Clovis Police hosts 2023 annual Clovis Night Out

Drone photos by Josh Cordero, REMSCAPE sourced from Clovis PD.

October 2, 2023 – Clovis PD held their 12th annual Clovis Night Out at David McDonald Park on Saturday September 30th.

The event was originally created to strengthen the relationship between the police department and our community—and it does just that.

Table Mountain Rancheria sponsored the event, which is Clovis PD’s largest community event of the year.

Over 100 local vendors were there; 23 food vendors and 80 general & boutique vendors. The vendors ranged from fresh flower bouquets and woodworking, to therapy dogs and remote controlled vehicles.

The Clovis RC Club had a booth where they raffled off a new RTF Trainer RC Plane, thanks to HobbyTown USA. The club gained several new students in just one night, and all of the proceeds will be donated to a youth program through Clovis PD. 

For the kids, there were several bounce houses, an inflatable obstacle course, and even a mechanical bull. 

There were displays by both the police department and the city. Clovis PD had their K9 unit, swat team, bomb unit, recruiting team and even a robot there. PD also had their specialty vehicles on display, such as their impressive armored vehicles. 

Of course our amazing fire department was there—both the firefighters themselves and the fire engines we all adore.

The City of Clovis had their trolley and Mobile Recreation Vehicle there, along with other municipal utility vehicles like the garbage truck that the kids love so much. There was even heavy construction machinery.

Families and friend groups brought lawn chairs and blankets to the park to enjoy the night from start to finish.

A live band, Justin Lawerence & Double Average performed until the Skye Dreams Light Show took over. 

The Skye Dreams Light Show ended with a colorful and coordinated finale; depicting the state of California, a cowgirl, a police car, and more before spelling out “I [heart] Clovis” in the night sky.

All in all, the turnout was incredibly impressive, and it was clear how much the community loves this event. Congrats to Clovis PD on their 12th annual Clovis Night Out, and thank you to all of the people who showed up for our community. 

Destiny De La Cruz is a budding journalist with a passion for photojournalism. As a Fresno State alumni, she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication & Journalism, the Film & Media Arts option with a minor in Anthropology. She has an interest in all things film, food, literature & outdoors.