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Fort Worth Celebrates Birthday With Giant Slip-n-Slide



    What better way to celebrate a summer birthday than with a gigantic slip-n-slide?

    Fort Worth's new birthday festival, PantherFest, will feature a 2,000 foot water slide in the middle of the Main Street Bridge.

    You read that right, 2,000 feet of slip, sliding fun! We're told it's padded and has "more cushion than your grandpa's orthopedic sneakers."

    "We in Fort Worth know how to throw a party, and we're proud to partner with our friends at the Trinity River Vision Authority to commemorate Fort Worth's birthday," Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said in a news release. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate than turning our famous Main Street Bridge into a giant water slide. This should be a lot of fun."

    PantherFest will take place on June 6.

    The festival will honor some of Fort Worth's favorite things, including local beer, local music and foods from Fort Worth-based restaurants.

    Admission to PantherFest will be free, but those wishing to ride the giant water slide must buy tickets from the city. Tickets go on sale February 20 and are expected to sell out.