National Night Out

Featuring 3 Community Events in 2018!

Emergency Vehicle Show: Sunday, Aug. 5
Community Beach Event: Monday, Aug. 6
Neighborhood Events: Tuesday, Aug. 7

About National Night Out

National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime.” This nationwide event is designed to heighten drug prevention and crime awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships. Last year, more than 35 Naperville neighborhoods participated.

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Naperville and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters and other City personnel. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout Naperville and nationwide.

Emergency Vehicle Show

Sunday, August 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The City of Naperville is excited to partner with the Downtown Naperville Alliance to bring part of the Midwest’s largest public emergency vehicle show to Downtown Naperville on Sunday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jackson Ave (between Eagle and Main Streets). As part of the City’s 22nd annual National Night Out events, more 50 emergency vehicles, some 75 years or older will be showcased on Jackson Avenue including new and vintage police cars and fire engines. Other emergency vehicles such as S.W.A.T. tactical units and modern emergency equipment will also be on display.

This will be a fun family event that is free to attend. For details, Julie Smith at

Community Beach Event

Monday, August 6, 5-8 p.m.

The City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District would like to invite you to participate in the National Night Out community beach event at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. A donated item (details to be released at a later date) will get you in for FREE! Enjoy swimming, water demonstrations and entertainment by the 95.9 FM River Road Crew. A limited amount of free food and beverages will be provided. For details, contact Julie Smith at

Neighborhood Events

Tuesday, August 7, 6-9 p.m.

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 22nd annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Neighborhood registration is free and gives City representatives an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit.

Online registration begins on May 1, 2018. 

Donation Drive

The 2018 donation drive is yet to be determined.

Lock It or Lose It

Each year, the City of Naperville selects an issue affecting our community to be highlighted on National Night Out with continued focus throughout the year. “Lock It or Lose It” is intended to remind those who live, work and visit Naperville that many property crimes can be prevented simply by locking home doors, garage doors, windows and vehicle doors. In 2016, 85% of reported burglaries to motor vehicles involved unlocked vehicles. The Naperville Police Department is advising residents to “Lock It or Lose It.”


Have questions? Contact Naperville Police Department's National Night Out Coordinator Julie Smith at or (630) 305-5450. 

If you are interested in ordering promotional products for your event, please visit the National Night Out “Superstore” at