2013 Light Up Lakewood


Thank you all who came out to Light Up Lakewood. This year was a huge success.

Want to relive memories from Light Up Lakewood 2013? Check out these amazing photos.

Light Up Lakewood Facebook Album

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

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King and Queen Scholarship Sponsor

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Event Partners

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Spooky Pooch 2013

Save the Date

Saturday, October 18, 2014






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Front Porch Concerts 2014


Great music from almost every genre you can think of is what you will hear at our Front Porch Concert Series for 2014. Bring family, friends, blankets, chairs and snacks and have entertaining evening in this open air theater. It all takes place at the Lakewood Public Library Front Porch, 15425 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood Ohio. The live concerts begin at 7pm and run to 9pm.

When – Every Friday from July 11-September 5

Cost – FREE!

7.11.14 – Cletus Black7.18.14 – Carlos Jones & The Plus Band
7.25.14 – Vance Music Studios – Rock Ensembles
8.1.14 – Vance Music Studios – Rock Ensembles
8.8.14 – The Hollywood Slim Band
8.15.14 – Mo’ Mojo
8.22.14 – The Syncopated Sin Swing Band
8.29.14 – Steev Inglish
9.5.14 – Drumplay

Come early, take a stroll and discover what Downtown Lakewood has to offer from shopping to dining and then sit back and enjoy the music!  

Thank you to our Sponsors that keep this Concert Series Alive and thriving!

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2014 After Party Sponsor:



Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival

Lakewood Wine and Craft Beer Festival sponsored by World of Beer
On Saturday, September 28, The Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance presents The Lakewood Wine & Craft Beer Festival, sponsored by World of Beer Lakewood. Click HERE for more info and to purchase tickets

Lakewood Chocolate Walk

Enjoy this overview of the fun our attendees have each year. Check back often for more details.


Chocolate Walk 2013

Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance’s Lakewood Chocolate Walk is a delectable and decadent evening all about chocolate!

Last year’s event was held on Thursday, October 24th.  Participants visited a wide variety of shops and eateries that were Sweet Stops on the Chocolate Walk. People popped in establishments many already know and love, or encountered a fun new place they haven’t visited before.  Each Sweet Stop provided a unique chocolate treat.  The music of Fireside filled the street as they played live on Menchie’s patio.

Chocolate Walk tickets are $25 per person. Check in at University of Akron Lakewood (14725 Detroit Avenue, Suite 108), pick up your bag & wrist band, and browse the raffle prizes.  Buy raffle tickets at the beginning or the end of your walk, as the raffle baskets will reappear at the Grand Finale Sundae Bar, sponsored by Discount Drug Mart and Giant Eagle, open from 8-9 p.m. at Rozi’s. 

The Pre-Walk VIP Party is from 5:30 – 6:15 at Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar (14810 Detroit Avenue).  For $40, you get not only your Chocolate Walk ticket but a special opportunity to elevate your chocolate experience to a whole new level of bliss!  VIP Reception sponsor Deagan’s will be concocting a special chocolate drink, as well as providing a choice appetizer.  You’ll also get personalized check-in, and a VIP name tag for the evening.


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CityWide Street Sale

This is the 5th year for the popular CityWide Street Sale in Lakewood Thursday, Friday & Saturday June 26th through June 28th. Bringing Lakewood residents and merchants together for 3 days of sales, this event draws happy shoppers from beyond our city, seeking bargains and seeing what else Lakewood has to offer.

Sponsored by the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance this CityWide Street Sale is open to all Lakewood residents and merchants to participate. As the list is compiled of who is having a sale, we’ll have a posting on this website of all the locations (beginning Monday June 23). Shoppers will also be able to print the list to take with them.  Resident names will not be published. Last year we had 200+ resident sales and sidewalk sales.

New This Year ($10 for all Garage Sales): The past two years we have offered a sale kit for $5. We have upgraded these kits and are giving them to all participants of the CityWide Street Sale. We are charging $10 for your sale. We will be purchasing ads for local news papers and doing more advertising of sale which will increase your ability to have more foot traffic during the weekend of the sale. Just as a side note, one 12 line ad in the Sun News or Cleveland Plain Dealer start at $25. This is a great deal for you. These kits have CityWide Street Sale Yard Signs, one poster, 9 red, white and blue balloons, a how-to-guide for a successful garage sale, tags and stickers to prices items and more.

1. You can sign up online (click here to sign up online)
2. Print off the application, fill it out, and send check made out to LakewoodAlive (Click here for the Street Sale Application – 2014)
3. Sign up in person at lion and blue (15106 Detroit Ave.) or Paisley Monkey (14417 Detroit Ave.)

Once you have signed up and paid your $10, print off your order confirmation and
pick up your kit at Paisley Monkey or lion and Blue. 

***Please contact Tamara Racin at info@paisleymonkey.com or call 216.221.1091 to obtain the artwork and information to use on your websites or newsletters.***

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Thank you to our sponsors

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Chocolate Walk 2011

Chocolate Walk 2011 was a Great Event!!

The weather cooperated and the rain stopped before 300 walkers set out for the “Adult Trick-or-Treat” visiting 30 Downtown Lakewood merchants and collecting their loot. The line at Lakewood Federal Savings was around the block before 6 where the anxious crowd waited to check in and collect their shopping bags. Charlie Chonka cut the ceremonial ribbon, and the walkers filed in. From one end of Downtown to the other, the streets were alive with the 300 that were lucky enough to get tickets to this quickly sold out event.

Cats on Holiday provided the entertainment at Rozi’s where the walkers enjoyed the Sundae Bar contributed by Drug Mart. Shopping for the perfect holiday gift was just a bonus, given the fantastic selection of wine, beer and more and a chance to relax on the new patio at Rozi’s.