Summer doesn’t have to be a drag! Just because you are spending more time at home, doesn’t mean there aren’t still places to explore, things to do, sports to enjoy, and good food to eat. Here is your At Home Warriors guide for 6.26 – 7.2. Get in on the action or take action in and around Columbus through digital events and activities, open dining options, community support initiatives and more.
The Best of Boom
Red, White & BOOM!: This summer, Red, White & BOOM! will become a multi-day television and digital event looking back over the years of the tradition of parades honoring veterans and the largest fireworks show in the Midwest! Re-live your favorite memories Fourth of July Weekend by watching “The Best of BOOM!” from your living room on July 1-4 on NBC4, click HERE for more details.
Komen Columbus Race for the Cure: The Komen Columbus Race for the cure is an event to help reach the vision of a world without breast cancer. Komen Columbus takes the Race for the Cure virtual this year. Learn more HERE. Plus, raise or donate at least $100 to receive a special edition throwback Homage t-shirt, check it out HERE.
Columbus Food Truck Festival 2020 Virtual 5k August 10-16: The Creators of the Columbus Food Truck Festival are hosting a Food Truck Festival Virtual 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Participants can run or walk to their finish line anywhere (as long as they are 6-feet apart), and any time between August 10 and August 16. Have an appetite for running? Learn more HERE.
Community Days at Franklin Park Conservatory: Community Days are a chance for Franklin County and City of Columbus residents to enjoy free admissions to experience art, culture and nature on the first Sunday of the month in July and August. Reservations are available for Sunday, July 5 and August 2. Spots are filling up, claim your spot HERE.
Patio of the week: Whistle & Keg! Whether you are back to work or live in the Arena District, Whistle and Keg is a walkable, prime spot to soak up the sun and enjoy a sampling of your favorite or newly discovered craft beers.
Dining: Now open for dine-in in the Arena District: Boston’s, Buca Di Beppo, Jimmy Johns, R Bar, Rodizio Grill, Sunny Street Café, Ted’s Montana Grill and Zoup. Grandview Yard Dine-In updates: Hofbräuhaus, Jason’s Deli, Panera Bread and Winans.
Beauty: Need some post-quarantine love? MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard offers multiple service options for hair, nails, airbrush tanning, facial treatments and even bridal services by local Columbus beauty professionals. Support local while getting your latest makeover. Plus, as a resident of Grandview Yard or the Arena District, you get access to special VIP perks! Learn more HERE.
Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for playoffs – The Columbus Blue Jackets are working toward return to play, with Nationwide Arena and OhioHealth Ice Haus open as a facility for on and off the ice workouts for CBJ players. So far, 10 players – forwards Oliver Bjorkstrand, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Riley Nash, Gustav Nyquist, and Liam Foudy; defensemen Seth Jones, Scott Harrington and Andrew Peeke; and goaltenders Matiss Kivlenieks and Elvis Merzlikins – have joined the on-ice workouts, as of last Thursday. We are glad to hear the boys are back in town. Read the full article posted on the Columbus Blue Jackets website HERE.
Columbus Crew’s new digs: While we were already excited to have closer access to Columbus’ soccer team, The Columbus Crew, we really got excited to see some of their newly released renderings. View all HERE.
Summer in the city: Residents are ready to make a splash this summer and through extra precautionary measures, apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard have been able to open despite some of the community pools in downtown Columbus and surrounding areas, remaining closed. View virtual tours of amenities by property: Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine/Flats II, Apartments at the Yard.