This July, Bay City is proud to host the largest gathering of tall ships in the state of Michigan. Join us for the ONLY official Michigan stop on the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2013. Majestic tall ships will line both sides of the Saginaw River the way they did more than a hundred years ago. Guaranteed to take your breath away, you’ll be inspired by the sights and sounds of Bay City’s award-winning Maritime Festival. Activities include interactive deck tours, grand arrival of Tall Ships, maritime music, Tall Ship excursions, art show, and free shuttle service. Fee (There is no charge for children 36” tall and under when accompanied by an adult).