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Slide the City is back, and bringing a block party

5/27/2016, 2 p.m.
Hillen Road will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer when Slide the City arrives on Saturday, ...

— Hillen Road will be transformed into the biggest block party of the summer when Slide the City arrives on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Families and friends alike can slip and splash down the giant waterslide while onlookers enjoy the surrounding block party. Event organizers expect this year to be their best yet.

“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!”

Event organizers have added street entertainers, music, local vendors and more to create a block party around the slide itself. When families, friends and neighbors want to take a break from the heat, they can ride the one-of-a-kind urban slide. Last summer, over 3,000 adventure-seekers sped down the sped down three city blocks on inner tubes. Since, then Slide the City has made various improvements to the event. “For our 2016 season we implemented wave times for all of our events so participants can slide without the wait,” said Slide the City spokeswoman Amy Gessel.

Sliding starts at 9 a.m. Participants can purchase a single, triple or ultimate slider pass during a selected wave time and are encouraged to sign up before April 1 to take advantage of the current rate. Pricing starts at $10. Online registration is now open at http://www.slidethecity.com/location/baltimore/

All those over five years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit the Slide the City Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/slidethecity/ to see what fans have to say.

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.