National Night Out

National Night Out on October 6, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and large group gatherings this summer, the city has joined some other public safety departments in rescheduling National Night Out events to Tuesday, October 6.

Block parties registered with the city by August 31 may receive a “drive-by and wave” visit from Victoria firefighters, Carver County Sheriff’s deputies or city council members. 

Register my block party.

Guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Minnesota Department of Health should be followed, including social distancing. This event is subject to change based on current COVID-19 health guidelines and recommendations. 

Hosting a Party

National Night Out was first celebrated in August of 1984 as a community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live and work. Neighborhoods host block parties, visits from emergency services and more. Today, neighbors in 16,000 communities across the nation participate in National Night Out.

Hosting/Planning Ideas

 

  • Invite your neighbors at least one week before the event.
  • Support local restaurants by ordering curbside pickup during National Night Out.
  • Collect food for a food shelf.
  • Sign up all ages for Carver County Library cards.
  • Play yard games.
  • Welcome new neighbors.
  • Provide name tags. 
  • Do chalk art.
  • Take lots of pictures (tag and share with “@VictoriaMNCity”).