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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We want to keep you updated on everything that is happening in downtown Amherst. If you’d like more information about the BID, events, or downtown Amherst in general, please contact the BID office.

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Amherst Business Improvement District shared their album.

Thanks to Four Wings Photography we have some amazing pictures from the 2015 Celebrate Amherst Block Party!
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Thank you to Four Wings Photography for the amazing pictures of the 2015 Celebrate Amherst Block Party

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Ryan WilliamsThank you Ian Pouliot and Greg Moss for all your help : )

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It's UMass Amherst Family Weekend!

Make sure you come and explore downtown Amherst before or after the game this Saturday!
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