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 7.2 – 7.9. 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.
TBT The Basketball Tournament: Nationwide Arena is set to host the 2020 TBT Tournament this weekend! We would like to welcome teams to the Arena District and encourage fans to order takeout from a nearby Arena District restaurant to enjoy at home while watching the games. View available carryout options HERE. The Basketball Tournament (TBT) is the $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event being televised live on ESPN networks starting this weekend, July 4-14.
Park Passport: When you live in CBUS there are plenty of amazing walkable parks outside your front door – from the Scioto Mile, visible from Parks Edge Condominiums to the Scioto Audubon, McFerson Commons, in the Arena District and more. If you are looking to cross more Ohio parks off your list and don’t mind the extra hike, check out this essential guide to Ohio State Parks Park Passport, HERE.
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.
First Ave. Park Renaming: Last week, Grandview Heights’ First Avenue Park was officially dedicated as Ray E. DeGraw Park. The city of Grandview Heights expressed their gratitude to Ray for his leadership, time, and tireless efforts to assist in revitalizing the community. Read more on the @ingrandview Instagram account HERE. Learn more about the former mayor’s impact to Grandview Yard: A Lasting Legacy.
This Week’s Flavor Picks: This weekend the patio at Sunny Street Café is BOOMING with flavor with these amazing Red, White & Blue Waffles. Yes, please! Or, order ahead HERE to enjoy at home.
Ted’s Montana Grill – The holiday weekend calls for an Authentic American meal. Looking for something sweet? Ted’s milkshakes are perfect for an evening stroll around the District! Arena District location is open for patio seating, carryout, and dine-in. View the full menu HERE
Winan’s: Cool off with this Blueberry Cold Brew from Winans in Grandview Yard.
Destination Grandview Staycation: Although faraway trips might not be possible for a while, that doesn’t mean that your vacation isn’t right around the corner. The Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU and Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU are ready to assist you in creating the perfect “staycation”! Both hotels are situated in Grandview Yard, offer indoor pools, and are surrounded by everything you need to spend the day reconnecting with friends and family by enjoying everything that Grandview Heights has to offer. Plan your staycation with Destination Grandview HERE.
Zac Brown Band: For those of you that were all set to see the Zac Brown band at Nationwide Arena Friday, March 13, which was one of the first to be canceled due to the pandemic, we have good news for you! You can still catch him virtually over the weekend! Tune in to “4th with the Family” LIVE on Facebook HERE. The event will feature an acoustic performance from Zac Brown Band. You can also donate toward the event with proceeds benefitting the mental health and wellbeing of veterans through Camp Southern Ground.
Newport Mix Tape: Put on your favorite flannel, embrace that messy quarantine hair and listen to the sounds of the ’90s with this Newport Throwback Playlist ’92 HERE.
Promowest TV: Re-live some of your favorite Columbus concerts from Express Live and other nearby venues on Promowest TV.
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.
If you’re lucky enough to have your apartment swimming pool open in Columbus this summer, make the experience both fun and safe for you and your neighbors by staying informed and following these simple guidelines.