Archive for June, 2022
Red, White & BOOM!
Gear up for the return of Columbus’ beloved festival and fireworks show, Red, White & BOOM! Happening on Friday, July 1, the holiday celebration is a FREE event featuring a parade, street festival, and two stages of live music entertainment. The fireworks show begins at 10 PM from Genoa Park.
There are plenty of parking options within the Arena District for Red, White & BOOM!: View parking map.
Ballpark Boom at Huntington Park
Kick off the holiday weekend with Ballpark Boom on Friday, July 1! The family-friendly event features live music, along with inflatables, concessions, and views of the Red, White & BOOM! fireworks. This is a great option if you like being close to the action with a guaranteed seat.
$10 admission. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Purchase tickets here.
Arena District Kickball League
Registration is now open for the Arena District Kickball League at McFerson Commons. Whether you’re a kickball pro or are just learning the game, the Arena District Kickball League offers a fun way to stay active this summer! To participate, get a group of 10 together and register your team by July 22 for league play beginning August 3.
Join the Black & Gold at Lower.com Field on July 16 from 11 AM – 3 PM for a free Crew block party with live music, local vendors, food and more! Claim your ticket here.
You’ve heard of beer fest and coffee fest, but are you ready for Seltzer Land? From the Classic White Claw to Topo Chico and Vizzy to Mighty Swell, Seltzer Land is bringing over 100 different types of hard seltzers to Lower.com Field for you to sample on July 30. Want to get in on this bubbly brew event? Get tickets now before they sell out.
OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K
The inaugural M3S Sports OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K will debut on August 28. The event will feature Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) course options.
The race event will start and finish at Ray E. DeGraw Park in Grandview Heights. The course provides a fantastic tour through Grandview Yard, Franklinton, the Scioto Greenway and the Arena District. Participants are invited to stay for the post-race party held at Ray E. DeGraw Park following the event.
Eye Care at Grandview Vision Center
In search of vision care or new eyewear this summer? The Grandview Vision Center specializes in eye exams for glasses and contact lenses as well as other eye health related evaluations like hard-to-fit contact lenses, eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.
Schedule an appointment with a vision care professional here.
Root for the Crew
Attending an upcoming Crew match at Lower.com Field? Head over to the Arena District before kickoff to meet up with Black & Gold fans and march to the matches on July 3, 17 and 23! If you haven’t been to a match at Lower.com Field yet, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the world-class stadium this season.
View the full 2022 season schedule here.
Take Me Out to Huntington Park
The Columbus Clippers season is heating up and rolling into a busy month at Huntington Park! The team will be hosting both the Nashville Sounds and the Indianapolis Indians for two homestands in July.
Don’t miss the post-game fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Huntington Park hosts Tansky Tuesday Dime-A-Dog Night on July 12, with ten cent hot dogs available throughout the game, while supplies last.
- July 4 at 6:35 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds (Post-game fireworks)
- July 6-9 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
- July 10 at 4:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
- July 12-16 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
- July 17 at 4:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
Elevate Your Game Day
Don’t forget you can sip and stroll on game days in the Arena District! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. With nine Arena District bars offering DORA beverages, there’s plenty of options to get your CHEERS on!
Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll.
Concerts in the Arena District
Mark your calendar for these upcoming concerts:
- Third Eye Blind w/ Taking Back Sunday at KEMBA Live! – July 12
- Collective Soul at KEMBA Live! – July 20
- Sad Summer Fest w/ Waterparks at KEMBA Live! – July 27
- Chris Brown & Lil Baby at Nationwide Arena – July 31
Looking for something to do on July 26? You could score two free tickets to Sad Summer Fest at KEMBA Live! by signing up for a chance to win. Click here to enter the giveaway!
Food & Drink
Pints and Patties at Goodwood Brewing
Beer with the Brewer
Take part in Beer with the Brewer every other Wednesday! Join Goodwood Columbus on Wednesday, July 6 & 20 for a $10 draft beer of your choice, a chance to chat with their brewer, Garrett Knapik, and a pint glass to keep.
New flavors coming soon! Goodwood Brewing is releasing three new beers in July:
- ALS beer
- Raspberry Lemon Ale
- America, Helles Yeah (collaboration with Grove City Brewing Company)
Restaurant Highlight: Habaneros Mexican Grill
Cool off this summer with a visit to Habaneros. Load up on menu favorites like chips and queso, tequila infused drinks and authentic Mexican street tacos! The outdoor patio is a perfect spot to savor your meal for lunch, dinner or happy hour.
Sunny Street Brunch Cocktails
Arena District neighborhood breakfast spot Sunny Street Café now offers brunch cocktails! Stop by for brunch this weekend and try a drink from the new menu:
- Classic Mimosa
- Sunny Mimosa
- It’s All Sunshine (Non-alcoholic)
Hoppy at Hofbrauhaus Columbus
It’s Biergarten season at Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy one of Columbus’ best pet-friendly patios with freshly-brewed, seasonal bier all summer long. The flavored bier options are only around for the summer, so treat yourself to one while you can: Raspberry Weizen, Watermelon Lager, and Pineapple Weizen.
Make a splash and enjoy your summer poolside – relaxing, socializing or cheering on your favorite team.
Check out the amenities available to residents on the Arena District Living YouTube channel:
Sip and Stroll on Gameday
Heading to a Crew or Clippers game in the Arena District? Swing by early and grab your favorite beverage to-go from participating locations to enjoy on your way there! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll.
