Night to Unite, National Night Out, America’s night out or good excuse for a block party – call it what you will. On the first Tuesday of August — August 2, 2022 — communities across the Twin Cities Metro participate in this nation-wide program to strengthen neighborhood spirit, police-community partnerships, 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. We hope you all have a wonderful time.
August 2nd, 2022
National Night Out Events & Night to Unite Celebrations
Follow the link to your city to find additional information.
Apple Valley Night to Unite
Register now. Apple Valley encourages neighborhood parties to collect school supplies for students in need and participate in the annual chalk art contest.
Arden Hills Night to Unite
5pm-9pm. Ramsey County sheriff’s Department has resources for organizing and planning a party.
Blaine Night to Unite
Build neighborhood camaraderie, meet your neighbors and to meet police, fire, and other city council member, who will visit as many parties as possible during the event. Find your nearest block party on a map here or register your block party by July 18, 2022 to be included. Block hosts of this annual community-building campaign can find coloring pages to share here.
Brooklyn Park National Night Out
Neighborhoods can host their own parties to build stronger neighborhood spirit, police-community partnerships and lower crime in your area. Successful community parties could include a picnic, ice cream social, or just a meet up. Register your event here by Friday, July 22, 2022.
Finish the evening at Noble Sports Park, 4701 Oak Grove Parkway, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443.
- Brooklyn Community Band, 8-9 p.m.
- Food trucks, 8-9 p.m.
- Fireworks launch, 9:15 p.m.
Burnsville Night to Unite
Get to know neighbors, heighten crime awareness and strengthen community. Hosts can find materials here. Once registered, hosts can receive updates, goodies and request a visit from our Police, Fire, City staff members or elected officials.
Champlin Night to Unite
Connect with your Champlin neighbors, make new friends and build community. Register your event with the city to request a visit from city officials, such as police, fire, city council or mayor, and get a goodie bag.
Chanhassen Night to Unite
Plan a festive, fun night out with the neighborhood that emphasizes public safety. Register a party by August 2nd to request a visit from Chanhassen Fire Department, Carver County Sheriff’s Office, or the Carver County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse..
Chaska Night to Unite
Chaska’s events are designed to promote crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, while sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized. Organizers of block parties are encouraged to host cookouts, neighborhood walks and youth events. Representatives from Chaska Police and Fire, McGruff Crime Dog, and Target join in as many neighborhood parties as they can.
Coon Rapids Night to Unite
Registered events receive visits from the police and/or fire department, a “swag bag” with a lot of fun goodies and are added to a list for police and fire department visits!
Corcoran Night to Unite Celebration
Registered parties receive starter packs to help make the night enjoyable for the whole neighborhood. Kids are encouraged to participate in the coloring contest.
Cottage Grove Night to Unite
Find tips, activity ideas and planning worksheets to help build a true sense of community among neighbors at the link. Barbecues, ice cream socials, kids’ games, music, pizza parties, and potlucks are encouraged.
Eagan National Night Out
Registration opens the first week of June. The City has an interactive map to find your closest neighborhood party.
Eden Prairie Night to Unite
Registration begins in June. 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 under positive circumstances.
Edina Night to Unite
Residents who want to promote caring places to live can register their party and request a visit from first-responders like police officers, K-9, Firefighters with a fire truck, Bike Patrol or Paramedics.
Fridley Night to Unite
You will need neighbor signatures/permission to close the street. Applications for street closure are due by July 13, 2022. Find information for hosting a low-waste block party, printable door hanger invitations and to register.
Golden Valley Night to Unite
City offers planning kits, invitations and registration online. Hosts can print a planning kit, invitations and information on how to encourage neighbors to keep porch lights on from dusk to dawn to deter crime.
Hopkins National Night Out
Many Hopkins neighborhoods will be hosting block parties, cookouts, ice cream socials, potlucks and games from 5-9pm.
