Slide the City rescheduled for Sept. 12

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2015
Photo by Travis Hudgons

Photo by Travis Hudgons

This story has been updated. 

Water pressure issues in DeKalb County prematurely shortened the Slide the City event in in Decatur on July 25, but organizers have announced it’s coming back on Sept. 12.

Here’s the announcement sent to ticket holders from Slide the City.

Decatur Slide the City has been rescheduled! Please read for important information regarding your registration.

Thanks for your patience while we were working with the city to re-schedule our Slide the City Decatur event for our Triple and Single Sliders. Mark your calendars, the event will now take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015.

Your wave time will remain the same, and your registration will automatically transfer to the new date. You can log in to to view/edit your registration if you need to.

If you made it to packet pick-up in July and got your gear already, you don’t need to check in again. Please just wear the wristband you received to the event and get ready to slide the day away!

We will be opening more tickets to the public on Monday, August 17th at 10AM EST. Tell your friends to come slide with you!

We can’t wait to get get our slide on with you! If you are unable to make the new date, or if you have any questions please email springbokcs@


The organizers also published the following press release …

This summer, thousands of sliders have rediscovered their inner child as they slip down 1,000 ft. of slick vinyl. In June, Slide the City Decatur was cut short due to a water main break in the area. Organizers are excited to announce that their waterslide will hit the streets of Decatur again on September 12.

“Participants just got a small glimpse of the event when Slide the City came to Decatur in June. The slide was only open for three hours before we had to shut down,” said Slide the City spokeswoman Amy Gessel. “We cannot wait to come back and give Georgians the slide of their lives.”

Thousands of participants have experienced Slide the City this summer as the Guinness World Record-breaking slide toured the country. On Monday, additional Single and Triple Slider Passes will be released for the once sold-out Decatur slide. “We are excited that even more sliders will be able to speed down three city blocks at this one-of-a-kind water event,” said Gessel.

Sliding starts at 10 a.m. Participants can purchase a Single or Triple Slider Pass online at ( Pricing starts at $20.

Those over 5 years of age and at least 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit the Slide the City Facebook to see what fans have to say ( or visit ( for more information about Slide the City Decatur.

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 events 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!

The city had to shut down the slide early, at 1 p.m. on July 25, due to DeKalb’s inability to resolve a water main leak at Henderson Mill and Evans roads. While some ticket holders were able to ride the 1,000 foot water slide down West Ponce de Leon, many of the other 3,600 ticket holders were left in limbo. The event was supposed to serve as a fundraiser for the Decatur Business Association.

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