National Night Out

Area suburbs plan National Night Out events

Posted8/1/2018 10:42 AM
  • Schaumburg National Night Out events on Aug. 7 will feature games, contests, sidewalk chalk, a D.J. and open swim at Meineke Pool.

    Schaumburg National Night Out events on Aug. 7 will feature games, contests, sidewalk chalk, a D.J. and open swim at Meineke Pool. Courtesy of Schaumburg Park District

  • Bartlett police officer Rich Bosh treats participants of last year's National Night Out Family Fun Night to pizza at the Jim Jensen Pavilion.

      Bartlett police officer Rich Bosh treats participants of last year's National Night Out Family Fun Night to pizza at the Jim Jensen Pavilion. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer/2017

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Neighborhoods throughout the United States host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.

Here is a list of some of the National Night Out events in the Northwest suburbs:

Friday, Aug. 3

Village of Bartlett National Night Out: 6 to 10 p.m., Twilight Skate Park Bash at Bartlett Skate Park; 6 to 8 p.m. Family Fun Night at Jim Jensen Pavilion in Apple Orchard Park; and 8 to 10 p.m., Pool Party at the Bartlett Aquatic Center.

Saturday, Aug. 4:

Village of Bartlett National Night Out: 8 a.m.-noon, Child Safety Seat Check & Touch-a-Truck event at Bartlett Commons Shopping Center parking lot, 810 S. Route 59; 3 to 9 p.m., block parties/neighborhood lighting competitions in your neighborhood.

Sunday Aug. 5

Village of Bartlett National Night Out: 1 p.m., Putt, Chip & Drive Golf Competition at Bartlett Hills Golf Club. All ages welcome to participate. Register at (630) 837-3230.

Tuesday, Aug. 7

Village of Bartlett National Night Out: 5 to 9 p.m., picnic in Bartlett Park. Free food, giveaways, local business displays, a watermelon eating contest, face painting, a balloon twister, an inflatable slide, a dunk tank, golf and archery skills exhibits, panning for gold and special appearances by NNO mascot Nat the Knight, Chicago Bulls mascot Benny the Bull, Bag Pipers and Drums, 501st Midwest Garrison Star Wars characters, Hula dancers, the Mix 101.9 FM Road Crew and Division BMX Stunt Team. Visit <URL destination=" ">

</URL>Arlington Heights National Night Out: 5:30-8:30 p.m., North School Park, 410 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Learn about crime and drug prevention awareness. Entertainment by Dave Rudolf and his Beach Party Band from 7-8:30 p.m. featuring original kids songs, classic party songs, and chances for kids to join in. Visit

Buffalo Grove National Night Out: 5-8 p.m., Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road, Buffalo Grove. Business expo, picnic in the park, inflatable attractions and face painting, fire and police department displays, free hot dogs, chips and drinks (while supplies last) and free giveaways. Live music with Sway Chicago from 6-8 p.m. Bring a nonperishable food item to the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council table at the park entrance. Items will be distributed through local food pantries. Visit; rain out line is (847) 235-6857.

Des Plaines National Night Out: 5-8 p.m., Maine West High School, 1755 Wolf Road, Des Plaines. Join police officers, firefighters and partnering agencies for the 2018 National Night Out event. Visit

Hoffman Estates 35th National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., Hoffman Estates Police Department, 411 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. Complimentary food and beverages, police dog demonstrations, touch a vehicle experiences, visits with the officers, games and giveaways. Visit

Mount Prospect National Night Out: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Band Shell, 411 S. Maple St., Mount Prospect. Grab dinner from one of the food trucks, enter the doughnut eating contest, and enjoy the emergency vehicle show, music, demonstrations and more. Call (847) 870-5650.

Northbrook National Night Out: 6-9 p.m., 1501 Maple Ave., Northbrook. DJ entertainment, free hot dogs and drinks, games and raffles, the use of the pool and crime prevention tips. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Visit

Prospect Heights National Night Out: 5-8 p.m., Gary Morava Center, 110 W. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights. Kids of all ages are welcome to learn about crime and drug prevention while enjoying a night of free open swim, complimentary food and drink, games, prizes, and music. Free round-trip bus service from Apple and Burning Bush and Old Willow and Burning Bush. Visit

Rolling Meadows National Night Out: 6-8:30 p.m., Community Center, 3705 Pheasant, Rolling Meadows. Entertainment, safety vehicles, food samples and local businesses make this evening one of the most popular of the summer. Contact Cmdr. John Sircher or Sgt. John Manfredi at (847) 255-2416.

Schaumburg National Night Out: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way, Schaumburg. Socialize with neighbors, get to know local law enforcement and build community spirit. Police officers will provide information on crime and drug prevention. Attendees also will enjoy games, contests, sidewalk chalk and a D.J. Open swim in Meineke Pool, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Barbecued concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. Call (847) 985-2143 or Visit

Wheeling National Night Out: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Wheeling Park District, 100 Community Blvd., Wheeling. Vehicle display by Wheeling's police, fire and public works departments, as well as Chicago Executive Airport; a police canine demonstration; live demonstrations by the fire department; free food, while supplies last; giveaways, and free entry to the Aquatic Center; live musical entertainment; activities and entertainment for children; and informational booths from the police department and other village and state agencies. In the event of inclement weather, the event may be canceled. Call (847) 541-0170 or visit

Thursday, Aug. 9

Barrington's National Night Out: Thursday, Aug. 9, 6:30-9 p.m., Cook and Station streets, downtown Barrington. Stop to learn more about BStrong Together and enjoy a night out in the community during Cruise Night. Kids can see and climb into police and fire vehicles, receive a bike and helmet safety check, as well as digital fin­gerprinting and ID kits. Family games include a bingo and Hula-Hoop contest, trackless train rides, face painting, and a watermelon eating contest. Visit

Friday, Aug. 10

Hanover Park Cops Day & Movie in the Park: Friday, Aug. 10, 5-7:30 p.m., Hanover Park Park District. Join the annual COPS Day Picnic, stay for the Movie in the Park. Meet police officers and members of service organizations; view public safety vehicles and learn about new technology to help police fight crime; visit with special guests, including "Skates," the mascot of the Chicago Wolves, and "Coop" of the Schaumburg Boomers; enjoy free hot dogs, police dog demonstration, free child ID kits, raffle and face painting; and listen to music provided by the Mix 101.9 Road Crew. Visit

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