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Neighborhood Celebrations
Neighborhood Celebrations inspire positive interactions among neighbors and build community-building efforts. Celebrations will be uniquely different in each neighborhood, based on history, current activities and culture. Event may serve to any or all of the following:
  • Celebrate neighborhood accomplishments
  • Showcase neighborhood diversity
  • Inform neighbors of community resources
  • Get neighbors involved
  • Provide opportunities for socialization

There are many beautiful areas in San Jose Parks that are perfect for a variety of outdoor events to fit any event size. If you are looking for a site to host a community gathering in your Neighborhood Park, our City Special Park Use staff can assist you with finding the perfect outdoor location for your event.

National Night Out
National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the US, held the first Tuesday of August. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities, such as drug prevention, town watch, neighborhood watch, and other anti-crime efforts.
Block Party
A block party is a large public party in which many members of a single neighborhood congregate, either to observe an event of some importance or simply for mutual enjoyment.
  • Guidelines: If you are planning a Neighborhood Block Party, you will coordinate the event directly with the City of San Jose, Secondary Permit Unit and must submit a Block Party Application to the City of San Jose, Permits Unit.
  • Block Party Applications