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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sergeant Justin Graham
Date: June 29, 2022 3:30 PM

Marin County Fair - Traffic Control Measures After the Fireworks Show

San Rafael, CA – Starting on Thursday, June 30, and running through Monday, July 4th, the Marin County Fair will be back in operation.  For more information about the fair and its schedule, please visit: https://www.fair.marincounty.org/2022

The San Rafael Police Department will be managing traffic in the evening just after the fireworks show completes.  As in years past, a large number of fair attendees leave at the end of the fireworks show.  SRPD will be making safety a priority for attendees and will direct traffic as efficiently as possible based on traffic volumes.  Motorists and pedestrians will need to be patient during the evening hours as traffic delays to exit the fair are expected.  Delays exiting the fair could range from one to two hours, or more every night.

This year the Marin County Fair, Marin Transit, and SRPD have partnered to offer a dedicated departure bus service from the main gate.  This bus service will take people from the Marin County Fair to Novato, the San Rafael Transit Center, and San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood.   Please consider the use of public transportation while visiting the fair.  The Marin County Fair issued this press release about using public transit and riding bikes to the fair: https://www.marincounty.org/main/county-press-releases/press-releases/2022/cs-fair-transit-parking-061622.

Every night of the fair, starting at 9:15 PM, those who wish to enter onto Civic Center Drive to access the fair and surrounding areas should expect significant delays that may last until midnight.  Traffic, transit buses, and pedestrians exiting the fair will be given priority until the fairgrounds and parking lots are cleared.

Additionally, the Marin County Fair has established the Civic Center U.S. Post Office parking lot as a pick-up and drop-off location.  People who wish to use ridesharing services, taxis, carpool, etc. can meet at the post office located at 2 Civic Center Drive near the intersection with North San Pedro Road.  At 9:15 PM, motorists traveling north on Civic Center Drive from North San Pedro Road will not be permitted to enter due to traffic control.

SRPD welcomes everyone to visit the Marin County Fair and to have a safe and enjoyable experience.  Please be kind to one another and exercise patience during traffic delays.

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Posted: June 29, 2022 3:35 PDT by Sergeant Justin Graham

Updated: July 01, 2022 12:52 PDT by Justin Graham

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