Night Out

Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.  Night Out is traditionally held the first Tuesday night in August.

Note on Night Out 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the CDC and WA State recommendations for gatherings - Seattle Night Out 2020 has been canceled.

We understand that during this challenging time, neighbors need each other now more than ever. While the official event is canceled, your neighborhood or block can still celebrate a night out in a safe, inclusive and equitable manner:

Here are some ideas on how to safely celebrate:

  • Consider hosting a virtual Night Out event and invite all neighbors to participate by sharing their favorite summer recipe.
  • Organize a virtual neighborhood scavenger hunt or trivia night with prizes.
  • Arrange regular and crucial neighborhood conversations through technology and social media.
  • Schedule a neighborhood clean-up with appropriate personal protective equipment and social distancing.

Please consult the following links for up-to-date COVID 19 news and suggestions:

The Seattle Police Department will truly miss all of your neighborhood Night Out celebrations this year and please know, our commitment to community engagement has not diminished. We are looking forward to when we can safely be together again.

If you have questions or would like advice, please contact your Precinct's Crime Prevention Coordinator.

Other questions or suggestions can be sent to