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.








2021 Facade Improvement Grant

The Facade Improvement Grant is designed to incentivize property owners to undertake exterior property improvements which will lead to a better utilization of properties within Downtown Bay City. The intent is to support building owners that will help move the needle forward to a more
aesthetically vibrant downtown.

This is a competitive, reimbursement, grant program. Applications will be scored and awarded base on identified metrics. The Facade Improvement Grant Committee, Downtown Bay City Management Board (DMB) and the Downtown Bay City Development Authority (DDA) Boards have an obligation to the Downtown Bay City property owners to invest in good, stable and
financially feasible projects with an end goal of raising the property values of the entire district.

Please download the PDF for more application information.

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

Bridge The Gap Feed the City Block Party is TODAY, Sunday, August 8th, 1pm to 4pm at Wenonah Park in Downtown Bay City.

Beautiful day for a beer fest! ☀️ Made you a little extra thirsty to try all these awesome beers, seltzers and ciders! What was your favorite!? 🍺

The Drydock Beer Garden is a fun summer gathering spot right in Downtown Bay City 🍻

📸 Instagram fan mom_inthe_mitten

Start your weekend off strong with a tasty cocktail from @thepublichousebaycity! 🍸🥃

Open tonight & Saturday 4 PM - Midnight and Sunday from 10 AM - 4 PM

Bridge The Gap Feed the City Block Party is this Sunday, August 8th 1pm to 4pm at Wenonah Park in Downtown Bay City.

🎟🎟🎟 Tickets are now on sale for the Bay City Morning Rotary Club Driathlon Raffle - $5/ticket!

🛶 1st Prize: Handcrafted Kayak (donated by Bill Coberly)
🍷 2nd Prize: Bucket of Cheer
🚲 3rd Prize: Bike
‼️ Plus More Prizes

The handcrafted kayak now on display at the Doubletree Hotel Bay City - Riverfront.

🎟🎟🎟Tickets can be purchased in person at the following businesses:

➡️Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services - Bay City
3596 Wilder Road, Bay City MI 48706

➡️State Farm / John Shankool
1200 Jenny Street, Bay City MI 48706

Downtown Bay City Go Great Lakes Bay Riverfront Grille Restaurant & Lounge

TONIGHT on Saginaw St. Inflatable Fun! Enjoy a 40 ft. inflatable obstacle run from 6:00 - 8:00 PM! 😁

Have you stopped at the Shinola Shop in Shop at Herman Hiss? From watches to handbags, and clocks to notebooks, you're going to find something you love! 🕙🕥🕒