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San Rafael Porchfest Returns to Gerstle Park!

San Rafael Porchfest

Photo credit: Bruce Forrester

This Sunday, September 18, San Rafael's historic Gerstle Park neighborhood will once again be filled with the sounds and sights of San Rafael Porchfest! Inspired by similar events thorought the USA and Canada, Previous San Rafael Porchfests were a huge hit, so it's no wonder that it's returning for another September Sunday of musical fun for the family.

Stroll the streets of Gerstle Park to experience a wide variety of musical acts, including folk, Americana, gospel, soul, virtuosic instrumentalists, gypsy jazz, blues, Latin, funk, family, and teen bands. Fuel up at one of the gourmet food trucks parked in the neighborhood, or bring a picnic to enjoy while you listen to great live music.

This free afternoon of music, fun, and community is for all ages, and no alcohol is allowed. San Rafael Porchfest 2022 takes place on Sunday, September 18, from noon to 5 pm. The event will take place in the Gerstle Park neighborhood, on Marin Street, San Rafael Avenue, Clorinda Street, Ross Street, and Bayview Street. For more information, including an interactive map, visit www.sanrafaelporchfest.com.

Since parking in the neighborhood is limited, attendees are encouraged to bike or walk. Additionally, Vivalon (formerly Whistlestop) will be running handicap accessible shuttles between the City of San Rafael’s parking lot on C and 3rd Streets and the D and Bayview Street entrance of the Porch Zone, from 11 am to 6 pm. Both parking and the Vivalon shuttle will be free. Free parking will also be available during the event at several nearby parking lots, including 711 D Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. Self-park bike stations will be available throughout the event.

San Rafael Porchfest

Photo credit: Bruce Forrester

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