I lived in Bay City for the first 20 years of my life. There is almost always something to do here, especially in the summertime. The summer is pretty much full of festivities down by the river. The Pig Gig is one of these that hundreds of people come to Bay City for, music, ribs, and a beer tent how much more do you need? The River Roar is always an exciting thing to watch, boats racing on the river is more exciting than it sounds. We also have multiple fairs that go on during the summer and they all have awesome food. Hungry? Bay City is home to a multitude of restaurants, cafes, and bistros. You always have a good amount of options for when you are craving something. There's the awesome St. Patty's day parade to look forward to as well! There are 4 bowling alleys, a lot of bars (can be considered a pro and a con), a lot of different school options (if you have children), and a TON of parks. There are still some good neighborhoods but there are also some pretty sketchy areas that are always good to avoid.