Northland neighborhoods, cities plan National Night Out events

The annual celebration Tuesday, Aug. 3, aims to promote community and build relationships between residents and public safety departments.

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Mataya Lamoreaux, 11, of Duluth, uses the slide of an inflatable obstacle course during National Night Out activities in 2018. (Clint Austin / File / News Tribune)

National Night Out returns Tuesday for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic canceling most community events last summer.

This annual celebration, held in neighborhoods across the U.S., typically on the first Tuesday in August, strives to promote community and strengthen relationships between residents and local public safety departments.

The following events are scheduled in the Northland on Tuesday unless otherwise noted.


(Events registered with Duluth Police Department)

100 block of West House Street, 6-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Lisa Lee and Lisa. Block party for residents on lower West House Street and surrounding streets. Bring your own main course to grill and something to share. Bring chairs. Signup and details at .

1030 N. 12th Ave. E., 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Maija and Reid. Bike decorating at 5 p.m.; bike parade at 5:30 p.m.; potluck at 6 p.m. Music, decorating, obstacle course, plates and utensils provided; bring a dish to share.


1100 block of West Fifth Street, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Wendy. Kids parade at 5 p.m., then potluck at the corner of North 12th Avenue West and West Fifth Street.

121 Chester Parkway, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Britt and Leon.

15 W. Toledo St., 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Shelley. Games and kids prize drawing. Potluck; bring a dish to share. Shredded pork, beef, chicken, Kool-Aid, iced tea and water provided. Bring your own chairs if possible.

1615 E. Seventh St., 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Tom and Carol. Potluck; bring a dish to share.

1815 Carver Ave., 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Joan and Paul. Ice cream provided by Mount Royal Garden Club. Bring a dish to share, a chair and beverage.

1834 Vermilion Road, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by John.

20 N. 40th Ave. E., 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Kris. Potluck; bring a chair and beverage and a dish to share.

21 S. 57th Ave. E., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Stacey and Matt and Angela. Potluck. Bring a dish to share; grill provided.


21 S. 66th Ave. W., 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Katie. Hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips, freezies and lemonade provided. Bring a chair and side dish to share if you wish. Kids bike parade at 6 p.m. with prizes.

24 S. 59th Ave. E., 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Matthew.

2500 block of West 15th Street, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Clarise.

2626 E. Second St., 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Vicki. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, there will be no potluck; packaged desserts available. Bring a beverage.

2800 block of North 28th Avenue East, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Bonnie.

2902 Bald Eagle Trail (new addition of Hawk Ridge neighborhood), 6-9 p.m. Hosted by Rosie and Ken and Rachel and Bill. Meet Neighborhood Watch/Citizen Patrol members. Ice cream and games. Bring lawn chairs.

2911 Nighthawk Lane, 6 p.m. Hosted by Megan.

312, 315 and 302 Ridgewood Road, 6-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Sue Moore.


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Ryker Reilly, 4, draws with chalk during a National Night Out block party Aug. 1, 2017, in Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood. (Mike Krebs / File / News Tribune)

3216 Wellington St., 5-9 p.m. Gary and Sandy are hosting their 45th National Night Out picnic for Lincoln Park residents. Hot dogs and beverages provided; bring food to share if possible.

3232 Florine St., 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted by Jeremy and Jennifer. Will gather on the street in front of their house and grill hot dogs and brats. Bring a dish to share.

3600 block of Crescent View Avenue, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Elizabeth. Bring folding chairs and chairs if possible and pizza and/or ice cream to share.

3800 block of Allendale Avenue, between East Faribault and East Owatonna streets, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Sue, Pat and Grant. Activities and contests for the whole family. Bring a book, take a book for the neighborhood Little Free Library. Meet election candidates.

3920 Gladstone St., 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Paul and Jenny.

4500 and 4600 blocks of Colorado Street, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Michael, Jacqualyn and Heather. Tables and a tent set up for food. Chalk, jump ropes, bubbles, etc.


4524 Tioga St., 5 p.m. Hosted by Andrew.

4604 Otsego St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Kim, Monica, Liz, Michelle, Peggy H., Sally and Christine. Watch for neighborhood fliers. Bring a beverage, chair and a dish to share. They will grill brats and hot dogs.

5700 block of Juanita Street, 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Shelley.

600 block of North Hugo Avenue, 5 p.m. Hosted by Scott and Sarah. Barbecue, bike parade, kids games, etc.

815 W. Skyline Parkway, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Larry and Judy.

Ashbury United Methodist Church, 6822 Grand Ave., 5-7 p.m. Food, beverages and games provided in the back parking lot. Surprise guests may show up.

AT&T, Miller Hill Mall, 1600 Miller Trunk Highway, 5-8 p.m. AT&T will host an event with cold drinks and treats outside its store location in the mall.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland, 2407 W. Fourth St., 5-7 p.m.


Branch Street NNO/Allyz, 30th Avenue East and Branch Street, 5-9 p.m. Residents who live on Branch Street between 26th Avenue East and Greysolon Place, as well as neighbors from adjacent streets, are welcome. Games, bounce house, food tables, grills. Kids bike decorating and bike parade.

CHUM, 102 W. Second St., 5-7 p.m. Due to COVID-19 awareness, they are limiting participation to CHUM staff and guests; volunteers are limited. Will cook and gather in the parking lot.

Corner of 25th Avenue East and East Third Street, 6 p.m. Hosted by Adam and Emily. Bounce house.

