GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Pack up the family and get out of the house on Tuesday, August 5, for the 31st annual National Night Out. The goal of National Night Out is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, encourage police and community cooperation, and demonstrate neighborhood unity in fighting crime and deterioration.
On Tuesday night, August 5, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outdoors on the porches, lawns, streets, or in parks with their neighbors. Many neighborhoods throughout West Michigan will be hosting a variety of special events.
Here’s one of the many National Night Out Events:
1515 Eastport Drive SE and 1414 Eastport Drive SE
4 – 8 p.m.
Kent County Sheriff’s Office, several local fire departments with ladder trucks, emergency vehicles, Michigan State Police helicopter landing and take off, multiple static displays from the Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Child ID program hosted by The Michigan Masons, motorcycle stunt show by GR’s Finest, Tug-o-War, games, bounce houses, freebies, food and fun!