National Night Out Celebrations Bring Communities Together | 2023 Events

National Night Out is an annual event that aims to promote partnerships between police and communities. As a law enforcement family, we look forward to National Night Out. It is so fun for the kids to get out and see support for family members who risk their lives to serve the community.

Many police agencies throughout the United States participate and Central Indiana is home to quite a few excellent celebrations. Typically held on the first Tuesday in August, this year’s events will take place on August 1, with a few exceptions. Expect to find free food, games, giveaways, plenty of police cars to check out, and even bouncy houses for the kids. Everyone is invited to join, so go ahead and put one of these events on your calendar!

Local officers build connections in the community through National Night Out events.

National Night Out Events on July 19, 2023

Greenfield Police Department

Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple Street, Greenfield
5-8 pm

Hancock County Community Night is brought to you by the Greenfield Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, and other community organizations. Located at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, this event promises multiple emergency vehicles to check out, demonstrations from several specialty teams, and car seat inspections. Plans also include free giveaways, with a focus on school supplies.

National Night Out Events on July 25, 2023

Columbus Police Department

Lowes parking lot, 3500 10th Street, Columbus
5-8 pm

The Columbus Public Safety Family Fun Day will be in the Lowes parking lot on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-8 p.m. Come on out for the opportunity to check out police cars, firetrucks, and more.

National Night Out Events on August 1, 2023

Indianapolis Police Department

Garfield Park

Garfield Park Corporate Shelter, 2345 Pagoda Dr, Indianapolis
7-9 pm

Join the IMPD East District team for this neighborhood event in Garfield Park. Sandwiches, water, plates, and utensils will be provided, but guests are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share. Adult beverages will be available for purchase from Garfield Brewery.

South Village Neighborhood

Diversity Church Indy, 101 East Raymond St, Indianapolis
6-9 pm

Join your neighbors to meet local police officers and unite in building a safer, more caring community.

St. Clair Place Neighborhood

626 Jefferson Ave, Indianapolis
6:30 pm

S’mores is the theme at this neighborhood’s NNO event! Bring your own picnic and lawn games, then hang out and toast marshmallows with members of your community.

Fletcher Place

Edna Balz Lacy Family Park, 700 Greer Street, Indianapolis
6-8 pm

The Fletcher Place neighborhood throws a festive National Night Out with a tropical twist. Grab a lei and cool treats provided by the neighborhood association then spend the evening showing your support for local law enforcement and getting to know your community.

Enjoy fun family activities with local law enforcement on National Night Out.

Carmel Police Department

Carmel Gazebo, 1 Civic Square, Carmel
6-8 pm

Carmel is hosting their National Night Out event at the Carmel Gazebo. Police and Fire personnel will be there ready to share safety tips and answer questions. The Carmel Police Department has partnered with community members to bring a fun event to its residents.

Avon Police Department

Avon High School, 7575 E County Rd 150 S, Avon
45-9 pm

This 100% free family event includes free food like hot dogs, snow cones, and cotton candy. Police and fire equipment will be on display including the Indiana State Police cycling program, and police K9 demonstrations. There will be plenty of activities for the kids, such as bounce houses, face painting, a rock wall, and a dunk booth.

Greenwood Police Department

Greenwood Amphitheater, 300 S. Washington St, Greenwood
5-7 pm

This event has FREE family fun, games, food, activities, and all sorts of entertainment! There are typically lots of giveaways and vendors to meet and chat with as well. Come on out and meet local partners and help raise crime awareness and promote the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Fishers Police Department

4 Municipal Dr, Fishers, Fishers Police Department
5-7 pm

Head over to the Fishers Police Department for an open house featuring food, tours, and lots of fun for the kids. This event always draws a big crowd because of all the fun for kids and families. Check out vendors, sit in a police car, and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, cookies, and water. Stick around for the concert at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater.

National Night Out gives neighbors the chance to meet their local police officers.

National Night Out Events on August 4, 2023

McCordsville Police Department

McCordsville Town Hall Park, 6280 W 800 N, McCordsville
5-8 pm

The Town of McCordsville is having a Community Day a few days after National Night Out. Representatives from public safety agencies in the area including Police, Fire, EMS, and Emergency 911 Operators will all be on site for meet and greets. The community is invited to come out and enjoy food, games, emergency vehicles, and fun for the whole family! Additional food will be available to purchase from a variety of vendors, including Tuttle Orchards and Kona Ice. The event also includes a pet food drive.

National Night Out Events on October 3, 2023

Brownsburg Police Department

Arbuckle Acres Park, 200 N Green Street, Brownsburg
5:30-7:30 pm

Mark your calendars! Brownsburg is one of the departments that is hosting its annual community event on a different date. Current plans for this fall event include free food, music, games, and other entertainment.

Get up-close views of construction trucks, emergency vehicles, and more at a Touch-a-Truck event.

Host a neighborhood back-to-school breakfast.

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