National Night Out in Des Moines

National Night Out in Des Moines

National Night Out in Des Moines 2021

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 3rd 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.


Tuesday, August 3; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Beaver Bend (intersection of Beaver & Franklin Aves and 41st St)

The BNA, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and local Beaverdale businesses will once again sponsor National Night Out.

This is a family-friendly event! Below are activities you will be able to enjoy,

  • Isiserettes (at Westminster Church north parking lot at 6:30)
  • Popcorn, water and dog treats from Westminster Church
  • Free hot dogs at Price Chopper
  • 50 cent ice cream cones at Snookies Ice Cream Shop
  • 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 3; 5:30 to 7:30 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 nationwide that strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

Free event. Snacks provided.


Tuesday, August 3; 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

Urbandale Police Department

Join the Urbandale Police Department for the biggest block party in town as they celebrate community and partnerships to keep all citizens safe! This is a free event for all ages and we assure you, there’s something for everyone.

Waveland Park Neighborhood

Tuesday, August 3; 6 to 8 p.m.

Perkins Elementary School

Head to Perkins Elementary School for a free night of outdoor activities for the whole family. Music by Damon Dotson, a bounce house, raffles, and more!

Windsor Heights 

Tuesday, August 3; 5 to 7 p.m. 

Colby Park 

The Windsor Heights Police Department team looks forward to seeing everyone in Colby Park on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, from 5 pm to 7 pm for National Night Out 2021! Swing by and visit with our team and our partners while we all enjoy a night dedicated to promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

One thought on “National Night Out in Des Moines

  1. Rose Oliver says:

    Highland Park /Oak Park will have National Night Out at McHenry Park (8th & Oak Park Ave.)

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