Slide the City Cools Down the August Heat

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Massive water slide promises participants in Quad Cities the “slide of their lives”

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How many times have you been able to say you slid down your city streets?

Summer is heating up and on August 8, Slide the City™ is bringing their one-of-a-kind slide to Quad Cities. The event encourages the community to get outside and stay active during the warm summer months. Families and friends alike can slip, slide and splash down this king- sized slide.

“We spend so much time walking, running and driving around our cities,” said Slide the City™ event director TR Gourley. “But how many times have you been able to say you slid down your city streets?”

Fifteenth Street will be transformed into a water-lover’s oasis as participants ride inflatables down this giant slide, which spans three city blocks. Though this is their first visit to Quad Cities, event organizers anticipate that thousands of adventures seekers will come to “slide into summer.” With music, local vendors and giveaways, this family-friendly event promises to be a highlight of the year.

Event organizers are coordinating with a local charity partner for the event. "We want to make a difference while we're making memories," Gourley said. "We are thrilled to work on making a difference at the local level by partnering with a charity which is a cornerstone of the Quad Cities communities." Slide the City will donate a portion of event proceeds to the soon-to-be-revealed charity.

Participants can purchase a one, three or unlimited slide pass, and are encouraged to sign up before July 18 to take advantage of the current discount. Pricing starts at $18.

Those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit for more information about dates and locations or checkout what fans have to say on the Slide the City™ Facebook page at

About Slide the City™
The first event of its kind, Slide the City™ has seen massive growth since it started in 2014. This original concept went viral when the video was released, and this year promises to be bigger, better, and wetter. Slide the City™ is on track to produce more than 100 in the US and Canada and has entered various other countries around the world. Slide the City™ is a family-friendly event bringing 1,000 feet of padded vinyl onto city streets. This giant three-lane slide travels around the country so people from coast-to-coast can have the slide of their lives!

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