Slidestreet and Cappuccino Street Closure – fours Sundays in summer

The giant 300m long Slidestreet pop up slide will be in Fremantle along Essex Street, sliding from the Cappuccino Strip down towards the Esplanade on every Sunday from the 21st of December until 11th January.

The first slide day will embrace the festive session, with Christmas themed sliding sessions, carollers and new years resolution trees providing a fun and friendly community atmosphere. There’ll also be food and market stalls, along with a pop up bar and a huge viewing area.

For live entertainment Fremantle Dockers star and accomplished musician Luke McPharlin will be performing an acoustic set on Sunday 21st Dec around midday on the Cappuccino Strip. Luke will be joined by fellow troubadour Matt Gresham. There’ll also be sweet tunes from local DJs all day at the Sail & Anchor Stage.

You don’t have to slide to enjoy the fun – spectators are encouraged to head down and check out the action.

There has been lots of people calling for Freo’s Cappucino strip to be closed to vehicle traffic to create an even friendlier pedestrian environmentand its been great to see how local businesses have been very supportive of the trial and are fully behind it – most will be extending their trading areas to activate the Cappuccino Strip that will be closed to vehicles.


Inspired by memories of our childhood, Slidestreet takes the very Australian backyard summer tradition of a few sheets of plastic, detergent and a hose to the next level. Slidestreet is a 315 metre pop up inflatable water slide, as long as two AFL ovals back to back and offers adrenalin-pumping slip-sliding fun.

slide street

A giant waterslide drew crowds to Bristol in the UK over the summer. Photo: Getty Images

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