Night to Unite, National Night Out, good excuse for a block party – call it what you will. On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, communities across the Twin Cities Metro participate in this nation-wide program to strengthen neighborhood spirit, partnerships with local police, and crime awareness prevention.
If you have a specific neighborhood celebration that you would like to share, leave us a comment to let us know and we’ll post it under your city.
August 3, 2021
National Night Out & Night to Unite
Register now. The first 50 parties to request a visit from the Fire Department will be granted, after that you will be assigned a Police visit unless you choose to not have any visitors.
5pm-9pm. Ramsey County sheriff’s Department has resources for organizing and planning a party.
After your neighborhood party, gather at Noble Sports Park at 8pm for music, food trucks and fireworks.
Party registration deadline is July 23rd. Hosts can find materials here. Once registered, hosts can choose between picking up premade community bags to distribute throughout their neighborhood or requesting a visit from a Burnsville Police, Fire, City staff member or elected official.
Representatives from Chaska Police and Fire, McGruff Crime Dog, and Target join in as many neighborhood parties as they can.
Registered parties receive visits from the police and/or fire department, a “swag bag” with a lot of fun goodies!
Find tips, activity ideas and planning worksheets at the link.
The City has an interactive map to find your closest neighborhood party.
Representatives from the city will try to visit many of the local celebrations. Planning materials are available to neighborhood hosts.
Eden Prairie is celebrating PeopleFest from July 30th – August 14th and encourage residents to take a break from the planned entertainment to celebrate with their neighbors on August 3rd to get to know each other better and grow a sense of community.
Register your party by July 20th.
You will need neighbor signatures/permission to close the street. Applications for street closure are also due by July 20, 2021.
City offers planning kits, invitations and registration online.
Many Hopkins neighborhoods will be hosting block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, potlucks and games from 5-9pm.
IGH no longer supports Night to Unite parties by offering street barricades and reminds community members that it is against the law to block off roadways.
Family-friendly event held at Lion’s Park in downtown Lake Elmo.
6pm-8:30pm. Police and Firefighters will attempt to visit each registered party. Registration deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021. Finding planning materials here.
Enter the Annual Night to Unite Kids Coloring Contest for a chance to have lunch with the Public Safety Director and Fire Chief.
More details coming.
Register your party online.
Register your party to request a visit form police, fire or a big public works truck. Find event ideas and tips at the link.
Find information about blocking the street and the 2021 registration packet here.
Neighborhoods are encouraged to host smaller-scale, outdoor gatherings this year.
Registration for City Staff or City Council to visit a party is July 23rd.
Registration deadline is July 11th to receive coordinator t-shirt and free crime prevention materials from Ramsey Police Department.
Registered hosts can get on a list for police and fire personnel to visit the party and find a 2021 Planning Kit here.
Hosts can find information and tips, activity ideas and more here. Police and fire personnel try to visit as many block parties as they can.
Register your party by June 25 for a chance at winning a special group prize donated by the Savage Crime Prevention Association
Register your party by July 23rd.
The St. Anthony Cub Food Store will provide a 5-quart pail of Kemps vanilla ice cream to each resident who hosts an event.
Find a participation guide, registration and more on Saint Paul’s website.
McGruff and local officials will visit parties between 5:15pm-8:30pm.
Apply online to register your party by July 19th.
Hosts can invite public safety staff (and vehicles) to visit their parties.
Communities We Are Watching:
• Corcoran Night to Unite Celebration @ Corcoran Public Works
• Jordan Night to Unite
• Little Canada Night to Unite
• Maple Plain Night to Unite
• Mendota Heights Night to Unite
• Osseo Night to Unite
• Rosemount Night to Unite
• Shorewood Night to Unite
If we haven’t included you city, and you have 2021 information, please leave us a comment or send us an email and we’ll get the information added.
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