Bay City Fireworks Festival Turns 55!


As we move towards our 55th year of fireworks displays in Bay City I am amazed at the community with which we live in. This small town of Bay City has grown into a vacation destination during the summer months. The Bay City Fireworks Festival is one event that families plan their vacations around, couples plan their weddings / anniversaries to coincide with and travelers plan their arrivals. Not to mention all of the other great events that happen throughout the Summer months.

We have evolved over the years when it comes to setting our dates for the festival, we would always try and incorporate the actual 4th of July in our event. Every 5-7 years the date would fall on a Tuesday or Wednesday which made it very difficult for people to attend the event from out of town. It is for this reason that we have tried to stick with our Thursday, Friday, Saturday format the past several years. When setting our dates we not only take into account the dates but also the scheduling for our largest vendor, Skerbecks Family Carnival.

The entire committee is busy planning for another great year, hoping to make this upcoming 2017 Bay City Fireworks Festival as great as the last 54.

Please come out and join us this Summer, you will be entertained by great music, food and merchandise vendors and some amazing fireworks each evening. Not to mention all of the fun that your entire family will enjoy on Skerbecks Family Carnival, the thrill of a helicopter ride with Magnum helicopters or bouncing around with Tri-City Bubble in there bubble balls.

We’ll see you in Downtown Bay City on June 29th, 30th and July 1st for a weekend packed full of fun things to do and see.

2020 Festival UpdateThe 2020 Bay City Fireworks Festival has been canceled.

As a board we have decided that it is best to cancel this year's Bay City Fireworks Festival as a whole.   Obviously we are very saddened to have to say this.  We love this event. It's a great event for the community. We know it's going to effect area businesses adversely. But that's a factor that we had to realize and think about, since these area businesses are a part of the fireworks festival funding as well. We cannot in good conscience ask them to donate to this event when they're struggling themselves because of this closure that they're all suffering right now.

Despite having the main festival canceled, we are still planning to have something special happen on the big night.  We have partnered with Wolverine Fireworks to sell three fireworks packages.  We're asking folks to tune into WHNN on July 4 and at 10:10 p.m. they will play the National Anthem, just as they do during the Bay City fireworks. At approximately at 10:12, we ask everybody to light their show off all over Bay County!

A package of three fireworks cakes is $100. Call 989-280-1591 or 989-324-0390 to get yours today.  Proceeds go to making next year's event bigger and better.