Paydenn Shelton stands among her birthday decorations with her father, Cody Mason, right, before her birthday parade at January-Wabash Park in Ferguson, Missouri, March 6, 2021. Six-year-old Paydenn is battling a stage 4 neuroblastoma and could not have a typical birthday party due to COVID-19. Her mother and the Ferguson Police Department organized a drive-by parade for her, including the police, fire department and other community members.
Pop-punk artist Machine Gun Kelly sings while hanging from the sound system high above the crowd gathered for his performance on the Honda Stage during the first day of the second week at the Austin City Limits Festival, Friday Oct. 8, 2021.
Parkour athlete Micah Pengilly performs a backflip atop an abandoned fire watchtower near the Flathead Reservation in North West Montana, Sept. 8, 2019. Parkour is a growing sport in the region, where the varied environment and dramatic outdoor spaces allow interesting ways to display skills and movement.
KK Welch knocks a giant beach ball back toward her dad while playing in the alien-themed bounce houses at The Big Bounce America in Austin, Nov. 5, 2021. The touring event is the worlds largest of its kind, and features giant inflatable slides and bounce houses, as well as bounce sessions separated by age group.
Chaz Baker makes last-minute adjustments to his fancy dance regalia while his sister, Aislyn Baker, helps him braid his hair ahead of a small performance to open an event in Missoula, April 14, 2019. For the Bakers, dancing is a family affair. All three of Chaz Baker's siblings are competitive in several events at powwows and have been dancing since they were very young.
Brooke Westcarth, 3, grins while riding the motorcycle ride at the inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo in Taylor, Oct. 21, 2021.
Teddy Nichols, 7, helps load a pumpkin into a truck at the Pumpkins for the Pov pumpkin harvest, Sept. 26, 2020 in Missoula, Montana. The annual harvest brought about 25 volunteers together to pull nearly 2,000 pumpkins out of a field near Evans Tree Farm on Mullan Road. The pumpkins will be sold at around town to benefit the Poverello Center.
Various artists perform at Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2022.
Eleanor Gibbs, 1, searches for eggs during Huston-Tillotson University’s Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, April 16, 2022 in Austin. The egg hunt, divided by age group, featured eggs filled with candy and coins as well as redeemable prize certificates, scholarships and school supplies.
University of Montana student Elijah Jalil dances to his song, "Sunrise" in Silver Park as the sun rises, Sept. 11, 2020 in Missoula, Montana.
Scare-actress Mary Peters, left, takes a break from makeup application while actor Bradley Lykins hurriedly applies his makeup in the green room of the Missoula Haunted House before opening night, Oct. 11, 2019. The haunted house is built from scratch in a warehouse every year, always with a different theme and design.
University of Texas mascot Bevo XV walks out of the tunnel ahead of the Longhorn’s game against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, Nov. 12, 2022.