Woo-hoo! First week of August -- which means National Night Out is coming! Traditionally held the first week in August there are plenty of events coming up starting today (Aug. 7)!

WHAT IS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT?
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

So where can you celebrate in our neck of the woods? Here are a few options:

  • National Night Out Hosted By Bearded Monkey Cycling and Fitness (1802 W. Nob Hill Blvd. Here is what their Facebook page event said: "Come celebrate National Night Out Bearded Monkey style- 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. Family-friendly bike ride with YPD leaves the shop at 6:15 pm. Helmets are required and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. What I Crave food truck will be there along with hand crafted lemonade by The Squeeze.
    Music by Michael Angel Cabrera.
    Special appearance by Central City Comicon.
    Come visit adoptable pets from Wags to Riches.
    Face painting and rock painting by Tessa Brown and Tiffany Babat.
    Huge LuLaRoe clearance sale,
    You will also find The Rose Mobile B, FosteringWA, ColorStreet, Purple Zebra Paper Company, Paparazzi, Gina’s Creations, Usborne Books, The Nest, Damsel in Defense, Mary Kay, LipSense, Pampered Chef, and more!
  • Selah National Night Out -- Hosted by the Selah Valley Lions Club from 6-9 p.m. at Wixon Park! Here is what their Facebook event says: "Lions Club will be serving hot dogs and soda."
  • Sunnyside National Night Out -- Hosted by Sunnyside United-Unidos, 1901 E. Lincoln Ave., Sunnyside, from 6-9 p.m. Here is what their Facebook event says: "See us at National Night out at Central Park for your free prescription lockbox! Join the city for free food, free swimming passes, free games, and visit other booths! It is going to be a great family night!"
  • Toppenish National Night Out -- Tuesday Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m., 20 Asotin Ave., Toppenish. Here is what their Facebook page had to say: "The Yakima Humane Society will be in attendance at both of this year's National Night Out, hosted by the Yakima Housing Authority. Join us for an evening of encouraging partnerships between the police and the community, as well as neighborhood camaraderie! There will be fun, food, activities, local business and non-profit organization information, and more. We hope to see you there." For more info CLICK HERE
  • Yakima National Night Out -- Hosted by the Yakima Humane Society Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at 110 South Ninth Ave. (Astria Regional Medical Center). Here is what their Facebook event says: "The Yakima Humane Society will be in attendance at both of this year's National Night Out, hosted by the Yakima Housing Authority. Join us for an evening of encouraging partnerships between the police and the community, as well as neighborhood camaraderie! There will be fun, food, activities, local business and non-profit organization information, and more. We hope to see you there." CLICK HERE for more details.
  • Grandview National Night Out -- Tuesday, Aug. 14, brought to you by The Grandview School District and The City of Grandview. Here is what it said on their Facebook page event: "The community is invited to attend Grandview's annual National Night Out event, set to take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Westside Park (the pool park.) There will be free food, a bouncy house slide, balloons, face painting, free swimming and much more! It's a chance to get together with your friends, family, neighbors and community members and enjoy an evening of free family fun. Be sure to mark your calendars! #TogetherGrandviewCan"