Come Help Us Grow!

Come to Amherst and experience the quaint, small town feeling of a charming community with a distinctive business district, unique architecture, and a historic downtown that characterizes nineteenth century America.

Main Street Amherst has been designed to promote all aspects of the downtown and commercial business districts by improving economic management, strengthening public participation, recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, and making Amherst a fun place to visit.

Volunteers are always needed to help reach our goals! No amount of time or energy is too small. There are many different ways for you or business to be involved. Check out the Community Calendar for various committee meetings and events to learn more.

What's Happening


Main Street Amherst and Sliman's presents Miracle on Main Street holiday extravaganca on Friday, December 3, 2021 in downtown Amherst. The evening will begin with a parade at 6pm which will go from the Amherst Public Library to Town Hall. After the parade your family is encouraged to see what downtown has to offer by stopping into the shops and restaurants. The Main Street Amherst Community Center will be transformed into a magical place. Come to Amherst and experience the magic of Christmas.


This is your opportunity to ride Jingle Bell Bus on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. This experience includes a wonderful evening with magic in the air. Jingle Bell Bus comes to life when the bus departs from Main Street Amherst for a journey through the City of Amherst to view the beautiful Christmas lights. Watch the joy on the children's faces while riding along singing Christmas Carols and viewing all the lights. The bus leaves at 6pm, 6:45pm, 7:30pm and 8:15pm. All tickets must be pre-purchased.

Make this a family holiday tradition. Space is limited to those who truly believe in the spirit of Christmas (reservations can be taken but must be paid at the same time).

$5.00 per person

Tickets Go On Sale = Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6pm to 7pm at Main Street Amherst (255 Park Avenue in downtown Amherst)

No Phone Calls Will Be Accepted on Wednesday, November 3, 2021