National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7th marks the 35th National Night Out and the 21st Annual celebration here in La Crosse!

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual event in which Neighborhood Watch groups get together across the nation in the form of local block parties, cookouts, and youth programs. The NNO campaign involves citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from across all 50 states, U.S. Territories, Canadian cities, and military bases worldwide. Last year alone, over 38 million people from more than 16,000 communities participated in NNO.

There are many reasons the La Crosse Police Department encourages people to celebrate NNO, including:

  • Heightening crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generating support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
  • Strengthening neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
  • Sending a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

This year, La Crosse area Neighborhood Watch groups, in partnership with the La Crosse Police Department, will be hosting National Night Out celebrations while helping to promote the NNO message. La Crosse area celebrations include:

  1. Copeland Park                                                               5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  2. Viterbo University (grass commons)                        5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  3. Elite Repeat (16th/Jackson St.)                                    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  4. 17th/ Cameron Ave. (south alley)                               5:00 PM—8:00 PM
  5. Huber Homes Rec. Center                                           5:30 PM—7:00 PM
  6. 21st/ Weston and Barlow St.                                       5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  7. 3456 & 3458 Woodbridge Ct.                                       5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  8. 2300 Pine St.                                                                   5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  9. Bluffview Park (28th/Jackson St.)                              5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  10. 3023 Lakota Pl.                                                               4:00 PM—7:00 PM
  11. Municipal Boat Harbor                                                5:00 PM—7:00 PM
  12. 1214 S. 20th St.                                                                5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


We’d like to thank several area businesses for donating supplies, time, or funds to help support this great community event:

-Bakalars Beef

-Kwik Trip


-Coney Island

-McDonald’s Courtesy Corp

-St. Joes Country Market

-Famous Dave’s


-La Crosse Center

-Sams Club


-Brother’s Bar

-Dairy Queen

-Midwest Coca Cola Bottling Corp.

-Texas Roadhouse




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