Updated for 2023
National Night Out (NNO) is a “national community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.” National Night Out is generally held on the first Tuesday in August. This year, National Night Out is happening on Tuesday, August 1st. Several communities all around Los Angeles are participating in this special event that aims to strengthen neighborhood unity.
National Night Out Events in Los Angeles — updated for 2023
National Night Out 2023
Historic Mission District
320 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776
The City of San Gabriel is inviting families to its National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. “All Neighborhood Watch Groups and the entire community is invited to gather together for an evening of food, music, and fun, including public safety displays and various activities for children.” Educational exhibits regarding public safety will be available, as well as the chance to get up close to police, fire, and military vehicles and equipment.
National Night Out 2023
Multiple locations in Chino Hills
The City of Chino Hills invites families to join their award-winning National Night Out program as well as “register to host your own event in your neighborhood” on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Details are available online.
2023 National Night Out
Multiple locations in Glendale
There are several events planned for the City of Glendale’s National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The Glendale Police Department, the Glendale Fire Department, City Officials, and members of the Glendale City Council will be visiting these events “to hear concerns, ideas, and explore how they might work together to improve the safety of their neighborhoods.” Details are available online.
National Night Out
Civic Center Plaza
400 Civic Center Plz., Pomona, CA 91766
The City of Pomona is hosting its National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Pomona Police Department invites families to enjoy “food, games, music, and wholesome family fun.”
National Night Out
Alhambra Police Department
211 S. First St., Alhambra, CA 91801
The City of Alhambra invites families to visit the Alhambra Police Department on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm as part of National Night Out. The evening includes food, games, public safety demonstrations, and more.
Civic Expo & National Night Out
Central Park, 7821 Walker St., La Palma, CA 90623
The City of La Palma is hosting its Civic Expo & National Night Out on Saturday, August 5th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The event brings together representatives from a variety of departments including public safety departments, community non-profits, utility partners, and more. Families will have the chance to “learn from the experts on how to prepare for disasters.” And, attendees can also stay to enjoy the city’s final concert in the park which also includes games, prizes, and food.
National Night Out in Orange
368 N. Prospect St., Orange, CA 92866
National Night Out in Orange is happening at Grijalva Park on Tuesday, August 1st from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. This family-friendly event “provides the opportunity for the community and the police to come together to strengthen their partnership in fighting crime.” Learn about the Neighborhood Watch program, speak with representatives from community organizations, check out OC Sheriff and OC Fire Authority vehicles, and more.
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Ontario Night Out
On August 1st, celebrate National Night Out at several Ontario locations. “Celebrate bringing neighbors together for a fun-filled evening of activities for the whole family to enjoy.” Check the website for details.
National Night Out
301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631
The City of La Habra invites families to enjoy a Movie in the Park on Tuesday, August 1st, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. This special showing of Lightyear is being held in conjunction with the La Habra Police Department’s National Night Out event. The movie begins at 8:15 pm, but come early for additional activities.
City of West Hollywood National Night Out
On Tuesday, August 1st, West Hollywood residents will “gather on neighborhood streets in a show of unity against crime.” Multiple events are planned including block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, and more. Check the website for the most up-to-date list of events, times, and event details.
National Night Out FAQs
What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.
When is National Night Out?
National Night Out is usually held on the first Tuesday in August.
What happens during National Night Out?
During National Night Out, neighborhoods across the country organize events such as block parties, cookouts, and parades to bring neighbors together and strengthen relationships with local law enforcement.
How can I get involved in National Night Out?
To get involved in National Night Out, you can contact your local law enforcement agency or community organization and find out how to volunteer. You can also contact the organizers of the events on this year’s list. Or you can help to organize your own event, such as a block party or cookout, and invite your neighbors and local law enforcement to participate.
Why is National Night Out important?
National Night Out is important because it promotes community involvement in crime prevention and strengthens relationships between neighbors and local law enforcement. By working together, we can create safer, more caring neighborhoods where people feel connected and supported.
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