Event Information


COMEDY NIGHT

The last Saturday in February inside the Amherst Cinema located at 260 Church Street. Door open at 7 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. A limited number of tickets will be sold. Read More

 

PRIDE DAY

First Saturday after Mother's Day - Historic Downtown Amherst

Show your Amherst pride by helping spruce up the historic downtown area.  Teams, clubs, organizations and citizens are encouraged to spend a few hours pulling weeds, painting, landscaping and other general upkeep. Read More

 

WINE AND CHOCOLATE WALK

First Sunday after Mother's Day - Historic Downtown Amherst

Stroll downtown Amherst while being treated to a sample of wine and/or chocolate from all of our local businesses.  You'll be sure to learn a new tidbit of info about our city while finding a new favorite shop or business.  Tickets go on sale in March. Read More

 

WALKIN' ON WEDNESDAY

Second Wednesday of Each Month: June, July, August and September 

HIstoric Downtown Amherst

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment while strolling the streets of the historic district.  Shops, restaurants and businesses will be open late!  Plus its FREE! Read More

 

DANCING ON MAIN STREET

First Saturday in August - Historic Downtown Amherst

Rock-n-Roll to the sounds of great local bands during this free music festival.  The streets are closed so vendors and restaurants can offer their specialities.  Come early for family entertainment; stay late for the area's most popular bands. Read More

 

 APPLES & ALE

A Saturday in October - Historic Downtown Amherst

 

MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET

First Friday in December - Historic Downtown Amherst

Kick-off the holiday season with a visit to this free, family-friendly event.  The evening starts with a parade down Park Avenue followed by live music and a visit from the man himself, Santa Claus.  Head inside the Main Street Community Center for crafts, snacks and photos with Santa.  Shops remain open so you can jump start your holiday shopping. Read More

 

LOLLY THE TROLLEY

Week following Miracle on Main Street - Main Street Community Center

Hop aboard Lolly the Trolley and take a ride through Amherst to visit the city's most beautiful light displays.  Tickets go on sale early November. Read More

 

AMHERST AFTER HOURS

These events will take place in 2018 on January 24, April 25, July 25  and October 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at The Brew Kettle in downtown Amherst.

Meet other professionals in the Amherst community while learning more about how MSA can help you build your business.  Get to know MSA members socially as well as on a professional level.  Snacks are provided along with a cash bar. Event sponsors are needed.  Download the sponsorship form for more info. Read More


SMART START WORKSHOP

The 2018 Thursday morning dates for these workshops will be held on January 11, April 12, July 12 & October 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. inside the Main Street Community Center.

These quarterly trainings are designed with the busy business owner in mind.  Learn about the hottest topics in a convenient location without spending an entire day out of the office. These 2-4 hour presentations will provide you the knowledge to help grow your business.  Members of MSA receive a discount on the registeration fee. Read More


PRIZE A DAY

Would you like to win a prize worth at least $50 from one of the many M.S.A. members or the grand prize which is a week's vacation in a condo? If so, you need to purchase a ticket for the Prize-A-Day raffle. Tickets are $5.00 each and you have 30 chances to win plus the grand prize. The grand prize is drawn during the Miralce on Main Street event. Gather at the band stand after the parade and wait for the winner to be pulled and announced.