At least 14 public safety entities in scores of neighborhoods throughout Kane County are hosting National Night Out events on or during the week of Tuesday, Aug. 6, with tons of free activities, shows, firefighting displays, emergency vehicles, helicopters, food, games and more.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and resident camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. NNO events are held with more than 38 million people in 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide.
Here’s a roundup of 2019 NNO events in Kane County. As always, if we missed any, simply send and email and link for additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kane County Sheriff’s Office
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office hosts the Big Kahuna of National Night Out events from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kane County Judicial Center campus, 37w755 IL Route 38 in St. Charles.
A special showing of “The Incredibles 2” starts at sundown.
The free event features the popular Flight For Life Airmed 1 helicopter landing, community-building activities, fun and educational resources, visits with Kane County K-9 officers, food and entertainment for kids.
“We hope everyone can join us!” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said.
Forty neighborhoods throughout Aurora are planning events to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August in an effort to enhance the relationship between neighbors, public safety officials and city officials while focusing on strengthening a true sense of community.
“National Night Out in Aurora is a night to unite,” said Cheryl Maraffio, the City’s Neighborhood Groups Manager. “This one evening provides both an opportunity to connect with neighbors and a foundation to build upon for future neighborhood-based and community-wide initiatives.”
Aurora’s National Night Out events are held in various neighborhoods throughout each of the city’s ten wards. Each celebration encourages residents to come outside and spend the evening getting to know their neighbors, community partners, public safety, elected and city officials. This year, one of Aurora’s largest and oldest National Night Out celebrations, hosted at Georgetown Park by the GRENO neighborhood group, will celebrate its 15th year anniversary.
The 2019 Aurora National Night Out neighborhood events – many including entertainment, food and games — are:
- Garfield Park | 817 Forest Avenue | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Lighthouse Worship Center | 111 East Indian Trail | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Grandparents Park | 1704 – 1740 Briarheath Drive | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Church Road Park | 1700 Block of Church Road | 5 – 7 p.m.
- Savannah Crossing HOA | 2896 Church Road | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
- Restore the Neighborhood | 100 Block of Root Street | 5 – 8 p.m.
- Luces de Sagrado Corazon | 771 Fulton Street | 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- Copley Boxing & Training Center | 517 North Union Street | 4 – 8 p.m.
- Oak Park Elementary School | 1200 Front Street (Parking Lot) | 6 – 9 p.m.
- Community Support Team | 1721 Town Center Street | 6 – 8 p.m.
- United Neighbors | 500 Block of 4th Avenue | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Lake View Residences | Parker Pavilion 740 Parker Avenue | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Luigi’s Pizza & Fun Center | 732 Prairie Street | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Aurora Township Youth Services | 313 Gale Street | 4 – 7:30 p.m.
- Tomcat 4th Ward Neighbors | 200 Block of Evans Avenue | 6 – 8 p.m.
- A Community Affair at McCleery Park | 1002 West Illinois Street | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Blackhawk Neighbors | Winona Avenue (Between Seneca & Iroquois) | 5 – 8 p.m.
- Divine Providence Ministries Church | 402 Sherman Avenue | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Greenman Elementary School | 729 West Galena Boulevard | 5 – 7 p.m.
- Freeman Elementary School | 153 South Randall Road | 5 – 8 p.m.
- Kensington Lakes Subdivision | Randall Rd & Colorado Ave. | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Washington Park | 231 South Constitution Drive | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Northwest Territories | 842 Foran Lane | 5 – 8 p.m.
- Gayles Memorial Baptist Church | 730 North Gillette Avenue | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Randall West Condo Association | 1373 Monomoy Street | 4- 7 p.m.
- St. Augustine College | 841 North Lake Street | 5 – 7:30 p.m.
- Arrow Wood Park | 1040 North Commonwealth Avenue | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Plum Landing | 495 Lake Street | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Eastwood Community Center | 1644 Grove Street | 5 – 8 p.m.
- Grand Boulevard Center | 1226 Grand Boulevard | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Forest Ridge | 1217 Second Avenue | 5 – 7 p.m.
- Main Baptist Church | 814 East Galena Boulevard | 5 – 7 p.m.
- Greater Mount Olive Church of God | 1039 Bonner Avenue | 6 – 9 p.m.
