In parks, boulevards and cul-de-sacs, neighbors around the region gathered outside Tuesday night, Aug. 6 in observance of the annual Night to Unite and National Night Out.

Held the first Tuesday in August, the yearly events encourage neighbors to get together and talk around cookouts, beverages and games.

Police and fire departments also attended neighborhood gathering to meet residents and demonstrate rescue equipment.

Find photos from RiverTown-area gatherings in the gallery below. Have a photo to share? Send it to news@rivertowns.net.