Slip n’ slide on the streets of Sylvan

Sylvan Lakers will be afforded the opportunity to get a little wet outside of the lake

Slide the City returns to Sylvan lake for the second year in a row on Saturday

Its just like your old back yard… except its 1,000 feet long.

On Saturday, August 6 Sylvan Lakers will be afforded the opportunity to get a little wet outside of the lake when Slide the City returns for its second year to Centennial Street. The event,which costs $35 for three slides, gives participants the chance to use one of the Town’s main streets as their very own slip n’ slide.

“It is a family, friendly event that features a 1,000 ft. slip n’ slide that goes down city streets,” event director, Rachel Thomas said. “We will have live music, food and entertainment for the whole family.”

The event is now in its second year after the organizers were approached by the Town of Sylvan Lake last year.

“We came and had a great time it was a successful event,” Thomas said. “We received a lot of support from the Town so we wanted to come back again.”

This year’s event, according to Thomas, is going to have a distinct “block party” feel too it something that the Town has been encouraging residents to do all summer long.

“We will have more live music, more food trucks it will have entertainment for all,” she said. “We hope to also have bigger numbers this year.”

She added that they have been approached by new vendors and food trucks that weren’t part of the event last year.

Thomas feels that Slide the City really adds to the community.

“It is a unique way to bring you out into your town’s streets,” she said.

The event has two sliding time blocks: 9 a.m. 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. 7 p.m., where participants choose their time slot and then do not have to wait in line the day of the event.

“We hope to see everyone there,” Thomas said. “Make sure you bring sunscreen and water because it will be super hot.”

She added that participants should come with a “smile on your face because it will be a lot of fun.”

If you would like more information on this event, you can go to slidethecity.com/location/sylvan-lake.

reporter@sylvanlakenews.com