TYLER, Texas (KETK) – It’s that time of year when all across East Texas, law enforcement agencies will be hosting their National Night Out community outreach events for Oct. 3, 2023.
KETK has put together the following list of National Night Out events from across East Texas:
- The Athens Police Department is hosting their National Night Out event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Coleman Park. Athens PD also asked neighbors to spend time together outside with their porch lights on.
- Downtown Bullard will have a National Night Out event that starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3. The community event is free to the public and will have music, free food, bounce houses, a mechanical bull, cornhole and giveaways.
- A National Night Out event is being hosted at the Rains County Fair Grounds in Emory on Oct. 3 starting at 5 p.m. The free event will feature free hotdogs, food vendors, a bounce house, Gellyball, patrol vehicles, door prizes, a DJ and more.
- Redemption Worship Center in Gilmer is hosting National Night Out at their church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. The event is an opportunity to meet first responders, neighbors and local business and share free hotdogs, drinks, bounce houses and more.
- The Henderson Police Department is hosting a free National Night Out event at Fair Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 3.
- The Jacksonville Police Department will be hosting their National Night Out at the Jacksonville Public Library from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event will feature food, music, games and more.
- The Jefferson Police Department is hosting their National Night Out 2023 at the Jefferson Visitors Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3. Their free event will feature food, games and allow the public to meet Marion County first responders.
- The Longview Police Department plans to host their National Night Out events all throughout the city on Oct. 3 and a map of registered parties can be found here.
- The Christian Motorcyclists Association Heaven’s Heirs Chapter #1110 plans to hold a National Night Out at Dellwood Park in Mount Pleasant from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3.
- The Nacogdoches Police Department plans to host their National Night Out on Oct. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Public Library. Their night out will feature food, games and first responders.
- Stephen F. Austin State University also plans to host a National Night Out event on their campus for students and staff, according to Nacogdoches PD.
- Kim’s Convenience Stores will be celebrating National Night Out 2023 with Palestine’s Kurtwood neighborhood from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be free pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, drinks and games.
- Palestine Grace Church is serving up hamburgers, hot dogs and music for their Grace Church National Night Out Block Party on Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Rusk Police Department will be hosting a National Night Out event at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at The Square in Rusk. They will have raffles, games, food and Kona Ice.
- The City of Tyler Municipal Court, Police Department and Fire Department will host their National Night Out Block Party on Oct. 3. The party will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Court parking lot. There will be food, face painting, games, music and more.
- The Texas African American Museum will be hosting the North Tyler Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 3.
- The Hispanic American Association of East Texas is hosting their National Night Out: Evento Hispano at 5 p.m. on Oct. 3 at the Centro Hispano on East Erwin Street. There will be music from Mariachi Los Caporales, a dance performance by Danza Conchera de East Texas, food and information for the community.