Thursdays April through September 6pm - 9pm

Fourth St. between B & Cijos

  • Be Part of The Fun.

    This market is unlike any other you will find in Marin or the Bay Area. Where else can you ride a motorized bull while rocking out to a local band, and chowing down on a gyro?
  • Discover The Essentials.

    The Downtown San Rafael Farmers' Market Festival is a seasonal venue open April through September offering families and downtown residents a great Thursday evening experience.
  • Make New Memories.

    We love food and everything that goes in to making healthy meals, but also enjoy splurging every once'an while. There is something for everyone. Come on down on Thursday nights and check us out!
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The San Rafael Farmers' Market Festival provides an exciting line-up of local talent and live entertainment! Remember to share your favorite experience, memory or story on our Facebook page.


The Downtown San Rafael Farmers' Market Festival showcases nearly 100 local farmers, hot food purveyors, artisans, prepared food vendors, restaurants, and downtown businesses.


The Downtown San Rafael Farmers' Market Festival showcases nearly 100 local farmers, hot food purveyors, artisans, prepared food vendors, restaurants, and imported goods.

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The Ford EcoBoost Challenge Drive Is Coming

Ford is bringing its EcoBoost Challenge drive to the Downtown San Rafael Farmers Market so don’t forget your driving shoes on Thursday, June 26th! It’s your chance to drive the 2014 Fusion Energi, C-MAX Energi, Fiesta ST, Escape, Fusion Hybrid, Transit Connect Wagon and F-150. Be sure to stop by 4th and A Street and take a spin with Ford.


Unique Atmosphere

San Rafael’s Downtown Farmers Market Festival is an amazing event, because of the vendors, businesses and people who choose to participate in this once a week opportunity to liven up the downtown with unique arts/crafts, sensationally delicious food and community outreach opportunities like San Rafael’s “Come Meet Your City Council” booth.

Vendor Booth

Evening Stroll

The Fourth Street event is about combining the best aspects of a farmers market, free live entertainment, business incubation and most importantly a place for people to enjoy the warm summer Marin nights with good company and festivities.

  • Entertainment Update for June 26, 2014

    Coming attractions at our music stages for June 26, 2014:

    galen-ashGalen Nash:

    Galen Ash effortlessly blends the timeless story telling of the wandering folk troubadour with intricate guitar work and a sense of modern urgency. Set across the harsh landscapes of the American West, his debut album The Age of Frozen Hearts stands in stark contrast to the current pop-folk revival: most of the tracks were recorded live and feature only Ash's fingerpicking and vocals. Fortunately, his guitar work is up to the task, and his vocals - somewhere between a young Leonard Cohen and a restrained Woody Guthrie - shine through on every song.

    In 2011, Ash quit his office job to pursue music. He has since risen to the top of the Bay Area indie folk scene, opening for national touring acts while continuing to entertain passerbys on the street with his unique brand of roots music. A native of Olympia, WA, Ash is a dynamic one-man-band when playing solo, stomping on a homemade suitcase drum and tambourine while singing, picking and playing the harp. He is often joined by Peter Welch on mandolin and a troupe of other talented Bay Area artists.


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  • Report for June 12, 2014

    The Downtown Farmer's Market Festival Report for June 12, 2014

    Hear From J&J Farms, Native Grains, The Naughty Dawg, and Napoli Pizza and Pasta along with othe sites and scenes from the market.


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  • Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance

    As of September 15, 2014 the City of San Rafael and the Downtown San Rafael Farmers' Market Festival will be compliant with the new Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance. The market will no longer be able to provide customers with handled plastic bags at checkout, and will be shifting to recycled paper or reusable bags. Through vendor and customer outreach the City of San Rafael is here to help make the Farmers' Market the paramount model of a single-use plastic bag free event!

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  • Promposal at the market

    Edwin Martinez asks Yaqueline Rodas to San Rafael High School's prom. May 2014,

    The sweetest things happen at the San Rafael Downtown Farmers' Market  


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