Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2017
July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Come celebrate summer with the biggest block party in the neighborhood and 10,000 of your closest neighbors! Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2017, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its eighth year on Saturday, July 8 from 4-10 p.m.
The Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties and drew nearly 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood last year. This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Marlowe and Elmwood. A “something for everyone” event, the Summer Meltdown offers seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, bike raffle, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Families will love the street festival component, which features free programs from 70+ businesses and nonprofits organizations, including numerous interactive opportunities. Activities range from a sprinkler park to yoga demonstrations to a skateboard park presented by West Side Skates.
The ever-popular Meltdown 5K presented by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, a fashionable t-shirt for participants and prizes for top finishers. Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run presented by Lakewood Family YMCA afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.
We’re turning Detroit Avenue into the largest patio in the city with the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood. Local brews will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music by fan favorite alternative rock band Front Porch Lights will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
Schedule of Events:
4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
5-10 p.m. – Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood
5:30 p.m. – Race-day registration begins at the intersection of Detroit and St. Charles Avenues
6:00 p.m. – 1 Mile Kids Fun Run presented by Lakewood Family YMCA begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Meltdown 5K presented by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Live music on stage by alternative rock band Front Porch Lights
9:30 p.m. – Drawing held on the main stage for the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle presented by Beat Cycles
Meltdown 5K Registration & Packet Pick-up:
Pre-registration will remain open until 11:59 pm on July 6
$28 race day
Race-day registration opens at 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of St. Charles and Detroit Avenues
1 Mile Kids Fun Run ($12) – 6 p.m. start
Meltdown 5K – 7 p.m. start
Click here to register to participate in the Meltdown 5K or 1 Mile Kids Fun Run.
View the Meltdown 5K Route Map.
Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle:
Click here to secure your Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle tickets.
This raffle offers contestants an opportunity to win one of two Charge Grater commuter bicycles courtesy of Beat Cycles valued collectively at more than $2,000. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $10 or 3 for $25.
Bike enthusiasts are invited to visit summer-meltdown-bike-raffle.eventbrite.com to secure raffle tickets in advance for two separate drawings (for both female and male bike models) now through July 7. Tickets will also be available for purchase at Beat Cycles (15608 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood) starting June 20. Look for the bikes to be on display in Beat Cycles’ storefront window.
Tickets will also be available during the Summer Meltdown. The raffle drawing will be held at 9:30 p.m. on the main stage in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood. Contestants need not be present to win, and both winners will also receive the opportunity to visit Beat Cycles for a complimentary bike helmet. Click here to read more.
Lakewood Summer Meltdown News:
June 16 – LakewoodAlive Announces Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle
June 9 – 20 Reasons to be Excited for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2017
May 23 – 5 Tips for Running the Meltdown 5K
May 12 – Lakewood Summer Meltdown to Heat Up City on July 8
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Meltdown 5K Sponsor
Beer Garden & Gold Medal Sponsor
Gold Medal Sponsors
1 Mile Kids Fun Run Sponsor
Silver Medal Sponsors
Bronze Medal Sponsors