2024 National Night Out Logo

Saint Paul's National Night Out is on Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Hosting a National Night Out Event is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Determine if you want your event to block off your street. Only RESIDENTIAL roads can be closed for NNO. If you choose to block the street then print the petition and visit your neighbors to get the signatures that you need.
  2. Create a map in google or draw showing the street you want blocked off.
  3. Complete the registration/application (link). Everyone should complete the registration regardless of street blocking so you can request police, fire and let us know about the event. For those blocking streets you will be asked to upload your petition and map as part of the process. Again, only RESIDENTIAL roads may be closed for NNO.  No arterial roads.   

NNO Block Party Application

About National Night Out

We encourage, ask for and appreciated ALL SAINT PAUL residents to participate on Tuesday, August 6, 2024 for the 40th Annual National Night Out! Neighborhoods include everyone: homeowners, renters, retail and all businesses are needed to help make our city "the most livable place in America!"  Hosting a block party or an event of any kind, large or small, provides a way for people to meet one another and discover how they can keep their neighborhoods crime free and high quality for all who live, work and play there. National Night Out has proven, time and time again, to help people work together to improve the safety of their surroundings.

Here's a list of Block Parties in your neighborhood.  Note:  Events highlighted in yellow are community wide events that we encourage you to attend if you do not have an event on your block.  If an address listed has an X at the end of the full address, it indicates a private residence.  If a complete address is listed, it indicates a public space or organization space.

Ideas for Events2019 Officer Posing with kids around a fishing chalk art drawing

Are you looking for some ideas to do at your event? Here some great ideas from past parities. National Night Out is about building your community, getting to know your neighbors, and meeting your police officers. The events can be large or small; simple or more elaborate. It depends on the time you have organize, the help you have, and the resources around you.

Low Key

Great for last minute parties, new parties, or ones that just want to relax.

  • Ice cream social
  • Hot Dogs and Lemonade
  • Block Potluck
  • Block your street or just keep it to the boulevard

Moderately Organized

For those who have hosted before but don’t want to take on too much.

Ideas for the Seasoned Vets

  • Lots of kids activities
  • Host a movie or band
  • Get restaurants to sponsor food or door prizes
  • Contests-ie: sidewalk art, bike decoration, talent show, etc.
  • Dancing lessons
  • Progressive Dinner

Make Your Event Green

No matter what kind of event you are having; we want you to have fun, be creative, and most importantly share the experience with us by sending us photos.

National Night Out Chalk Art - Minnesota State Outline

It’s Contest Time!

Get your party to participate in our three great day of contests.

Coloring Contest

Open to youth ages 0-12 years old. We have 3 categories: 5 and under, 6-8 years old, and 9-12 years old. First prize in each category is a $25 gift card, 2nd place is a $15 gift card, and 3rd is a $10 gift card. Download the entry form and coloring sheet to participate.

Chalk Art

We will once again host a best chalk art contest. We will award a $50 gift for 1st place, $30 for second, and $15 for third.  

Best Photo With a Cop

We will award a $50 gift for 1st place, $30 for second, and $15 for third. Be creative and give us your best photo. 


  • March - July:  Registration 
  • June: Early Bird Registration Contest Closes
  • July: Registration Closes
  • August: Events Held

Important Dates

  • March 1st:   Registration Kick-Off
  • June 28th:   Early Bird Contest Ends
  • July 30th:     Registration for events closes
  • August 6th:  Events Held

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Edited: April 10, 2024