National Night Out


National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual nationwide event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and unity, raise crime prevention awareness, and develop partnerships between the City and the community. National Night Out is always celebrated on the first Tuesday in August, when the weather is typically hot and dry in Rocklin. 

Rocklin’s National Night Out in August each year typically occurs between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and every official Neighborhood Watch group in Rocklin is encouraged to host a special event in their area. The event may be a block party, barbecue, ice cream social, dessert potluck, or any other type of enjoyable gathering you can invent. Some Neighborhood Watch groups set up “jump houses,” “dunk tanks,” and other innovative recreational games and activities.

Members of the Rocklin Police and Fire Departments and other City employees and officials visit as many Neighborhood Watch groups hosting an event as possible. This is a great opportunity to have fun with your neighbors and to meet many of the City staff members that serve your community.

A Block Party Permit is required If you plan to block off a street to conduct your event. You must first obtain a Residential Street Closure Permit (a.k.a. Block Party Permit) to ensure that Police, Fire and Public Services personnel have been properly notified of the street closure. You do not need to obtain a Residential Street Closure Permit unless you are blocking off a street. 

If you have an official Neighborhood Watch Group and would like your event to be considered for a staff visit, please contact the Crime Prevention Coordinator at

National Night Out 2023