It's National Night Out! Here Are Some Events Happening Across North Texas

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It's National Night Out and there are several events happening across North Texas. Police departments will host events and spend time building stronger bonds within the communities they serve.

Here are a few events we found in the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex.


Arlington has been the No. 1 National Night Out program in the entire country. The city will host many events and you can find a full list of registered neighborhood block parties in Arlington here.

Arlington Police Department


The Dallas Police Department is hosting a block party at its headquarters and will have music, games, food and more.

  • 1400 Botham Jean Blvd 5 p.m to 8 p.m.
  • 1902 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. will also partner with community law enforcement agencies to provide a family-friendly event that promotes police-community partnership.

"Together we will enhance the relationship between Downtown Dallas residents and the men and women that protect us. Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will be playing live music on the Main Street Garden Café Stage."

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department is hosting its annual National Night Out Tuesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DART police, fare enforcement officers, staff and neighbors can come together in the parking lot of the DART PD headquarters located at 2111 South Corinth Street Road, Dallas. It's also accessible at the Illinois Station on DART's Blue Line.


The City of Denton will have multiple events happening for a night of fun for National Night Out. Free water and drinks will be provided while supplies last.

  • Joe Skiles Park 1721 Stonegate Drive
  • Borman Elementary 1201 Parvin St.
  • Fireside Park 1016 Red Coal Drive

Fort Worth

  • Berney Park 6316 Rosemont Ave.
  • Handley Community Center 6201 Beaty St.
  • Como Community Center 4660 Horne St.


In Garland, there will be an event at the Duck Creek Golf Club. Join in the fun and celebrate Oakridge Night Out featuring Garland Police, Fire, & Animal Services.

  • 2800 Diamond Oaks Drive Garland, TX 75044

"We discuss issues in the neighborhoods, the programs we offer or just share small things about ourselves."


Over in Plano, Kings Ridge will host their 19th annual National Night Out celebration after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Their National Night Out parade and the community-wide event starts with a 6:35 p.m. neighbor and pet parade with decorated entries and dogs on leashes.

  • 6900 block of Crystal Falls.

Visit their website for more information.


Grapevine police officers will join neighborhoods in celebrating partnerships and getting to know everyone in the community. Block party events will be held at it's Community Outreach Centers.

Community Outreach Centers:

  • 3010 Mustang Drive 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m
  • 610 Shady Brook Drive 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Irving Library will be hosting a National Night Out celebration at South Irving Library. Residents can enjoy cotton candy, ride a trackless train and tour city vehicles.

  • South Irving Library 601 Schulze Dr. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


The Rockwall Police Department has reported thousands of local residents participate in the event each year by turning on their porch lights, locking their doors and spending the evening outside with their neighbors. Each community event is always attended by police officers within the department.

Visit the website for more information.


The Richardon Police Department and City Officials along with Miss Texas, Averie Bishop, will be visiting local block parties and park events.

"Get ready Richardson! Tuesday, October 4th is National Night Out! Police officers, firefighters, City officials and guests, including Miss Texas will be visiting your parties between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This is a great chance to visit with neighbors, meet new people and strengthen community relationships. We look forward to seeing everyone for a night of fun and fellowship."

Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights and gather with their neighbors to show unity against criminal activity. Registered communities may be visited by public service personnel such as those from police, fire, and emergency medical services.

If you know of a citywide public event going on where you live that you would like to see added to the list, email newstips@nbcdfw.com and we'll consider adding the event!

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