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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Amherst Business Improvement District added 2 new photos.

Tonight's concert is happening rain or shine! Conductor Tim Anderson said if there's the slightest chance for no rain, we'll hold it outside at Sweetser! Pacific Lodge is right across the street, just in case. FREE concert starts at 7 pm.
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