Civic Center Block Party returns June 29

Published on May 24, 2024

Families and friends enjoying the Block Party

Family fun, a rockin’ good time, and a big, professional fireworks show return to Clark Avenue and the Lakewood Civic Center on Saturday, June 29.

The Lakewood Civic Center Block Party begins at 4 p.m. with the Family Fun Zone activity area for kids and families and the "On the Block" Food Court, showcasing local restaurants. 

Live entertainment from The MVPs starts at 5 p.m.

Family Fun Zone: 4 to 9 p.m.

Located in the parking lot south of the Angelo M. Iacoboni Library, the Family Fun Zone will feature carnival games and amusements for kids and families, including:

  • A mechanical bull.
  • Giant slide.
  • Adrenaline obstacle course.
  • Bouncers.
  • Joust war game.
  • Rock climbing wall.
  • Speed pitch.
  • Bungee trampoline.
  • Wrecking ball.
  • Laser tag...and more!

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

On the Block Food Court: 4 to 9 p.m.

Lakewood eateries and specialty food trucks will be offering a wide variety of food, desserts and beverages.

Sales will be handled at each booth or truck and no advance purchase of tickets is necessary.

Most food vendors will accept cash, credit card, Venmo, Zelle and Apple Pay—types of payment accepted signs will be posted at each booth/truck. 

An all-drink station that will sell affordable drinks such as water and soft drinks will also provide access to beverages with a shorter wait.

Food orders will not be taken after 9 p.m.

Live entertainment: 5 to 9 p.m.

The classic rock band The MVPs will rock Clark Ave. and the Civic Center starting at 5 p.m. with a variety of classic rock hits and patriotic music.

Concert seating will be on Clark Ave. 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 really spectacular, safe and legal display of professional fireworks capping off a wonderful day and evening at the Block Party.