Much-Anticipated Festival to Celebrate Summertime in Downtown Lakewood
The biggest block party in the neighborhood is fast approaching. Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019, sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, returns to Downtown Lakewood for its 10th year on Saturday, July 13 from 4 to 10 p.m.
The Summer Meltdown is one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties. This community event is a free summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy. It draws more than 10,000 attendees from across northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.
This Lakewood summer tradition takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Arthur and Marlowe. The Summer Meltdown offers an afternoon and evening jam-packed with seemingly endless activities for one and all, including the Meltdown 5k race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Families will love the street festival, which features more than 100 vendor tents, many of which offer interactive opportunities. Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park to the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle sponsored by Beat Cycles to a skateboard park sponsored by West Side Skates.
The ever-popular Meltdown 5K sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive. This staple of the Summer Meltdown draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, a t-shirt for participants and prizes for top finishers. Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.
Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden sponsored by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music by rock band Front Porch Lights on the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by The Exchange, Cleveland Property Management Group and The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company will delight the crowd as the sun sets in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
Lakewood Summer Meltdown Schedule:
4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
4 p.m. – Race-day registration begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
5-10 p.m. – Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden sponsored by First Federal Lakewood
6 p.m. – 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Meltdown 5K sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Live music by rock band Front Porch Lights on the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by The Exchange, Cleveland Property Management Group and The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company
8:30 p.m. – Meltdown 5K Awards Ceremony held at the Race Results Tent sponsored by The Exchange (in front of Forage Public House)
9:30 p.m. – Drawing for Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle presented by Beat Cycles takes place on the Beer Garden Stage
For more information regarding Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown.
The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Melt Bar and Grilled
Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor
First Federal Lakewood
Gold Medal Sponsors:
City of Lakewood
Cleveland Property Management Group
Cuyahoga Community College
Meltdown 5K Sponsor:
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center
1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsors:
Lakewood Family YMCA
Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Silver Medal Sponsors:
Blue Ridge Media Company
The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company
Lakewood Public Library
Universal Windows Direct
West Side Skates
Bronze Medal Sponsors:
Profile by Sanford
The Lakewood Citizen
Window Universe Cleveland