On Tuesday, August 1, 2023, community members throughout the City of West Hollywood will gather on neighborhood streets in a show of unity against crime as the City of West Hollywood once again celebrates the annual National Night Out.
Events such as block parties, barbecues, live entertainment, dancing, and more will take place throughout the City during the evening. Attendance is free. There will be limited street closures during National Night Out; these will occur on Tuesday, August 1, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The City of West Hollywood cancelled the event during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019 and 2020. There are usually six to ten separate events throughout the city, however, because of concerns over the surges in COVID-19 cases, there were only three-in person events in 2021 (one event was virtual for those who wished to stay home) and there were seven events in 2022. A list of events, times, and event locations will be regularly updated on the City of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/nno as this year’s event approaches.
This year marks the 40th Annual National Night Out (NNO), which began in 1984 as an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, law enforcement, community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie – and to send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized against crime.
Nationwide, more than 35 million people in neighborhoods across the country gather outdoors to celebrate their unity and their successes in the fight against crime. Celebrating National Night Out has been a tradition in West Hollywood since the City’s incorporation.
National Night Out 2023 participants include members of the West Hollywood City Council, Neighborhood Watch groups, the West Hollywood Gateway, and the City of West Hollywood’s Public Safety Commission and Russian-Speaking Advisory Board. Events will be held in coordination with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and the City of West Hollywood.