It’s Like a Going Away Party for Crime in Our Community!

August 6th | Festival Park

Welcome to our biggest and best National Night Out event yet! From live music, free giveaways, food trucks, cornhole and bouncy houses to K9 demonstrations, a charity dunk tank, free popcorn and cotton candy, a free photo booth, voter registration information, vaccines and more, there’s something for everyone. Join us!

National Night Out 40 Year logo
Map of the Portsmouth National Night Out main event.

The Main Event

August 6th | Festival Park

Don't miss a thing! Check out the event map to see where everything is located at this year's National Night Out – vendors, music, entertainment, and more. We can't wait to see you there!

The Schedule

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Flyover
Opening Remarks by Honorable Shannon Glover, Mayor, Mr. Steven Carter, City Manager, and Mr. Stephen Jenkins, Chief of Police
3:45PM - 8:00PM
National Night Out Car Demos, Vendors, and Free Resources
4:00PM - 4:30PM
K-9 Demonstration presented by PPD K-9 Unit
4:30PM - 7:30PM
Live Music by 2nd Wynd
* Raffle Drawings at the top of every hour starting at 4pm at the Registration Tent

Food and Entertainment

Live music by 2nd Wynd
Food trucks
Free Fun With Fitness Sessions
Charity Dunk Tank
K9 demonstrations (meet Duke!) & Portsmouth Mounted Patrol
Fire Trucks, Public Safety Mobile Command Vehicle, Police Motors, Police SWAT Vehicle
Humane Society Pet Adoption Event

Family Fun

Free cotton candy, popcorn & sno-cones
Free raffles for great prizes
Free bounce houses & face painting
Cornhole, giant Jenga, checkers, Connect Four, and other games
Free 360 photo booth
Children’s Museum of Virginia – bubbles, lots of bubbles!
Touch-a-truck – check out emergency vehicles
Mascot photo opportunities

Community Resources

Voter Registration
Portsmouth Public Libraries – apply for a library card
Free vaccines & health screenings from our medical partners
Mental Health Resources
Social Services Resources
Housing Resources in Portsmouth
Military Recruiters – great career options after high school
Portsmouth Crime Line – learn how to submit an anonymous tip and earn a cash reward
Safety Town – learn all about bicycle and pedestrian safety
Announcement of the results of Portsmouth’s Project 365 from 2022

Project 365

National Night Out is only one night – so what about the other 364 days of the year? Project 365 encourages communities to work together with local law enforcement throughout the year to build a safer, more caring community.