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Slide The City Coming To Austin

Published Apr 25, 2015 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

The massive 1,000 foot slip-and-slide is said to be coming to the streets of Austin! While dates and location are still TBD, Austin has been added to the expected locations of Slide the City- a summer event you definitely won't want to miss.

I don’t get excited too easily, but with the thought of a 1,000 foot slip-and-slide I don’t know who would be happier, the adults or the kids? If you haven’t heard, “Slide The City” is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event with live music, food, drinks, water fights, and the mecca of slip-and-slides: a 1,000 foot long, soapy piece of vinyl. Just in case you’re not grasping just how big 1,000 feet is... That's longer than THREE football fields.

Bring your floatie, plus come well equipped for a huge water fight that is bound to happen! With tickets, you get a water gun, but also come armed with water balloons, super soakers, or anything else that can help you defend yourself and get others soaking wet! You can attend the event for free, but need tickets to ride the slide.

Coming to Austin- Dates TBD

Slide The City has added a number of new cities to their planned locations, and they've officially added Austin to the list. While no date is set, the site says that it will be "Coming Soon". Let's hope it will be hitting up our streets this summer! In order to make sure you get the announcement of the dates at the earliest opportunity, I'd suggest signing up for their newsletter, they'll notify you as soon as registration opens! Here's the link: https://www.slidethecity.com/events/austin/

We'll keep the article updated as we find out more information as well.

Exact location of where the slide would hit the asphalt has not been announced. Usually they will post to their Facebook page as they're getting ready for each city, and put the question out to the locals for what hill would be the best.

Ticket Info & Prices

Single Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you one slide throughout the day. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun and mouth guard. This option is regularly $20 with online registration, $25 on the day of the event, and there will be a $15 early bird deal.

Triple Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you three slides throughout the day. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun and mouth guard. This option is regularly $35 with online registration, $40 on the day of the event, and there will be a $30 early bird deal.

VIP Slider- you'll receive a wristband allowing you unlimited slides throughout the day, PLUS, one hour before the slide opens for VIPer's only. You'll also receive goodies including a water gun (upgraded!), t-shirt, tube, hat and mouth guard. This option is regularly $55 with online registration, $60 on the day of the event, and there will be a $50 early bird deal.

Dates for registration pricing changes aren't yet listed, so if you want to snap up those early bird deals, keep a watchful eye. Like I said before, signing up for the Slide the City mailing list will be your best bet.

Ages- children must be either over 46 inches tall or over 5 years old in order to slide. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a legal guardians signature to participate. The event as a whole is totally free to attend for ALL ages, so even if your little one can't tackle the slide, it will be tons of fun to watch and get people wet!

A Glance At The First ‘Slide The City’ Event in Salt Lake City

The first Slide The City event in Salt Lake City, Utah was a huge success last summer! If you check out their site or Facebook page, you’ll see tons of photos and videos. Notice the huge smiles on everyone’s face!

3,000 tickets were available and each one of them sold out. So make sure you get your ticket quick! Ticket prices were from $15/single slide – $25/ triple slides and $35 for unlimited access. There were also VIP Tickets for $45 which gave an hour of exclusive sliding for VIP pass holders, plus lunch, t-shirt, and hat. All proceeds went towards Ronald McDonald House and the Utah Aids Foundation.

Looks like they had a BLAST!

Keep Up-To-Date With All Family Friendly Austin Events

We at ChatterBlock make it our mission to have the most comprehensive event listings in the city that are kid-friendly. While Slide The City coming to Austin is definitely a highlight of the summer, there’s always tons of fun things happening in the community!

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Comments (8)

January 24, 2015, 2:21 p.m. Flag

Can we drink at it?


January 24, 2015, 4:06 p.m. Flag

https://www.facebook.com/MuddyCheerChallenge?re... Coming to Austin on June 6th! For all ages, especially Kids!!!


January 27, 2015, 5:21 p.m. Flag

I'm glad to see that in a time of historic draught that some selfish entrepreneurs thought it would be a great idea to host a useless event using huge amounts of precious city water. This is the height of irresponsibility, both for the hosting city and for the company bringing it here.


January 30, 2015, 3:22 p.m. Flag

Hum...i see your point about the water usage and drought. So has anyone taken the extra step to find out more about the water? Science teaches that during a chemical reaction, matter is neither created or destroyed. Some places on earth has far too much water as I recently experienced in Texas while other places do not have enough water such as Austin Texas. Is it ethical to have an event using water when a city is in drought conditions? It seems that instead of blaming the organization, perhaps the real greed is allowing outsiders to continue to move to central Texas because Central Texas does not have enough water. All visitors should be banned. A fence should be built at taxpayer expense that electrifies anyone who enters Central Texas above or below ground. A toll should be required if someone wants a special visitor pass to enter the Central Texas area. Each city should have an extra tax on visitors and residents. Each resident should have an ID card. A toll tax should be paid for visiting another city. For example, the city of st. Louis required non city residents who worked within city limits but lived outside the city limits to pay an extra tax from each paycheck. This method would allow each city to isolate itself so that big events such as this would be highly profitable to the city. All funds would to to water reclamation. A dome over the city would reclaim all sources of water including water from the air. This system would be just and fair. Those who are poor and could not pay the tax must move to area with plenty of water. In this manner, the city of Austin and all its residents would not experience a drought because all water would be conserved.


February 4, 2015, 6:27 a.m. Flag

@user_10673 Who posted about the drought... YOU ARE FUCKING PARANOID!! Our water faucets will still be running fine after this event... Water isnt going anywhere for a long time... People like you need to calm the eff down... Old people amaze me... Run out of water! Ha! We still have water from the dinosaur era!


February 5, 2015, 10:15 p.m. Flag

It llooks like fun for the kids annd me the big kid. I would love that to ride the slide over annd over angain.


April 25, 2015, 10:03 p.m. Flag

An average American golf course uses approximately 312,000 gallons in one day...312,000!!!! Guess no one (city officials) cares about the "drought" while on the back 9...just saying
Slide the city would use approx. 12-20000 gallons for one day and it is recycled all day long. And will be treated and recycled back into the area.


July 6, 2015, 5:30 p.m. Flag

Please read the reviews before attending the Slide The City event (SC, Columbus GA., PA). I was terribly disappointed, for the 4th of July, 2015!! I’ve been waiting for over a year for this Slide The City to come to Ann Arbor, MI., to end up standing in two lines for over two hours, then to be constantly pushed and pulled down the slide because I surely wasn’t sliding. Eventually, I just walked more than half way down to the bottom. I wont be recommending this to any of my family or friends in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Flint or Detroit. I’ll tell them to save their money and time, it’s not worth it!!! I requested a refund, still no response from Slide the City.


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