It’s About To Get Hot: Lakewood Summer Meltdown Returns July 13

Photo by The Lakewood Observer

The biggest block party in the neighborhood is fast approaching. Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019, sponsored by Melt Bar and Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, returns to Downtown Lakewood for its 10th year on Saturday, July 13 from 4 to 10 p.m.

The Summer Meltdown is one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties. This community event is a free summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy. It draws more than 10,000 attendees from across northeast Ohio to the heart of Lakewood each July.

This Lakewood summer tradition takes place on Detroit Avenue in Downtown Lakewood between Arthur and Marlowe.  The Summer Meltdown offers an afternoon and evening jam-packed with seemingly endless activities for one and all, including the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk, street festival, outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

Families will love the street festival, which features more than 100 vendor tents, many of which offer interactive opportunities. Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park to the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle sponsored by Beat Cycles to a skateboard park sponsored by West Side Skates.

The ever-popular Meltdown 5K sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive. This staple of the Summer Meltdown draws hundreds of participants annually, as it features a fast course, chip timing, a t-shirt for participants and prizes for top finishers. Both this running event and the 1 Mile Kids Fun Run sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.

Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden sponsored by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music by rock band Front Porch Lights on the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by Cleveland Property Management GroupThe Exchange and The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company will delight the crowd as the sun sets in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.

For more information regarding Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019, including the full schedule of events, please visit

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor: 
Melt Bar and Grilled

Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor
First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors:
Beat Cycles | City of Lakewood | Cleveland Property Management Group | Cuyahoga Community College | The Exchange

Meltdown 5K Sponsor: 
Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center 

1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk Sponsors:
Lakewood Family YMCA | Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation & Education Department

Table Sponsor: 
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Bath Fitter | Blue Ridge Media Company | The Ferry Cap and Set Screw Company | Lakewood Public Library
Peace Racing | Thunder::Tech | Universal Windows Direct | West Side Skates

Bronze Medal Sponsors:
HomeAdvisor | Profile by Sanford | The Lakewood Citizen | Window Universe Cleveland

Matt Bixenstine

I am the Marketing & Development Manager for LakewoodAlive. I enjoy all things Lakewood, especially walking my basset hound through Madison Park.

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Volume 15, Issue 13, Posted 6:32 PM, 07.03.2019