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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 present the following community events and activities. February is "Winterfest "  featuring ice sculptures, carriage rides,walking tours and a "Pub Crawl".  The Downtown Farmers Market, planting of the flowers in the downtown planters, "Girls Night  Out" events, Summer cruise-ins,  "Trick or Treat" in Downtown", the annual Downtown Auburn Christmas Parade and the lighting of the "Frosty the Snowman" display, are also presented throughout the year.
     DABA has hosted 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.   Last summer's exhibit was entitled "Is This Seat Taken? and featured 20 wooden benches. This summer's exhibit was entitled "sip & smile Auburn style" and featured 20 wooden outdoor patio bars that will placed around the downtown Auburn business district.
     In addition to downtown events DABA is an annual supporter of the DeKalb County Fair, United Way of DeKalb County, and Catholic Charities Coat and Glove drive.
    DABA meets the first Thursday of each month at 8:00 am at The Deli at 6th & Main.  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>.  
Upcoming  Events

"First Friday"
Every First Friday 
of the month 
Join us each and every First 
Friday of the month to shop, explore, 
and taste what Auburn has to offer.
Late Night Shopping, Live 
Entertainment, Local Culinary Delights, 
Locally Crafted Beverages & Much 
Much More. 
Click here for more info>

"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>

2024 Downtown Auburn
Summer Art Exhibit
"sip & smile" 
Auburn Style
Presented by DABA 
and Auburn Main Street
20 wooden patio bars
placed in Downtown Auburn 
June-September 2024.

If you are an individual or have a business and would like to sponsor the exhibit the cost is $400.00
Sponsorship form click here>

Downtown Auburn 
May - October 2024
Wednesday & Saturday 
7 am - 1 pm
Wednesdays: East 9th Street 
Saturdays: City/County Parking Lots
East 7th 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.
Market Rules click here>
Vendor Application click here>

Return completed application 
& registration fee to:
DABA P.O. Box 6122
Auburn, Indiana 46706
Or you may drop it off at 
Carbaugh Jewelers
in Downtown Auburn

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