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Fall 2022 

Why Attend local events? 

Local festivals are a great way to make memories with your loved ones. Some of the most resonant memories that we have are made in our hometown or where we grow up. From photos to laughter, the experience that you and your friends or family get from attending will be second to nothing else in the world – what better way to bond with those you love, than to share in entertainment and let your hair down?



With greater involvement, interaction and engagement, an organized event can bring members of a community closer together. Regardless of the type of event or the reasons behind it, it can help to increase awareness about local issues by meeting the needs of our ever-changing and thriving community.

Ongoing Events


Enjoy Galleries, art exhibits, and more on the second Friday of each month!
Connect art venues throughout downtown for an evening of inspiration & community. 

1325 - 1337 Fouth Street, 5-8pm
Upcoming Dates : 
9/9 , 10/14, 11/11, 12/9 



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October 6-16TH

Each year the festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers, representing more than 50 countries. Screening sections include World Cinema; US Cinema; Valley of the Docs; Children’s FilmFest; a daily shorts program; and Active Cinema, MVFF’s activist films initiative. Festival guests also enjoy Tributes, Spotlights, and Galas throughout.

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October 29th 

-Dress up, bring a bag and get ready for some treats! (or tricks).

-Look for the "Participating Businesses" sign in the window for some treats!

-Don't miss the Pet Costume Contest sponsored by Woodlands Pets Food & Treats in the Plaza from 12:30p-1:30p.  See below for details.

Enjoy spooky live music performed by the Marin Girls Chorus in the plaza from 2pm-2:30pm!

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November 5th

-Save the date for San Rafael’s 34th annual Day of the Dead Celebration!

-Our free community celebration will be held at the Albert J. Boro Community Center at Pickleweed Park.

We will also continue traditions created for our pandemic years celebrations, including a car procession through San Rafael, and altars in downtown San Rafael storefronts.