National Night Out
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. Texas and Florida have the option to use the alternate date of the first Tuesday in October to avoid hot weather.
The event has been held annually since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States and Canada.
The events are typically organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies, and police departments. These events can be as simple as backyard cookouts to full-blown festivals like the one on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. The Ogden Block Watch in Columbus organizes one of the largest of this type of National Night Out festival which includes live music, food, and entertainment.
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- "Residents to spend Night Out, Block-watch events designed to put a crimp in crime". Retrieved 12 September 2016.
- National Association of Town Watch - Parent Organization of National Night Out
- Noodls (1 August 2004). "2014-08-01 - 2014 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT". Noodls. Retrieved 9 February 2015.