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

january 2023

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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

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Calling all Hot Chocolate Connoisseurs!

February 11, 2023
Come on out and stay warm with an array of delicious drinks while shopping, dining and exploring Downtown Bay City!
Meet your local entrepreneurs, enjoy the unique spaces the city has to offer & hop all along to all the warm spots! Bring the whole family to this free event and vote for your favorite!
Participating establishments coming soon!

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!

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It's snowing! ❄️ That means we get to wear our boots from Urban East!

Their Winter Sale is going on now, discounts 10%-40% ALL Winter boots (& some non-Winter items included)

Wellness Wednesday!

Have you tried Populace Coffee Wellness menu? This list includes drinks in partnership with other Bay City businesses including Ocean Jasper Wellness Spa & Rise Chiropractic Co. ☕️ All the drinks are great for the body & soul!

(Pictured) The ...Lion's Mane Matcha: Lion's Mane acts as an anti-inflammatory, can enhance brain function, improve the immune system, stabilize blood sugar levels, improve digestive health, fight anxiety and depression and support heart health!

The Rise Chaga Chai: This vegan drink contains Chaga Mushroom powder, a superfood that acts as an anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, boosts the immune system, improves memory and may fight cancer.

The Beet Latte: This dairy-free drink is naturally sweetened with honey, a little ginger, and steamed almond milk. Beets can act as an anti-inflammatory, a good source of vitamin C, improve muscle strength, and increase stamina.

The Ocean Blue: This drink is vegan friendly, naturally sweetened with maple syrup, a hint of cardamom and steamed coconut milk. It also contains spirulina, a superfood that acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, decreases blood pressure, improves muscle strength and endurance, may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels and could support blood sugar control.

They even have a drink on their menu for the little ones! A Lion's Mane Hot Cocoa.

Stop by during these hours, 810 Saginaw St.:

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

High recommendations and only good things have been said about Tri-Care Assisted Yoga! Reach out to them to find out for yourself!

Great work done by New Adventure Development & Construction! Excited to see this Adams St. buidling restored back to it's glory this year

Sweet surprises is what you'll get Saturday, January 28th at these participating businesses! 🍒🍫

What sounds better on days like today other than a a bowl of chili...? What about EIGHT bowls of chili! Grab your tickets (only $15!) for the Downtown Chili Cook Off tomorrow, January 21st from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM from a participating business 🌶🍲

MI ...Table
Old City Hall
Riverfront Grille
Tavern 101
The Chambers