It’s not too early to start planning your block party for National Night Out. This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, August 6th. Jacksonville Beach has been hosting a gathering at SeaWalk Pavilion for several years now, and it’s always a hit. National Night Out is a perfect way to get out and meet your neighbors whether you’re a homeowner or a business. National Night Out is also a wonderful way to make your community safer.

If you’re a business and are thinking about participating in National Night Out there are many things you can do. You can provide food for grilling, toys for kids to play with, or even have a giveaway of backpacks filled with school supplies. As security experts in Jacksonville, one of the best things you can do to keep your business safe and secure is to get out and meet the neighbors.

If you’re a homeowner or resident and want to participate in National Night Out, now is a great time to get started. Start by talking to your neighbors to see if anyone is planning the event this year. If not, take it upon yourself to get the ball rolling.

Start by getting neighbors email addresses and phone numbers, you can even start a Facebook neighborhood group or a neighborhood group on Next Door. This is a great place to keep everyone informed about National Night Out, but also a great way to keep connected throughout the year.

It’s not too early to start planning for National Night Out, you can start by creating a flyer to share with your neighbors letting them know that it’s coming and to mark their calendars. You might learn that Tuesday, August 6th isn’t a good night for your neighbors but a better date would work, letting everyone know now lets people plan for the event and more people will attend.

Click here to download a customizable flyer for National Night Out.

Whether you’re a business or resident, get out and get to know your neighbors. Your neighborhood and community will be safer for it.