The Bay Arts Council promotes many visual and performing arts activities in the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

Check out current events!


Check out our calendar for events the Bay Arts Council is hosting.  We also host events in Wenonah Park or at the Historic Masonic Temple.

About Us

Bay Arts Council is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 by a dedicated group of volunteers with the intent of promoting, presenting, and providing a home for the arts in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Learn more.


Annual Activites

The Bay Arts Council sponsors many visual and performing arts activities in the Great Lakes Bay Region.  We sponsor Wednesdays in the Park, the Young People’s Summer Series, Night at the Temple - the Masonic Temple Haunted House, and the Hell’s Half Mile Film and Music Festival.  We also host many other events in Wenonah Park and at the Historic Masonic Temple.

Hell's Half Mile Film and Music Festival

Visit for all the latest information on Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival!


Masonic Temple Haunted House

The Haunted Masonic Temple

The Haunted Masonic Temple is a spooky experience for the whole family. A  Not Too Scary, Night at the Temple offers the visitor an interactive mystery suitable for all ages.   Keep track of what stories are true, and which are not from the long history of haunting in Bay County

Acted out by local students, Haunted Masonic Temple is a fun event to volunteer for, or to visit!

Check out the website for more information! 


Wednesdays in the Park

2016 Wednesdays in the Park
Summer Concert Series

 Presented by the State Theatre

All Concerts at Wenonah Park and start at 7:00 pm
Rain Site: State Theatre - 913 Washington Ave Bay City, 48708

Free Will Donations are accepted and appreciated
All Show Descriptions can be found at

Wednesday June 15
The Michigan Jazz Trail Big Band

Wednesday June 22
Everyday People

Wednesday July 6

Wednesday July 20
The Laurie Middlebrook Band

Wednesday July 27
Disco 54 Band

Wednesday August 3
Your Generation with 50 Amp Fuse

Wednesday August 10
The Elders

Wednesday August 17
Steve Armstrong
and the 25 cent Beer Band

Wednesday August 24
Juke Box Heros

Wednesday August 31
Phil Dirt and the Dozers


Young People's Summer Series

Young People’s Summer Series 2016

Presented by the State Theatre

11:30 a.m.-12:15 a.m.

Free Will Donations Accepted and Appreciated

Rain Site: State Theatre 913 Washington Ave Bay City 48708

All Show descriptions can be found at

Wednesday June 15
Music by Rick & Dayna

Wednesday June 22
Eugene Clark Puppet Show

Wednesday July 6
Rosco the Clown

Wednesday July 20
Magic with Tommy Anderson

Wednesday July 27
The Gratitude Steel Drum Band

Wednesday August 3
Juggler Tim Salsbury

Wednesday August 10
Bob and Carl Kids Music and Fun

Wednesday August 17
Richard Paul the Ventriloquist

Wednesday August 24
Magic with Cameron Zvara

Wednesday August 31
Karen Czarnik Story Telling and Music

Start thinking picnic in Wenonah Park for the whole family!


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