Published: Aug 02, 2011 12:41 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 02, 2011 11:27 AM EDT

August 2nd marks the 28th annual National Night Out with thousands of events scheduled across the country. National Night Out is designed to increase crime and drug prevention awareness and create a partnership between local law enforcement and the community. You're encouraged to turn on your outside lights from 5:00 to 9:00 and spend the evening outside at an event in your neighborhood.

Here's a look at National Night Out Events in Southwest Florida.

FORT MYERS
STARS Complex at 2820 Edison Ave.
5:00-9:00

Lee Memorial Hospital - 2776 Cleveland Ave.
Dunbar Park - Corner of Raleigh St. & Indian St.
Hyatt Place Hotel & Target at the Forum - 2600 Champion Ring Rd.
Riverside Community Center - 3060 E. Riverside Dr.
HACFM Senior Community - 4221 Othello Ln.

CAPE CORAL
Jaycee Park at 4125 SE 20th Place
6:00-9:00

NAPLES
Fleischmann Park
1600 Fleischmann Boulevard
6:00-9:00

NORTH NAPLES
Lock Up Self Storage
1025 Piper Blvd.
5:00-9:00

EAST NAPLES
East Naples Community Park
3500 Thomasson Dr.
6:00-9:00

IMMOKALEE
Immokalee Community Park
321 N. 1st St.
6:00-8:00

EVERGLADES CITY
Everglades and Copeland
4:30-8:30

GOLDEN GATE
Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Pkwy
6:00-9:00

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES
Florida Forestry Service Ranger Station
Southeast corner of Randall Boulevard and Immokalee Rd.
5:30-8:30