National Night Out is a statewide holiday, traditionally celebrated on the first Tuesday in October, that aims to bring together members of the community and local law enforcement, according to the National Night Out website. These events range from full-blown block parties to law enforcement officials visiting neighborhoods.
There are numerous events happening around the Greater Houston area between Oct. 3-7.
Oct. 3: The Woodlands Police and Fire Department are encouraging residents to meet their neighbors during their National Night Out. Local officials will be stopping by any parties that are officially registered. 3-6 p.m. Free. Various locations in The Woodlands' villages. 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov
Oct. 4: The city of Shenandoah is sponsoring their annual National Night Out to help bring together residents of the city and first responders. Residents will get to enjoy a DJ, a shooting gallery and a climbing wall. 6-8 p.m. Free. City Park, 801 Maplewood Drive, Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.shenandoahtx.us
Oct. 5: Residents of Sugar Land who are hosting their own National Night Out parties can submit a request to have the Sugar Land Police Department stop by their event. Hosts can choose between patrol officers, motorcycle officers or fire trucks to make an appearance. 6-9 p.m. Free. Various locations within Sugar Land city limits. 281-275-2580. www.sugarlandtx.gov
Oct. 5: The Montgomery Police Department will present National Night Out, an opportunity for community members to meet law enforcement and bring police and neighbors together. Activities include a bounce house, face painting and free food. 6-8 p.m. Free. Cedar Brake Park, 21358 Eva St., Montgomery. 936-597-4291. www.facebook.com/montgomerypdtx
Oct. 5: The Conroe Police Department will host their National Night Out. Residents will have the opportunity to meet their local police officers while enjoying bounce houses and food. 5-8 p.m. Free. Kroger Parking Lot, 341 S. Loop 336, Conroe. 936-522-3237. www.cityofconroe.org/home
Oct. 5: The Katy Police Department will have their annual National Night Out, located this year at Katy City Park. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs, as a movie will be shown during the event. 5-7 p.m. Free. Katy City Park, 5850 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-4848. www.cityofkaty.com/home
Oct. 5: Pearland residents have the opportunity to spend time with their neighbors, and local police and fire departments during their National Night Out. Law enforcement is taking requests to visit certain neighborhoods. 6-9 p.m. Free. Various Pearland neighborhoods. 281-997-4229. www.pearlandtx.gov/home
Oct. 5: The Humble Police Department will be hosting their National Night Out in the parking lot of their facility. Hosted every year, this night brings together community members and local law enforcement. 6-8 p.m. Free. Humble Police Department, 310 Bender Ave., Humble. 281-446-7127. www.humblepolice.com
Oct. 7: Members of the Magnolia community are invited to meet their local police department, fire department and constables offices. Activities include a bounce house, electronic fingerprinting and food trucks. 6-8 p.m. Free. Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-356-2500. www.cityofmagnolia.com
Anna Lotz contributed to this report.