Saturday, July 25; 11am-7pm
City of Decatur to host Slide the City!
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Decatur Business Association, the DBA along with the City of Decatur has decided to shake up our traditional summer event, the Decatur Beach Party, and make a huge SPLASH this summer. For one day only, there will be a 1000 foot long water slide in the middle of W. Ponce de Leon Ave, stetching from Clairemont down just past Ponce de Leon Place.
This amazing event is produced a by a professional event company called Slide the City which has brought this wildslide to cities such as Salt Lake City, Boise, Fountain Hills, and Ft. Lauderdale. Decatur will be the only metro Atlanta city to host this event which will bring Decatur thousands of visitors and tons of foot traffic.
The Decatur Business Association and the Community and Economic Development department are committed to helping both businesses and residents prepare for this event and make it fun and beneficial for everyone.
When is it? Saturday, July 25th (The event times are 11am-7pm but the street will be closed from 5am-midnight for set-up and break down)
Will the street be totally closed? Yes. We will close W. Ponce de Leon from Clairemont Ave all the way to Fairview Ave. The Slide itself will end in front of Jimmy Johns but people in the 335 W. Ponce building will be able to get in and out of the parking deck.
How many people are expected to participate? 6000 tickets would be a sell out but this event tends to bring a lot of spectators who will be happy to eat, shop, and just watch the fun from the sidewalks.
How do people purchase tickets? Through the Slide the City website and on the day of the event. Prices range from $10-$50, depending on the type of ticket you purchase (http://www.slidethecity.com)
Is there an age or height limit? All who are over 46 inches tall and over 5 years old are invited to slide, but remember if you’re under 18 you’ll need to get a sign off from your legal guardians.
Will this be in addition to the Beach Party in June? No, we want to put all of our resources toward making this THE big summer event. We expect to bring the Beach Party back next summer.