Slide the City event set for May 23

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Asheville is abuzz with news that Slide the City — a nationally touring, mass slip-and-slide event — is coming to Asheville in the early summer.

The official date, according to the event’s Facebook page, is Saturday, May 23, and Ashevilleans are already getting excited for the occasion, with 544 already confirmed as going on Facebook.

“One hundred volunteers are needed for Slide the City, 1,000 feet of soapy vinyl to brighten Coxe Avenue,” reads the event’s page on Facebook. “Yes, that is over the length of three football fields! Slide the City is a family friendly slip ‘n’ slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water and of course the biggest slip ‘n’ slide ever to hit asphalt. Make sure to bring your water balloons, buckets, floaties and water guns (non-realistic, of course), to squirt, spray, splash and get all attending soaked. Some proceeds from this event will benefit the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation.”

Early-bird registration on single-ride tickets are $15, regular registration is $20 and day-of tickets are $25. Triple-rider tickets are $30, $35 and $40, respectively. VIP tickets are $50, $55 and $60.

Those interested in volunteering should email

Click here for the official Asheville event page on

Here’s a video from Barbosa Media Co. from the Slide the City event in Salt Lake City:

Here’s a second video, that shows just how slippery the slip ‘n’ slide can get:


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6 thoughts on “Slide the City event set for May 23

  1. RedHotPoker

    Will the city provide vouchers for the poor people, so they can have fun too ? $25 for a waterslide ticket ? Seriously ?

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