Updated for 2017
There are fun events all around Pierce County and the greater South Sound for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1st. I’m a bit late getting this up this year, but these are drop in events, and isn’t dropping over to say, “Hey,” to the neighbors what this is all about?
If you haven’t heard of National Night Out, this is an annual event meant to help prevent crime by getting neighbors out and meeting each other.
While there are still lots of block parties, there are now also many cities offering free, organized events. Here are a few I know about in the South Sound, but please feel free to leave info. on yours in the comments so your neighbors can come, too! If you’re one of my readers in Bonney Lake, Fircrest, Fife, or Gig Harbor, these are don’t miss events for the kiddos! Dupont has also expanded their event, and while not an official,”Night out,” event it’s worth remembering the final kids’ concert in Lacey, too! Keep reading for a list of events by city.
Glacier Community Park (SE 280th St & 238th Ave SE) at 7:30 p.m. where there will be a large gathering to include specialty units from the King County Sheriff’s Office, along with city officials and special guests. There are also registered neighborhood parties.
City of Auburn Here is contact info. if you’d like to find a registered event near you. They had over 56 last year!
This family friendly event includes food venders, fun activities, music, and so much more. Save the date and come down to the Fircrest Community Center, 555 Contra Costa Ave., Fircrest, WA on August 1st, 2017. 6-9
City of Fife 5:30PM in Dacca Park. Meet members of the police department and enjoy fun, food, and music! Great community event!
Food, fun and entertainment for everyone. Kids will love the moon bounce, face painter and balloon artist! 5-8:15 at the People’s Center 1602 Martin Luther King Jr Way
City of Puyallup There is no organized city event, but link has contact info. if you want to call and see if there is a registered event in your neighborhood.
City of Bonney Lake Allan Yorke Park 6:30-9 Big event combined with the annual Touch a Truck day, plus demonstrations and entertainment, movie at dusk. Don’t miss this one if you have a vehicle lover!
City of Gig Harbor 5-9PM at Skansie Park Entertainment, games and activities for the kids including Storm Troopers! Note-Link isn’t great, but the info. below came straight from their Twitter account this morning.
TOMORROW NIGHT! Our #NationalNightOut will take place 5-9 pm at Skansie Park. Free food, root beer floats, exhibits, live music and more!
City of Dupont National Night Out at ClockTower Park 6-8PM food, music, face painting, the Reptile Man, and much more!
Lacey Last year, Horizon Pointe homeowners had a large event at the park. I haven’t found info. on that or anything else official for Lacey, but it is the last free, children’s concert of the summer for Lacey friends tonight at Huntamer, so you may want to head there! It’s Eric Haines one man band and juggling-a super great show for the whole family! There is also a cops, cars, and kids event coming up this weekend.
Olympia Members of the police department will be dropping by previously registered neighborhood parties.
And, hey, if there isn’t an event organized near you, it’s not too late to make something happen! Make a batch of cookies and go meet some neighbors! Full disclosure: I have spent the last 10 years trying to get one of my neighbors to host an event, because I really want to go to one, but I don’t want to host or organize. I know-lame. I’m walking up the street to my pal Julie’s tonight. I think I’m close enough to crash! If you know of another National Night Out event you’d like to share, just leave it in the comments-keeping in mind this is a public site, and I won’t be screening ’em! 🙂
PS While you’re meeting your neighbors, be sure to tell them about your favorite local site! You know….this one…..