MARSHALL, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local event will be making it’s way back after a few years of not having it.

Marshall Night Out is an event where residents get the chance to meet with the city’s first responders. The event takes place on August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. on National Road. There will be several activities for the whole family to enjoy and those will be set up around the courthouse area. Some activities include balloon art, face painting, free food, bounce houses, and a petting zoo.

Organizers said they are very excited to host the event this year.

“We want to make sure that people have a chance to interact with the first responders because they don’t necessarily have that opportunity to do that,” said Nora Swalls with the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce.

“So excited for this event to have the community come out. Grab some free dinner and have a lot of fun, and learn more about safety and meet the first responders,” added Kelsi Lubovich with Marshall’s State Farm office.

The city will also be hosting a free pool party that same day from 8 to 11 p.m.

Full List of Events:

  • Free hot dogs & water
  • Marshall Police Department
  • Marshall Fire Department
  • Marshall Ambulance
  • Sparky the Fire Dog
  • Child fingerprints
  • Petting zoo
  • Clark Co, Sheriff’s Department
  • Military vehicles
  • Bike giveaways
  • Illinois State troopers
  • Bounce houses
  • Horizon Health blood pressure checks
  • Balloon art
  • Face painters
  • Train barrel rides
  • K-9 dogs
  • Red Warrior Tactical
  • Arch Air Medical Helicopter