With the bounce houses, music, food and entertainment, the National Night Out may seem like just an awesome summer night. However, it was created to serve a deeper purpose. The National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and helps to build a sense of friendly company amongst neighbors. This in turn makes our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. We’ve rounded up the events we’ve found and encourage you all to join your neighbors and Law Enforcement Officers in your community.
National Night Out Events in Lake County
Friday, August 3rd
Touch a Truck & Child Safety Day
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Waukegan Beach
This big, family fun event includes K9 demonstrations, bounce houses, face painting, games, live music, and over 20 pieces of heavy machinery and emergency response vehicles for you to explore. This year’s event will include Police vs. Fire Tug of War. Food will be available for purchase.
Lincolnshire National Night Out
5:00- 8:00 p.m. North Park, Lincolnshire
Check out the police cars, fire trucks, “Flight for Life” helicopter, and CSI interactive displays.
Tuesday, August 7th
Antioch National Night Out
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Antioch Community Bandshell
The National Night Out event is free, and the citizens of Antioch are encouraged to participate.
Buffalo Grove National Night Out
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Willow Stream Park South, Buffalo Grove
Meet your friends and neighbors at Willow Stream Park for a fun night out. The night includes a picnic in the park, a business expo, inflatables, balloon artists, free hotdogs chips & drinks, and live music.
Fox Lake National Night Out
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lakefront Park, Fox Lake
Come see Police, Fire, and Public Works vehicles on display with games and activities for kids of all ages. Stop by for dinner (hotdogs) as well!
Mundelein National Night Out
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Santa Maria del Popolo, Mundelein
Join us for an outdoor movie as we celebrate National Night Out. Bring your own blankets and chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars with your neighbors. Join us at 7:00 pm to reserve your spot on the lawn and for family-fun activities. The movie will begin after dark.
Northbrook National Night Out
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Meadowhill Aquatic Center, Northbrook
Join the Northbrook Park District and the Northbrook Police Department for some serious fun at the pool. Get to know your neighbors and the police who serve the community and learn how to prevent crime. The event includes DJ entertainment, free hot dogs and drinks, games and raffles, the use of the pool and crime prevention tips. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.
Vernon Hills National Night Out
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Hartman Park, Vernon Hills
Meet your friends and neighbors at Hartman Park for a fun night out.
Round Lake National Night Out Against Crime
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Round Lake Police Department
There will be free hot dogs, chips, snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy (all while supplies last). A car show will take place in the front lot, and we’ll have Police and Fire Department Vehicles on display! Kids will be sure to enjoy the bounce house, foam machine, and puppet show! There will also be a silent bicycle auction.
Wildwood National Night Out
5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Various Parks in Wildwood
Join the Wildwood Park District in a community wide event designed to prevent crime in the neighborhood. This is a national event where hundreds of communities take to the streets in an effort to promote safety and crime prevention. Residents are asked to meet at a designated park at 5:45pm. Groups will then walk to Rule Park, 33325 N. Sears Blvd., for snacks and live music.
Wauconda National Night Out
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Cook Memorial Park, Wauconda
National Night Out is a community-focused program designed to get the Village’s neighborhoods involved in a “Stand Against Crime.” Join us at Cook Park (on the Fest Grounds) from 5:30-8:30pm and see a K9 demonstration, take part in Police simulations, enter to win exciting raffle prizes and more!
Did we miss your town? Drop it in the comments and we will add it! Will you be attending a National Night Out Event?