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Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Slide the City Looking to Make a Splash in Rockford, Illinois

Unique festival in Rockford on 5 - 7 September 2015    

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (RACVB) is excited to announce that plans to bring Slide the City to Rockford, Illinois are moving forward. The RACVB has been working with Slide the City, SocialTechPop and the City of Rockford to bring this new festival to the city this summer.

The event is geared to all ages and is built around the summertime tradition of having fun while cooling off, only this time the traditional backyard water slide and toys will be mega-sized. Along with the 1,000-foot water slide, the event will feature music, food vendors and much more.

"Our team at RACVB reached out to Slide the City earlier this year in hopes of bringing this new and original event to Rockford," said John Groh, RACVB president/CEO. "We loved the energy, size and scope of the event and felt it would be an amazing compliment to the momentum that has been building throughout the city."

"Slide the City is taking that childhood experience of playing in the water in your backyard and magnifying it into a great community festival," Jess Loren of SocialTechPop said. "We are excited to bring the slide to the streets of Rockford."

The final details for the event, planned for 5 - 7 September 2015 are still in the works. RACVB, SocialTechPop and Slide the City have met with City of Rockford staff to discuss logistics for the event. Special event permits will be presented to the City Council in May for consideration and approval.

"In seeking out Slide the City, RACVB sought to find and create experiences that help create a dynamic city for the residents in our community," Groh said. "In turn, we hope that this experience draws visitors for the holiday weekend."

Details, including ticket information, will be announced once the City Council gives final approval on the event. Updates on the festival will be posted to


About Rockford, Illinois

The Rockford region is set in the rolling hills of Northern Illinois and only a 90 minute drive from Chicago.  Whether visitors want to explore the rich culture, exquisite gardens, dining and golfing credentials of this city, there is plenty to do!  Visit the region for a day or two on a tour of the Great Lakes region, as a stop-over on the way to the Mississippi River or on an excursion from Chicago.

Further information and images are available by contacting:

Baha Green

Cellet Marketing & Public Relations

T: 08456 020 574

E: [email protected]

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