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!




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Evening view of Downtown Bay City’s Wenonah Park and the Princess Wenonah moored in front of the Doubletree Hotel Bay City - Riverfront as seen from the Islander last night.

Still to come this weekend:

⚓️ Last Free History Tour, 10am Friday
⚓️ Friday Night Cruise ...with The Josh Ramses Band, 7 to 10pm
⚓️ Saturday Afternoon Tour, 1pm
⚓️ Sunset Cruise with DJ and Hors d’Oeuvres , Saturday 7pm

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Artemis says "all are welcome here!" At @ditchflowers_craftyboutique 🐈‍⬛

We will be meeting Artemis and the merchants behind the new Ditch Flowers Crafty Boutique very soon!

Lots of riders lined up to cruise with us on the free history tour sponsored by Doubletree Hotel Bay City - Riverfront today! It’s going to be another beautiful day in Downtown Bay City.

A Downtown Bay City gem. I could spend all day looking through the pieces at Golden Gallery & Custom Framing 🖼