The official website for Slide the City describes the event this way: "Summer time is upon us, and we are bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten your city streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves and slick slides. Did we mention 1,000 feet? Yeah, that’s over 3 football fields."
Slide the City is described in a City of Ann Arbor staff memo as "a family fun day with the main attraction being a 1,000 foot water slide through the City. ... There will be music and announcements beginning after 11 AM and ending at 6:00 p.m."
Slide the City: Timeline
- 2015-06-01 Slide the City appears on the June 1, 2015 agenda of the Ann Arbor City Council so that the Council can approve the street closings necessary for the event. The Street to be closed is closed is State Street from Monroe to Packard on July 4, 2015 from 4:00 a.m. until midnight. The actual event will start at approximately 11 a.m. and end at approximately 6 p.m. The additional time will be used for set-up and take-down for the event.