Corner of Mygatt and Vermilion roads, 5 p.m. Hosted by Scott and Lisa Norr and Aaron and Jen Boyson.

First Covenant Church, 2101 W. Second St., 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Gayle. Bounce house, food and drawings for filled backpacks.

First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., 5-7 p.m. Ice cream, popcorn, live music, games.

French River Lutheran Church, 5310 Ryan Road, 5-7 p.m. Free potluck provided by church members. Music by Two Harbors Ukulele Group, outdoor playset, gaga ball pit.

Gateway Tower, 600 W. Superior St., 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Kelly. Food, drinks and prizes during the first National Night Out picnic for Gateway Tower residents and neighbors.


Great Lakes Church and OneLife Community Church of Lakeside, 1814 N. 51st Ave. E., 6-8 p.m. Free root beer floats, games and music. Face painting, bumper balls, castle bounce house, disc golf and giant Jenga.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 N. Arlington Ave., north parking lot, 5:30-7 p.m. Free root beer floats, coney hot dogs, music.

Jesus is Life Church, 501 N. 57th Ave. W., 5-9 p.m. Hosted by Pastor Dan. Free root beer and orange floats and possible free clothing and household items.

Kenilworth Book Club, 300 block of Kenilworth Avenue, 5:30-8 p.m. Hosted by Lois. Bring beverages, chairs and a dish to share.

Longview Garden Club, Granitoid Park, North 25th Avenue East, Clover, Irving and East Seventh streets, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Judith, garden club president.

Maple Ridge Townhome Association, 1214 and 1216 Butternut Ave., 6:30 p.m. Old-fashioned ice cream social.

Northridge Estates Association, cul-de-sac at end of Northridge Drive, 5 p.m.

Norton Park United Methodist Church, 436 N. 79th Ave. W., 6-8 p.m. Ice cream social.

Open field on 600 block, between South 64th and 66th avenues west, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Christine, Mandy, Lori and Danielle. Bike parade at 5:50 p.m., 613 S. 63rd Ave. W.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave., 5:30-7 p.m. Games and activities for all ages available during picnic.

Park Point Community Club, 3026 Minnesota Ave. (Lafayette Community Center), 5-7 p.m. Potluck with brats and buns. Bring a dish to share.

Piedmont Heights Dental, 2860 Piedmont Ave., 5-7 p.m. Free dinner catered by Famous Dave's.

Rockin' Raleigh Street, 126 S. 61st Ave. W., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Leonard and Melanie and George and Joey. Celebration of Duluth's police officers, firefighters and first responders. Bring a beverage, chair, your own meat to grill and a dish to share.

Summit School, 1600 N. Eighth Ave. E., 5:45-7:45 p.m. Gathering on the blacktop next to school. Water and lemonade provided; bring a chair and dish to share.

Village at Matterhorn, 4746 Matterhorn Circle, 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Colleen. Bounce house, cotton candy, hot dogs, taco-in-a-bag, drinks, treats.

Village Place Apartments, 602 E. Fifth St., 5-7 p.m. Hosted by Colleen. Bounce house, cotton candy, hot dogs, taco-in-a-bag, drinks, treats.

West Marble Street and North Robin Avenue, 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Paul. Potluck and music.

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Duluth Mayor Emily Larson and Jackie Rukavina, a Smithville neighborhood resident, laugh while visiting during National Night Out activities at the Good Fellowship Community Center in Morgan Park in 2018. (Clint Austin / File / News Tribune)


Barnum City Park, 6-8 p.m. Hosted by Barnum Community Education, Age to Age and the Bomber Club. Free. Bring chairs. Hot dogs, chips, lemonade, water and dessert. Firefighters, the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office and others will visit with residents.


DNR Park, 5:30-7 p.m. Hosted by Carlton Community Education.


No event hosted by the Cloquet Police Department this year due to low staffing levels. To host a neighborhood NNO event, contact Police Chief Derek Randall at and the police department will coordinate and connect neighborhoods with its staff.


Northridge Park, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosted by Esko Community Education.


Eveleth Veterans Park and Campground, Miller Trunk Road, about 1.5 miles south of Eveleth, Ely Lake, 4-8 p.m.


Hermantown Police Department, 5111 Maple Grove Road, 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Hermantown police and volunteer fire departments invite Hermantown residents for food and fun.


“A Night for Hibbing to Unite,” Hibbing Bennett Park, North Pavilion, 4-7 p.m. Music, free food, games.

Kettle River

Kettle River City Hall, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet city staff, council members, firefighters and Carlton County Sheriff's Office at a picnic and community get-together. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, lemonade, coffee, freeze pops.

Moose Lake

Moose Lake City Park, 412 Fourth St., 4-7 p.m. Hosted by the Moose Lake Police Department.

Mountain Iron

Mountain Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive S., 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. Hosted by Mountain Iron Fire Department.


Proctor Police Department, 100 Pionk Drive, 5-7 p.m. Free food and a chance to meet your neighbors and police officers.

Wuori Township

Wuori Community Center, 7449 Werner Road, Virginia, 4:30-8 p.m. St. Louis County sheriff’s deputies and representatives of Wuori Township are hosting a free event for the public. Kids activities; free barbecue; squad cars; K-9 demonstration; St. Louis County 911 dispatching center; St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad; EMS and fire departments; Life Link III helicopter landing; prize drawings for kids and adults; music by Casey Aro; magic by Amazing Charles.

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