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Lakewood Summer Meltdown 2016

July 9 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Event Recap: 7th Annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown Draws 10,000 to Downtown District

The Lakewood Summer Meltdown, sponsored by Melt Bar & Grilled and presented by LakewoodAlive, is back for its seventh year on Saturday, July 9 from 4-10 p.m.

This event will include a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, and a variety of food vendors. Families will love the street festival component which features free programs from over 50 businesses and nonprofit organizations, including over 40 interactive opportunities. Activities include a sprinkler park, skateboarding, yoga, various exercise demonstrations, and more.

Schedule of Events:

  • 4-7:30 p.m. – Meltdown Street Festival
  • 5-10 p.m. – Beer Garden Presented by Buckeye Beer Engine
  • 5:30 p.m. – Race-day registration begins at the intersection of Detroit and St. Charles Avenues
  • 6:00 p.m. – 1 Mile Kids Fun Run Presented by the Lakewood Family YMCA begins at Belle Avenue
  • 7:00 p.m. – Meltdown 5K begins at Belle Avenue
  • 7:00 p.m. – Front Porch Lights performs in the Beer Garden

New for 2016:

  • Food trucks! We listened to your feedback, and are bringing them back by popular demand. We will feature a variety of local food vendors as well.
  • 20% price reduction for the Kids Fun Run! For $12, kids can run in this timed race and receive their own Summer Meltdown runner t-shirt.
  • Expanded beer garden! Beer Garden will have live music, that will be located on Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and Elmwood Avenues.
    Please Note: Although the Beer Garden is intended only for guests aged 21 and older, children 12 and under who are accompanied by a parent will also be permitted to enter.
  • New 5K race course! Check it out here.

Race cost:

  • $23 pre-sale. Want to register online? Click here.
  • $28 day-of

Runners will receive a Summer Meltdown runner t-shirt and chip timing for the most accurate timing.

In 2015, nearly 10,000 people from Lakewood and across the region attended the Meltdown, and we are looking forward to another great year of continued success. Hope to see you and your family there!

Considering a sponsorship? Contact us for more information, or call 216.521.0655.

Interested in being a vendor for our street festival? Fill out this form.

Want to volunteer at the Summer Meltdown? Sign up here.

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Food Vendors

Chow Chow Kitchen

Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar

Fired Up Taco Truck

Ice Cream Joy

Marco’s Pizza

Roxu Fusion

Slyman’s Tavern

Wok n Roll Food Truck


Street Fair Participants

Aladin’s TV (Direct TV)


AIY Properties

Arbutina Insurance Group

The Art Box

Bearded Buch

Beards of the Old Northwest

Bee My Baby Too

Because I Said I Would

Best Breed Pet Foods

Breakthrough Schools

Bubble Goodies

Buckeye Blends: Gourmet Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil

The Centers for Families and Children 

Cleveland Chiropractic and Integrative Health Center

Cleveland Recycles

The Clozer Clothing Company

Crazy Mullets

Cub Scout Pack 115 and Lincoln PTA

Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office

Dance Lakewood

First Federal Lakewood

Fred and Daisy’s

Fundraiser for National Youth Leadership Forum

Fuzion Martial Arts

H&R Block

Heather McCormick Jeweler with Premier Designs

Henna by Mandy

High Pockets Mobile Boutique

I’m Melting Candles & More

International Federation of Trekkers, Inc.

Jamberry Nails


Jimmy John’s

Joyce Factory Direct

Kickstand 216

Lake Erie International High School

Lakewood Montessori School

Lakewood Music Boosters

Lakewood Soccer Association

Liberty Mutual Insurance

LOL Party Zone

Lube Stop


Mane Muse On Demand

Margaret W. Wong & Associates

Mary Kay

Medical Mutual


The Movement Factory

NextGen Climate

Only in Clev

Relax Mobile Massage and Spa

Rozi’s Wine House


Sears Home Services


SportClips Haircuts

State Farm Insurance

Thirty-One Gifts

Trendi Paws Shoppe

Tropical Flame Food Truck

University of Akron Lakewood

Vector Security

Window Universe

Witchway Design

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July 9
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Downtown Lakewood
14701 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107 United States
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