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
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
West End Village Celebration 2019
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Trick or Treat 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
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.