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.








Tall Ships Celebration

Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, July 21st


Join us for this special weekend. The Tall Ships will enter Saginaw Bay on July 18 with the Festival beginning at noon. After spending time on the Tall Ships visit our Downtown businesses where you will find sales and special activities held especially for you.


sidewalk days

Sidewalk Days

Thursday, July 25th – Saturday, July 27th


Join us for three days of Sidewalk Sales and Summertime Giveaways! Shop your favorite stores for fabulous bargains and register to win a night at the Doubletree by Hilton, a Friday Night Dinner Cruise on the Princess Wenonah or Downtown Bay City Gift Certificates!


A Taste of Downtown Bay City

Saturday, August 24th


Join us under the Nickless Family Community Pavilion for a sampling of delicious food and sweet treats from Downtown Bay City’s finest eateries and specialty food shops! There will be live entertainment on the Princess Wenonah and a cash bar! Admission is free, with tasting ticket $10 for 14, available pre-sale and at the event.

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