Downtown Bay City

Welcome to Downtown, soon to become your favorite place to visit, work and live. We offer festivals throughout the year, celebrating annual and special events. We have plenty of sites to see, one-of-a-kind shops and places to eat.

Located on the water you can stroll along the Riverwalk and enjoy the parks or visit one of our art galleries. At night the downtown comes alive with concerts, movies, and other special events.








We are open for business


Downtown Bay City Businesses are offering services to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic, giving you the ability to shop online, free shipping and delivery services.

Download our PDF that lists the businesses and restaurants, along with contact information and the special services.


Hot Chocolate Hop

Sunday, February 2


Come on out and stay warm with an array of delicious drinks while shopping, dining and exploring Downtown Bay City! Meet your local entrepreneurs, enjoy the unique spaces the city has to offer & hop all along to all the warm spots! Bring the whole family to try them out and vote for your favorite!



Sunday, February 9

Visit participating businesses on Sunday, February 9th and make a purchase of just $5 or more to receive a special Indulge candy bar for your chance to win some great prizes! Check under the label right away to see if you are a winner!

Grand Prize: Romantic 2-Night Weekend Stay for Two at the Doubletree Hotel – Bay City Riverfront and a $100 Downtown Gift Certificate for Dining and Shopping. Over 200 Additional Prizes from Participating Businesses!

Shop early! The number of special Indulge candy bars available is limited!


Downtown Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, February 29

The Downtown Chili Cook-Off brings together some of the area’s finest restaurants and their creative chili recipes for a tasty showdown in Downtown Bay City. Come try them out and vote for your favorite!

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the event and can be purchased at any participating location. There are a limited number of tickets available, so get them before they sell out!

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