National Night Out Hampton Roads

Your neighbors are your best allies for keeping your  neighborhood and your home safe. That’s what the National Night Out is all about. Get together with your neighbors, meet your local police precinct, and together demonstrate that your corner of Hampton Roads will not stand for violence, drugs, or crime.

There are thousands of events going on all over the country, but it’s important on the National Night Out to connect with your neighbors. To find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, just ask around! Ask your neighbors, neighborhood association, or watch group. A quick call to your closest police precinct or a peek on or your neighborhood’s Facebook page can also tell you what’s going on.

Here’s some National Night Out information that we found:


Where: Your Chesapeake Neighborhood

When: Times determined by individual neighborhood associations

About: National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Chesapeake Crime Prevention Council. Participating neighborhoods nationwide are asked to turn on outside lights, lock their doors, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of events ranging from small potlucks and BBQ’s to large block parties. Some additional event ideas include, but are not limited to, ice cream socials, disaster preparedness, games, contests, discussing neighborhood issues or setting neighborhood goals, food or clothing donations, plan a clean-up day, beautify a common area, discuss or plan a Neighborhood Watch Program. It’s up to you — be creative, have fun and CELEBRATE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! 

South Norfolk Neighborhood


Where: Northside Park 8400 Tidewater Drive

When: 5:30 p.m.

About: FREE Food. Displays by Norfolk Police, K-9, Dive Team and Sheriff Dept doing child ID program. Fire Dept with Monster Truck. FREE Raffles for Bicycle, Car Wash, Hats and more!!!


Where: Main Street Baptist Church 517 Main St, Smithfield

When: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

About: Since 2002, the Town of Smithfield has celebrated our safe community by participating in National Night Out event each year. The annual NNO events are designed to generate a safe and fun environment, promoting citizens of all ages to join with law enforcement to build and strengthen our police community partnerships. They encourage neighborhood safety, crime prevention awareness, and most importantly open doors of mutual cooperation and trust. In our estimation, the one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs and violence but NNO does represent the kind of spirit, energy and determination that helps make Smithfield a safer place to live, work, and recreate year round. The night celebrates community safety, promotes crime prevention successes, and works to expand and strengthen our neighborhood watch groups.


Where: Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion 524 Main Street

When: 5:30 p.m.

About: Help bring back a sense of nostalgia and feeling of safety and security by getting involved in National Night Out – a night when citizens of Suffolk are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for a drug- and crime-prevention event. With over 45 million people expected to join in, August 4th will be a night that citizens across America can send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety and police-community partnerships. The Kickoff Ceremony will take place at the Suffolk Visitor Center Pavilion, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Motorcade tours will depart for various neighborhoods across Suffolk’s 430 square miles immediately following the ceremony.

Virginia Beach

Where: Your Virginia Beach Neighborhood

When: Times determined by individual neighborhood associations

About: Beginning at 6 p.m. on August 4th, residents in neighborhoods throughout Virginia Beach and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.  Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, sign-ups, parades, visits from police, flashlight walks, contests, and various youth activities.