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.

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Sundays in the City

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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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.

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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

Buy Local Buy BC is back again! The program is going live next week, stay tuned in with Consumers Energy Bay Future, Inc. and the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce for coming details!

A very merry #MIBayCityMonday🎄 We sure hope you were able to enjoy this year's tree lighting at Wenonah Park!

Be sure to scroll through to see the 35-foot tree as it was cut down at Bay Valley, transported to Wenonah Park to be put up, and finally, the tree lighting ceremony! Thank... you to all who made this possible including the Clements family, many volunteers, our Bay City Electric Light & Power team, and Downtown Bay City 🎄

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If you have a photo to share from our city, send it to marketing@BayCityMI.org📸

There’s nothing more cozy than shopping in Downtown Bay City during a snow fall 🥰❄️ Come shop Sunday’s in the City today! 🛍 Hope to see some familiar faces at Violets Blue. We’re open until 5PM! 😊

Free carriage rides sponsored by The Shoot and Share Studio /Selfie Museum and Studio Rental/ until 3:00 PM!