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.



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 our office at 413-345-2945 or stop by 35 South Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.

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Muddy Brook Farm carriage rides at the Taste: a great tradition! #tasteofamherst #welcomesummer ...

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What an awesome day for The Taste of Amherst. Good food, good music, beautiful breeze☀️💕☀️.

Sorry we cannot be there this weekend Dolly Jolly, please give my regards to Barry, who I think the world of and haven’t see in moons.

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Amherst Business Improvement District

Great food, great music and great company on the Common. Come on down! #amherstdowntown #tasteofamherst

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There's some Seafood Risotto with my name on it at the Bistro 63 tent! Can't wait to get there!

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