FAIRFIELD, NJ — For the fifth consecutive summer, the Fairfield Police Department will join hundreds of municipalities across the country in hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the Hollywood Avenue Park (221 Hollywood Avenue). The Caldwell Police Department is also hosting a similar event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Breezeway to the Kiwanis Oval between the Caldwell Municipal Building and the Caldwell Community Center.

Beginning at 6 p.m. and ending with a fireworks display at dusk, Fairfield’s free community event will feature carnival-style games, a dunk tank, various businesses/organizations setting up tables with giveaways, a performance from Elsa and Anna of “Frozen” and more. Free food and drinks will also be offered to attendees, including hamburgers, hot dogs, meatball sandwiches, pizza, Italian ice, zeppole's and much more) and water.

Caldwell’s event will include refreshments provided by Gelotti, Jack's Foodtown & Cloverleaf, entertainment, giveaways and tables with safety information from local emergency responders.

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For more than 35 years, National Night Out has been held annually on the first Tuesday in August as a means of enhancing the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. It also provides an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

The program involves nearly 38 million people and more than 16,000 communities across the country, and U.S. territories and military bases worldwide.

There is no reservation necessary to participate in these events.