Neighbors are invited to join in the fun at Concordia’s National Night Out Celebration on the evening of Tuesday, August 7th. This unique community event will be fun for the whole family with a focus on building community, which prevents crime and fear of crime.
The celebration starts at 6 PM with a pedestrian and bicycle parade at Faubion Elementary School, and continues at Fernhill Park with the last concert of our free Summer Concert Series (The Buckles) at 6:30 pm.
The parade will begin at Faubion Elementary School, 3039 NE Portland/Rosa Parks Blvd, and will wind its way to Fernhill Park via Dekum, NE 33rd Ave., Ainsworth Blvd, and NE 37th Ave. We want to see everyone, either individually or in groups, get out and join the parade. Children and adults, marching bands, sports teams, church and civic groups, city officials, dance troupes and kazoo bands are all welcome! Decorating for the parade (sponsored by SCRAP and your local neighborhood association) begins at 5 pm, so bring your bikes, trikes, and strollers to Faubian and get creative!
At 6:30, the concert at Fernhill Park will begin. Long-time fans of traditional country music will not be disappointed by the band’s unforgettable toe-tapping sound. There will also be a myriad of children’s and educational activities to participate in at the park beginning at 6:00 pm, as well as food vendors! Come meet your neighbors, city officials, fire and police officers, and local business owners and celebrate our community spirit!
Each year around the country, National Night Out is held on the first Tuesday of August and is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships, generate support for participation in local anti-crime programs, heighten community awareness of crime and drug prevention, and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. See you there!