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Up Front in Cbus | June 18 – July 2

Columbus Community

40 years of PRIDE in Central Ohio

Celebrate Pride all month long with a variety of in-person and virtual events taking place throughout Columbus. Browse through Experience Columbus’ resources and discover Columbus’ expanding LGBTQ arts and culture scene, unique neighborhoods and LGBTQ nightlife. 

Arena District and Grandview Yard apartments are proud to offer diverse communities, where all are welcomed and everyone’s uniqueness is celebrated.

Columbus Food & Drink

A Sweet Surprise for Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 20, and this year you can surprise dad with two of his favorites. Join Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine for a special bourbon and chocolate tasting event, held all weekend long starting Friday, June 18.

Father’s Day at the Haus

Show dad how much you care with a tasty bier! Stop by Hofbrauhaus Columbus and try the bier of the month—Hopfen Weizen. The June bier has an aggressive hop presence with banana and clove characteristics complemented by earthy and citrusy hop flavor and aroma. Pair it with a delicious Haus Reuben or classic Braised Pork Shank and satisfy all of dad’s cravings.


Columbus Living

Location is Everything

When searching for a new apartment home, it’s important to do some research to ensure you’re  choosing the right apartment and the right neighborhood for your lifestyle. 

Apartments in the Arena District not only offer great luxury apartments and amenities, but also a convenient location surrounded by bars and restaurants, premier sports stadiums, live music, parks, and bike trails, Arena District has an excellent walk score of 79–according to With everything you need nearby, it’s easy to see why apartments in downtown Columbus are a smart and exciting choice for active individuals.


Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are returning to downtown Columbus! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.

 Get tickets to these upcoming Events:


Columbus Sports

Catch a Clippers Game

Cheer on the Clippers all month long! Catch a game this weekend with dad, or take a break from the busy work week and watch the Clippers take on the St. Paul Saints from June 22-27. Huntington Park is offering a variety of game specials throughout the season, including the return of Columbus’ world famous Dime-A-Dog night on June 22! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

Don’t want to miss out on the action? Clippers Season Ticket packages are now available for the 2021 season. Click here for more information.

The Crew is Coming Home

The Columbus Crew SC’s inaugural match at Field, is quickly approaching! The champions return to Columbus on July 3. Check out The Crew’s YouTube channel to see the latest progress at the stadium.

Can’t wait until then? Get a sneak peek of the New Crew Stadium at the Black & Gold 5K on Sunday, June 27. Register here.


Growing An Urban Jungle: The Best Plants for Your Apartment Garden

Growing An Urban Jungle: The Best Plants for Your Apartment Garden

Not all plants are easy to care for or suited for indoor growing—as a renter, especially in a four-season city like Columbus—you need houseplants that can survive within your apartment space while being able to thrive in low light and moderate humidity.

Filling your living space with beautiful plants is a great way to not only bring beauty and life to your downtown apartment, but also to help purify the air and release moisture. We put together a list of the best low-maintenance plants to help make your interior green game as strong as possible.


Snake Plant

We promise it won’t bite! The snake plant can withstand weeks of neglect without losing its fresh, shapely look. They thrive in environments with low light and water, making them perfect for any novice green thumb.

Cast Iron Plant

Add life to a dark corner of your home with the shade-loving cast iron plant! This plant isn’t needy and is known for its durability and survivability. When it comes to watering your cast iron plant, less is more.


With thousands of colorful varieties—big and small—to choose from, succulents are nearly indestructible and last a lifetime. These plants love indirect sunlight and only need to be watered a few times per month, and even less in the winter!

Peace Lily

Often referred to as the “closet plant,” this plant can survive in small, dim spaces, but blooms beautifully with more sunlight. The peace lily doesn’t require much water, but will always let you know when it’s thirsty as its leaves begin to droop.

Spider Plant

Unlike a real spider, you won’t want to kill this plant! Easy to maintain, the spider plant enjoys moderate sunlight and only needs to be watered once a week. This plant thrives when its roots are crowded and will live happily in any sized space.


Already know which plant you’re getting? There are tons of flower shops in Columbus that sell these houseplants and more!

Apartment Living with Pets: Do’s and Don’ts

Pets are often a source of happiness and stress relief, but when you’re living with them in close quarters–like an apartment–it’s common for challenges to arise. That being said, you and your pet can live in harmony with the residents around you, it just takes some work and planning.

Here are some do’s and don’ts for sharing an apartment with your pet:


Pet waiting by door
Do | Let Your Pet Get Plenty of Exercise

This might be more applicable to dogs, but all animals need time to let off some steam. Just like you, your pet needs fresh air to thrive, and without a ton of space to run around they’ll get pent up energy, leading to serious health issues. Making walks a part of your daily routine will make your pet much happier and healthier–and you’ll get plenty of exercise yourself!

Luckily, there are plenty of great dog parks in Columbus, such as: Columbus Downtown Dog Park, Wheeler Dog Park, Tail Wags Playground and Scioto Audubon Metro Park. Arena District residents are especially close to McFerson Commons Park, The Scioto Mile and pet walking stations throughout Grandview Yard.


Don’t | Lie to the Leasing Office

While it might be difficult to find a pet-friendly apartment in Columbus, lying about having a pet is a disaster waiting to happen. Not only could you be fined if discovered, but you could also be evicted!

And if you’re sneaking your pet around, chances are your furry friend isn’t getting the attention they need or deserve–which can affect their health in several negative ways. Save yourself a headache and take the extra time to find an apartment that’s animal friendly.

