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The logo for 31st Annual National Night Out. (Source: natw.org) The logo for 31st Annual National Night Out. (Source: natw.org)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Tuesday night, neighbors and law enforcement agencies across the nation will come together to take a stand against crime.

It's all part of the 31st annual National Night Out, held every year on the first Tuesday of August. The event encourages people to help in crime prevention and let criminals know neighborhoods are fighting back.

Tuesday night, cities and neighborhoods across the Upstate and western North Carolina are holding events, offering free food, music and activities for kids.

They say while the message is serious, the events will be light-spirited and offer residents a chance to interact with police, firefighters and city officials in a positive and safe setting.

Events taking place across our area include:

Asheville: From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville.

Clemson: Starting at 7 p.m. on the Village Green at Patrick Square, with Movie on the Green starting about 8:30 p.m.

Greenville County: Several communities have events starting at 6 p.m. in Welcome/Tanglewood, Stauton Bridge, Blythe Shoals/River Falls, Judson and Dunean.

Mauldin: From 5 to 8 p.m. at City Hall/Mauldin Police Department on East Butler Road.

Pauline (Spartanburg County): From 6 to 8 p.m. at Carolina Farm and Garden Supply on Highway 56.

Simpsonville: From 6 to 9 p.m. at City Park on Park Drive (next to Simpsonville Police Department). The Blood Connection will be there from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with donors receiving a free movie ticket, T-shirt or pair of Greenville Drive tickets.

Spartanburg: Starting at 5:30 p.m., 23 neighborhoods will host events along with an official kick off Chapel Street Park on Chapel Street. Communities participating include: Andrews Farm Neighborhood Association (NA), Beaumont Village NA, Camp Croft Apartments, Carriage House Condos, Cleveland Park/Northside NA, Collins Park/Cottage Grove, Converse Heights, Forest Park NA, Hampton Heights NA, Highland NA, JC Anderson Townhomes, JC Bull Apartments, Kensington Drive NA, Kensington Manor Apartments, Liberty Square Senior Apartments, Maxwell Hills NA, Pine Forest NA, Pineview Hill NA, South Converse NA, Summer Place Apartments, Summerhill NA, Victoria Garden Apartments and Wadsworth Hills NA.

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