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The Amherst Business Improvement District (Amherst BID) invests its resources to improve downtown Amherst’s vibrancy, sustainability, and economic health.

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The BID’s downtown events calendar aims to connect visitors and residents to the many events in Amherst that highlight the downtown businesses and enhance your experience in downtown.

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This downtown directory  helps connect you to Amherst’s unique blend of restaurants, shops, and cultural destination that make downtown Amherst a great place to live, work and play.

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If you’d like more information about the BID, events, or downtown Amherst in general, please contact the BID office. 413-345-2945. Stop by 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.

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The Amherst BID has negotiated 5 free parking Saturdays for the holidays.

Free Parking Saturdays in Downtown AmherstNovember 25, 2017, 8:00amAmherst Business Improvement DistrictThe Amherst BID has negotiated 5 free parking Saturdays for the holidays.
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Free Parking Saturdays in Downtown Amherst

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Our holiday decorations are underway with greenery from Andrew's Greenhouse. Max and Patrick work the magic.
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Our holiday decorations are underway with greenery from Andrews Greenhouse. Max and Patrick work the magic. 
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The Merry Maple Lighting celebration is a beloved Amherst tradition that is over 40-years-old. The fun begins at 3 p.m with an Open House at the Fire Station. Horse-drawn carriage rides around the Town Common courtesy of Muddy Brook Farm. Amherst Middle School Chorus on the steps of Town Hall at 4:30 pm. The Lighting of the Tree at 5 p.m. The UMass Minuteman Marching Band Parade arrives with our special Santa, Northwestern DA David Sullivan at 5:15 pm. Visit with Santa at the Visitor Information Center from 6-7 p.m.

The Lighting of The Merry MapleDecember 1, 2017, 3:00pmAmherst Business Improvement DistrictThe Merry Maple Lighting celebration is a beloved Amherst tradition that is over 40-years-old. The fun begins at 3 p.m with an Open House at the Fire Station. Horse-drawn carriage rides around the Town Common courtesy of Muddy Brook Farm. Amherst Middle School Chorus on the steps of Town Hall at 4:30 pm. The Lighting of the Tree at 5 p.m. The UMass Minuteman Marching Band Parade arrives with our special Santa, Northwestern DA David Sullivan at 5:15 pm. Visit with Santa at the Visitor Information Center from 6-7 p.m.
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The Lighting of The Merry Maple

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