Slide the City returns July 9

Published 10:43 am Tuesday, May 3, 2016

SALISBURY — Main Street will be transformed into a block party when Slide the City arrives July 9.

Last summer more than 1,800 sliders slipped and splashed down the giant water slide on South Main in downton Salisbury. Event organizers expect 2016 to be bigger and better and are inviting the community to “Slide the Other Side,” enjoying the ride on North Main Street in downtown.

“This unique event was a huge success last year, but for 2016 we are going to be adding some fun entertainment to give it more of a community feel,” said John Malfatto, Slide the City co-owner. “You can experience your hometown like never before.”

This event is intended to be all day. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to take a break from the heat, speeding through three city blocks on inner tubes. Along with the one-of-a-kind slide, the block party will include food, music, local vendors and street entertainers.

Slide the City is a private event presented in partnership with the city of Salisbury and Downtown Salisbury Inc.  As with last year’s event, Downtown Salisbury will coordinate the event, recruiting volunteers, offering overnight packages for out-of-town guests and securing local vendors.

Sliding starts at 9 a.m. Online registration is now open at Participants can purchase a single, triple, ultimate or all day slider pass. Pricing starts at $10.

All those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide. Visit the Slide the City Facebook page to see what fans have to say