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National Night Out

National Night Out


Join us for National Night Out
August 6, 2024!

REGISTER YOUR EVENT!

For more information please email our team!


What is National Night Out?

Here in Auburn, National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and makes our City a more caring place to live. The event takes place each year on the first Tuesday in August.

This year marks the 41st Annual National Night Out. Many communities throughout the city will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, youth activities, and visits from City officials, staff, and police to get better acquainted with neighbors and promote a more connected Auburn.

Who participates in National Night Out?

Over 38 million people in more than 17,000 communities around the country will participate in NNO this year. On the national level, National Night Out (NNO) is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). For more information on this program across the nation, visit the National Night Out website

Auburn's 2023 NNO had over 40 registered events coordinated by residents within the City limits, including events in single-family neighborhoods, apartment complexes, condos, places of worships, supported housing, businesses, and mobile home parks. Over 70 City of Auburn staff members, including elected officials, staff, and the Auburn Police Department, as well as staff members from other agencies like Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA), Puget Sound Energy, King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Waste Management participated by visiting the events. 

When does National Night Out happen?
National Night Out is the first Tuesday in August each year. For 2024, this event will take place on Tuesday, August 6.
Where does National Night Out happen?
National Night Out events are hosted by resident coordinators throughout the City of Auburn in neighborhoods, apartment complexes, places of worship, businesses, non-profit gathering spaces, and mobile home communities. Anyone can be a coordinator and host a block party for their community as long as they are within Auburn City limits.
Why participate in National Night Out?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie and makes our City a more caring place to live. The benefits your community will derive from National Night Out will most certainly extend well beyond the one night. Many communities throughout the city will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, youth activities, and visits from City officials, staff, and police as a way to get better acquainted with neighbors and connect with community. In addition to connecting with your community, you can connect with Auburn City staff, including Auburn Police Department staff, by requesting their attendance at your event by registering.
How to participate in National Night Out?

National Night Out is
August 6, 2024!

REGISTER YOUR EVENT!

For more information please email our team!

Additional Info:
  • Any Auburn resident can coordinate and host any type of National Night Out event including things like potlucks, ice cream socials, BBQ's, etc.
  • Registration will be open through July 14th, so be sure to register before that date!
  • Here is a Tips and Tricks (PDF) sheet to help you coordinate your event.
  • Registered events receive access to free advertising materials for their event as well as some supplies such as cases of water, paper towels, waste bags, and more.
  • Registering your event also allows you to request visits from City staff, Auburn Police Department, and Valley Regional Fire Authority as well as other agencies. Please note that we do our best to accommodate all requests but may not be able to. If you have particular questions you would like to speak about with staff at your event, please let us know via email as soon as possible.
  • If you would like to host a block party that requires closing a street in your neighborhood you'll need a Right-of-Way Use Permit. These generally take 3-4 weeks to process depending on the specifics of your request and require applicants to provide a completed application form, insurance certificate, permission/petition in favor of the block party from all adjacent neighbors, a traffic control plan showing how you intend to close the street including the specific signs and barricade that you intend to use to close the street and an application fee. Additional information and the application a Right-of-Way Use Type B Permit can be found at the Permits & Licenses page.

For more info, email the National Night Out team.