Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018
Get ready to add some sizzle to your summer. Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2018, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its eighth year on Saturday, July 14 from 4 to 10 p.m. in Downtown Lakewood. The Lakewood Summer Meltdown draws nearly 10,000 attendees each year.
One of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties, the Summer Meltdown drew nearly 10,000 attendees from across Northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood last year. This “something for everyone” event and fixture on our city’s summer calendar takes place on Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and Elmwood, offering seemingly endless recreation and celebration opportunities, including a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.
Families will love the street festival component, which features free programs from 70+ businesses and nonprofits organizations, including numerous interactive opportunities. Activities range from a sprinkler park to skateboarding to demonstrations of yoga and other exercises.
The ever-popular Meltdown 5K draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, t-shirts for participants and prizes for top finishers. Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.
Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Fan favorite alternative rock band Front Porch Lights returns to the stage to delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.
Fan favorite band Front Porch Lights returns for Summer Meltdown 2017. (Photo Credit: Alex Belisle / Faces of Lakewood)
Lakewood Summer Meltdown Schedule:
4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
4:00 p.m. – Race-day registration begins at the intersection of Detroit and St. Charles Avenues
5-10 p.m. – Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden
6:00 p.m. – 1 Mile Kids Fun Run begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Meltdown 5K begins at Belle Avenue
7:00 p.m. – Alternative rock band Front Porch Lights performs on stage
For more information, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown.
The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled
14532 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107