One of Bay City's oldest and longest running events, the Bay City Fireworks Festival has enjoyed 53 years
of successful events in Downtown Bay City. Two men have been at the helm of this great event throughout its entire history,
Terry Watson and Doug Clark.
Terry Watson was a rookie police officer with the Bay City Police Department when he began building what has become
the Staple of Bay City Summers. Terry took what was known, in the beginning, as the F.O.P. Fireworks and turned it into the
Bay City Fireworks Festival. Terry Watson continued to grow the festival working with other community leaders along the way
turning this little event into a destination for families from all over Michigan.
Douglas Clark, the current President of the Bay City Fireworks Festival, is a Supervisor at the local transit company here in Bay City.
He began with the festival in the summer of 2001, when Terry asked him to join him at a committee meeting; at that meeting
Doug was asked to take over as the festival’s Property Manager. A few short years later Terry had found his man to take
over this great event that he had started so many years before.
Join our presenters as they take you “from
the beginning” to today and explain why the Bay City Fireworks Festival has maintained its success for 53 years