FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, August 13, 2015-There's much fun awaiting you on a hot August weekend when princesses and pirates of all ages can cool off by sliding on 11 inflatable waterslides that range from 19 feet tall for the younger set, to over five stories tall (the world's tallest) for anyone over the age of 8 who's seeking adventure. Add in more fun experiences, like a walk-thru human car wash sprinkler system, two fields of interactive soccer and flag football from I9 Sports, and a large interactive play area for the little ones from Gymboree, and you have a winning combination.

The Princess & Pirate Waterslide Picnic at Balloon Fiesta Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day offers all of that, and there's so much more!

Princesses and Pirates can make their own eye patch or tiara at a craft station run by the Girl Scouts. How about bounce houses with princess and pirate themes? Do you love taking "selfies"? There will be a large inflatable throne that will be the perfect background to capture the fun and share it with friends. Happy screams and laughter will prevail.

Grab your favorite pirate and princess attire to wear over your water-friendly togs. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, a picnic (no glass, grills or alcohol), and even your own shade structure. Or, you can graze on delicious pizza, hot dogs, ice cream and other goodies from the local food trucks. Like you, we love our pets, but please leave them safely at home.

Lively summer music will keep everyone's energy up, and Wings of Enchantment is bringing beautiful butterflies-a treat for the eyes,

Attending the Princess & Pirate Waterslide Picnic will be great fun, and with proceeds benefiting the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network & Down Syndrome Research, you will also be joining others in doing something good.

Tickets are $10 each, with children 3 and under free. Tickets are on sale now at or at the event (cash only). Tickets include festival access and unlimited water slides and entertainment. Parking is free.

Princess & Pirate Waterslide Picnic is produced by Blue River Productions, the company behind the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, Food on a Stick Fest, the Southwest Bacon Fest, Taste of ABQ and the NM Wine & Jazz Festival.