Daffodil Days – Welcome Spring!
Opening Day Amherst Farmers’ Market – April 20
Amherst Farmers’ Market
8 am – 1:30 pm
The Amherst Farmers’ Market is THE place to be downtown for seven months out of the year. From 8 am – 1:30 pm the bounty of the valley greets your senses. Ramps and maple syrup, lettuce and spring onions and cut flowers are followed by the bounty of the May – October harvests. Live music is often featured. It is always a lively scene, rain or shine.
Daffodil Chalk Walk – April 27
Daffodil Chalk Walk
10 am – 4 pm
Amherst Town Common
Artists create chalk art wonders on the sidewalks of downtown. Free chalk is available at the Amherst Downtown (BID) tent at the Sustainability Festival on the Common to create your own work of art! Chalk is available at the BID tent at the Sustainability Festival. Maps are available to find the commissioned chalk art with a daffodil theme blooming throughout town.
Dessert Crawl – April 27
10 Desserts at 10 Restaurants/Locations for $10
A fun benefit for the literacy nonprofit Reader to Reader. The sweetest fundraiser around!
Join us for our sixth annual Dessert Crawl on Saturday, April 27th at 1 PM.
Participating restaurants: Amherst Pub, Bart’s Ice Cream, Henion Bakery, Glazed Doughnut, GoBerry,
Insomnia Cookies, Paradise of India, Oriental Flavor, La Veracruzana & Tandem Bicycle (at Visitors Info Center.)
Co-sponsored by the Amherst BID and Phi Sigma Pi, this sweet fundraiser will support Reader to Reader’s work in global literacy.
Tickets are $10! With this ticket you are allowed to sample a dessert from all 10 restaurants involved in downtown Amherst!
Advance tickets available at AJ Hastings, 45 S. Pleasant Street.
Limited tickets will also be available at the Amherst Visitors Center, 35 South Pleasant Street Amherst, MA
ARTWEEK AMHERST – APRIL 26 – MAY 5
ARTWEEK MA is a state-wide event promoted by the Boch Center in Boston that takes place April 26 – May 5th. This is its second year after many successful years as a Boston event.
The Amherst Center Cultural District has partnered with the Boch Center to collaborate with cultural institutions, businesses, artists and groups to create events in Amherst Center. The Boch Center will help promote the event regionally again with advertising in the Boston Globe, WGBH Radio and other print, television and media outlets. The Amherst Center Cultural District will be promoting events locally with a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Our theme is “The Art Of ” and will include twists on programming that are educational, collaborative, and engaging. There will be an interactive, participatory exchange of art, ideas, music centered on things FOUND in Amherst; an ARTIST STUDIO SUPPLY SALE – where artists exchange supplies and inspiration; THE ART OF APPRAISAL at the Amherst History Museum, COMMUNITY DAY at the Mead Art Museum; Poetry on Sidewalks activated by water/rain; First — Poets — Then the Sun —: A writer’s workshop at the Emily Dickinson Museum
and MORE TBA
Sustainability Festival – April 27
10 AM – 4 PM on the Town Common
“Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its ninth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as well as sustainable crafts and artisans! Stay tuned for more information!”
Daffodil Run – April 28
5K Run/Walk & 10K Run To Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
The 9th Annual Daffodil Run is a festive springtime event to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, taking place on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. This festive, family-friendly event draws over 1,000 people to Kendrick Park in downtown Amherst to participate in the 5K run/walk or 10K run! The Daffodil Run is a festive springtime community event in support of the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, providing youth facing challenges with life changing one-to-one mentoring relationships.