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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Be on the lookout for Meltdown 5K registration details in the coming weeks.

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.

Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020

The “Water Moose” sprinkler park is always a crowd favorite at the Summer Meltdown. (Judie Vegh/OyVegh Photography)

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

Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2020

The Meltdown 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk are staples of the Summer Meltdown.

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.


Interested in sponsoring the Summer Meltdown?  View sponsorship opportunities or call 216-521-0655.


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Lakewood Summer Meltdown News:
July 17, 2019 – 10th Annual Summer Meltdown Celebrates Lakewood’s Vibrancy


Title Sponsor

Melt Bar and Grilled Logo

Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor

First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsor

 City of Lakewood Logo

Silver Medal Sponsor

Peace Racing                                      

Bronze Medal Sponsors
Great Day Improvements
Lakewood Public Library – Madison Branch



July 11
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood,OH44107United States