National Night Out

August 7, 2018, 5-9PM, Rain or Shine

Riverwalk Crossing Park

National Night Out is America's night out against crime! The event is held annually on the first Tuesday of August at Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville. The City of Jacksonville, along with community partners, hosts this exciting annual event to celebrate community and to promote crime prevention. More than 12,000 citizens attend each year. Jacksonville's NNO is Free and Open to the Public.

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Jacksonville's NNO event won the NC Association of Festivals and Events, Event of the Year Award in 2014 and organizers are working to make this year's event even better! Jacksonville's National Night Out is open to the public. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. Shuttle service is provided by Jacksonville Transit.

Check out photos from National Night Out 2017

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Coming to NNO in 2018

There is a lot in store for the 2018 National Night Out Event. Live musical entertainment, bicycle giveaway, military vehicles, demonstrations, police and fire vehicles, trucks, motorcycles, police dog demonstrations, car exhibit, children's activity area, food vendors, and fireworks to top off the evening. We're always adding to the list! Help us get the word out. Share this page with others and check us out on Facebook.

Running With The Law 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
August 4, 2018 - 7:30AM

Run side by side with area Law enforcement officers, get some exercise, and support a great cause. Running with the Law 5K is a 'sister' event to National Night Out. 2018 is the sixth year of the 5K and we are working on growing the event at the Jacksonville Commons. More than 300 runners of all ages participated in 2017. Medals are awarded to top finishers per age category. All will receive a participant finishers medal.

Proceeds for Running with the Law support NC Special Olympics. This event is open to the public. Questions? Call 910 938-5312.

  • Early registration - $25, ends July 27
  • Youth Registration (12 & Under) - $10
  • Day of Registration - $30
  • Race packet pick up will take place on Friday Aug 3 from 9AM-6PM at the Commons Recreation Complex Administration office.
  • Race Starts at 7:30AM
  • Participants receive an event t-shirt & finisher medal
  • Medals (various age groups, overall male, female)
  • Dress Up In Your Favorite Costume (Prize Categories: Youth, Adult, Team)
  • Proceeds benefit NC Special Olympics

2017 Running with the Law photos
2017 Running with the Law Race Results

Running with the Law Races

Help Make These Events Great

Vendors - A limited number of vendor spaces are available for food vendors, commercial businesses, and non-profit groups/agencies. Jacksonville's National Night Out is an annual police-community partnership event with a goal to raise awareness on the following topics: Public Safety, Crime Prevention, Health, Education and Youth Programs. Therefore, it will be a mandatory requirement for all vendors (with the exception of food vendors) to indicate on the application how they will promote one of these topics. The deadline for vendor applications is May 11, 2018.

Download Vendor Packet (PDF)

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 910 455-4000.

Support - We hope you or your organization will consider being a sponsor for National Night Out. It's a great way to give back to your community and make connections. To sponsor this event, please call NNO Sponsor Coordinator, Beth Purcell at 910 455-1772. The deadline for sponsor inclusion on t-shirt and billboard advertising is May 1, 2018.

Download Sponsor Packet (PDF)

Thank You 2018 NNO Sponsors!

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