- Oak Park Elementary School | 1200 Front Street | 5 – 7 p.m.
- Georgetown School | 995 Long Grove Drive | 6 – 8 p.m.
- McCarty Park | 3000 Village Green Drive | 5 – 8 p.m.
- We Inspire Nations | Federal Drive & Congress Avenue | 6 – 8 p.m.
- Village Baptist Church | 515 South Frontenac St. | 5:30 – 8 p.m.
- Butterfield Park | 2515 White Barn Rd. | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- The Willows of Fox Valley & Aurora | 193 North Gregory St. | 7 – 9 p.m.
- Carillon at Stonegate (South Gazebo) | Mansfield Dr & Barkston Ln. |6 -9 p.m.
National Night Out in the village of Campton Hills will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. The location will be on School Street between IL Route 64 and LaFox Road.
The event includes a bicycle safety check, flag ceremony, emergency helicopter fly-in and a demonstration with Koda, Campton Hills’ new K-9 officer.
Activities include face painting, free hot dogs, drinks and ice cream, give-aways from local businesses, face painting and a hula hoop contest.
More than 30 organizations and local businesses will provide safety, health, environmental and community education.
The village of Carpentersville National Night Out takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Police Department, 1200 L.W. Besinger Drive.
Neighborhoods host block parties, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel and exhibits. Visit the village of Carpentersville website for more information.
East Dundee, West Dundee And Sleepy Hollow
The Dundee Township Park District celebrates National Night Out in conjunction with East/West Dundee and Sleepy Hollow Police from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Huffman Park.
Residents can play games with community police and firefighters as they bring out all of their squads and trucks.
Rosie & The Rivets will perform from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm. The Lions Club will be giving away free hotdogs, chips and water while supplies last (sponsored by East Dundee) and Culver’s will be giving free custard while supplies last (sponsored by West Dundee).
Thrill seekers can take a ride down the Splash Water Slide. Be on the lookout for Splash, our Dolphin Cove mascot. Climb the climbing tree and participate in golf, baseball, soccer, and tennis challenges.
You may even leave with your favorite balloon creation.
For more information, visit the Dundee Township Park District Facebook page.
Join the Elburn Police Department for National Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Elburn Lions Club, 500 S. Filmore St., Elburn, just one block west of South Main Street.
For more information, visit the village of Elburn website.
If there is no block party in your neighborhood on Aug. 6, come to Festival Park and join Elgin’s All-City Block Party National Night Out against Crime!
IF IT RAINS come to The Centre of Elgin in the Heritage Ballroom and in the old library lot! (We learned from the great rainout of 2018.)
This is a family-friendly event and will include 35 community partners that are centering their involvement around crime prevention, safety, health, and resource information.
You can expect many activities, including (to name a few):
- Fire Safety Smoke House
- Fire Pole
- Face Painters
- EPD Gator Rides
- SWAT Equipment
- Dunk Tank (dunk a SWAT officer to benefit Special Olympics Illinois)
- The Illinois National Guard‘s Climbing Wall
- Illinois State Police Rollover Car simulator
- Food trucks
- 7 p.m.: K9 demo with Officer Schuttrow and K9 Colt
- 7:45 p.m.: BATT Pull – SWAT vs. Illinois National Guard
- The Movie in the Park at dusk will be Angels in the Outfield
Lake in The Hills (Aug. 10)
The Lake in the Hills Police Department invites you to the FREE National Night Out Community Cookoutfrom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Irv Floress Safety Education Center, 1109 Crystal Lake Road.
Com on out for a police station tour, check out the Flight for Life helicopter up close, watch a live K-9 demo presented by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, visit with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District, meet “PC” the Patrol Car Robot, see and touch various types of police and fire vehicles, try on a pair of fatal vision impairment goggles, try out the police “simunition” trailer, which contains non-lethal training marking cartridges, visit with our tactical bike and traffic units, and more.
“Don’t forget to enjoy a free hotdog on us!” police officials said. “We hope to see you there!”
Below is a schedule of events, which is subject to change due to emergency calls and weather conditions.
- First Police Department Tour: 11:30 a.m. to noon
- Flight for Life Landing: Noon
- Second Police Department Tour: 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
- Flight for Life Take-off: 1 p.m.
