When: Sat., July 11 2015
Coming up on its sixth year, the Lakewood Summer Meltdown has become a staple of summertime in this westside 'burb. Detroit Avenue shuts down for a few blocks around Warren Road, and the downtown district comes alive: Performers perform, vendors vend, entertainers entertain, dancers dance — you get the drill. It's fun, and the fine folks at LakewoodAlive put on a terrific event for all ages. Admission is free, though things like food, the 5K race and drinks in the beer garden will cost ya. There's nothing quite like celebrating the high-water mark of summertime in the middle of the street. This year's event runs from 4 to 10 p.m. today. (Sandy) lakewoodalive.org.