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


Download our PDF that lists the businesses and restaurants, along with contact information and the special services that are being offered to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic





old city hall

Feet on the Street

There’s plenty of parking in Downtown Bay City! Please see the map indicating the five free
parking lots throughout the district highlighted in yellow. The orange areas indicate the street
closures that allow for businesses to set up outdoor seating for diners and shoppers.

No matter where you want to go, there’s parking within walking distance! On street parking and parking in visitor spaces is free. Permit spaces are available to everyone in the evenings and weekends as well. Come Downtown, get your feet on the street, and show our merchants some love!




Instagram and Social Media Feeds

Does anyone know if ice skating is going to open under the pavilion at Wenonah Park?

Beautiful photo by @baycityphotos 🌅

Fun fact, Don Carlyon is the longest serving member of the Downtown Development Authority!

Woohoo! Indoor dining opens February 1st and we are celebrating by giving away two $25 Downtown Bay City gift certificates! To enter to win, simply comment & tag the first Downtown restaurant you're going to visit in the comments below! 👇

Join @studio23baycity for Yoga & Art this Sunday at 10 am! Follow the link in our instagram bio to register 🧘‍♀️

That Chan's takeout though 🔥

Also, pro-tip - if you have heated seats, keep your takeout warm by putting your takeout boxes on there! You can also buckle it up for safety 😊

Chan's Garden is open Monday-Friday 11 am - 7 pm call 989-892-8861 to order!