Welcome to National Night Out 2024

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What is National Night Out?
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (NNO) is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participate in, local anti-crime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. 

Neighborhoods are encouraged to support National Night Out with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, and/or planning activities such as a cook-out or block party, hosting activities for kids and ice-breaker games for adults. This exciting event allows residents the opportunity to promote police-community partnerships; crime, drug and violence prevention; public safety; and neighborhood unity, sending a message to criminals that the neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime. According to NATW, last year's event was the largest ever that involved 37 million people in 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

When Is It?

Nationally, NNO will be observed on Tuesday, August 6, 2024, and again in Texas on October 1, 2024. To allow ample time and daylight, City leaders will be visiting participating neighborhoods on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. In addition, the City of Lancaster will be hosting a centralized, community-wide National Night Out event on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at a centralized location.

In Neighborhoods

Tuesday, August 6, 2024

The City of Lancaster and the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is pleased to invite you and your community to participate in the “Annual National Night Out” (NNO) on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. National Night Out is a crime prevention event that allows neighborhoods across the nation to participate in a fun evening to meet-and-greet neighbors and ‘celebrate’ with City officials, including the Mayor, City Council members, City Administrators and various other City departments.

Ready to Register Your Neighborhood? Sign Up Now!

Step 1: Register with the City of Lancaster

We want to help ensure your NNO event is an absolute success! Let us be your source to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Submit your National Night Out event application.

Step 2: Register with National Association of Town Watch

By visiting the NATW website, register your event and you will receive all the tools and resources needed to plan your event.

City-Wide Event

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, October 1, 2024

The city will host a community National Night Out event at a centralized location. Activities include basketball tournament, bounce houses for the kids, music, and lots of vendor give-a-ways. To reserve a table for your business/vendor/organization/agency at the city-wide event complete an event application on or before Friday, September 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.


For any additional information, please contact the Community Relations Division at 972-218-1300 or email.