Milford Police Department's Community Policing Unit will sponsor the 23rd annual Milford’s Night Out celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Bicentennial Park in downtown Milford.

Free food, drinks and emergency vehicles on display are part of the celebration. Some of this year’s participants include Carlisle Fire Co., Houston VFC, Division Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement, Nemours, city of Milford, Delaware Natural Resources Police, Sussex County EOC and Sussex County Emergency Medical Services.

The purpose of the celebration is to raise awareness of services and crime prevention and to build a relationship with the community.