Community members on Youngstown's south side got together this afternoon for a community celebration.

The South Side Experience was held at the corner of Market Street and Midlothian Boulevard.

There were stuffed animal rides, bounce houses, and a game truck full of video games.

The ICU Block Watch sponsored the event.

The organization's president said she wants to show people they don't have to go somewhere else for fun.

"I wanted to do things in my neighborhood. I live right up the street. Why do I have to go to Boardman, Austintown, or Canfield to do things? I just want people to know that we can have fun right here on the south side. We don't need to leave our neighborhood to have fun," said Victoria Allen, ICU Block Watch president.

Another celebration is scheduled for next Wednesday.

You can find all their events on their Facebook page called "South Side Experience."