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Lakewood Summer Meltdown

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 

The biggest block party in the city is poised to heat up Lakewood this summer once again. The Lakewood Summer Meltdown, sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, returns to Downtown Lakewood for its 16th year on Saturday, July 20 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 nearly 15,000 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 Marlowe and Arthur Avenues.  The Summer Meltdown features a 5K race sponsored by Cleveland Clinic; 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk sponsored by Lakewood City Schools Community and Recreation Department, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

Now is the time to secure your Meltdown 5k registration and start training! The price for the Meltdown 5K increases on the day of the event, so buy early and save. The pre-sale rate is $30 and day-of $35. These races serve as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive.

Families will love the street festival component, which features a variety of local small businesses and nonprofit organizations, many of which offer interactive opportunities.  Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park sponsored by the Healthy Lakewood Foundation to fitness activities to a skate park.

Canned cocktails and beer sponsored will be featured in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden sponsored by First Federal Lakewood, serving local craft beer from by Immigrant Son Brewery. Live music by alternative rock band Front Porch Lights on the Meltdown Stage will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.

Do you own or operate a food truck? Click here for our Food Truck Application
Are you a nonprofit club or organization or a festival-style vendor? Click here for our Outdoor Vendor Application 

Lakewood Summer Meltdown Schedule:

4-8 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival

4-8 p.m.  – “Water Moose” Sprinkler Park at the intersection of St. Charles and Detroit Avenues

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 between Warren Road and St. Charles Avenue, featuring canned cocktails and local beers

6 p.m. – 1 Mile Family Fun Run and 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 by alternative rock band Front Porch Lights on the Meltdown Stage

Title Sponsor

Beer Garden & Gold Medal Sponsor

5K Race Sponsor

Beer Sponsor

Gold Medal Sponsors

1 Mile Family Fun Run Sponsor

Water Moose Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Beer Garden Table Sponsor

Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty


July 20
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States