National Night Out: Find Your Community's Event in DC Area

National Night Out is taking place Tuesday night, and communities all over the D.C. area are participating. The events are aimed at building positive relationships between communities and police officers.

Block parties, free food, face painting and more are planned for dozens of communities around the D.C. area. 

Looking for an event near you? We've compiled a list of the National Night Out events happening around town.


Bald Eagle Recreation Center: 100 Joliet St. SW, 6-9 p.m.

Attendees will be able to meet with local law enforcement officers and business owners.

Bruce Monroe Park: 3000 Georgia Ave. NW, 5-7 p.m.


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It's a dunk contest for National Night Out! Come out and show off your best basketball skills for the chance to win a $200 gift card. Members of the Latino Liaison Unit will be in attendance.

Greenleaf Recreation Center: 201 N St. SW, 4-8 p.m.

Arts and crafts, face painting, a moon bounce and a dance-off are all in store for attendees, as well as opportunities to meet with police officers and other officials.

Hamilton Recreation Center: 1340 Hamilton St. NW, 5-9 p.m.

WPGC's Guy Lambert will host D.C.'s Got Talent, a talent show for children and teens living in the area.

Hardy Recreation Center: 4500 Q St. NW, 6-8 p.m.

Food, face painting, clowns, a game truck and moon bounce will all be at this event.

Kenilworth Park: 1550 Anacostia Ave. NE, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

All sorts of games are on he schedule for this event, including tug-of-war, flag football and potato sack races. You'll also find a rock wall, face painting and a bubble stand.

Milian Park: 499 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6-8 p.m.

The Asian Liaison Unit is partnering with the First District and Mount Vernon Triangle to put on this event. Attendees will have the chance to explore police cruisers, meet police horses and enjoy food from local restaurants.

Starburst Plaza: 15th Street and Benning Road NE, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This event is co-hosted by members of the Fifth District of the Metropolitan Police Department as well as the MPD's Deaf and Hard of Hearing unit. It will feature music from The Jimi Smooth Band.


Alexandria: Several events happening around the city

There are more than 20 registered events participating for National Night Out in Alexandria. Check out the Alexandria website for details.

Fairfax County: Community events throughout the county

Small block parties will be happening around Fairfax County. Check out the Fairfax County website to learn more about events happening near you.

Herndon: Traveling event visiting several neighborhoods

Herndon Police will bring the festivities to you, via a motorcade traveling to 14 different neighborhoods. 

Manassas: Events are being held on the Manassas Museum Lawn at 9109 Prince Williams St., as well as around the community.

Local vendors will be set up at the city-wide event, which features demonstrations from local police and free museum entry. There are also several local "grassroots" events. Go here to learn more.

Reston: Lake Anne Plaza, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, 4-9 p.m.

This is the first National Night Out event to be hosted at Lake Anne Plaza. It will include a DJ, a moonbounce and a hula performance.


There are more events in Maryland than we can list! Check out the Maryland State Police website for even more places to spend National Night Out.

Chevy Chase: Newlands Park, Newlands Street and Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

You'll have the opportunity to tour an ambulance and a rescue truck, and see a K-9 demonstration.

College Park: Lakeland Park, 4901 Lakeland Road, College Park, 6-8:30 p.m.

Residents of College Park are encouraged to turn their porch lamps on in support of this event, which will give neighbors a chance to meet with police and one another.

City of Bowie Police Department: 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, 6-9 p.m.

You'll have the opportunity to dunk the police chief and learn more about how to keep your community and family safe.

Calvert County: Individual communities throughout the county

Lots of small events will be happening around the county. If you're looking for an event near you, visit the Maryland State Police website.

Fort Meade: Parade Field, 4409 Llewellyn Ave., Argonne Hills, 6-9 p.m

Free food and drinks, as well as extreme bungee, rock climbing and laser tag are all on the agenda for the event.

Gaithersburg: Individual communities throughout the area

Several apartment complexes and parks are hosting events in and around Gaithersburg. You can go to the Gaithersburg website to find specific events.

Hyattsville: Heurich Park, 2800 Nichols St., Hyattsville: 6-9 p.m.

Head out for face painting, a performance by Mandy the Clown, free snow cones and cotton candy, and a chance to speak with local police officers.

New Carrollton: Beckett Field, 8511 Legation Road, New Carrollton, 5-8 p.m.

You'll find a moon bounce, food and local vendors at this event.

Riverdale Park Police Department: 5004 Queensbury Road, Riverdale, 6-8 p.m. 

Residents will have a chance to meet with police officers and get to know one another. 

Rockville: Individual neighborhoods throughout the city

There are tons of local events going on for National Night Out. Visit the Rockville website to see a full list of events.

Severna Park: Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company, 61 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Free food, games, entertainment and a demonstration from a police bomb squad are happening at this event.

Silver Spring: Community events happening around the area

More than 20 events are happening in communities around Silver Spring. This press release from Montgomery County Police has a full list of all Silver Spring and other Montgomery County events.

Silver Spring: South Four Corners Park, 900 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, 7-8 p.m.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet police, firefighters and other emergency first responders.

Takoma Park: Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, 6-9 p.m. 

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