National Night Out event

August 6th | Festival Park

We're Better When We Work Together

Organized by the Portsmouth Police Department and The City of Portsmouth

Join us at this annual, family-friendly event dedicated to strengthening the bonds between citizens, the Portsmouth Police Department and the entire community. National Night Out 2024 marks 40+ years of coming together to help make Portsmouth a safer place to live, work and play.

Live Music
Raffle Giveaways
PPD Info & Outreach
Free Cotton Candy
Free Popcorn
Free Sno-Cones
Bouncy Houses
Face Painting
Community Resource Info

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At Festival Park

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign.

What is National Night Out?

Established in 1984, National Night Out is an annual, community-building campaign and event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

Portsmouth has participated in National Night Out nearly every year since its inception. In 2022 our event placed 7th in the nation and 2nd in Virginia – and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever!

Neighborhood Events

Putting the "Unity" Back in Community.

In addition to our main event, Portsmouth neighborhoods are invited to host their own National Night Out celebrations. Click here if you’d like to organize an event for your neighborhood.