The 29th annual National Night Out will be held at Glasgow Park on Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The New Castle County Police Citizen Advisory Council, along with County Police and Crime Prevention Area Watch, will be organizing the event, which has drawn in more than 36 million people nation wide.

The goals of National Night Out 2012 are to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for an participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and to send a message to potential criminals that neighborhoods are united and organized against crime.

The event is free and refreshments will be served.

The Glasgow Park is located on U.S. Route 40 in Newark.

For more information, visit