Family Fun: Night to Unite & National Night Out 2021

Children chasing bubbles in the street

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


Apple Valley 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.

Arden Hills Night to Unite

5pm-9pm. Ramsey County sheriff’s Department has resources for organizing and planning a party.

Blaine Night to Unite

Find your nearest block party here. Block party hosts can find coloring pages to share here.

Brooklyn Park National Night Out

After your neighborhood party, gather at  Noble Sports Park at 8pm for music, food trucks and fireworks.

Burnsville Night to Unite

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.

Chaska Night to Unite

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 parties receive visits from the police and/or fire department, a “swag bag” with a lot of fun goodies!

Cottage Grove Night to Unite

Find tips, activity ideas and planning worksheets at the link.

Eagan National Night Out

The City has an interactive map to find your closest neighborhood party.

Eden Prairie Night to Unite

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.

Edina Night to Unite

Register your party by July 20th.

Boy Meeting St. Paul Police Officers at Minnesota State Fair

Fridley Night to Unite

You will need neighbor signatures/permission to close the street. Applications for street closure are also due by July 20, 2021.

Golden Valley Night to Unite

City offers planning kits, invitations and registration online.

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 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.

Lake Elmo Night Out

Family-friendly event held at Lion’s Park in downtown Lake Elmo.

Lakeville National Night Out

6pm-8:30pm. Police and Firefighters will attempt to visit each registered party. Registration deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021. 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.

Maple Grove National Night Out

More details coming.

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 2021 registration packet here.

Plymouth Night to Unite

Neighborhoods are encouraged to host smaller-scale, outdoor gatherings this year.

Prior Lake Night to Unite

Registration for City Staff or City Council to visit a party is July 23rd.

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 2021 Planning Kit here.

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.

Dancing for the neighbors

Savage Night to Unite

Register your party by June 25 for a chance at winning a special group prize donated by the Savage Crime Prevention Association

Shakopee Night to Unite

Register your party by July 23rd.

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.

St. Paul National Night Out

Find a participation guide, registration and more on Saint Paul’s website.

Wayzata Night to Unite

McGruff and local officials will visit parties between 5:15pm-8:30pm.

West St. Paul Night to Unite

Apply online to register your party by July 19th.

Woodbury Night to Unite

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.

Celebrate all summer long. Gianna has more ideas for Twin Cities Community Entertainment for Kids.

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