Our Mission

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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Happening Now: Amherst Poetry Festival! All the cool cats come out! Readings at the Emily Dickinson Museum, Jones Library and Hope and Feathers. Evening Feature at the Dickinson Museum at 8 pm: Kaveh Akbar with Sahar Muradi. Late Night Garden Party at the Museum at 9 pm. #amherstpoetryfestival #emilydickensonmuseum #hopeandfeathers #joneslibraryamherstma
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