Slide the City’s 1,000-foot water slide coming to St. George; discounted rates available

Slide the city participant going down water slide in Fountain Hills, Arizona, date unknown | Photo provided by Slide the City, St. George News

ST GEORGE —  Looking for the biggest block party of the summer? Slide the City arrives in St. George on June 4, and 100 East will be transformed with food, music, local vendors and street entertainers. But it will be the giant water slide that will distinguish this from most block parties.

Families and friends alike can slip and splash down the giant water slide while onlookers enjoy the surrounding block party. Event organizers are excited for their first stop in St. George.

“This unique event was a huge success last year,” Slide the City co-owner John Malfatto said, “but for 2016 we are going to be adding some fun entertainment to give it more of a community feel.”

This massive event is bigger and better than the average block party. Besides the normal fare, families, friends and neighbors are invited to take a break from the heat, speeding through two city blocks on inner tubes on the one-of-a-kind 1,000-foot water slide.

Sliding starts at 9 a.m. All those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide. Participants can purchase a single, triple or ultimate slider pass during a selected wave time. Preregistration is encouraged to get the best rate. Pricing starts at $15. Online registration is now open at Slide the City website.

In addition to having a great time, sliders can feel good knowing that a portion of their ticket price will go to benefit this years chosen charity, the Washington County Children’s Justice Center.

About the Children’s Justice Center

The Washington County Children’s Justice Center is a safe homelike setting where victims of child abuse can receive a forensic interview, medical exam and referral to victim services, such as mental health counseling and support services.

When sliders use the code “CHILD” at checkout they will receive a 10 percent discount off their ticket price as well as ensure that a portion of the proceeds goes back to the justice center so they can continue their lifesaving work.

About Slide the City

The first event of its kind, Slide the City has seen massive growth since its beginnings in 2014. The 2015 summer tour stopped in over seventy cities around the world, and this year Slide the City is on track to produce more than 100 events. The family-friendly company brings its massive slides to locations from coast to coast. With music, local vendors, activities and more, city streets are transformed into the biggest block party of the summer.

Event details

  • What: Slide the City giant waterslide
  • When: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: 100 East from St. George Blvd. up to 250 N. in St. George


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  • Proud Rebel May 9, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Great article. Except it would be nice to know what part of 700 East this is going to be on, since there is just a slight chance that cross streets for this three block long event might be closed…

    • mesaman May 9, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      I like your name very much, now the slide; seems much more exciting to put the slide on 1000 east between The Boulevard and 100 South. But then it’s not my venture. I wonder if the city is requiring the entrepreneur to be bonded and insured?

      • .... May 10, 2016 at 2:07 am

        The city doesn’t care what you think

    • Debi June 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      The article says — On 100 East, between 250 North and St. George Blvd. Not 700 East. Not 1000 East. This is right downtown. It’s the corner by the St. George Chamber building, Cedar Post Pawn, and the bank. It’ll only affect 150 North and 200 North where they cross 100 East, according to the article.

  • ladybugavenger May 9, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    No peeing on the slide!

  • Proud Rebel June 3, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    OK, this makes a heck of a lot more sense than the original article did.
    Oh yeah, to …. I don’t care what the city thinks, either. 😀

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