National Night Out

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. More than 40 Naperville neighborhoods participated in 2021!

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.

Community Kick-Off/Movie Night

Monday, August 1, 6 p.m.

Join the City of Naperville and YMCA on Monday, Aug. 1, for a free night of outdoor family fun and a magical movie under the stars to celebrate National Night Out in Naperville.

Not every neighborhood in Naperville hosts a National Night Out event, so the City of Naperville, in partnership with the YMCA, is pleased to host a free community-wide event for everyone to enjoy!

Naperville's National Night Out Movie Night Kick-Off will feature FREE family fun, including entertainment, activities for all ages and giveaways. Attendees can play in a bounce house, participate in games and activities, check out police equipment, and enjoy a limited amount of free food (including popcorn and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) before setting up blankets or chairs to enjoy an outdoor showing of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” which will begin at sunset.

Bring a donated item to benefit DuPagePads to be entered to win one of two children’s bicycles or a Ring video doorbell. One ticket is given for each item donated. Donated items will be accepted at the DuPagePads table. The drawing will be held before the movie, and participants MUST be present to win.

Neighborhood National Night Out Events

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 5-8 p.m.

Neighborhoods throughout Naperville will join communities nationwide and participate in the City’s 26th annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get together with your neighbors to strengthen your community and to promote positive police-community partnerships. 

Members of the Naperville Police, Park District Police, Naperville Fire, Public Works, Animal Control, Electric and Water Utility departments will visit many of the registered events as time and circumstances permit. 

Register your neighborhood

Donation Drive

The City of Naperville has partnered with DuPagePads for this year’s National Night Out donation drive.

For 37 years, DuPagePads has remained a beacon of hope for those with little or no support while experiencing homelessness. Offering year-round shelter and supportive services, DuPagePads helps individuals and families restore hope and find stability while providing case management and services that address the underlying causes of homelessness.

DuPagePads services include emergency shelter through their interim housing center program, a client service center and case management, career-employment-education solutions, and longer term supportive and permanent supportive housing.

Learn more about the needs of DuPagePads on this donation flyer.

Bring a donated item to the National Night Out kick-off event on Aug. 1 for a chance to win one of two children's bicycles or a Ring video doorbell. 

Neighborhoods are also encouraged to conduct a donation drive for this worthy cause in conjunction with their National Night Out events. A donation box will be provided.


Have questions about National Night Out in Naperville? If we can assist you in any way in making your event a success, please contact Naperville Police Department's National Night Out Coordinator Julie Smith at (630) 305-5450 or

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