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
Unless otherwise stated all events are Tuesday, August 6.
Antioch National Night Out
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Antioch Community Bandshell
The Antioch Police Department is happy to present its Community Outdoor Movie Night featuring “Zootopia”. Also part of the National Night Out Event is free hotdogs, face painting, K-9 demonstration, Antioch Police Explorers and squad cars. The featured movie will begin at dusk.
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.
Highland Park National Night Out
6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Lawn of City Hall
Save-a-Star will be collecting unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. There will also be a variety of kids activities including a petting zoo,touch-a-truck, face painting, a donut eating contest, DUI simulator, inflatables, a trackless train, dunk tank (dunk a cop and other City staff), live music by Going Rogue and a Bitter Jester Music Festival band, snacks, and more!
Fox Lake National Night Out
4:00 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., Mundelein Park District, 1401 Midlothian Rd., Mundelein
The event begins with National Night Out activities, including tie-dye t-shirts, a bounce house and slide, DJ music and games, photo booth, Mundelein Fire, Police and Public Works Departments will have a touch-a-truck station, fun activities with Super Target Mundelein, and much more. Food will be available for purchase from Mario’s cart food truck. At dark, the Police Department will begin its feature presentation, showing the popular movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” outdoors on a 45-foot screen.
National Night Out
2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Foss Park District
The North Chicago Police Department invites you to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the annual community picnic and walk. Rain or shine come on out!
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. The event includes DJ entertainment, free hot dogs and drinks, games, and raffles. The event will be canceled for inclement weather.
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, Popcorn & Snow Cones for all. The Police Department has made plans for all kinds of great activities.
Wheeling National Night Out
5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Heritage Park Performance Pavillion
Bring the whole family and join the Wheeling Park District and Wheeling Police Department for a variety of activities for all ages. Get to know your neighbors and the police officers who serve our community. Learn about local crime-and drug-prevention efforts and show your neighborhood spirit.
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?