Rain showers weren't enough to keep hundreds of people away from the city of Tuscaloosa's first-ever Unity Fest Thursday night at the McDonald Hughes Community Center.

The free event featured an incredible show from the kids of Drum Nation, a dunk contest, a chili cook-off, games for kids and more.

It wasn't all fun and games, though. Attendees could also learn more about initiatives planned for Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox's Project Unity, a joint program designed to ensure that underserved members of the Tuscaloosa community have equitable access to economic, educational, housing and youth recreational opportunities and to improve community policing in the city.

At each station of the event, children and families could interact with Tuscaloosa police officers, firefighters, city employees and elected officials and build new bonds with the people who serve this community most.

To see some of the fun Unity Fest offered, scroll through the gallery below.

Tuscaloosa Unity Fest 2021

The city of Tuscaloosa hosted its first Unity Fest Thursday night, inviting the community to the recently renovated McDonald Hughes Community Center to celebrate the things that bring us together as neighbors.

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