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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 […]



Phase VI of the Downtown Elgin Streetscape began March 16, 2015. The Riverside Drive Bridge between Chicago Street and Highland Avenue will be closed until about mid-August for demolition and rehabilitation of the bridge and road surface.  In regard to the PNC drive-thru, please note: The PNC located at 28 N. Grove in downtown Elgin, will have new drive-thru procedures […]


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 […]