Inver Grove Heights Night to Unite
IGH encourages neighborhood festivals and gatherings but will not provide barricades to close off traffic and reminds hosts that it is against the law to place items in the roadway.
Lake Elmo Night Out
Family-friendly event held at Lion’s Park in downtown Lake Elmo.
Lakeville National Night Out
Traditionally 6pm-8:30pm. Police and Firefighters will attempt to visit each registered party. Finding planning materials here.
Lino Lakes Night to Unite
Enter the Annual Night to Unite Kids Coloring Contest for a chance to have lunch with the Public Safety Director and Fire Chief.
Little Canada Night to Unite
Register your party through Ramsey County to gather your neighbors and public safety personnel.
Maple Grove National Night Out
Register with Crime Prevention.
Maple Plain Night to Unite
Register by July 26th.
Mendota Heights Night to Unite
More details TBA.
Minneapolis National Night Out
Register your party online.
Minnetonka Night to Unite
Register your party to request a visit form police, fire or a big public works truck. Find event ideas and tips at the link.
New Hope Night to Unite
Find information about blocking the street and the 2022 registration packet here.
Osseo Night to Unite
More details TBA.
Plymouth Night to Unite
Neighborhoods are encouraged to host potluck dinners, ice-cream socials or even just order carryout from a local restaurant.
Prior Lake Night to Unite
Register by July 24th to request a visit from City Staff. Party organizers can request visits from a public works truck, fire truck or a police car and are encouraged to collection donations for Reaching Our Community’s Kids (ROCK).
Ramsey Night to Unite
Registration deadline is July 11th to receive coordinator t-shirt and free crime prevention materials from Ramsey Police Department.
Richfield Night to Unite
Registered hosts can get on a list for police and fire personnel to visit the party and find a 2022 Planning Kit here.
Robbinsdale National Night Out
Register now for this opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances, enhance relationships and bring back a true sense of community. Local law enforcement officers attend block parties to talk with attendees about any issues or concerns they may have.
Rosemount Night to Unite
Celebrate strong neighborhoods and community partnerships and get to know your neighbors with a block party. Register your party by July 25th to receive a visit from Public Safety officials.
Roseville Night to Unite
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.
Savage Night to Unite
Register your party for a chance at winning a special group prize donated by the Savage Crime Prevention Association.
Shakopee Night to Unite
This year’s theme is music. Shakopee suggests dressing up as favorite musicians, playing karaoke or hosting a neighborhood jam. Register your party by July 22nd.
Shorewood Night to Unite
A block party is an excellent opportunity to get to know your neighbors and local police officers and keep crime from affecting your neighborhood.
St. Anthony Village Night to Unite
The St. Anthony Cub Food Store will provide a 5-quart pail of Kemps vanilla ice cream to each resident who hosts an event. Register by July 25th.
St. Paul National Night Out
Find a participation guide, registration and more on Saint Paul’s website. The city has ideas for low key, moderately organized and well-organized parties. Registration closes July 27th.
St. Paul Lowertown Neighborhood
Union Depot will host National Night Out for its Lowertown neighbors on its North Plaza from 4pm to 7pm. Participants can shop local artists, enjoy a live DJ and watch or participate in chalk drawing. Food trucks will be on site.
Wayzata Night to Unite
McGruff the Crime Dog and local officials will visit parties between 5:15pm-8:30pm, providing small gifts for kids and crime prevention messages for everyone.
West St. Paul Night to Unite
Apply online to register your party by July 18th and get swag bags for your party.
Woodbury Night to Unite
Hosts can invite public safety staff (and vehicles) to visit their parties.
Communities We Are Watching:
Jordan Night to Unite
In the past, Jordan Police and Fire Departments, Ridgeview Ambulance Services, Elected Officials, and McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog visited registered block parties. Stay tuned.
If we haven’t included you city, and you have 2022 information, please leave us a comment or send us an email and we’ll get the information added.
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