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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019
July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
** Online registration for the Meltdown 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk has closed. Day-of registration begins Saturday, July 13 at 4 p.m. at the intersection of Detroit and Belle Avenues. **
It’s a celebration of a decade of community vibrancy and you’re invited! The biggest block party in the neighborhood will heat up our city when 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 represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties. A summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy, this free community event draws 10,000+ attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.
This fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Arthur and Marlowe. The Summer Meltdown is a “something for everyone” event, offering seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk, Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle, street festival (4 – 8 p.m.), outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Summer Meltdown 2019 Schedule of Events:
4-8 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 crowd favorite 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
The ever-popular Meltdown 5K serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive. Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center, 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 Family Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department, afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.
Families will love the street festival component, which features vendor tents from 100+ businesses and nonprofits organizations, many of which offer interactive opportunities. Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park to exercise demonstrations to a skateboard park sponsored by West Side Skates.
The 3rd Annual Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle presented by Beat Cycles offers contestants an opportunity to win one of two Cannondale Quick bicycles valued collectively at more than $1,300. Beat Cycles will fit the lucky pair of raffle winners to bikes of the proper size. The raffle drawing will be held during the Summer Meltdown at 9:30 p.m. on the Beer Garden Stage. Contestants need not be present to win.
Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music by alternative 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 dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
Note: All food trucks/trailer spots and vendor opportunities have been filled.
Lakewood Summer Meltdown News:
July 5, 2019 – 5 Tips for Running the Meltdown 5K
June 27, 2019 – It’s About to Get Hot: Lakewood Summer Meltdown Returns July 13
June 21, 2019 – LakewoodAlive Announces 3rd Annual Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle with Beat Cycles
June 14, 2019 – 21 Reasons to be Excited for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019
May 22, 2019 – Meltdown 5K Features Fast Evening Race, Festival at Finish Line
May 8, 2019 – Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019 to Heat Up City on July 13
April 24, 2019 – Melt Bar and Grilled Named Title Sponsor for Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019
March 21, 2019 – Registration Now Open for 2019 Meltdown 5K, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk
Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor
Gold Medal Sponsors
Meltdown 5K Sponsor
1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsors
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