Posts tagged with "Slide the City"

Beach Party returning, Slide the City shelved for now

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt January 27, 2016

This story has been updated.  Due to popular demand, Decatur’s annual Beach Party is making a comeback after taking a one-year hiatus in 2015 to make way for the Slide the City event. Slide the City, an event that unrolled a 1,000-foot water slide in downtown Decatur, won’t be back this year after a bumpy […]

Tickets still available for Saturday’s Slide the City

Posted by Dena Mellick September 9, 2015

Tickets are still available for this Saturday’s rescheduled Slide the City event, according to the city. The original Slide the City was cut short on July 25 because of water pressure issues in DeKalb County. Tickets for Saturday’s event can be purchased at the Slide the City website. The city of Decatur said residents can still use […]

Slide event will be on a new street, refunds offered

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 14, 2015

The city of Decatur has released more details about the do-over for the Slide the City event, which was abruptly shortened on July 25 due to water pressure issues in DeKalb County. The event has been rescheduled for Sept. 12. And the city of Decatur says there will be some other changes as well. “We […]

Slide the City rescheduled for Sept. 12

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2015

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 […]

No decisions yet about whether to reschedule Slide the City or refund tickets

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2015

DeKalb County’s water pressure problems over the weekend has put the city of Decatur and the city’s Business Association in an awkward spot. 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 […]

UPDATE: Water pressure drop creates concerns about Slide the City event in Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 24, 2015

UPDATE: On Saturday, morning, July 25, the city confirmed that Slide the City is still happening. For more details, click here.  There’s never a good time for a water main break, but the timing of the one in DeKalb County might be especially bad for Decatur. Crews working for DeKalb County are fixing a water […]

Decatur extended hours, reduced tickets sold for Slide the City on Saturday

Posted by Dena Mellick July 22, 2015

The city of Decatur says it extended the hours for Slide the City and reduced the number of tickets available in order to avoid problems seen previously in other cities. Hours were initially scheduled to be from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The event will now run from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Special Events Coordinator Katie […]

More Slide the City tickets available

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 30, 2015

It looks as if reports about there being no more tickets left for the July 25 Slide the City event are premature. There have already been 6,000 tickets sold for the event that will allow ticket-holders to ride a 1,000 foot water slide down West Ponce de Leon Avenue. The city of Decatur now reports that “a few […]

Water slide event has faced a bumpy roll out in other cities

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 11, 2015

Excitement in Decatur over an upcoming event that will turn 1,000 feet of public street into a giant water slide has risen to levels normally reserved for the reopening of Dairy Queens. When tickets went on sale June 10, people looking to buy tickets overloaded the website of Slide the City, the company behind the event. Decatur […]

Tickets to ride a giant water slide through Decatur go on sale Wednesday

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 9, 2015

Tickets for this summer’s “Slide the City” event will officially go on sale Wednesday, June 10, at 9 am. Ticket holders will get to ride a 1,000 foot water slide down West Ponce de Leon Avenue on July 25. According to the city and the Slide the City website, the water slide will stretch from Clairemont to […]

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