Tonight Is National Night Out, Check Out Our List Of Delaware’s Events

First State Update

Tonight, Tuesday, August 2, 2018, is National Night Out. First responders across the country will hold events that promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all fifty states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and much, much more.

This is a list of the National Night Out events that will be held in Delaware.


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The free event features police, fire and emergency vehicles and equipment, K-9 demonstrations, info on crime prevention and safety, a bounce house, games, and giveaways.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5-8 p.m., at Louis L. Redding Middle School, 201 New St., Middletown.

For more information, call Middletown Police Sgt. Scott Saunders at (302) 376-9950 or email

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We are excited to announce that we will again be hosting our annual National Night Out. This event will take place Thursday, August 9th, from 6 to 8 pm. The event will take place on Market St Plaza. Please join us for an evening of family fun, demonstrations, activities, and community.

If any business or groups would like to participate, please contact Det. Carrigan at

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and 5th District City Council Member Va’Shun “Vash” Turner today joined with Police Chief Robert Tracy and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin F. Kelley, Sr. to encourage citizens to come to Helen Chambers Park tonight, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, to celebrate the 35th annual National Night Out. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police and community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while fostering a true sense of community.

Wilmington’s National Night Out will feature food, drinks, and activities such as a drum circle, a capoeira demonstration, and a flag football game. Participants will receive FREE t-shirts. Wilmington police will once again have K-9s on hand, as well as equipment such as armored vehicles and motorcycles that children can enjoy up close.

“We’re looking forward to this year’s Night Out, given the great time we all had last year,” said Mayor Purzycki. “The energy at the event is very positive and the interactions between local residents and members of Wilmington’s law enforcement community are constructive and upbeat. Building those relationships is what this night is all about and hopefully that good will carries throughout the year.”

Sussex County National Night Out Events
Blades Public Park, on E 7th Street, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Clayton Street, between Bethel UMC Church and the Dagsboro Fire Hall.

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Bicentennial Park in Downtown Milford. Free food, drinks, and emergency vehicles on display. Participants include Carlisle Fire Company, Ellendale VFC, Division Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, Delaware Criminal Justice Information System, Delaware Natural Resources Police, Sussex County EOC, and Sussex County EMS.

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