"Celebrate Amherst" Block Party
A primary stretch of North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst will be closed off to traffic and opened up to fun! Students and town residents are invited to come together and celebrate the community through food, music and other activities sponsored by the town Business Improvement District, the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College. The event will feature two stages with bands and DJs, food from downtown Amherst’s fantastic array of restaurants and entertainment of all sorts for people of all sorts, including a hoops-shooting activity with the Amherst men's and women's basketball teams. The rain date for this event is the following Thursday, Sept. 19.