Thursday, February 22, 2024

Gaborone bids farewell to summer with a big slide

Come, madam wife, sit by my side, and let the world slide, we shall ne’er be younger.” A number of modern variations of this wise crack from Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew will be all the rage when Gaborone families bid farewell to summer with a slip and a slide.

Gaborone will from 30th April- 1st May host the internationally renowned Slip n Slide Summer Street jamboree.

The event, widely popular in cities like New York, Johannesburg and Cape Town is a must go: It’s not only a first for Botswana but also a recherch├® offering for a country that rarely hosts family fun entertainment.

Slip n Slide is a godsend for Gaborone families that have been hankering for family entertainment. The event promises to be a big hit with organisers estimating a turnout of 8000 people.
Project Coordinator-Troy Ferguson found a missing gap in family fun events in Botswana and came up with the slip n slides summer streets, where kids, adolescents and adults can all gather together annually and have a ball.

While most entertainment events in Botswana either sell alcoholic beverages or allow patrons to bring their own, not this one. The whole purpose is to have friendly family fun in a non-alcoholic and non-smoking environment. Sounds like a great way to get back to work the next day without the hangover blues.

The main attraction will be the slide which will be at a whooping 6 meters wide and 300 meters long, safe to say Botswana’s biggest slide ever. But this is only just the beginning of the fun filled day, as there will be bull riding, zooprangers and to add the cherry on top a helicopter ride (now that should be a definite must on your fun list).

 The event will be a feast of foods and drinks, spacious picnic spots and music that will keep the merry crowd dancing and energized the day through. The event will also cater for those who want to be part of the event without breaking a sweat as spectators.
 The event will be held on a land field behind fairgrounds.


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