The 2020 version of Des Moines’ annual ‘National Night Out’ has been cancelled.

The crime-fighting event is generally held on the first Tuesday in August, but the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that.

Here’s more from the Des Moines Police Department:

National Night Out is generally held on the first Tuesday in August. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National NNO organizers are strongly recommending that all National Night Out 2020 areas tentatively celebrate on October 6th, the first Tuesday in October.

With the uncertainty of this pandemic Des Moines Police Department has decided to cancel our event until next year.

However, we encourage neighbors to use this time to stay connected and keep informed about crime and its impact in your neighborhood and community.