Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020
July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer! The biggest block party in the neighborhood will heat up our city when Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020, sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, returns to Downtown Lakewood for its 11th year on Saturday, July 11 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 more than 12,000 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 numerous recreation and celebration opportunities, including a 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Summer Meltdown 2020 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
6 p.m. – 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Meltdown 5K begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Live music on the Beer Garden Stage
The ever-popular Meltdown 5K 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 Family Fun Run & Walk 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 organizations, many of which offer interactive opportunities. Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park to exercise demonstrations to a skateboard park.
Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
Lakewood Summer Meltdown News:
July 17, 2019 – 10th Annual Summer Meltdown Celebrates Lakewood’s Vibrancy
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