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You could be coming down this slide in July!
You could be coming down this slide in July! (Photo: Slide the City Facebook )

Don't miss your chance to Slide the City

UPDATE:

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.  

You can learn more on the event -- as well as as sign up for email updates -- here. Plus, RSVP for the event on Facebook, too! 

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! 

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Many are without transportation due to the work-stoppage on MCTS.
Many are without transportation due to the work-stoppage on MCTS. (Photo: Facebook MCTS)

Reddit to the rescue: Milwaukeeans helping Milwaukeeans

If you haven't heard by now, Milwaukee County Transit System is currently on a work-stoppage that was authorized by members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 and will be out of service for 72 hours. Service at this point is expected to be restored on Saturday. 

This means hard times for many Milwaukeeans who use public transportation every single day to get to work, appointments, day care and so much more. 

When I feel a bit down about our fair city – and there is plenty to be down about – things like this Reddit thread give me hope. Milwaukeeans offering to help other Milwaukeeans! 

If you are in need for a ride somewhere over the next few days – or can offer one up – please join in the thread conversation.

Our handy guide on shuttles to Summerfest won't get you to your job or doctor – but if you need one check it out here

Go, Milwaukee! 

The #peopleofsummerfest are waiting for you at the Henry Maier Festival Park.
The #peopleofsummerfest are waiting for you at the Henry Maier Festival Park. (Photo: Vallen Alexander Gillet)

Meet the #peopleofsummerfest

The OnMilwaukee.com Summer Festivals Guide is presented by Pick 'n Save, Where Wisconsin Saves on Groceries. Pick 'n Save is Wisconsin proud, and excited to help promote and feed the great Milwaukee summer that includes festivals and fun nearly every day. Click to save here!

We typically highlight the great shows, acts, food and more at Summerfest. Here are some the #peopleofsummerfest that make the experience of the Big Gig all the better. All photos by VallenAlexander

Posted by OnMilwaukee.com on Friday, June 26, 2015
Win tickets to some of your favorite Milwaukee events such as the Wisconsin State Fair!
Win tickets to some of your favorite Milwaukee events such as the Wisconsin State Fair!

Win big now: The great OnMilwaukee.com summer giveaway

The OnMilwaukee.com Summer Festivals Guide is presented by Pick 'n Save, Where Wisconsin Saves on Groceries. Pick'n Save is Wisconsin proud, and excited to help promote and feed the great Milwaukee summer that includes festivals and fun nearly every day. Click to save here!

At OnMilwaukee.com, we know Milwaukee and we know you love the summer. We also know you love free stuff (trust me, so do we.)

So, we're using this spot to announce free tickets, passes and more all summer long. Join the event HERE and know every time we have a giveaway. One spot. Tons of giveaways.

Summerfest, Wisconsin State Fair, VIP events, concerts, dining events and even more.

Join us to win all summer long. 

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