Westfield's Big Day National Night Out

Westfield on Weekends, Inc. and the Westfield Police Department have partnered to create Westfield's Big Day as part of the National Night Out Campaign.

Join us Saturday, August 6th for a fun-filled day!

Noon-9pm**

  • Non-stop Music
  • Shopping
  • Kids entertainment and activities
  • Food Trucks and much much more
  • 12:30-2:00 WPD Cadets Bike Rodeo
  • 12:50-1:50 All Stars Dance Performance/Class
  • 12:00-4:00 Pitch Contest with Starfires & Mascot
  • 12:00-4:00 In Plain Sight Trailer
  • 12:00-4:00 Western MA Narcotics Anonymous
  • 12:00-7:00 Fire Department Truck & Ambulance
  • 12:00-7:00 Air Guard Recruiter
  • 12:00-7:00 DART (Drug Addiction and Recovery Team)
  • 1:00-4:00 Life Star Helicopter
  • 1:00-5:00 Fingerprinting – Masons
  • 2:00-3:00 K-9 Demonstration Sheriff's Dept
  • 2:00-4:00 Pedal Car Sobriety Test
  • 3:00-7:00 Drone Display
  • 5:00-5:30 Accident/Jaws of Life Demo
  • 12:00-9:00 Westfield Police Booth
  • 12:00-9:00 Emergency Management
  • 12:00-9:00 Department of Fire Services
  • 12:00-9:00 State Police – Bomb Squad
  • 12:00-9:00 Photo Op with A Police Cruiser
  • 12:00-9:00 Civil Air Patrol Table
  • 12:00-9:00 Westfield Animal Control
  • **Exhibits times and availability subject to change.

Speaking of music...

DOORS OPEN for Festival at 12pm

Stage programming**:

**Subject to change

We are excited  Billy and the Jets - an Elton John / Billy Joel Tribute will be performing at 7:30pm!

Collage showing a drone display, pedal car sobriety test, UMass Mounter Unit, Westfield Police cruiser, Westfield Fire truck, jaws of life demo, and messy teenager's room

Plans for Big Day/Night Out include non-stop music on a Main Stage featuring more than six regional ensembles and ending with an evening concert by Billy and the Jets, an Elton John/Billy Joel tribute band; a vendor fair of area merchants, artists and artisans; raffles; and community booths.

Activities, designed to highlight the work of the Westfield Police, are planned to include safety demonstrations; drills; equipment displays; Police horses and canines; Cadet drills and interactive activities such as rides in a police car and more.

Big Day/Night Out is the first major collaboration of WOW and the Police. When Police Lieutenant Eric Hall of the Westfield Police Department contacted WOW Board Member Jason Polan to ask if there was a possibility of working together on the Department’s annual National Night Out Against Crime event, it proved to be very serendipitous.

Now in its 39th year, Night Out is a nationwide event designed to strengthen police – community relationships.

“The Westfield Police are proud of our city and thrilled to partner with Westfield On Weekends and National Night Out to foster a true sense of community, as we gather under positive circumstances,” Hall explained,” Hall said.

“Night Out activities usually happen on the first Tuesday of August, but we wanted to make it accessible to more residents and we received permission to co-host the event on the first Saturday in August by coupling with WOW’s planned music festival,” Hall added.

Polan had been working with a WOW committee on reimagining last year’s Westfield Concert Series as an all-day festival of music that would feature regional musical acts and climax with an evening headliner.

“Combining what WOW had begun to plan with the Night Out activities which the Police wished to enlarge and enhance was a no-brainer, given the Police always play a big part in facilitating WOW’s larger downtown events,” Polan said

Want to donate to the big day? Great! Click here.

The Details

Location

Near Amelia Park, in the large field behind the Boys & Girls Club.

Shop at our show!

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Free Parking

  • Amelia Park Arena. 21 S Broad St, Westfield, MA 01085
  • Westfield Middle School. 30 West Silver Street.
  • Additional overflow parking is at Commercial Distributing at: 46 S Broad St, Westfield, MA 01085
  • Handicap parking is at the Boys and Girls Club. Simply show the Westfield Police Officer your handicap pass and they will direct you to the correct spots.
  • Westfield Police will be on site to assist with parking. Please follow their directions.

Community - Be a part of our EXPERIENCE!

  1. If you own a business / non-profit and want to discuss  sponsorship or raffle donations
  2. If you are a vendor and want to discuss having your product on site
  3. If you are a musician and would like to talk to us about your act
  4. If you would like to help out on site during our shows in a variety of roles

FAQs

Will there be public restrooms?

Portable restrooms will be made available.

Will there be food and drink on site?

Yes we have multiple food vendors who will sell food on site. You are welcome to bring your own food in too!

What happens if it rains before or during the event?

Unless it’s a dangerous electrical storm, the show will go on! Follow our Facebook page for updates if we need to make any updates/communications we will post to Facebook first!

I made it to the Boys and Girls Club, where do I go now?

Simply walk to the field behind the Boys and Girls Club and look for our (2) 12' yellow "entrance" flags. They will guide you to the field.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Fireworks
  • Grills/Propane
  • Flags
  • Illegal drugs
  • Signs/Banners
  • Tents
  • Video recording
  • Firearms
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Inflatables
  • Smoking
  • Drones
  • Bikes (bike rack will be provided for bike parking) 
  • Dogs & other animals (unless official service animals)
  • This event is on Massachusetts Public School Property, any prohibited items not allowed by Massachusetts Public Schools are not allowed at our shows.

Still Have Questions?

  • If the above doesn't answer your questions, contact us at programing@westfieldonweekends.com or via Facebook Messenger at WestfieldOnWeekends
  • Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page for frequent updates
  • Please check this page often, details may change without notice. All details are subject to change.

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Become a sponsor and Support Your COMMUNITY. Contact Us.