Eighth Annual Lakewood Summer Meltdown Takes Place Today

Returning for the eighth year, Lakewood Summer Meltdown takes place today on Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and Elmwood.

The street festival features all sorts of outdoor games and activities, including a 5-K race and a 1-Mile Kids Fun Race for the little ones. (You can register for the races on the website.) Activities range from a sprinkler park to yoga demonstrations and a skateboard park.

The local band Front Porch Lights will perform, food trucks will be on hand and (yes!) there is a beer garden.

The fest takes place from 4 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. (Daniela Cacho)