National Night Out (NNO) events feature hands-on opportunities with first responders.
Started in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, NNO is an opportunity for communities to come together and promote crime prevention, strengthen police-community relations, and foster neighborly interactions.
History and Mission of National Night Out
National Night Out is an annual event celebrated across the United States on the first Tuesday of August. Residents have the chance to build relationships with local first responders while enjoying a summer evening with their friends, family, and neighbors.
NNO began with a call for citizens to turn on their porch lights and hold front porch vigils as a symbol of solidarity. Today, National Night Out has expanded to include a variety of activities for people of all ages to foster a sense of camaraderie, work together to create safer environments, and gain a deeper understanding of crime prevention techniques, emergency preparedness, and the importance of maintaining vigilant communities.
Cabarrus County will be offering three local events that you won’t want to miss!
Concord | Tuesday, August 1st from 5–7pm
📍 Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Rd., Concord, NC 28025
Presented by the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office | See 2022 event images from Michael A Anderson
During the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office will host another National Night Out event, participants of all ages can look forward to numerous activities, including viewing live demonstrations, engaging with first responders, and enjoying family-friendly activities.
The event will feature:
- Free Back-to-School Supplies
- First Responder Vehicles
- Community Resources
- Sheriff’s Specialized Units
- Kid Friendly Activities
The photos below are from the 2022 NNO at the Cabarrus Arena and are from Michael Anderson A Photography. Click here to see all of his images from last year’s event.
Concord | Tuesday, August 1st from 4–7pm
📍 Marvin Caldwell Park, 362 Georgia St SW, Concord, NC 28025
The Logan Neighborhood National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 1, from 4 to 7 PM at Marvin Caldwell Park, 362 Georgia Street, and promises an evening filled with food, entertainment, and community spirit. With activities suitable for all ages, it’s an opportunity to connect with the community and enjoy time together. Best of all, admission to this event is completely free!
Kannapolis | Tuesday, October 3rd
SAVE THE DATE: Kannapolis National Night Out event will be held on October 3rd.
You will definitely want to put this date on your calendar since last year’s event was named one of the Top 21 across the U.S. for cities with a population of 50,000-100,000 because of its continuous success in bringing together people in the city to foster positive friendships.
- That event featured live marching band music and a community resource fair with 25 non-profits represented. Together, they distributed 400 bookbags full of school supplies for children and gave away 1,000 hotdogs.
Keep an eye out for updates from the City of Kannapolis on the exact location and time.
National Night Out is a vital initiative that helps create safer and more connected communities. By participating in local NNO events you are actively contributing to the well-being of our community. Be sure and visit one or more of the Cabarrus County National Night Out events for an unforgettable time of celebration, unity, and fun. Together, let’s build safer neighborhoods for everyone!
Planning to visit? Tell ’em Cabarrus Weekly sent ya!