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Lakewood Civic Center Block Party returns

Thanks to the passage of Lakewood Measure L and the easing of COVID restrictions, the popular Lakewood Civic Center Block Party is BACK!

Family fun…a rockin’ good time…and a big and safe, professional fireworks show will return to Clark Avenue and the Lakewood Civic Center on Saturday, June 25.
What can you expect at the Civic Center Block Party?

Family Fun Zone! 4 – 9 p.m.

The Family Fun Zone will feature carnival games and amusements for kids and families, including:

  • Mechanical bull
  • Giant slide
  • Adrenaline obstacle course
  • Bouncers
  • Joust war game
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Pirate ship
  • Mechanical cars
  • Trackless train

The Family Fun Zone is located in the parking lot south of the Iacoboni Library,

No tickets for the Family Fun Zone will be sold after 8 p.m., and all activities will stop at 9 p.m.

Taste of Lakewood! 4 – 8 p.m.

Lakewood restaurants and popular food trucks will be offering great food at affordable prices.

The Taste of Lakewood is sponsored by the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries and helps support the purchase of books and materials for the Iacoboni and Nye libraries in Lakewood.

Taste of Lakewood presale tickets—always a good idea for avoiding lines—are available at Lakewood libraries in packs of 10 for $10. Single tickets are not available for presale.

Payment can be made with cash only. Sorry, checks and credit cards cannot be accepted.

On the day of the event from 4-8 p.m., the same multi-ticket packs as well as single tickets for $1.50 each will be available at on-site ticket booths.

No tickets will be sold after 8 p.m., and food will not be served after 9 p.m.

Live entertainment 5 – 9 p.m.

The MVPs, a Lakewood favorite cover band, will rock Clark Avenue and the Civic Center starting at 5 p.m.

This high-energy entertainment group will give the audience a dynamic show covering many musical styles and patriotic music.

Concert seating will be on Clark Avenue in front of City Hall.

Pre-show activities begin at 4 p.m. It’s festival seating, so bring your low-back chair or blanket.

Fireworks show! 9:15 p.m.

See a spectacular, safe and legal 15-minute display of professional fireworks capping off a wonderful day and evening at the Block Party.

Driving and parking

The Block Party will stretch from the Civic Center parking lot (at Hardwick Street) southbound along Clark Avenue to Del Amo Boulevard.

Clark Avenue will be closed from Candlewood Street to Del Amo Boulevard before the start of the Block Party.

Use Civic Center Way to access free parking behind City Hall and The Centre.

Plan ahead, as parking for RVs and recreational trailers will not be available at Lakewood City Hall or Lakewood Center mall.

With questions, call city staff at 562-866-9771, ext. 2408.

The article above was released by the City of Lakewood.