Serving Downtown Auburn Indiana since 1940
Copyright 2015 The Downtown Auburn Business Association  All Rights Reserved
     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, DABA Arts & Craft show, "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 presented  "Rockin' It" an exhibit that  featured 20 wooden mission style rocking chairs 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" 
Next one is Thursday December 10th
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>

​Tired of wandering
around stores without help?
Guys Night Out in Downtown Auburn
Thursday December 17th 5:00-7:00 pm
Visit participating businesses for Holiday specials, door prizes, & more!

2015 Annual Auburn 
Gingerbread Festival 
Presented by DABA & 
The DeKalb County Fair Association
Sunday Dec. 13th 1pm-4pm
Middaugh Hall-DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds

Coat & Glove Drive  
Sponsored by DABA 
and RSVP November 
14th thru December 13th.  Items may 
be dropped off at Bassett Office Supply, Peekers and PNC Bank.

Sign up for the DABA 
"Holiday Gift Basket"
Filled with gifts and
 just in time for the 
click here to see sign-up locations>
No purchase necessary
Drawing to be held on 
Monday December 14th 

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus
 throughout the Holiday 
Season at Santa's Chalet 
in Courtyard Park
click here for hours>
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.