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.


We Are Open for Business


Download our PDF that lists the businesses and restaurants, along with contact information and the special services that are being offered to you during the COVID-19 Pandemic





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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Are you a farmer, crafter, retailer, artisan, grower, foodie interested in selling your products at the new Star Bridge Market Place on 3rd street?

The Market starts every Saturday beginning June 5th, running through August. If you're interested contact SuperChic Designs at ...989-225-8929 or message them, or us, for an application! 🍎🧶⭐

Our Riverfront Square is ready. Call us now to book your celebration in beautiful Downtown Bay City!

#wedding #celebrate #saginawriver

Have you seen the beautiful new interactive mural on the south side of @studio23baycity yet!? Awesome peice with lots of color thanks to the Bay Arts Council, Avram Golden and Adam Wernecke! 🎨

Great people doing great things!😊
Plus!!! This is filmed inside The Davidson!
Downtown Bay City
Paul Davis Restoration of Bay City - Midland - Mt. Pleasant
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The Bay City Lighthouse: Ep.7 ft. Sara Parker | Paul Davis Restoration

Jason and Kate talk to a mutual friend Sara Parker about restoring, beautifying and making Bay City a wonderful place with Paul Davis Restoration of...

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous mom's, merchants and friends out there today!

Did you dine or shop Downtown today? Share your pictures below! 💐

We're looking for sponsors for the Riverside Art Festival 2021 happening June 11 - 13 in Downtown Bay City!

If you or your business are interested, you can view sponsorship levels and download the form here:

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors of ...the event and our organization. This event truly could not happen without you, and we are excited to bring additional resources and talent to the region this year!

Happy Mother's Day to all the fabulous mom's, merchants and friends out there today! 💐

Did you shop or dine Downtown today? Share your photos below!