Lakewood Summer Meltdown Presented By Lakewood Alive


Downtown Lakewood

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 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Summer Meltdown represents one of the region’s most highly anticipated street parties. A summertime celebration of Lakewood’s vibrancy, this free community event draws nearly 15,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.

The event 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.

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.

To learn more and register for 5K or 1 Mile Family Fun Run & Walk visit: HERE