National Night Out

National Night Out, Jacksonville NCAugust 3, 2021

Together we promote Community & Public Safety Partnerships. National Night Out is America’s night out against crime and is usually held annually on the first Tuesday of August. 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. Jacksonville’s NNO event won a National award for the 2020 series of events Organizers are working to make this year’s event even better! Check out photos from previous Jacksonville’s NNO Events

2021 National Night Out will be held at Jacksonville Commons, 100 Recreation Lane. NNO is usually held at Riverwalk Crossing Park in downtown Jacksonville, but will be be closed for the summer for renovations.  There will be free parking and shuttle service available. 

2019 National Night Out  children's activitiesScheduled Events (subject to change)

  • Bicycle Giveaway
  • Backpacks with school supplies 
  • Demonstrations 
  • Exhibits
  • Food Vendors
  • Public Safety Themed Vendors
  • Children's Activities
  • Laser Light Show (possible)
  • Running with the Law 10K, 5K and 1M (virtual or in person, see developing details below)

2019 Running With the Law 10K and 5KRunning With The Law 10K & 5K Virtual Race

July 31, 2021, 7AM

Running With the Law offers runners lots of options with a 10K, 5K, 1M. Runners can compete in person or virtually. 

Running with the Law is a  sister event to Jacksonville’s National Night Out and is part of the RACE JOSC series. The race event is held at the Jacksonville Commons. Online registration will be available soon. Please check back to the website for details.

Running with the Law supports NC Special Olympics. Runners receive a finisher Medal and  T-Shirt. Winners are announced for age categories. Winners receive an additional medal!

This event is open to the public. Questions? Call 910 938-5312. Race details will be available soon!

  • Early registration - $25, ends July 24 at Noon
  • Youth Registration (12 & Under) - $10
  • Registration after July 24 at noon - 5K $30
  • Race packet pick up will take place on Friday July 30 from 9AM-6PM at the Commons Recreation Complex Administration office.
  • Race Starts at 7:30AM
  • Participants receive an event t-shirt & finisher medal once their time is uploaded at the registration website.
  • Medals (various age groups, overall male, female)
  • Proceeds benefit NC Special Olympics

2019-Jacksonvilles National Night OutHelp Make These Events Great

Vendors - There will be limited vendor space this year. Vendors must apply for this event and meet eligibility requirements. 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. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 910 455-4000. Please check back to the website, an online application will be available soon for this event. 

Food Vendors - A limited number of vendor spaces are available for food vendors, commercial businesses, and non-profit groups/agencies. 

Sponsorship - Our sponsor give back to the community in a big way! Thank you for your continued support. 

We hope you or your organization will consider being a sponsor for National Night Out in 2021. 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.

Thank You 2020 NNO Sponsors!

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