Great news, Milwaukee! Mark your calendars to buy your tickets starting July 8 (ticket sales will only go three days) for the inaugural Slide the City which is being held July 25th. Get on the waiting list here -- and then go in and get your tickets starting on the 8th. Happy sliding!
Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Milwaukee, The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and NEWaukee you can add another "must attend" event to your great Milwaukee summer calendar.
Slide the City is a family friendly 1,000-foot-long slip-and-slide water party event. The exact location of the slide and event in Downtown (hopefully) is still under discussion. But, we do know there will be live music, food, drinks and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit Milwaukee's asphalt.
This is one hell of a slip and slide. Will it be comfortable? They assure us via their website "Don’t worry, it's well padded and event organizers have assured us this slide has more cushion than your grandpa’s orthopedic sneakers."
The tentative date is July 18 (now set for July 25,) but it is still being finalized. Early bird pricing is available and runs one ride for $15, $35 for three rides, or go VIP to get access early to buy an all day pass for $50.
Make sure to gather your water buckets, floaties and water guns (non-realistic of course), to squirt, spray, splash and get all attending soaked.
I'll be sure to update you more on the specific location as soon as we find out.
Slide on, Milwaukee!