Some 7,000 People Are Planning On Participating In A Huge Deep Ellum Water Balloon Fight This Month.

As a kid, there's pretty much no greater joy than stripping down to your skivvies during a heat wave and uninhibitedly jaunting through a sprinkler the ol' parents had set up in the front yard.

Yes, it was a simpler time then. But, no matter how high the mercury rises, gallivanting gleefully through a lawn-watering apparatus just doesn't hold quite the same appeal these days.

For the grown-ass human, it takes a lot more than a pitiful little sprinkler to help an adult-sized body properly beat the heat. Enter the Deep Ellum Community Association's upcoming Water Balloon Wars event. More than just H2O-filled orbs of rubber, this neighborhood-wide party will boast a 35-foot Slip'N Slide, dunk tanks, a dumpster pool, an entire sprinkler section and, yes, a shit-ton motherfucking water balloons.

What's more, when the event hits the empty lot behind the old July Alley spot come Sunday, August 30, there will be Easy Sliders and cold booze available for purchase, plus frozen treats, too. In other words: It might be about the one place in town that doesn't feel like it's seven inches from the midday sun.

It's also why organizers say they anticipate tickets to sell out in advance. And, to be sure, more than 7,000 people are already RSVP'd to the thing on Facebook. In other words: Interested parties should head here to snag a couple official passes to this event while they still can.

It'll cost $12 to $20 to attend the thing, but proceeds will go the 45 Fund, a local suicide prevention and awareness organization named in honor of the late Spector 45 frontman Frankie 45.

Cover photo by Kim Hansen via Wiki Commons.

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