Main Street

Creating, Connecting, Celebrating Community

People Walking and Shopping on Main StreetThe Bay City Main Street Program encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation in ways appropriate to today’s market place. The Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets:

  • Distinctive architecture
  • Pedestrian-friendly environment
  • Personal service
  • Local ownership
  • Sense of community

Bay City Main Street is a 2018 Accredited Main Street America and Texas Main Street Program.

Main Street America - 2018 Accredited

Mission Statement

Women Dressed Up for Halloween on Main StreetThe Mission of Bay City Main Street is to promote historic pride and economic vitality within the Four Points Approach of:

  • Design (restoration assistance)
  • Economic Vitality (shared financial information and aid)
  • Organization (added partners)
  • Promotion (inventive ideas)

Success in these four areas will result in our vision for hospitality and economic vitality through County strength and pride.

Vision Statement

The Bay City Main Street Program envisions downtown Bay City as the pulse of the County, celebrating historic pride, economic vitality, and the best of Texas hospitality.

Events & Attractions

  1. Bay City Wild Game & Wine Camofest
  2. Shop the Block
  3. Full Moon Concert Series
  4. Eat. Play. Shop. Live.

Vendors Talking with CustomersBay City Wild Game and Wine Camofest acclaims Bay City Native and artist, Forrest Clemenger Bess, designer of camouflage. Camofest celebrates Bay City as the "Gateway to the Great Outdoors" and includes a full weekend of music, wine tasting, wild game tasting and shooting competitions. Held the last weekend each January, Camofest is a unique event you won’t want to miss.

Visit the Camofest website for more information.

Camofest - Wild Game and Wine - January 26, 2019

Want to know more about Bay City? Check out the "Visit Bay City" website.