Build Strong Neighborhood Connections On National Night Out Tuesday, August 6

Want to know your neighbors a little better? Want to build a strong, safe neighborhood for all to enjoy? YOU can make it happen—with just a tiny bit of effort.

National Night Out is an annual event that encourages neighborhood camaraderie, as well as positive connections between community members and law enforcement. Millions participate in this special event in all 50 states. We’re asking Weld County families and friends to participate and connect with your neighbors!

How To Participate in National Night Out In Your Community

There are so many easy ways to participate in National Night Out in Weld County.

  • Attend a local National Night Out event (see list below)
  • Create an event in your very own neighborhood
  • Sit on your front porch and talk to people who are jogging, walking their dogs or passing by. Ask your next door neighbors to do the same!
  • Set up a refreshment station in your driveway or yard. Serve free lemonade, snacks, or even share a beer with neighbors.
  • Invite your neighbors to drop off canned goods at your home on National Night Out for your local Food Bank.
  • Invite several neighbors to set up games like horseshoes, cornhole, washers, board games, etc. in their driveway or yard. Invite your neighborhood to stop by to play during National Night Out.
  • Create a neighborhood potluck. Set up tables in your front yard and provide paper plates, utensils and lemonade and ask neighbors to bring a dish to share.
  • Invite a member of your local law enforcement to the potluck, or even over for dinner with a few neighbors. Building positive relationships with law enforcement is good for the community!
  • Do you belong to an HOA or Neighborhood Watch? Ask them to publicize National Night Out and encourage members to join the fun from 6-8 that evening.
  • Do you or your kids take dance lessons, singing lessons or music lessons? Why not do an impromptu concert or performance in your driveway and invite everyone to join in? You can even set a time for the neighborhood to come over and sing the National Anthem!
  • Deliver cookies, cupcakes or brownies to your neighbors during National Night Out.
  • Perform a random act of kindness for a neighbor during National Night Out.
  • Sign up for the Nextdoor app and register for the private social network in your exact neighborhood. It’s a great way to connect with your neighbors, share information about garage sales, recommend contractors, find babysitters and dogsitters, report suspicious activity in your neighborhood and more. https://nextdoor.com. If you’re already registered, post an invitation to participate in National Night Out!

Special Opportunities in Weld County

National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6th

  • Milliken Police Department 5-8 p.m.

Begins at the Milliken Fire Department and ends at the Milliken Police Department.

Enjoy free drinks, hot dogs (while supplies last), Bounce Houses, tricycle races against your local police officers and more. Bring your own table and chairs.

  • Greeley Police Department

The Greeley Police Department is happy to help you with your National Night Out Neighborhood gathering. If you want to invite a law enforcement officer to come meet your neighbors, contact keith.andersen@greeleypd.com. If you want to start a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood, contact keith.andersen@greeleypd.com, too.

  • Fort Lupton Police Department

Don’t miss a National Night Out celebration from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at 1st Street and McKinley Avenue. Enjoy an Obstacle Playground, Obstacle Course, BBQ, ice cream, carnival games, vendor booths and a bicycle giveaway! Afterward, stay for the Movie in the Park presentation of Smallfoot, brought to you by the Fort Lupton Chamber of Commerce.