MOBILE VACCINATION VAN on 4th @ A Street from 4:30PM to 8:30PM on these dates:

      Thursday, May 20,  Friday, May 28, Thursday, June 10, Friday, June 18,  Thursday, June 3,  Thursday, June 24


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

Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson available.

Specific vaccine availability can be found on the County’s Vaccine Site webpage.

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!


The Dining Under the Lights program is back as of March 2021. Fourth 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 wear your mask, except while eating/drinking.

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.

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.

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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Dining Under The Lights – Costume Edition

Many families enjoyed a safe way to dress in costume and enjoy the full moon and live music on Fri Oct. 30. DINING UNDER THE LIGHTS has been extended through Nov. 20th and takes place every Th & Fri, 5-9 PM weather permitting. 40+ participating restaurants. Please stay safe! Wash hands, wear a mask and maintain social…

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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.

May Madness Cruise in August 2021 - watch for upcoming information

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.