August 8 / Billings, Montana
August 22 / Butte, Montana
Gather your water wings, fill up the squirt guns and get ready for the biggest, baddest slip-and-slide party to ever visit The Treasure State. Slide the City tours the country with a 1,000-foot waterslide and is setting up in 192 cities this summer. Hot Montanans looking for a family-friendly way to cool off can propel down the bright blue- and green-cushioned vinyl slide coming to Billings and Butte in August.
Register as a VIP slider and launch an hour early, stay an hour late, and glide as much as your heart desires in between. VIPs receive an inner tube and a swag bag including a mouth guard, T-shirt, hat and temporary tattoo. Registration is open online until the day of the event.
Not only do folks at Slide the City know how to put on a soaking good time, they also know the importance of water conservation. The water – all 12,000-16,000 gallons of it – is recirculated throughout the event then treated and recycled back into the community at the end of the day. – Alexis Deaton
This story was first published in the summer 2015 issue of Mountain Outlaw magazine.