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Lakewood Summer Meltdown
July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
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 14th year on Saturday, July 16 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 Center for LGBTQ+ Care & Lakewood Family Health Center; 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk sponsored by Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Mark your calendar and start training! Meltdown race registration is now open for the 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk. 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 to fitness activities to a skate park.
Beer and seltzer sponsored by Platform Beer Co. will be featured in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden sponsored by First Federal Lakewood. 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.
Lakewood Summer Meltdown Schedule:
4-8 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
4-8 p.m. – “Water Moose” Sprinkler Park sponsored by The Healthy Lakewood Foundation 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
6 p.m. – 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk sponsored by 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 Center for LGBTQ+ Care & Lakewood Family Health Center 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 in Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden
Beer Garden & Gold Medal Sponsor
Meltdown 5K Race Sponsor
Gold Medal Sponsors
1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsor
Water Moose & Kids’ Games Sponsor
Beer Garden Table Sponsor
Beer Garden Stage Sponsor
Lemon Seeds Music
Street Festival Sponsor
Bee My Baby Lakewood
Silver Medal Sponsors
AIY Properties Inc.
Lakewood Public Library, Madison Branch