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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2017

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer!  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, 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 skateboarding to demonstrations of yoga and other exercises.

The ever-popular Meltdown 5K 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 afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.

Local brews available in the Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks.  Live music will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.

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Schedule of Events:

  • 4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
  • 5-10 p.m. – 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 begins at Belle Avenue
  • 7:00 p.m. – Meltdown 5K begins at Belle Avenue
  • 7:00 p.m. – Live music in the Beer Garden


Considering a sponsorship?  View sponsorship opportunities or contact us for more information.

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Want to volunteer at the Summer Meltdown? Sign up here.

2016 Event Recap: 7th Annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown Draws 10,000 to Downtown District


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Gold Medal Sponsors

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July 8
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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