MISSOULA, Mont. -

If you had trouble getting around downtown Missoula on Sunday, it's because thousands of people came to an event called Sunday Streets Missoula.

It shut down part of Higgins Avenue.

It's a family friendly event that had over 50 organizations and local businesses there, with free activities.

They even had a drum circle to teach kids and adults how to drum.

"We're just here to be in Missoula and enjoy downtown and get out on the streets and get summer kicked off," said resident Elsa Mersereau.

"First day I've been in Missoula. The drum guys, the hikers on the bridge, those were pretty cool," said visitor Sean Burbano.

"I really love hand drumming. I think the rhythm is wonderful and it's really a lot of fun to be able to share it with the whole community," said resident Cheryl Miller.

Sunday Streets Missoula happens twice a year. Organizers are gearing up for the next one which will be on September 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.