National Night Out

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National Night Out is commonly called “America’s Night Out Against Crime” and typically takes place on the first Tuesday of August each year. It is a nationwide event 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.

During National Night Out, residents 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 all occur simultaneously throughout Naperville and across the nation.

National Night Out is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024. 

Neighborhood Events

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024 - 5 to 8 p.m.

Cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will occur simultaneously in dozens of neighborhoods throughout Naperville on National Night Out. A list of participating neighborhoods and event locations will be posted closer to National Night Out.

Organizers are encouraged to register their event to give police and other City representatives an opportunity to attend your event as time and circumstances permit. Registration with the City of Naperville is free. It is NOT necessary to register your event with the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

Please note that your event may start earlier or go later than the posted NNO event times. City departments will only visit locations between 5-8 p.m.

Click here to register your neighborhood

Community Kick-Off/Movie Night

Monday, Aug. 5, 2024 - 6:30 p.m.

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 the day before National Night Out!

Naperville’s National Night Out Kick-Off will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5, outside the Fry Family YMCA, 2120 95th St, Naperville, IL 60564.

The event features FREE family fun, including entertainment and giveaways. Attendees can play in a bounce house, participate in games and activities, check out police equipment, and enjoy food for purchase from food trucks before setting up blankets or chairs to enjoy an outdoor showing of a family-friendly movie at sunset.

In the event of rain, the movie will be shown indoors.

Donation Drive

The City of Naperville has partnered with 360 Youth Services for this year’s National Night Out donation drive. Donations will be accepted at the kick-off event, and neighborhoods are encouraged to conduct a donation drive for this worthy cause in conjunction with their National Night Out events. A donation box will be provided to registered events.

360 Youth Services 50th anniversary logoThe Mission of 360 Youth Services is to provide life-changing services to youth through prevention education, counseling and shelter. Their Vision is a community where all youth possess the necessary skills to successfully navigate life’s challenges.   

360 Youth Services provides housing for homeless youth with a program that includes educational support, employment counseling, and life-skills development that leads them toward a path of healthy self-sufficiency that will last a lifetime. The residents of the transitional housing programs at 360 Youth Services are always in need of supplies to help them as they successfully transition from homelessness to independent living.

Click here for a list of needed items


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