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Tips to Plan Your National Night Out Party

Posted by Custom Alarm on Jul 8, 2019 11:30:00 AM

This year marks the 36th annual National Night Out, held on Tuesday, August 6 across thousands of communities from all fifty states, including Rochester, Olmsted County and SE Minnesota. 

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building event to promote police-community Group-4partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The evening gives an opportunity to enhance the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing a true sense of community.

Last year, in Rochester and Olmsted County alone there were over 76,000 people and 517 events pre-registered.

Planning Your National Night Out Event

  • Talk to your neighbors about having a NNO event
  • Decide the type of event you would like to have: potluck, ice cream social, BBQ competition, root beer floats, etc.
  • Send invitations to neighbors
  • Register your party online at
  • Plan activities for kids (get donations for prizes)
  • Decide on entertainment or music
  • Get the necessary permits for noise and street closing for Rochester by calling 507-328-6890. If you live outside of Rochester, contact your city officials.
  • Apply for a neighborhood sponsorship from Custom Alarm here!

Party Safety

  • Lock your doors of home and vehicles when you leave for event
  • Supervise children’s activities to avoid injury
  • Practice safety around grilling and campfire
  • Having a pool party? Provide a lifeguard.
  • Leave valuables at home, in secure location.
  • Arm your security system when you leave.
  • Dress for the weather, be comfortable
  • Have a blast and get to know your neighbors!

At Custom Alarm we believe in protecting what matters most and your community is important, which is why we partner with local law enforcement to promote NNO each year. We would love to help you throw the best NNO party in your neighborhood, register for a chance at $50 toward your party.

Register For $50 NNO Sponsorship

Tags: Family Activities, National Night Out, Community, Rochester MN, Olmsted County, Neighborhood

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