National Night Out is an annual event that brings communities and law enforcement together in an effort to get to know one another while raising awareness about how to keep neighborhoods safe.

On Tuesday from 3-5 pm, you can stop by the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street—just outside Mayo Clinic Square—and begin your NNO experience with our annual downtown NNO Kickoff Event.

For the fourth straight year, the mpls downtown council and Mpls Downtown Improvement District, with support from Target, are hosting this kickoff event in downtown bringing those who live, work and play in our community together for an afternoon of fun and education about how to help each other stay safe.

The NNO Kickoff Event will include:

  • Appearances by local law enforcement and public officials
  • A pop-up electronic basketball game
  • Free giveaways
  • Free frozen treats
  • Time/Location list of NNO Events in the City of Minneapolis on August 1
  • And More

Since 1984, Minneapolis has become a national leader in National Night Out participation. Last year, Minneapolis had more than 1,200 registered NNO confirmed events—the most by a city with a population 300,000+ in the country. This year, there are roughly 20 NNO events in downtown neighborhoods alone.

For more information and additional details on this year’s National Night Out event, follow @MplsDowntown or @MinneapolisDID on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #DowntownMpls and #NNO.