National Night Out in Des Moines

National Night Out in Des Moines

National Night Out in Des Moines

National Night Out in Des Moines happens every year on the first Tuesday in August. This annual event is a time when communities come together with the police-community to create partnerships, children can learn, and much more. Mark your calendars for August 6th this year.

Note: We will update this post frequently as more communities announce their National Night Out plans. Please keep an eye on our event calendar for updates too.

National Night Out in Des Moines, Iowa. Celebrate in Des Moines with these fun events scheduled for 2019.


Tuesday, August 6; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The BNA, Westminster Presbyterian Church and local Beaverdale businesses will once again sponsor National Night Out, Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Beaver Bend (intersection of Beaver & Franklin Aves and 41st St).

Come enjoy free or very low-cost family-friendly fun. As always, there will be lots of activities for the kids, and you can meet many of your neighbors in addition to Des Moines’ First Responders.

• Isiserettes (performing at MST parking lot at 6:30)
• Free hot dogs at Price Chopper
• Bounce House and 50 cent ice cream cones at Snookies
• Popcorn and demonstration course from Des Moines Soccer Club at Westminster
• Painting station at Players Sports Bar & Grill
• Visits from Drake Athletics, DC & Marvel Superheroes, and Des Moines’ own superheroes (DM Police Dept. and DM Fire Dept.)

Chamberlain Park 

Tuesday, August 6; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

2150 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines 

The Woodland Heights Organization will once again host a National Night Out community event.

Located near the shelter in Chamberlain Park (2150 Woodland Ave.) join Woodland Heights neighbors as part of this annual event taking place nation-wide that strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Free event. Free food and drinks provided.
Family-friendly event. Bring the kids to see the fire trucks

Merle Hay Neighborhood 

Tuesday, August 6; 6 to 8 p.m. 

Northwest Community Center 

Please join the Merle Hay Neighborhood Association for their annual observance of National Night Out, America’s night out against crime, from 6 p.m. to 8 on Tuesday, August 6 at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave. There will be food, games for kids, family-friendly entertainment, door prizes, and great tips and information from public safety personnel about how to safeguard your property against crime. Tableware, food, and drinks will be provided.

Oakridge Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 6; 5 to 7 p.m. 

1401 Center Street, Des Moines

This year this year‘s theme for this event is Mardi Gras!

There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. They will kick the festivities off Play City area. Keep watch for the list of activities.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in local anti-crime programs such as Neighborhood Watch, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


Tuesday, August 6; 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

Urbandale Police Department

There is something for everyone once again at this event including free food, games, Lifeflight Helicopter, K9 dog demonstrations, dunk tank, inflatables, balloon twisters, free bike helmets for kids, and much much more! We look forward to seeing everyone once again and help to keep Urbandale a safe place to work, live and play!

Windsor Heights 

Tuesday, August 6; 5 to 7 p.m. 

Colby Park 

There’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. They will kick the festivities off at 5 p.m.—7 p.m. at Colby Park.

Erin Huiatt

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