2020 BID Event Dates

  • Clean & Green Day - Friday, April 17
  • May Madness - Saturday, May 9
  • Sidewalk Sale Sat - June TBD
  • Hops & Vines Stroll - Saturday, July 11
  • Mixer/Annual Meeting - Thursday, October 8
  • Trick or Treat - Saturday, October 24
  • West End Village Celebration - Sunday, November 8
  • Shop Local Saturday - Saturday, November 28

Shop San Rafael Proclamation

Thanks to the San Rafael City Council for this recognition given in November 2019. City of San Rafael Proclamation supporting Shop San Rafael WHEREAS, Local businesses are the City’s economic engines that make up an essential part of the economic health of the City of San Rafael, and contributes to a vibrant and active street…

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Our BID MVP!

A huge thank you to our outgoing president, Jaime Ortiz, from Bank of Marin.  Jaime has served as BID President for the past three years, creating a cohesive, cooperative and effective organization. He did it while also being an active in the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber, and several more organizations. We salute…

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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

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

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

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.

Past Events & Downtown News

2019 Shop Local Saturday • November 30

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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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