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21st Annual National Night Out

Now Featuring Community Events on 3 Nights!

Kick-off Event: Monday, Aug. 1
Neighborhood parties: Tuesday, Aug. 2
Emergency Vehicle Show: Sunday, 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.

Kick-off Celebration at Centennial Beach

Monday, August 1, 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 kick-off celebration at Centennial Beach, 500 W. Jackson Ave. A donated canned or non-perishable food item for the Little Friends organization will get you in for FREE!  Enjoy water demonstrations and entertainment. A limited amount of free food and beverages will be provided. For details, contact Julie Smith at smithju@naperville.il.us.

Neighborhood Events

Tuesday, August 2, 6-9 p.m.

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 21st annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Neighborhood registration for National Night Out is now closed.

Participating Neighborhoods

The following neighborhoods have events planned for Tuesday, August 2:

  • AMLI at Naperville
  • Bristol Station Apartments
  • Brush Hill
  • Buttonwood (600 block)
  • Century Farms
  • Chantecleer Lakes Condo
  • Chestnut Creek
  • Columbia Estates
  • Country Wood Apartments
  • Creekside Homeowners
  • Cress Creek Commons
  • East Highlands - Julian Street
  • Fairways of Naperville
  • Heritage Knolls
  • High Meadow
  • Hobson West
  • Hunters Woods
  • Huntington Commons
  • Knolls of Huntington
  • Little Friends
  • Longwood
  • Mosher Highlands
  • Naper Carriage Hill
  • Naperville Heights
  • Olive Trees Condominium Association
  • Olympic Terrace
  • Railway Plaza Apartments
  • Rosehill Farm Townhomes
  • South Pointe
  • The Glens of Naperville
  • Timbercreek of Napervile
  • Walnut Ridge
  • Waterford Greens Apartment & Town Homes
  • West Highland (Laurel Lane/Tamarack Avenue)
  • Westside HOA
  • Willow Ridge
  • Windgate (of Three Farms)
  • Winding Creek Estates
Emergency Vehicle Show

Sunday, August 7, 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 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jackson Ave (between Eagle and Main Streets). As part of the City’s 21st 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 smithju@naperville.il.us.

Donation Drive

The City of Naperville has partnered with Little Friends, which is a private 501(c)3 organization providing services to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Founded in 1965, Little Friends operates three schools, vocational training programs, community-based residential services and the Little Friends Center for Autism.

Donations are needed to sustain these programs. At the National Night Out Kick-Off event at Centennial Beach on August 1, canned and non-perishable food items will be collected. Residents hosting neighborhood block party events on August 2 are encouraged to have to have a donation drive and collect back to school classroom supplies.

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 2015, nearly 90% of reported burglaries to motor vehicles involved unlocked vehicles. The Naperville Police Department is advising residents to “Lock It or Lose It.”

Contact

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

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