September 15, 5-9 pm
North Pleasant Street
in Downtown Amherst
is the place to be.

The Amherst BID’s 5th Annual Block Party celebrates the culture, business & community of Downtown Amherst

This year we will feature a visit from state officials to officially announce the Amherst Center Cultural District  

The 4th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival will also be kicking off events at The Block Party with a Poemkemon Scavenger Hunt and Death and Donuts in the West Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. For more details: Amherst Poetry Festival


Musical Performances

The River Stage at Kendrick Park



Outer Stylie

Outer Stylie

Trailer ParkTrailer Park Promo v2

Bruegger’s Bagels Stage

Rambling Kind



Hits 94.3 Stage on the Futureliner
DJ Ragoza

Activities and Performances

Schedule TBA


Ed Popielarczyk’s Magical Moments-Balloon sculpting!

Show Circus Performances

Amherst Martial Arts Demonstrations

Hoop Joy in Kendrick Park

Activities & Games for kids

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County will have inflatable bowling in honor of
their annual bowlathon.

Young Professionals of Amherst will provide a kids table with face-paint, temporary tattoos
and sidewalk chalk

Amherst Ballet dancers

Amherst Boys’ and Girls’ Club Games & Pizza

Elements Hot Tub & Spa Massages


Although North Pleasant Street is closed from Amity Street Intersection to Kendrick Park, there is still parking at:

The CVS Parking Lot, accessible via Hallock Street to North Prospect Street.
The Boltwood Garage
The Amherst Regional High School Parking Lot
Spring Street Parking Lot & Commons Parking Lot and metered spaces around The Commons.
Main Street meters
Amity Street meters


During the Block Party, our friends over PVTA set up detours to make sure that the buses can still get you where you need to go on that day. Below are the modified bus routes that will be in place from 2:00pm – 11:00pm on Thursday, September 15th, 2016.
Re-route for 33
Re-route for  30, 31, 38 & 45


A big thank you to our major sponsor

And supporting sponsors

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