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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 and Auburn Main Street sponsor the following community events and activities. "We Love Auburn" month featuring yarn bombing, ice sculptures, walking tours and the "Take It Off" party all take place in February. The Downtown Farmers Market, planting of the flowers in the downtown planters,"Discover Historic Auburn", "Girls Night  Outevents, Summer cruise-ins,  "Trick or Treat" in Downtown", the annual Downtown Auburn 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. Click here to see pictures of past exhibits>.Each exhibit has featured 20 entries submitted by local & regional artists depicting themes in different artistic styles.  The annual exhibit runs June-September.   This  summer DABA along with Auburn Main Street presented  "That's How We Roll" an exhibit that featured 20 wooden antique style wheelbarrows. 
     In addition to downtown 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  Events

Once again DABA
and Auburn Main Street
are partnering with 
MAJIC 95.1
Ft. Wayne's Christmas Station
to bring you 
Holiday Happenings
click here> to view 
Holiday events taking place 
throughout the surrounding area

Auburn Noon Lions Club's
Christmas Stroll 
around Auburn. 
Saturday November 23rd
10 am-3 pm
Afterward visit the participating
businesses in Downtown Auburn.
Hosting Open Houses

2019 Downtown
Auburn Christmas
Downtown Auburn 
Christmas Parade 
& Lighting of "Frosty"
Tuesday November 26th
Click here for guidelines
& application>

Shop Small Business
November 30th
Visit participating 
for specials and fun 
activities celebrating 
shopping local.

​"Girls Night Out" 
December 12, 2019
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>

​Sign up for the DABA 
"Holiday Cash 
Give Away"
Sign up NOW through 
Saturday December 7th
No purchase necessary
Drawing to be held on 
Monday December 11th 
Sign up at Participating businesses
click here for more information>

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

​Once again DABA and 
Auburn Main Street are 
collecting coats & gloves 
for Catholic Charities for 
families in our area.
click here 
for more information>

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.
Auburn Mainstreet is comprised of individuals with a common interest in Downtown Auburn. Click the logo to learn more about their mission
Serving Downtown Auburn Indiana since 1940