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 15th year on Saturday, July 15 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 Recreation & Education 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. In the spirit of celebrating the 15th Summer Meltdown, the first 50 sign-ups will be discounted to $20 followed by a pre-sale rate of $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 to fitness activities to a skate park.
Canned cocktails and beer sponsored by Lakewood brewery, Immigrant Son 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 sponsored by Cleveland Property Management will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
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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
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 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 sponsored by Cleveland Property Management
Beer Garden & Gold Medal Sponsor
Meltdown 5K Race Sponsor
Beer Garden Stage Sponsor
Meltdown Streetfest Sponsor
Gold Medal Sponsors
Water Moose Sponsor
Beer Garden Table Sponsor