Oak Brook and Hinsdale team up for National Night Out Aug. 1

The Oak Brook and Hinsdale police departments are teaming up with the Oak Brook Park District to bring you National Night Out, a free fun-filled evening designed to celebrate the community.

This event will run rain or shine starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, Central Park West, 1500 Forest Gate Road, Oak Brook.

It will begin with the national anthem at 5 p.m.

From 5 to 6:25 p.m., kids are invited to enter a raffle to be a judge for the pie tasting contest.

The Oak Brook Police Department, Hinsdale Police Department, and Oak Brook Park District will share their best pies and two "Celebrity" kid judges will be chosen to help choose the winner of the pie trophy. The third annual competition begins at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a kids' games area including children's sack races, hula hoop contest, water balloon relay, and tug-a-war.

Other highlights include: K9 Ghost + demo; meet and greet with Bandit, a comfort/therapy dog; dunk tank; DJ; balloon artist; face painter; wagon rides; popcorn booth; a visit from McGruff and more.

Do you live in Oak Brook? Bring your bike or a photo of your bike and serial number to register at the Oak Brook bike registration booth.

The Oak Brook Park District will be showing "Trolls" in the park. Movie will start at dusk after the National Night Out event.

For more information about the event, visit

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