When: Sat., July 9, 12-7 p.m. 2016
Slide the City, a 1,000-foot-long inflatable water slide, returns to St. Louis in a new location (Oakland and Tamm avenues; www.slidethecity.com) but with the same all-day party and wet fun as last time. Also new is the wave time system, which means no waiting in line during the block of time your ticket is valid. Choose from noon to 2 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Other options include the $60 ultimate slider ticket (as many runs as you can make between 9 a.m. and noon) and the $99 all-day slider, which lets you make as many trips as you like throughout the day. All tickets include a mouth guard and an inflatable tube. Tickets for the best value, three rides during your slot, are $40 to $45.