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.







Downtown and Area Events

october 2023

28octAll DayTreats & Treasures(All Day: saturday) Downtown Bay City, 810 Wasington AvenueEvent Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

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Chili Cook-Off

January 21, 2023
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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 can be purchased at participating locations.

Participating Businesses:
Gatsby’s Seafood & Steakhouse
MI Table
Mulligan’s Pub
Old City Hall
Riverfront Grille & Lounge
Tavern 101
The Chambers


Feet on the Street

We are asking for your help in sponsoring some activities, beautification, live music & more!
See the sponsorship below for more details, we appreciate your support!

Instagram and Social Media Feeds

Some SWEET news.. tomorrow, October 4th is National Cinnamon Roll day!

Celebrate with the @lpastryshop, if you go into the shop tomorrow & buy a cinnamon roll your name gets entered into a drawing for a $20 Little Pastry Shop gift card!

Artigiano & Old City Hall are teaming up on October 14th for a wine and cheese tasting πŸ§€πŸ·tickets and more details in the post below!

Today is the day! The Bay City Maker's Market in Wenonah Park, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm β˜€οΈπŸ‚ Swing by & grab all your Fall goodies

Happy first anniversary to First Look Bridal Boutique! We love having you Downtown and seeing you make so many happy brides! πŸ₯‚βœ¨

National Coffee Day?! 😍 Where are you going to celebrate this caffeinated holiday - Beatles and Beans? Harless + Hugh Coffee? Populace Coffee?

All of them?! β˜•

Join Studio 23 for DryDock's final weekend of the year! 🍻

Studio 23 will be there Wednesday, September 27 through Saturday, September 30. Wednesday - Friday will be 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, and Saturday will be 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.

While you're here, ...make sure to wish the Studio's Director, Meg, a a very happy first anniversary! Meg has been such an asset to Downtown & our community!

Come mingle, drink, be merry, and support Studio 23! See you there! (Located in Unity Park, near Mulligan's Pub)

πŸ§€ Tuesday - Saturday only! πŸ§€

With every purchase of a $50 gift card to artigiano, receive a bonus $10 gift card! A great time to stock up & save some cheese, the holidays will be here before you know it!

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Congratulations! Excited to have you in our downtown community, it is going to be great! 🍭🍬🍫