Lorain Better Block 2019

May 18th (Sat), 12pm~6pm
Washington Avenue from West Erie Ave to West 8th Street, LORAIN

#LBB 2019 is moving “Off Broadway”, but the goals remain the same! We want to temporarily demonstrate what the best block in the City of Lorain could look like. With the help and input of the community, we will be temporarily transforming one section of Lorain to a vibrant space that is friendly to all citizens, regardless of age, ability, or resources!


Silent Auction

Hey Lorain!  When you arrive at #LBB2019 be prepared to place your bid on one of five amazing Arbor Benches.  Each arbor was hand crafted by local Lorain High School Students and dedicated to a different branch of the U.S. military.              …
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Donate to make #LBB2020 happen!

Lorain Better Block 2018 was a huge success and we're really excited for what #LBB2019 will bring to the table this Saturday, May 18th from noon to 6PM! We all really hope that you can make it down to Veteran's Park Saturday to celebrate…
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Temporary Changes to Washington Ave.

You may have noticed some changes over the weekend to Washington Avenue in downtown Lorain... Lorain is looking to become one of the first communities in the region to adopt Advisory Bike Lanes!  The temporary installation went…
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Vendor list announced

Our advice -> come hungry, thirsty (and have some cash at hand), because you will find these amazing vendors / spaces at Lorain Better Block 2019:   Crafts Amish Pride Delights LLC Color Street Nails Conkeys Corner …
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Entertainment Lineup at LBB 2019

May 18, Sat  @ VETERANS PARK Amphitheater   2 ~ 2:15 pm  Veterans Honor Guard National Anthem by ANTHONY SCROFANO (Lorain) - Electric guitar 2:15 ~ 2:45 pm  ANTHONY SCROFANO (Lorain) - Multi-genre Acoustic   3 ~…


LBB 2018

The first LBB was held on Saturday May 19th on Broadway (Lorain Downtown).

From 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm it was filled with bike lanes, better crosswalks, improved lighting, improved sidewalks, more seating, mini parks, a beer garden, local vendors, and pop-up shops

People said

“On behalf of Firefish, we would like to say that Lorain Better Block was a great event. It brought life to Broadway and shows that there are great things to come for the City of Lorain.”

PaulFireFish organiser

“At the first Lorain Better Block event we had a Tiki Hut Parklet where we handed out nearly 200 bottles of water. It was cool to interact with so many new faces and start new relationships with other vendors and residents.”

StevenLBB 2018 Vendor

“I volunteered for Lorain Better Block last year not knowing what I was getting myself into, I was amazed at the amount of people and the expressions of joy on their faces despite the rain.”

CassieLBB 2018 volunteer

“Better Block was a great way for our community to come together and temporarily transform our sense of place; all while having a blast.”

ChrisLorain community activist

A Better Block?

A “better block” is a street designed for users of all ages and abilities. Our Better Block demonstration is a temporary transformation of the built environment and gave communities a chance to test and promote new ideas that can improve their block. Streets that are safe for all road users – walkers, bicyclists, and cars – and promote connectivity are an important tool to revitalize economies. Our Better Block Event allows communities to experience a street built by people, for people without having to go through years of planning and millions of dollars.

Learn more about Better Blocks Worldwide at http://betterblock.org