Pet-friendly apartments in downtown Columbus include: Arena Crossing (cats only), Flats on Vine, Flats II, and Apartments at the Yard in Grandview Heights.


Do | Review your Apartment’s Pet Policy

When researching downtown Columbus apartments, it’s a good idea to know what you’ll be dealing with in regard to their individual pet policies. Thoroughly examining your apartment’s pet policy means you’ll understand any deposits or fees that come with housing your pet. Some may even have restrictions on what type of pet you can keep.

Cat sitting by window
Don’t | Disregard Pet Proofing

Items that may seem ordinary to you could be potentially hazardous for your furry friend. We all know pets love getting into things that they shouldn’t, which is why you need to take time to pet proof.

Check for loose wires that could be chewed, do research on house plants to make sure they aren’t poisonous to animals, place valuable items in locked or hard-to-reach places and set up gates in areas you don’t want your pet wandering. Doing these actions and more can prevent loads of future headaches–physically, mentally and financially.


Do | Get a Unit with a Patio or Balcony

Being a pet owner in an apartment means making sure your pet gets outdoor time. While you might not always be able to take them outside on a leash, having a balcony or patio allows your dog or cat to get plenty of fresh air.

Unless your pet lives strictly indoors, having a patio or balcony will make your life much easier. We know it isn’t always possible, but it if you’re able to get a unit with this feature, it will definitely save you from future hassles.


Don’t | Neglect Your Pet

Make sure your pet is getting the attention they need while you’re around, and when you’re not, ensure they have plenty of toys to play with and food to eat.

Depending on your apartment’s pet policy, you can even add an extra furry friend to the mix, so they’ll always have someone to be with. If you want your pet to be maximally taken care of while you’re away, there are a number of pet daycares in Columbus you can drop them off at, including: Doggie Daycare Center, The City Dog Daycare and Playful Pets Columbus.

Up Front in Cbus | June 4 – June 18

Columbus Community

Fun Under the Summer Sun

The outdoors are calling! Enjoy the summer sun and spend more time outside this season. From running paths along the Scioto Mile to biking paths all around the city, Columbus has a number of ways that you can get outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

Picturesque Events at McFerson Commons

The Arena District’s McFerson Commons Park is a picture-perfect location for any event this summer! Check out this beautiful shoot, inspired by the Disney movie “Hercules,” that recently took place at McFerson Commons. 

Outdoor Theatre 

The Actors’ Theatre of Columbus is taking the theatre outdoors with an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing! Join the Actors’ Theatre from May 27 – June 20 at the city’s Schiller Park Amphitheater for a moving performance that reminds us all—the heart wants what it wants. Click here for more details.

A Meaningful Marathon

Runners, this is the moment you’ve been training for—registration is officially open for the 2021 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon! This year marks the 10th year of the partnership and will benefit the children at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The marathon will be held on Sunday, October 17. Click here for more information.


Columbus Living

Home is where the action is! 

Schedule a virtual model home or amenity tour and discover everything you need to enjoy your summer in the Arena District. When searching for your next home, keep an eye out for an exciting line-up of upcoming neighborhood events. In the meantime, check out our Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard YouTube channels. If you like what you see, you are welcome to schedule an in-person tour. 

Enjoy the VIP Life

The “good life” always comes with extras, as it should! Residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard receive a Resident VIP card upon move–in, earning discounts and special offers to nearly 30 bars, restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues.


Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Columbus

Live music and events are making a comeback in downtown Columbus at Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on the latest events and to purchase tickets.


Columbus Sports

Watch the Pros

The Memorial Tournament will come to a close on June 6! Invite some friends over and watch the remaining golf matches from the comfort of your Columbus apartment. Make it a party and order in from your favorite local Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant.

Root for the Home Team

Good news! The Columbus Clippers recently announced that Huntington Park will return to full capacity beginning this month—and just in time for their return to Columbus. Cheer on your favorite team June 15-20 in a homestand against the Toledo Mud Hens. Get tickets here.

Celebrate With the Crew

Kick off Black & Gold Week and join the Columbus Crew for a fun 5K race event. The Black & Gold 5K, presented by OhioHealth, will be held on Sunday, June 27. Participants can continue the celebration after the race with a party on the plaza and get a sneak peek at the new stadium! For more information, click here

Save the date for The Crew’s upcoming inaugural match at the New Crew Stadium on Saturday, July 3. The Club just announced the stadium will be open to fans at full capacity! Check out The Crew’s YouTube channel to see the latest progress at the stadium.

Deck Dads & Grads Out This Season

If dad is a fan of Columbus sports teams, he’ll love receiving a special gift from the Clippers Cargo Store or Blue Line! Shop the Columbus Crew Team Store to gear up for games at the new stadium this season.These items are also a great way to celebrate the achievements of the 2021 graduates, so remember to browse before the next grad party!


Columbus Food & Drink

A Meal Made for Dad

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20! Plan ahead and make a reservation at Ted’s Montana Grill for a meal he’s sure to love. Ted’s Delmonico Ribeye, known for its thick-cut and unmatched flavor, was made just for dad on this special day.

Dad’s Favorite Sweet Treat

Celebrate the father figure in your life with a sweet treat from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Get the barrel-aged bourbon cherries for a delicious mix of smooth bourbon and sweet chocolate. Order by June 13 to get them in time for Dad’s Day.

Cheers, Dad

Raise a glass to your dad on his special day. If your dad is a beer drinker, take him out to Hofbrauhaus Columbus or pick him up a growler full of his favorite beer. Hofbrauhaus has a wide selection of traditional beer brewed on-site every day!