National Night Out is a great opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. It is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • Generate support and participation in crime efforts,
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations,
  • Let criminals know that neighborhoods are informed and vigilant.

This year, block party registration will open August 28, 2023 through September 17, 2023.

During the event, residents in neighborhoods throughout Austin and across the nation are asked to turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and spend the evening outside with their neighbors, police officers, firefighters, EMS medics, and Code inspectors. Events such as cookouts, block parties and neighborhood walks will all occur simultaneously throughout the city and nationwide.

  • The National Night Out Kick-Off Party will be Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in collaboration with the Austin ISD Police Department. It will be held at the Toney Burger Center located at 3200 Jones Road, Austin, TX 78745.
    • 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: VIP Admission for Block Party Organizers (ONLY).
    • 12:00 p.m. 2 p.m.: General Public Admission.
  • National Night Out will be on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - RAIN OR SHINE.

Interested in being a Kick-Off Party vendor at no cost? Contact the National Night Out Coordinator:

Christian Mendoza

Pronouns: he/him/his

512-974-4734 (office)


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