Slip and Slide

Fort Worth’s Main Street Bridge is getting a new addition on June 6. The city’s birthday festival, PantherFest, will incorporate a 2,000-foot water slide spanning the length of the bridge. The festival, celebrating Fort Worth’s 166th birthday, will feature local beer from Rahr, Martin House and Panther Island Brewing. Live music will be provided by Chris Watson and other local bands, and such restaurants as Reata and Fred’s Texas Café will provide the food.

“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,” Mayor Betsy Price says in a press release. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by turning our famous Main Street Bridge into a giant water slide. This should be a lot of fun.”

Admission to PantherFest is free, but visitors will need to buy tickets in order to ride the slide. —FWTX Staff