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Lakewood Summer Meltdown

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 

Click here to register for the Summer Meltdown 5K and 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk.

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 skateboard 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.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.
Click here if you’re interested in being a vendor at this event.
Click here if you are a food vendor (not a food truck) and are interested in being at this event.
Click here if you own a food truck and are interested in being at this event. Note: you must be registered with the City of Lakewood.

Contact Vince Williams, vwilliams@lakewoodalive.org or call (216) 521-0655 ext. 4 for more information.

Lakewood Summer Meltdown Schedule:
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 City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department 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

First Federal Lakewood

Meltdown 5K Race Sponsor

Beer Sponsor
Platform Beer Co.

Gold Medal Sponsors

1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsor

Water Moose & Kids’ Games Sponsor

Beer Garden Table Sponsor

Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty

Silver Medal Sponsors

Lakewood Public Library, Madison Branch 
Peace Racing
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Details

Date:
July 16
Time:
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown

Venue

Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States

Organizer

LakewoodAlive