There are fun events all around Pierce County and the greater South Sound for National Night Out tonight.
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, or Gig Harbor, these are don’t miss events for the kiddos! Keep reading for a list of events by city.
City of Maple Valley Police will visit various neighborhood parties. Celebration at Glacier View Park at 7PM with a free BBQ.
City of Kent More than 100 neighborhoods have registered events! You should have received an invitation if there is one near you. If you didn’t, the link takes you to a fb page, and you can message the administrators who will be glad to look one up for you.
City of Auburn I don’t see anything organized city wide, but there is contact info. if you’d like more info. or have an event to reigster
City of Fircrest Fircrest Park from 6-9PM Jaws of Life demonstrations, K-9 dogs, bouncers for the kids A don’t miss event for Fircrest families!
City of Fife 5:30PM in Dacca Park. Meet members of the police department and enjoy fun, food, and music!
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
City of Tacoma and Pierce County Extensive pdf listing of neighborhood events here.
City of Gig Harbor 5-9PM downtown/Grandview Entertainment, games and activities for the kids, and much more! There is also a summer concert at Skansie tonight.
City of Dupont National Night Out at ClockTower Park 6-9PM music, booths, cake walk, 2.00/3.00 hot dog or hamburger barbecue (first 300-I’d go early if you want one)!
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!
Olympia National night out at the artesian well food vendors, vehicles, family fun
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 9 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!