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Free fun at National Night Out in Plantation, Sunrise & others

For family fun, National Night Out events often include activities, police and firefighter demonstrations and entertainment. In Plantation, for example, the event includes a petting zoo, rock wall and a performance featuring The Fuzz police department band. 

National Night Out in 2023 is August 1, with free events in South Florida, including Plantation and Sunrise.  National Night Out events foster public safety and establishing friendly links with neighbors and with local police.



5 p.m. – 9 p.m. August 1 at Pine Island Park, 320 S. Pine Island Road, Plantation. The event includes live entertainment from The Fuzz police department band. Parking is free.

  • police demonstrations
  • fire department demonstrations
  • petting zoo
  • bounce houses


7 p.m. – 10 p.m. August 1 Sunrise Public Safety Building, 10440 W.  Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise. The National Night Out  event includes safety information, refreshments, entertainment, activities for kids and police and equipment demonstrations. Parking is free.

Fort Lauderdale

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. August 1 free event presented by Fort Lauderdale Police and Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation.  The event includes back to school and food giveaways, while supplies last, activities for kids, and safety demonstrations and safety tips.  Parking is free.

Other Back To School events.

It's at Carter Park, 1450 W. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33311.


6 p.m. – 10 p.m. August 1 at the sports facilities, 1695 Banks Road, Margate. The event includes safety tips, food, music, entertainment and activities for kids. Parking is free.

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