Homestands at Huntington Park
The Columbus Clippers are set to have a busy month at Huntington Park! The Clippers will be hosting the Toledo Mud Hens and St. Paul Saints at Huntington Park for two homestands in June. Celebrate the start of summer and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 10 home games this month!
- June 1-4 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
- June 5 at 1:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
- June 14-17 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints
- June 18 at 5:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints
- June 19 at 1:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints
Cheer On the Black & Gold
Join fans in the stands and root for the Crew as they take on Charlotte FC on June 18 at 7:30 PM! During the match, the Crew will participate in Soccer For All, the MLS’ commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination with a celebration of Pride Month and Juneteenth. Don’t forget to stop by the Arena District before the match to fuel up on drinks and snacks—then join fellow fans at Lower.com Field for the Soccer For All celebration!
View the full 2022 season schedule here.
Summer Concerts in the Arena District
Summer is here! Kick-off the season with concerts and live performances at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all shows and events coming to downtown Columbus.
Get tickets to these upcoming June events:
- Hillsong UNITED + Chris Tomlin | Nationwide Arena | June 9 | Tickets
- Bastille | KEMBA Live! | June 17 | Tickets
- The Band Camino | KEMBA Live! | June 23 | Tickets
- My Morning Jacket w/ Indigo de Souza | KEMBA Live! | June 29 | Tickets
Want to score some free tickets? Now through June 21, enter for a chance to win 2 tickets to see Maren Morris perform on June 24 at KEMBA Live! ! Click here to enter the giveaway.
Food & Drink
Burgers and Brews at Goodwood
Volume 7 of the Columbus Ale Trail has officially begun! Visit the newest addition to the Ale Trail–Goodwood Brewing–for a refreshing beer and start collecting your stamps today. Pair your tasty draft with a delicious burger bigger than your mouth for only $15 on Mondays.
Columbus Beer Run
Break out your scrunchies and windbreakers and register for Hofbräuhaus’ Third Annual Columbus Beer Run! The 80’s themed race will be held on Saturday, June 4 and includes four beer sampling stations along the 2.5-mile course, concluding at Hofbrauhaus with a 16oz bier. Register for the run here.
Celebrate Dads and Grads
Treat dad or your favorite grad to a family-style feast at Buca di Beppo! Whether you’re going out to celebrate or throwing an epic party at home, Buca is here to bring the fun–and delicious food! Book your party, reserve a table or order catering here.
Don’t need a special occasion to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine? Dine in on Wednesdays and relax with a $5 glass of wine.
Whistle & Keg’s Craft Beer Fest
Join Whistle & Keg on Saturday, June 18 from 12-4 PM for their first-ever Craft Beer Fest! This event will feature a variety of craft beers such as Saucy Brew Works, Zaftig, Wolf’s Ridge and more. Get your tickets here now.
Pilates in the Park
Join Club Pilates as they celebrate National Pilates Day at Ray DeGraw Park in Grandview Yard. The hour-long mat class will begin at 9 AM on Sunday, June 5 and will include local vendor samples and sweets. Don’t forget to bring a water and fitness mat! Click here for more information.
The Oldest Road Race in Columbus
Pump up those endorphins and celebrate energy in motion with the Columbus 10k on Sunday, June 5! Join the city’s signature 10K race at North Bank Park in Downtown Columbus as they celebrate their 45th anniversary. Registration closes on June 4, sign up here now before it’s too late!
Discover Local Artists
Ohio’s mecca of art festivals, the Columbus Arts Festival will feature over 200 artists and 3 stages of performances! Free and open to the public, the 60th Annual Columbus Arts Festival will be held from June 10-12 along the Scioto Mile. Arrive early to park at one of many nearby parking options and fuel up at an Arena District bar or restaurant before heading over to enjoy the event.
Happy Pride Month!
Over the past 40 years, the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival has worked to uplift LGBTQ+ identities in the Columbus community. The 2022 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival will be held on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18th at Goodale Park. This festival will feature over 200 nonprofit and corporate vendors, 2 performance stages, a wellness area, and a plethora of community resources. Learn more here.
Cars and Coffee
Calling all Columbus car enthusiasts! Columbus Cars and Coffee will be at McFerson Commons from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, June 25. Start your day early with a cup of coffee and check out the exotic and classic cars during your morning stroll. More information can be found here.
Black & Gold 5K
Celebrate fitness and the Columbus Crew at the 2022 Black & Gold 5K on Sunday, June 26. All participants will receive 5K swag, one ticket to a match of their choice and more upon registration. After the race, participants can join fellow fans at the Post-Race Party On The Plaza! Register here.
Red, White & BOOM!
Gear up for the return of Columbus’ beloved festival and fireworks show, Red, White & BOOM! Happening on Friday, July 1, the Independence Day celebration will celebrate our country and community and honor our military and veterans. Grab the best seats at BOOM! in the VIP Village while tickets are still available. Purchase tickets here.
Pre-pay and secure your parking spot for Red, White & BOOM in the Arena District here.
Cool Off At the Pool
Looking for a place to chill? Our pools are open! Spend your summer in the Arena District, poolside. Check out the amenities available to residents on the Arena District Living YouTube channel:
The award-winning team at Apartments at the Yard team welcomed residents as the pool opened for the season. Check out the Yard Club amenities building here.