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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Downtown and Area Events

december 2022

06dec9:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke Night @ Bar-Fly Pub & GrubHeld every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.9:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bay-Fly Pub & Grill, 400 Washington Ave.Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

07dec9:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke Night @ Bar-Fly Pub & GrubHeld every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.9:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bay-Fly Pub & Grill, 400 Washington Ave.Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

09dec7:30 pm10:00 pmA Child's Christmas in Wales - Bay City PlayersA totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm finds young Dylan trying to retell a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales.7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave.Event Type :Area Events

09dec7:30 pm11:00 pm"Cole in your Stocking", the State Theatre7:30 pm - 11:00 pm The State Theatre, 913 Washington AvenueEvent Type :Area Events

09dec9:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke Night @ Bar-Fly Pub & GrubHeld every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.9:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bay-Fly Pub & Grill, 400 Washington Ave.Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

10dec10:00 am4:00 pmGreat Lakes Market Holiday Celebration at Buds to BloomJoin the Great Lakes Market in the greenhouses of From Buds to Blooms in Essexville, MI.10:00 am - 4:00 pm Buds to Blooms, 1515 E Center RdEvent Type :Area Events

10dec7:30 pm10:00 pmA Child's Christmas in Wales - Bay City PlayersA totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm finds young Dylan trying to retell a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales.7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave.Event Type :Area Events

10dec9:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke Night @ Bar-Fly Pub & GrubHeld every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.9:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bay-Fly Pub & Grill, 400 Washington Ave.Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

11dec1:00 pm4:30 pmSundays in the CityEnjoy holiday shopping Downtown, Carriage Rides and Holiday movies.1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

11dec3:00 pm5:30 pmA Child's Christmas in Wales - Bay City PlayersA totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm finds young Dylan trying to retell a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales.3:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave.Event Type :Area Events

12dec9:00 pm9:00 pmKaraoke Night @ Bar-Fly Pub & GrubHeld every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.9:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bay-Fly Pub & Grill, 400 Washington Ave.Event Type :Area Events,Downtown Events

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Sundays in the City

November 27 through December 18

Festival of Wreaths
Entries in our Sleigh of Gifts drawing will also be eligible to win one of the beautiful wreaths created by participating businesses!

Free Carriage Rides
Make a horse-drawn carriage ride through beautiful Downtown Bay City a holiday tradition. Free carriage ride pick up location is at the State Theatre, from noon to 3 pm on all Sundays, Nov. 27 – Dec. 18.
Sleigh of Gifts Grand Prize
Enter to win by visiting participating Downtown businesses! See the sleigh on display at Herter Music Center.
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Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Downtown Bay City has Events and Activities all  Season Long! Check out our Calendar of Events to see what is happening in Downtown Bay City

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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 the sixth day of our SIXTH ANNUAL 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! We are so grateful to our generous makers who donate their beautiful items to make this happen year after year ❤️ OUR STORE IS OPEN EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

To enter:
1. Like this photo
2. Go like the ...Placed by Grace Designs and Avenue 724
3. Tag someone who would love these handmade gifts!

Must complete all steps to win! One winner will be selected daily at random from both Instagram & Facebook! Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in Downtown Bay City or shipped in the US!

Make sure to come back daily now through 12/12 for more 🎁

A new parking program and beautification efforts are in the works for Downtown Bay City. Read more at https://bit.ly/3VytpSI

Downtown Bay City

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Q&A with Michael Bacigalupo, the Bay City Downtown Development Authority’s new Director

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Day 6:
There is probably someone on your list who loves a good dinner & a show! A gift certificate to one of our awesome Downtown restaurants and tickets so see a show at The State Theatre, Delta College Planetarium & the Bay City Players, there has got to be something they’ve been ...trying to see!

It’s the fifth day of our SIXTH ANNUAL 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! We are so grateful to our generous makers who donate their beautiful items to make this happen year after year ❤️ OUR STORE IS OPEN EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

To enter:
1. Like this photo
2. Go like the ...Bubbleamour.com page
3. Tag someone who would love this handmade gift!

Must complete all steps to win! One winner will be selected daily at random from both Instagram & Facebook! ***Because this items is fragile, winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in Downtown Bay City!

Make sure to come back daily now through 12/12 for more 🎁

Day 5:
On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… FIIIVE GOOLD RINGS

Gift certificates to custom & forever jewelry such as Juniper Gold and spArc angel will make anyone smile! There is always the Downtown classic jewelry at Herman Hiss and Nelsen & Co. we’re sure ...there is someone on your list that would like to add a little bit of bling to their lives!

My friend Mike McMaths Empty Canvas wrote and illustrated this book & he’s doing a book signing at my friend Jennifer Behmlander’s studio B. Envied in Downtown Bay City this Sunday!! You should go! 🎅🏻 🤶🏻🎄

❌GIVEAWAY ENDED❌ It’s the fourth day of our SIXTH ANNUAL 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! We are so grateful to our generous makers who donate their beautiful items to make this happen year after year ❤️ OUR STORE IS OPEN EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

To enter:
1. Like this ...photo
2. Tag someone who would love these handmade gifts!

Must complete all steps to win! One winner will be selected daily at random from both Instagram & Facebook! Winner must be able to pick up their prize at our store in Downtown Bay City or shipped in the US!

Make sure to come back daily now through 12/12 for more 🎁

There is a new ( opened in June ) little gem of a store on Water St, The Vintage Greenhouse Bay City that has so uniquely adorable gifts for this Holiday. Make sure to say HI to the owner Kelli who will make sure you leave with a smile on your face! ( Personality for DAYS! )

The store is ...a mix of new boutique items, vintage antiques and curiosities as well as crafts.

Grab a tea from Water Street Nutrition while you are down there and pop into ellie & isabelle for some PANDORA and on trend clothing and accessories.

Water Street is happening in Downtown Bay City yall!

Day 4:
Everyone knows a shoe fanatic! Pick up a gift certificate from Urban East & they will not be disappointed!