Your Guide to the Bay City Concerts & Events this Summer

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Summertime brings a whole host of fun festivals, exciting events, and fantastic things to do in the area. One of our favorite upcoming events is the live shows put on by Bay City Concerts at Veterans Memorial Park along the Saginaw River, as well as the Wednesdays in the Park concert series. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a warm summer’s evening outdoors with music and dancing!

Along with live music with Bay City Concerts, the biggest annual summer event is the three-night celebration of the 4th of July, which includes the grandest fireworks display over the Saginaw River in all of Mid-Michigan. The festival also includes music, great food options, a market, and carnival rides. Overall, summer in Bay City is filled with a long list of great activities to fill your vacation itinerary. 

Since there’s a lot to discover in Bay City during the summer, you’ll want to secure your lodging sooner rather than later. Our Bay City bed and breakfast is one of the best places to stay in Michigan! Our historic home has been meticulously remodeled into a beautiful lodging property and event space, designed with couples in mind looking to reconnect and relax. Start planning and book for summer today! 

Your Guide to the Bay City Concerts in the Park this Summer

Bay City Concerts in the Park this Summer & More Exciting Events

Bay City, Michigan, situated on the shores of the beautiful Saginaw Bay, offers a compelling mix of scenic beauty, historical charm, and vibrant cultural events. It is an ideal summer getaway for couples looking for a blend of relaxation and activity. This quaint city, with its picturesque riverfront and historic architecture, provides a backdrop that’s both romantic and inviting.

The summer season in Bay City is especially appealing due to its lively festival lineup, including Bay City Concerts, which adds an extra layer of excitement and local flavor to any visit. Here are some of the key festivals and events that draw visitors to Bay City during the summer months:

  1. Bay City Concerts: Held at Veteran’s Memorial Park, this musical showcase provides a vibrant lineup of talent in an open-air, picturesque setting across the river from downtown Bay City. If you’re sitting in the general admission area, bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket, and you’ll find excellent food and drink offerings inside the park.
  2. Wednesdays in the Park: All summer long, there’s no better place to spend a Wednesday evening than at Wenonah Park with live local musicians, dancing, and celebrating under the stars. 
  3. Riverside Arts Festival: On June 8th and 9th, 2024, artists from around the country will fill the streets with booths where you can view and buy handmade pottery, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, watercolors, woodworking, and more. This is the 50th year of this event, so expect a great showing! 
  4. Third Annual Sixties Fest: This year marks the third annual Sixties Fest in the Midland Street Business District. If you’re a classic 1960s music fan, then mark your calendar for Sat., June 15. 
  5. Bay City Fireworks Festival: One of the most spectacular fireworks displays in Michigan, this festival lights up the sky for three days around the Fourth of July. It’s more than just a fireworks display, there’s live music, great eats, and a fantastic market. Even better, our Bay City bed and breakfast is within walking distance. 
  6. Tall Ship Celebration: This event, which occurs every few years (the next one is in 2025), is a highlight for maritime enthusiasts. Tall ships from around the globe dock at Bay City, offering tours and a glimpse into the past.

This is just the start of the upcoming summer events in Bay City; for a full list, check out this local guide. As a guest at our Bay City bed and breakfast, you’ll be in an excellent location to enjoy the Bay City Concerts and all of the great festivals coming up this year. 

Your Guide to the Bay City Concerts in the Park this Summer, photo of our Bay City bed and breakfast

The Best Bed and Breakfast in Michigan for your Summer Getaway

Our bed and breakfast in Michigan is just under two hours from Detriot and a little over two hours from Grand Rapids—the ideal road trip for couples this summer! Planning around the upcoming Bay City Concerts, exciting events, and festivals is an excellent excuse for a vacation. If not for that, we host many guests for a yearly getaway to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other important relationship milestones. Our elegant guest rooms are the perfect homebase! 

Each of our six guest rooms is unique in its appointments and includes a variety of amenities, including some rooms with infrared or dry saunas, jacuzzi tubs, skylights, and fireplaces. All our B&B-style guest rooms include complimentary welcome baskets, beverages, flat-screen TVs, WiFi, central air conditioning, toiletries, fine linens, and more. Spend a lovely summer evening on our back patio surrounded by manicured garden grounds, a beautiful place to enjoy our complimentary breakfast as well. 

While you’ll be within walking distance of many of the great upcoming events in Bay City, for those who prefer a ride, we partner with a local pedicab company, Bayside Buggies, for personalized and safe rides to discover the best of the city. They will pick you up at our front door and return you at an arranged time. Start planning your upcoming getaways and make a reservation today!  

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