National Night Out in NJ: Where To Find Family Fun on August 1


This year’s National Night Out in NJ on Tuesday, August 1, is back on in many communities, and it’s shaping up to be a night of outdoor fun all over the state. With a goal to promote police-community partnerships, the event is where the whole family can learn more about local law enforcement and have a ball with live music, fire, and police truck demos, games, inflatables, and everyone’s favorite—the K9 Dogs Unit. We’ve listed a few of the bigger celebrations below, but check locally to see if your town will be hosting National Night Out in NJ this year, and make sure to visit their websites for the most up-to-date info. And if you want more fun events like this, don’t miss our Summer Festivals in NJ. (featured Image Photo Credit: Istock/DnHolm)

Here’s where to find National Night Out in NJ events on August 1, 2023

North Jersey

If you’re in North Jersey, Summit’s National Night Out combines a live concert, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and demos by Union County SWAT, K-9, along with State and Regional safety vehicles. Join the New Providence Police, PBA Local 132, Fire, EMS, and the New Providence Business Community and celebrate with a free outdoor concert, games for kids, and free hot dogs and ice cream topped with a fireworks show. In Mount Olive, there will be pony rides, Rizzo’s Reptiles, a hot air balloon, NJARNG-Black Hawk, and even a dunk tank.

Central Jersey

Toms River will have inflatables, special guest appearances, a helicopter landing, and more. Monroe Township will host National Night Out in Owens Park with inflatables, a water slide, a DJ, balloon art, and K-9 Demonstrations. And don’t miss Stafford Township’s police and K-9 demonstrations, BMX Bicycle Demo, face painting, and Founder’s Day Fireworks at Dusk. 

South Jersey

South Jersey will be hosting several National Night Out in NJ events. Cape May will have beach games, dunk tanks, and a magic show at the Convention Hall. In the Wildwoods there will be food, games, and prizes, and Ventnor City will have a DJ, face painting, a water slide, and a concert. In Vineland, you can see a car show, K9 Demonstrations, a helicopter display, and end the night with a fireworks finale. Collingswood is hosting a Public Safety Night/National Night Out with water ice, bike safety, mascots, and an expo featuring police, fire, and public works vehicles.

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