- MCSO K-9 Demo: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
The Montgomery Police Department has announced a new schedule for our 2019 National Night Out. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes the collaborative efforts of police, fire and residents to make Montgomery a safer place to live.
All residents are encouraged to come out to their local stop designation and meet your neighbors, engage with your police officers and fire department personnel, and promote community partnerships and awareness together.
The 2019 National Night Out schedule for the village of Montgomery is as follows:
- 6 to 6:30 p.m. — Brentwood/Victoria
- 6 to 6:45 p.m. — Briarcliff/Red Fox Run (Briarcliff Park)
- 6:30 to 8 p.m. — McDole School & Gordon/Thomas
- 6:30 to 7 p.m. — Oakland/Jackson
- 6:45 to 7:15 p.m — Village Hall
- 7 to 7:30 p.m. — State/Melrose
- 7:25 to 8 p.m. — Pine Ridge Cul-de-sac (PineRidge/Sherman)
- 7 to 8 p.m. — Lakewood Creek Elementary
- 7:30 to 8 p.m. — Amber/Park
Officials strongly encourage residents to start planning their stop locations with their neighbors to make this year’s National Night Out events in the village of Montgomery the best.
“Take back your neighborhoods, get to know each other, and make this event worthwhile, the village’s news release said. “National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.”
From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, residents in neighborhoods throughout North Aurora and across the nation, are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.
The village is looking for residents to host their neighbors and register your event to receive visits from officers, fire trucks, and McGruff the Crime Dog!You can choose the times for your own event.
Many neighborhoods throughout North Aurora host a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, and other gatherings. There will be visits from police, including McGruff the Crime Dog, and the fire department.
Please contact Crime Prevention Officer Robyn Stecklein by Monday, if you are hosting, to ensure that officers and McGruff visit you.
Stecklein can be reached at (630) 906-8146 or email@example.com.
South Elgin eagerly looking forward to the 2019 National Night Out Against Crime – South Elgin’s Largest Block Party, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Jim Hansen Park.
The village has added more live music to the main stage: Hillbilly Rockstarz at 6:05 p.m. and 7th Heaven at 7:30 p.m.
Getting to and from National Night Out is easier than ever this year. The village has added a shuttle location. Now you can park at Fox Meadow Elementary, Willard Elementary AND Corron Elementary and catch a school bus. Shuttles will operate continuously from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between the school parking lot and the entrance to Jim Hansen Park.
There’s a full week of activities leading up to National Night Out, including:
Thursday, Aug. 1 — from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jim Hansen Park: Dog Walker Watch, Anderson Adopt-a-Pet, Pet Parade and K-9 Dog Demonstration: Engaging dog walkers to keep an eye open for suspicious activity is a new aspect of National Night Out’s countrywide efforts. Learn more about the new Dog Walker Watch program. And while there, visit the Anderson Animal Shelter booth and learn more about their MVP program – a 50% animal adoption discount for military veterans and other benefits.
Children will enjoy spending time in Anderson’s adoptable puppy play area as well. Beginning at 6:30 pm, a patriotic or law-enforcement-themed pet parade kicks off at the Jim Hansen pavilion. Residents are encouraged to bring their costumed-pups for a small loop around the interior of the park.
Along with food and music, South Elgin Police will provide a K-9 dog demonstration too. Click here for more details.
Friday, Aug. 2 — at Jim Hansen Park: Enjoy a free movie, Sherlock Gnomes, under the stars! Concessions open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk.
Saturday, Aug. 3 — from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thornwood Sports Core: Bring’n the Thunder Car Show! It’s the village’s third annual car show with cars of every vintage, a law enforcement vehicle display, concessions provided by Village Tavern and proceeds benefiting the Too Good For Drugs school program. Check out the flyer here.
National Night Out includes plenty of family-friendly entertainment, a local business/organization tent and of course, we’ll have a wide variety of emergency vehicles and touch-a-truck opportunities for kids (and curious adults).
It’s all about bringing community and law-enforcement together for an enjoyable, FREE evening of fun (not including food concessions).
If you’ve never experienced South Elgin’s National Night Out, here are video highlights from last year’s event: 2018 National Night Out Video
Come enjoy a whole week of fun, free community events. And see you at National Night Out Aug. 6!