Downtown San Rafael and The West End Village

Thursday & Friday nights 5 - 9 PM Fourth Street (closed to traffic)

Lincoln Ave, A, B & C Streets — side streets remain open. Treat yourself and support local!

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

Live Music Tonight and Friday! 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:  Wear masks.   •   Keep 6' social distance.   •   Keep hands sanitized.   •   Alcohol must stay in serving area.

MASK UP WHEN DRINKS DOWN PLEASE!

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

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

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Downtown Clean & Green / Shop Local for Earth Day

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

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 Summer Market is returning May 2021. 

 

Meanwhile, every Thursday & Friday night this summer beginning on March 11, 2021 Downtown San Rafael restaurants, and bars will be participating in "Dining Under The Lights" an alfresco on-street dining experience under the overhead Tivoli lights.

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.