Serving Downtown Auburn Indiana since 1940
Copyright 2014 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 & projects: 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", and the annual Christmas Parade and the lighting of the "Frosty the Snowman" display.
    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-Labor Day weekend.  Click here to see pictures of past exhibits>.  This year DABA presented  "Pedaling Art" 2014.  Bringing Art to Auburn One Bike at a Time. The exhibit featured 20 Beach Cruiser bicycles on display throughout the summer in Downtown Auburn.  
     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 Dot's Eatery.  If you are an independent business owner that owns or rents a storefront, and would like to become a member and help support the efforts of DABA in historic downtown Auburn 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!
Next Girls Night Out-December 11th, 2014
click here for the dates>

Gingerbread House 
Decorating Contest 
& Festival
presented by DABA 
and the DeKalb County Fair Association
Sunday Dec. 14th
Middaugh Hall 
DeKalb Co. Fairgrounds
1- 4 pm
Festival Fun includes:  Children's Kit Contest (with CASH prizes), Family & Group Real Gingerbread Creation Contest (with CASH prizes), music, entertainment, cookie decorating, children's activities, Kappa Gingerbread Cafe, and more!  ~~Children's Kits can be picked up at Moe's Bikes and More.  ~~~~Click here for Real Gingerbread Rules & Information.

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 Actvities & Events 
"America's Family Reunion"
Click the logo above to visit the World's Largest Collector Car Show in Auburn Indiana