Slide the City in Ann Arbor

Looking for an awesome way to cool off this summer? Slide the City – a giant, street-long water slide – is heading to southeast Michigan for the first time on July 4, 2015.

“It changes the idea of that short Slip’N Slide in your backyard,” says Meredith Dahlenburg, event director for Slide the City. And on this one day, it will transform State Street in Ann Arbor into 600 feet of padded vinyl and whooshing water. Due to the size of the hill, that’s a bit shorter than its usual 1,000-foot length.

“Definitely the scale of the slide is a thing to be seen,” Dahlenburg says. “You can do this with a group of four or five people at a time and (slide) all day.” Tickets are available for unlimited, triple or single slides – plus swag and entertainment.

The first-ever Slide the City event took place in Salt Lake City last summer. Ever since, the Utah-based group has taken its splash-hit attraction cross country.

Times for the event are as follows:

  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m./unlimited ride tickets
  • Noon-5 p.m./single and triple ride tickets

Slide the City tickets range from $21-$24/single, $40-$45/triple, and $60-$65/unlimited.

Be sure to wear a swimsuit or “tasteful” clothing (it’s a family-friendly event!); no jeans/rivets allowed. Don’t forget sunscreen, water buckets, floaties, water guns and inner tubes – all visitors must ride the slide on a tube, which is only included with triple/unlimited tickets. Sliders must be at least 46 inches tall and 5 years old.

A Detroit-area date is also in the works, but wasn’t announced by press time.

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