21st Annual National Night Out
Now Featuring 3 Community Events!
Kick-off Event: Monday, July 31
Neighborhood parties: Tuesday, Aug. 1
Emergency Vehicle Show: Sunday, Aug. 6
- 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, July 31, 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 breakfast item benefiting Loaves & Fishes Community Services 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Neighborhood Events
Tuesday, August 1, 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 1 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. To register online, go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/NNO_2017. Please register by July 15.
- Emergency Vehicle Show & Kids Cycle Mania
Sunday, August 6, 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 6 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.
New this year to the vehicle show is Kids Cycle Mania. This interactive bike course is centered around bike safety. There will be a small bike rodeo course, helmet fittings, bike safety information, local bike resources and giveaways! Bring your bike to go through the bike rodeo.
This will be a fun family event that is free to attend. For details, Julie Smith at email@example.com.
- Donation Drive
The City of Naperville has partnered with Loaves & Fishes Community Services, a registered 501(c)3 that has served our community since 1984. This organization believes in making a difference in the life of each person who comes through its doors and has a network of over 1,600 dedicated volunteers that collect and sort food, stock shelves and assist clients. Loaves & Fishes has distributed 3,692,268 pounds of food to low-income families.
Neighborhoods are encouraged to conduct a donation drive for Loaves & Fishes in conjunction with their National Night Out events. A donation box will be provided. Loaves & Fishes is in need of breakfast items ideal for families with school-aged children, including cereal, breakfast bars, granola, instant oatmeal and granola bars.
- 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.”