Cedar Park is launching its 2019 National Night Out kick-off party from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27 at Heritage Oak Park at 875 Quest Parkway.
The event is open to the public and will include music, a petting zoo, a climbing wall, a bounce house, the DPS Helicopter, food and and drink and along with appearances by McGruff, the National Night Out Knight, Texas Stars Hockey and Austin Spurs.
Then, local neighborhoods and businesses participating in National Night Out events will hold their local block parties next week from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.
National Night Out is celebrated by cities across the country by turning on their porch lights and getting together with neighbors with collegiality as an expression of solidarity against crime. The event is held Aug. 6 nationally although many parts of Texas and select other parts of the country hold it in October.
Austin, Leander and Round Rock will celebrate their 2019 National Night Out on Oct. 1.