21st Annual National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

National Night Out Logo 2016Neighborhoods 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.


What It Is 

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. Neighbors uniting send a message to criminals letting them know that their neighborhoods are organized and fighting back! 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.

   Registration Is Now Open 

Registration for National Night Out in Naperville has never been easier! Just fill out this online form and start planning your event!

Neighborhood registration is free and gives city representatives (Naperville Police, Fire, Public Works, Animal Control, Electric and Water Utility departments and the Naperville Park District) an opportunity to attend local events as time and circumstances permit. Please register by July 15, 2016!

  What's Happening in 2016  

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 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

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

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 residents that many property crimes can be prevented simply by locking home doors, garage doors, windows and vehicle doors. In 2015, 89% of the burglary to motor vehicles occurred to UNLOCKED vehicles. The Naperville Police Department is advising residents to “Lock it or Lose it”.

Local Sponsors

The City of Naperville is excited to have the local sponsorship of Aurelio’s Pizza, TCBY Frozen Yogurt, Walmart and the Downtown Naperville Alliance! See the 2016 Information Packet for more information.

NNO 2015 - Aurelio's Pizza   NNO 2015 - TCBY

Walmart/Sams Club   Downtown Naperville Alliance

  Additional Information

For more information, contact 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