Hill Pet Center, Vin Antico, Il Davide, Tam Commons, Caribbean Spices, Libation Tap Room and Revels & Roost on B Street!

MOBILE VACCINATION VAN on 4th @ A Street from 4:30 PM to 7:15 PM on these dates:

Dates: Thursday, September 23 & 30.


No appointments are required. The vaccine is FREE and available to everyone age 12+, regardless of insurance coverage or immigration status.

Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson are available.

Amicis East Coast Pizza
Aroma Cafe
Bangkok Thai
Bay Thai
Caribbean Spices
California Gold Bar
Cold Stone Creamery
Depot Garden Cafe
Double Rainbow Cafe
El Burrito Taqueria
Falafel Hut

Gala Mexican
Glazed & Confused
Il Davide
Il Gusto  NEW!
Johnny Doughnuts
Julie’s Hummus Bar
The Kitchen Table
La Esperanza Pupuseria
LaVier Latin Fusion

Libation Taproom & Bottle Shop
Los Moles Hecho En Casa
Lotus Cuisine of India
Magnolia Park Kitchen
Mayflower Pub
My Thai
Original Buffalo Wings
Pint Size Lounge
Pond Farm Brewing Company
Red Hill Pet Center
Revel & Roost Brick Oven Kitchen
Sabor A Mexico
San Rafael Joe's
Shiro Kuma Sushi
Sushi To Dai For
Taj of Marin
Tam Commons
Tavern on Fourth
The State Room
Tenkyu Japanese Restaurant
VeeGees Plant-Based Cuisine
Vin Antico
Whipper Snapper
Wrap N Kabob. NEW!
Yet Wah

PLEASE:  Follow current CDC guidelines •  Dogs allowed

Many restaurants are offering first come, first served seating. Some restaurants are taking reservations, please check with your favorites to see their hours all week long!

The Dining Under the Lights program is back for2021. Fourth Street and B Street will be closed to traffic for alfresco on-street dining on Thursdays & Fridays from 5–9 PM under the glimmering overhead Tivoli lights.

Look for restaurants and bars on the side streets as well that are participating. (Lincoln Ave.,A, B & C Streets) Check for the status to see if it is going here on this page. It would only cancel due to severe weather.

Meanwhile....many restaurants and bars are now serving daily meals inside and/or outside on their sunny sidewalks or patios during their usual business hours as well as offering take-out and delivery. Please check with your favorite restaurant for hours and reservation requirements. “Know before you go!

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the local community in maintaining safe distances and sanitizing. Please remember to follow current CDC guidelines.

The San Rafael Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) spearheaded the overhead lights and on-street dining programs, partnering with the City of San Rafael and the SRPD.

Marin residents and business owners are encouraged to enjoy our amazing and resilient restaurants often, but especially on Thursday & Friday nights. There is ofter live music and dancing up and down the street!

PLEASE:  Follow current CDC guidelines   •   Alcohol must stay in serving area • Dogs welcome

Many restaurants are offering first come, first served seating. Some restaurants are taking reservations, please check with your favorites.

Trick or Treat & Dining Under The Lights – Costume Edition

Downtown San Rafael & West End Village Trick or Treat takes place on Saturday, October 23 from 1-3 PM. Please bring your own bag. Be green. Please stay safe!  Enjoy a family-friendly way to dine in costume and enjoy the full moon and live music on Thursday, October 28 & Friday, October 29th. DINING UNDER…

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San Rafael Summer Market is Here

Dear San Rafael Colleagues and Friends: Some good news to share with you… the San Rafael Summer Market is Here!  Savor the Summer Farmers Market with farm-fresh produce, honey, wine, baked goods, flowers, cured meats, jams, pastas, handmade crafts, and community.  We’re excited to welcome back an exciting range of 40+ new and returning farmers…

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Downtown Clean & Green / Shop Local for Earth Day

April 22, 2021 from 10:00am – 12:00pm Spruce up Downtown and the West End Village for Earth Day! 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…

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Dine Under the Lights in Downtown San Rafael

Thursdays & Fridays 5-9 pm starting March 11, 2021.   The Dining Under the Lights program returns starting Thursday, Friday, March 11th! It will run every Thursday and Friday night, weather permitting. Thanks to the overwhelming support of the local community in maintaining safe distances and wearing masks, except while eating. Fourth Street will be…

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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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Other Downtown San Rafael Events

Photos from Downtown Clean & Green / Shop Local for Earth Day

April 22, 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

Downtown San Rafael Summer Farmer's Market  returning Thursday May 6th, 2021

NEW LOCATION: B to D Street on 4th 


Come support local farmers and continue our 30+ year tradition of welcoming the Farmer's Market to Downtown. They will be adding to the Thursday night fun of Dining Under The Lights. The new location will be on Fourth Street between B and D Streets.

Classic Car Cruise Night Saturday, August 28th at 6 PM in Downtown San Rafael on 4th Street.

Come view the Saturday night Rock & Rollin' Car Cruise and grab a bite while you're Downtown to support local!

The cruise replaces May Madness again this year brought to you by the Downtown BID (Business Improvement District.)

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2021 Virtual Art Walk dates: 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

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 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.