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     Welcome to the home page of the Downtown Auburn Business Association.  The Downtown Auburn Business Association (DABA) has been serving downtown Auburn, Indiana, since the 1940’s when it was established as an association for business owners to gather and collaborate, focusing their efforts on bringing customers to the downtown.  In the early days as was the case in all downtowns across the country, nearly all business took place in downtown business districts and most towns and cities had a retail merchant’s association.
     As one of the oldest business associations in the state of Indiana, DABA’s membership consists of 97 retail and service businesses that all share the same goal;  "To foster and maintain a viable downtown business district through community pride and awareness, promotion and marketing, and philanthropic endeavors".
     Throughout the year DABA sponsors the following community events. The Downtown Farmers Market, planting of the flowers in the downtown planters,"Discovering Historic Auburn", "Girls Night Out" Shop.Sip.Taste. events, Summer cruise-ins,  "Halloween in Downtown", the annual Christmas Parade and the lighting of the "Frosty the Snowman" display.  The annual Gingerbread Festival finishes out our activities each year.
    Over the years DABA has sponsored many outdoor summer art exhibits in downtown Auburn, Indiana. Each exhibit has featured 20 entries submitted by local & regional artists depicting themes in different artistic styles.  The annual exhibit runs June-September. Click here to see pictures of past exhibits>.  This summer DABA is presenting  "You Had Me at Merlot" an exhibit that  will feature 20 wooden 59 gallon wine barrels once again showcasing art created by local and regional artists.  
     In addition to these events, DABA is an annual supporter of the DeKalb County Fair and has donated to the following community projects:  The creation of Reike Park, The creation of the DeKalb County Outdoor Theater and the J. Seward Johnson sculpture exhibit, presented by the Auburn Arts Commission, in both 2003 and 2007.
    DABA meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 am at the Cupbearer Cafe.  If you are an independent business owner that owns or rents a storefront in the downtown Auburn business district and would like to become a member  click here>.  Send us an email with your thoughts and questions click here>.
Upcoming DABA Events

"Girls Night Out" 
DABA sponsors several special
shopping events throughout the year.
Please visit the participating businesses for specials, door prizes, & more! 
Please visit the official "Girls Night Out" facebook page for more info>

2017 Summer 
Art Exhibit
"You Had Me at Merlot""
20 wooden 59 gallon wine barrels
placed in Downtown Auburn 
June-September 2017.  
Barrels will be auctioned to the highest bidder on 
Thursday September 21, 2017

Historic Auburn". 
 DeKalb Chamber Partnership, The Dekalb Visitor's Bureau, The Rick L & Vicki L James Foundation, are partnering to bring us this event. Sunday, May 21st from 11am - 5pm between 6th Street, North Jackson and North Main Streets. It will feature local Auburn restaurants, businesses, tourist attractions, tours and live entertainment!
click here for application>

Farmer's Market
May - October 2017
Wednesday & Saturday 7 am - 1 pm
Main Street Downtown Auburn
If you are a vendor and would like to participate in the market...please take a moment and read the market rules and fill out the vendor application. Return completed application to Carbaugh Jewelers 108 E. 7th St. in Downtown Auburn.
Vendor Application click here>
Market rules click here>

Cruise-In to 
Downtown Auburn
2017 Cruise-In Dates
Thursday nights 
6:30-8:30 pm
Sponsored by The DeKalb Chamber 
Partnership and DABA
click here for all cruise-in dates>

Click the logo above for a complete listing of all area activities and events in Auburn and
DeKalb County.
Click the logo above to visit the DeKalb County Fair Activities & Events 
"America's Family Reunion"
Click the logo above to visit the World's Largest Collector Car Show in Auburn Indiana
Click the link above to visit our Community Profile and learn more about DeKalb County through the DeKalb Chamber Partnership
The Community Foundation of DeKalb County promotes community philanthropy by offering local citizens the opportunity to create a charitable legacy that will sustain and improve life in our county.
ADAC is the Mainstreet Program committee for the city of Auburn and is comprised of individuals with a common interest in Downtown Auburn. Click the logo to learn more about their mission