From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.
With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.
Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of March 18, 2019:
Alternative Fashion Week 2019: Grand Finale Runway Show
Saturday, March 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
This weekend, get ready to be inspired by some of Columbus’ most innovative independent designers, during the Alternative Fashion Week 2019 Grand Finale Runway Show at EXPRESS LIVE! You’ll see all-original collections strut the runway, alongside an art installation and projection show by local artists. All ticket purchases help benefit Alternative Fashion Mob, a nonprofit which supports Columbus’ independent designers.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Open Practice
Thursday, March 21 | Nationwide Arena | 11 AM
Big college basketball fan with some time to kill Thursday afternoon? Stop by Nationwide Arena to experience open practice day—featuring all the team’s competing in the first and second rounds of the tournament held this weekend. The event is free and open to all, so stop in and make a firsthand judgement on who to include in your bracket.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship | 1st & 2nd Rounds
March 22-24 | Nationwide Arena | Various Times
College basketball fan? The Road to the Final Four® stops in Columbus, Ohio March 22 & 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena when The Ohio State University hosts the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the NCAA® March Madness® Tournament! Click here to order your tickets now.
25th Annual Hip Hop Expo
Saturday, March 23 | Greater Columbus Convention Center | 3-11 PM
Are you big into the world of hip hop? So are all the attendees of the 25th Annual BHB Hip Hop Expo, held this Saturday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This family-friendly event will showcase DJ, MC and B-Boy/Girl talent and provide a forum for networking artist, industry entrepreneurs and hip-hop enthusiasts.
We Three w/ Spencer Saylor
Saturday, March 23 | A&R Music Bar | 7:30 PM
We Three, the unique band comprised of three (obviously) siblings from Oregon, are bringing their positive, purposeful and melodious music to the Arena District’s A&R Music Bar on Saturday. Columbus singer/songwriter Spencer Saylor will open.
NCAA Championships Watch Party
March 22-24 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 AM Friday, 9 AM Sat-Sun
Whether you’re attending the NCAA Championship games or simply watching from the bar, stop by The Three-Legged Mare—located within walking distance from Nationwide Arena—to drink, eat and enjoy basketball. Saturday and Sunday, the Irish restaurant will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9-11 AM!
Arena District Apartment of the Week
Arena Crossing Apartment | Bay C Floor Plan
It’s not every day you can walk outside your apartment and straight into an arena for a national college basketball tournament—that is, if you’re not living in a downtown Columbus apartment like Arena Crossing. The largest studio floor plan in the building, Bay C is a 644 square-foot unit featuring an enormous walk-in closet, beautiful European columns in the kitchen and living area, oversized windows facing the pool and so much more.
Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing’s last remaining Bay C floor plan today!
Resident VIP Spotlight of the Week
Grandview Vision Center
Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!
How’s your eyesight? If you need a vision checkup, residents of a downtown Columbus apartment are in luck! Flash your Resident VIP card at Grandview Vision Center and receive 50% off select eyecare services—including private pay eye exams, contact lens exams and sunglasses or Rx glasses. Most insurance plans accepted. Call (614) 291-9400 for an appointment and to inquire about insurance plans.