Bay City State Park - Virtual Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival

Date:  August 01, 2020  -  August 29, 2020
Time: All Day Event
Location: Bay City Recreation Area, 3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706-1356

Contact: Jonathan Massung, park interpreter 989-667-0717

Family in canoes, girl smiling holding paddle

Covid-19 Update: This year's Waterfowl Festival will be Virtual with several different activities and events going on through Facebook and other online channels.

The virtual event kicks off on Aug. 1 offering a month long version of our 25th annual Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival. Each Saturday, from August 1st - August 29th, we will have different activities, clinics, and competitions held virtually; featuring calling techniques, decoy layouts, calling competitions, Waterfowl ID, Draw a duck competition, Waterfowl Photography, and more!

Note: The Michigan State Duck Competition is still pending for this year's approval. This can only be held in person and would be held at Bay City State Park with preregistration only.

For more information about the virtual Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival, visit the Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Festival Facebook page or the Friends of Bay City State Recreation Area website at or call the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center. 

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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