Giant slip-and-slide returns to Dickson Street Aug. 27

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That giant slip-and-slide is coming back to Dickson Street this weekend.

Soldier On Service Dogs, a local non-profit that trains service dogs to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, will once again bring out the Dickson Street Slide from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27.

What: Dickson Street Slide
When: 10 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27
Where Dickson Street
Cost: Three slides $25; Unlimited slides $40

It’s the third year for the slide, but the first event (see photos) was a partnership with Slide the City. Soldier On Service Dogs now runs the event itself, which is the group’s largest annual fundraiser.

For those unfamiliar with the event, a 1,040-foot-long waterslide will stretch from the top of West Dickson Street in front of Collier Drug Store down to the Walton Arts Center near West Avenue. A vendor village and kids zone with live music, a kids slide and water balloon activities are also planned at the Walton Arts Center parking lot from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices are currently $25 for three trips down the slide and $40 for unlimited slides. Tickets include an inner tube and mouthpiece. Volunteers will be on hand to inflate inner tubes for a $2 donation.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit