(HELENA) Hundreds of people showed up at Reeder's Alley on Thursday evening for the fourth annual block party.
This year, party organizers partnered with non-profit agency Merlin to expand the festivities.
Just like past years, the event featured live music, dancing, food carts, microbrews, and activities for the kids.
The block party is offered for free each year and many families were taking advantage of the event Thursday.
Nathan Heitz attended the block party with his family and said they've been coming to the party for years.
"We came out 'cause this is always a great event here in the Alley. Just tons of fun to get the family out. Great community vendors, great food and music."
Proceeds from Thursday's block party will go towards Reeder's Alley and Merlin.
Merlin's website states that it is a "non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening the community and environment through philosophy."