MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Tuesday marks the 29th annual celebration of National Night Out for communities across the country.

Neighbors are encouraged to have block parties and build relationships as a way to help fight crime in the community. Minneapolis usually has more National Night Out parties than any other city of its size in the U.S.

There were more than 1,200 National Night Out events in Minneapolis last year, and more than 60,000 people took part. There’s going to be a large event along the river.

They are expecting around 3,000 people at Nine Flags Park on West River Road, right behind the Federal Reserve Building. That part starts at 6 p.m. and goes until about 9 p.m.

There are also hundreds of National Night Out parties in St. Paul too. Mayor Chris Coleman will be making several stops including the one at the Boys and Girls Club West, the House of Hope, the Gathering at Euclid Street and Maria Avenue and the1600 block of Pinehurst Avenue.


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