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Lakewood Summer Meltdown

Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4 PM – 10 PM

Downtown Lakewood
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Register now for the Meltdown 5K, a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive: https://runsignup.com/SummerMeltdown

Secure your tickets now for the Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle: https://meltdown-bike-raffle.eventbrite.com

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It’s a celebration of a decade of community vibrancy and you’re invited!  The biggest block party in the neighborhood will heat up our city when 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 represents one of the region’s most highly-anticipated street parties.  A summertime celebration of our city’s vibrancy, this free community event draws 10,000+ 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 Arthur and Marlowe.  The Summer Meltdown is a “something for everyone” community event, offering the Meltdown 5K race, 1 Mile Family Fun Run and Walk, street festival (4 - 8 pm), outdoor activities, games, food vendors, beer garden, live music and more.

Summer Meltdown 2019 Schedule of Events:
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 Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation and Education Department, begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Meltdown 5K sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center begins at the intersection of Detroit and Belle avenues
7 p.m. – Live music by crowd favorite band Front Porch Lights on the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by The Exchange Stores, Cleveland Property Management Group and Ferry Cap and Set Screw Corporation
8:30 p.m. – Meltdown 5K Awards Ceremony held at the Race Results Tent sponsored by The Exchange Stores (in front of Forage Public House)
9:30 p.m. – Drawing for Summer Meltdown Bike Raffle (https://meltdown-bike-raffle.eventbrite.com) presented by Beat Cycles takes place on the Meltdown Stage

The ever-popular Meltdown 5K serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive.  Sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center, 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 Family Fun Run and Walk, sponsored by Lakewood Family YMCA and Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation and Education Department, afford participants a rare opportunity to partake in an evening race.

Families will love the street festival component, which features vendor tents from 100+ businesses and nonprofits organizations, many of which offer interactive opportunities. Activities range from the “Water Moose” sprinkler park to exercise demonstrations to a skateboard park sponsored by West Side Skates.

Local brews available in the Gary K. Bish Memorial Beer Garden presented by First Federal Lakewood will complement dining options from vendors and food trucks. Live music from alternative rock band Front Porch Lights on the Beer Garden Stage sponsored by The Exchange Stores, Cleveland Property Management Group and Ferry Cap and Set Screw Corporation will delight the crowd as dusk turns to nightfall in beautiful Downtown Lakewood.

Visit LakewoodAlive.org/Meltdown to learn more.

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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2019 is made possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

Title Sponsor:
Melt Bar and Grilled

Gold Medal and Beer Garden Sponsor:
First Federal Lakewood

Gold Medal Sponsors:
Beat Cycles
City of Lakewood, Ohio - Municipal Government
Cleveland Property Management Group
Cuyahoga Community College
The Exchange Stores

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 and Education Department

Table Sponsor:
Eric Lowrey and Kathy Lewis - Northeast Ohio Realtors

Silver Medal Sponsors:
Bath Fitter
Blue Ridge Media Company
Ferry Cap and Set Screw Corporation
Lakewood Public Library
Peace Racing
Universal Windows Direct
thunder::tech
West Side Skates

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

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