Latest Downtown News

DNA Pub Crawl – C’mon down!

SAVE THE DATE! “Come on down!” To the DNA’s Downtown Elgin Pub Crawl on Friday, September 23rd, 6pm! “Survey says…!” It’s going to be a great night! Maybe you’d “like to phone a friend” and tell them about this fun event… Ask them if it is a “Deal, or no deal?” Don’t forget to register to […]


Experience the magnificence and historic charm of Elgin’s unique downtown by taking this walk through the “Elgin Downtown Commercial District”.  The Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin IL‘s Design Committee is committed to the historical preservation of downtown Elgin. In December, 2014, the DNA achieved recognition for downtown Elgin, on the National Register of Historical Places. […]

Upcoming Downtown Elgin Business and Property Owners Meetings

Downtown Elgin Property Owners Meeting All downtown Elgin Property Owners are invited to attend these regularly scheduled meetings that are customized just for you! The group discusses topics that are specific to property owners in Elgin’s central business district. At every meeting, updates are given on the potential for a Special Service Area (SSA) for […]

Busker Guidelines for Elgin, IL

ELGIN BUSKING GUIDELINES – 2016 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 […]