State Health Department Delays Washington Slide Event

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Slide the City’s Seattle, Spokane and Tri Cities events postponed until next summer

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We’re excited to push forward and continue working with health departments for an unforgettable Slide the City™ next year.

Slide the City™ will hit the streets of Seattle, Spokane and Tri Cities next summer. Despite months of hard work and coordination between event organizers and city officials, the State and King County Health Departments reported that they could not accommodate the event this year due to increased permit requests. Slide the City™ has successfully held events in over thirty states and in multiple countries around the world. They are excited to continue working with the health department to bring fun in the sun next summer.

“All three cities have been great to work with, and I was disappointed when I realized the events had to be postponed,” said Rachel Thomas, event director for Slide the City™. “We really want the people of Washington to experience this unique and one-of-a-kind event! We’re excited to push forward and continue working with health departments for an unforgettable Slide the City™ next year.”

While Slide the City™ continues to work with the health department to secure a stamp of approval, event organizers expect a bigger, better and wetter slide in 2016. Participants can soak up the sun while speeding down the enormous slide on inner tubes. With music, vendors and giveaways throughout the day, this family-friendly event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Slide the City™ also hopes to work with local businesses and vendors in the upcoming months to increase community involvement for next year’s event. “The massive Slip N’ Slide is a blast, but we love to include vendors from the community to give the event more of a festival feel,” said John Malfatto co-owner of Slide the City™. “We look forward to working with more local businesses for next year’s event.”

Those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit for more information about dates and locations or check out 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 the be best yet. Slide the City™ is on track to produce more than 100 events in the US and Canada and has entered various other countries around the world. Slide the City™ is a family-friendly event bringing slippery surfaces to 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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