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2015 DNA Pop Art Gala – HAS BEEN POSTPONED save the date 12.10.15

The 2015 Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Annual Celebration is postponed until Thursday, 12.10.15, 6-9PM. More info to follow soon! We hope you can join us for the DNA’s celebration… Awards Show. Variety Show. Art Show. For more information on sponsorships, donations or tickets, please contact us at 847-488-1456 or


Busker Guidelines for Elgin, IL

ELGIN BUSKING GUIDELINES – 2015 Downtown Elgin welcomes buskers to perform in and about town.  We just ask that you follow some simple guidelines. What is Busking? A busker is considered to be an entertainer who is actively providing a public performance in the public space in exchange for a donation. Busking is defined as playing […]


DNA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers! It’s true!

The Downtown Neighborhood Association is currently looking for volunteers for our Promotions Committee.  If you love the downtown Elgin area and want to work on events such as the Fourth of July Parade, Window Wonderland, Pub Crawls, Cruise Nights and the DNA Gala, let us know!  We’d like you to be on the team that […]


Purchase Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates

Downtown Elgin Gift Certificates are the perfect gift all year round! Certificates come in denominations of $5 and $10 and are accepted at nearly 60 downtown stores, restaurants, night spots and service businesses. Stop into DNA, 10 N. Spring Street, Monday through Friday from 9 am – 5 pm to pick up yours. Shop small. Shop […]