About 1,500 people flocked to Memorial Park today for the annual Carnival Classic.
The event was provided by the Helena Education Foundation and included face painting, food, mini golf, and more.
About 30 different school and student groups set up tents and activities.
The purpose behind the Carnival Classic is for the groups to raise funds for their own causes.
The money raised goes directly to the school and student groups.
According to Lisa Cordingley, the executive director for the Helena Education Foundation, the Carnival Classic is a great way for schools to receive funds.
"An example that I learned about today is that P.A.L (Project for Alternative Learning) is able to pay entirely pay for their school dance with the funds that they raise at carnival classic," she said. "Families from all parts of Helena, of East Helena, Clancy and Montana City get to come to and celebrate public education."
To learn more about the Project for Alternative Learning, click here.
For more information about the Helena Education Foundation, visit here.