National Night Out Tuesday, August 4, 2020

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, neighborhoods throughout Erie will join with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out

Join thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.The Erie Police Department will be hosting a community BBQ at Erie Community Park on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. to celebrate National Night Out (NNO).

Start your night right by visiting the National Night Out command booth (easy to recognize with all the NNO balloons) and claim a passport book (kids only) and a raffle ticket (everyone) to win your very own plush McGruff!

  • Raffle winners will be called every 20 minutes
  • Be sure to visit the grill and chill - grab a complimentary hot dog, chips and drink
  • McGruff loves to visit during National Night Out so you may spy him out and about while you visit (the only dog allowed at the NNO off-leash)
  • Enjoy the bounce castles and play games
  • Special guests from AirLife will be making an appearance via helicopter sometime between 7-8 p.m. (pending any emergency call outs)

Now that you’ve visited all of the stops in your passport book, take it back to the NNO command booth to redeem a special prize! There are 12 stops total!

Purpose of National Night Out

NNO is designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police/community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and watching out for each other.

NNO can be part of ongoing Neighborhood Watch activities or even a great way to get a Neighborhood Watch Program started. Neighborhood Watch programs help neighbors work together to make everyone's quality of life better and lessen crime.

During NNO, Erie residents will lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors. Many local neighborhoods are planning a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth activities. National Night Out can be as simple as bringing your lawn chairs out front and visiting with neighbors. Ice cream is optional!


National Night Out is sponsored by:

  • Colorado Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Erie Community
  • Erie Neighborhood Watch
  • Erie Police Department
  • National Association of Town Watch
  • Police Partnership
  • Walgreens
  • Safeway
  • King Soopers
  • Stop N' Save
  • Erie Modern Dentistry
  • Arapahoe Meat and Hog Roasters
  • Center Copy
  • Calvary Bible Church

Additional Information

Please email or call the Town of Erie Police Department at 303-926-2803 or visit the National Night Out Website.