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CBJ celebrate 2021-22 Season Opener w/ Plaza Party next Thursday

Article originally published by the Columbus Blue Jackets >>

The Columbus Blue Jackets open the 2021-22 season when they host the Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, October 14, at 7 p.m. The club has several special activities planned to kick off its 21st National Hockey League season, including the return of the Opening Night Plaza Party, presented by Nationwide, and a special tribute to late Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks.

The Plaza Party will take place on the Front Street Plaza beginning at 3 p.m. and will feature music, games, prizes, and beverages. Pepsi products will be available for sampling and guests aged 21 and over can sample mike’s Hard Lemonade products, Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic beer, or stop by the MillerCoors truck to purchase a beverage. All beverages will be available for purchase at select concession stands inside Nationwide Arena.

A central attraction of the annual plaza party is the Nationwide “Blue Carpet” arrival of players. Due to NHL protocols, player arrivals will not be held on Front St., but will be shown on large screens on the plaza and include interviews with select players between 3:30-5 p.m.

Other highlights of the event include live broadcasts starting with Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan’s Common Man & T-Bone show from 3-6 p.m., followed by Bally Sports Ohio’s expanded edition of the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show hosted by Brian Giesenschlag and Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre starting at 6 p.m.

All fans attending the game will receive a 2021-22 schedule magnet courtesy of Nationwide. Arena doors open early at 5:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to take their seats by 7 p.m. for the Opening Night show featuring individual player introductions.

The Blue Jackets will also honor the memory of goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks, who passed away in July. Members of Matiss’ family, including his mother, stepfather, sister and aunt, will be in attendance and participate in a ceremonial puck drop prior to the game, while a banner featuring his number “80” will be unveiled and remain in the Nationwide Arena rafters for the duration of the 2021-22 season. His number “80” will also be visible in the ice behind both nets for Thursday’s game vs. Arizona and Saturday’s contest vs. Seattle and all Blue Jackets players will wear an “80” sticker on their helmets throughout the season.

Following his passing, the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation established the Matiss Kivlenieks Memorial Fund to support youth hockey initiatives in Columbus and his native Latvia. The organization and McConnell family pledged $80,000 to match every donation made to the fund in Matiss’ memory. To date, over $100,000 has been raised. On Opening Night, all CBJ Foundation fundraising activities, including 50/50 Raffle, auction and merchandise sales including official warm up pucks and special “Kivi” hats and t-shirts, will benefit the fund. For more information or to make a contribution, individuals may visit www.BlueJackets.com/Kivi.

Fans may purchase single-game tickets, including to Thursday’s season-opener, at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Big Lots Box Office at Nationwide Arena, OhioHealth Chiller Ice Rinks and The Blue Line, the club’s Official Team Store, located at Nationwide Arena and Polaris Fashion Place.

Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also currently available for purchase. Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting www.BlueJackets.com.


Up Front in Cbus | October 8 – October 22, 2021

Columbus Sports

Columbus Hockey is Back

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back for their 2021-2022 season! Head over to Nationwide Arena to cheer them on at their first regular season home game against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, October 14 at 7 p.m. Can’t wait to see the action? Cheer them on at their preseason game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

Opening Night Plaza Party info can be found here.

Check out the 2021-22 season schedule here.

View Nationwide Arena fan safety guidelines here.

 

Matchday in Columbus

Root for The Crew at Lower.com Field throughout October at the team’s upcoming home matches:

  • October 16, 2021 at 6 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. Inter Miami CF
  • October 23, 2021, at 6 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
  • October 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. | Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC

View the full 2021 season schedule here.

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

The annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon is back! Cheer on runners as they race to the finish line Sunday, October 17 and celebrate 10 years of supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For more information, click here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

A Night Out in Downtown Columbus

With countless performance venues to choose from, the Arena District is the ultimate entertainment destination! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE!

Celebrate Halloween like you never have before! Highball Halloween is returning to Columbus on October 23 and this year will be at a new location, Express LIVE! Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show, and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Get your tickets here before it’s too late!

 

Health & Wellness

Fall Into Fitness

Fall is here–and there’s no better time to get active! Group fitness classes are back at the Arena District Athletic Club. Offering a range of options from Total Strength to Zen Yoga, this is a great way to stay fit as temperatures begin to drop and you move your workout indoors. Click here for more information.

 

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest at BD’s Mongolian Grill

BD’s Mongolian Grill is NOW OPEN in the Arena District! Celebrate Oktoberfest at BD’s with new sausages, cheddar cheese sauce, and $3 Sam Adams pints–the perfect companion for cooler weather and hot stir-fry. Thirsty for more than a pint? Get a 20oz for just $4!

 

Pumpkin Pancakes are Back

Sunny Street Café’s legendary pumpkin pancakes are back! These delicious flapjacks make for the perfect fall breakfast. Try them with Sunny Street’s tres leches drizzle and cinnamon butter for a mouthwatering flavor to enjoy all month long.

 

Fall Treats and Live Music

Winans caramel apples–the sweet treat we’ve all been waiting for–are now available! Call into your Grandview location to check inventory in advance, as these favorites will go fast. You can also pop in and spend time inside with your favorite fall coffee. Hurry in soon, they won’t be here long!

You can also join Winans every Friday from 6-9 p.m. starting now until Thanksgiving for a night of live music. This week’s event will feature music from Steve Pratt. Click here for more information.

 

Brekkie Brunch

In the mood for a sweet and savory brunch? Head over to Brekkie Shack and enjoy a variety of deliciously healthy plant-based dishes. The ‘All the Feels Egg Sandwich,’ an egg soufflé served on ​​multigrain bread loaded with bacon, white cheddar, crispy brussel sprouts and maple sauce, is an eggcellent way to start the day!

 

Columbus Living

With three premier sports venues to cheer from and dozens of restaurants and bars nearby, downtown Columbus is the place to be! Live in the heart of all the action. View Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.

Looking for a more relaxed setting? Get the best of both worlds with Apartments at the Yard. A quick bike ride down the Olentangy Trail, Grandview Yard offers a suburban atmosphere close to the action of the Arena District. Take a virtual tour of the countless apartments available in Grandview Yard here.

Check out all of the exclusive offers residents at the Arena District and Grandview Yard can enjoy all year long by visiting our VIP Resident pages.

 


Eric Church’s ‘Gather Again’ tour did just that: United fans for a return to live music

The Arena District is excited to welcome back Columbus kicking off the first concert at Nationwide Arena in 560 days!

Article originally published in The Columbus Dispatch by Margaret Quamme

Arena shows are back, and fans are ready.

“693 days since I’ve seen Eric Church,” read a sign held by a fan on the crowded floor surrounding the stage, which was placed smack in the middle of a packed Nationwide Arena on Saturday night, where the outlaw-country rocker was performing on the second stop of a planned 55-city tour.

Jennifer Hatfield, 42, drove with her husband from their home in Buffalo, New York, to see the show.

Concerts in Columbus:Rock, country, Celtic punk, blues, you name it — concerts galore in store

“It’s great to have live music again,” she said. “Usually, we go to five or six shows a year, but this is the first one we’ve been to since COVID.”

Read the full article here >>


Why the Columbus Arts Festival is moving to the Arena District

The Columbus Arts Festival is coming to your neighborhood, the Arena District!

Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Hayleigh Colombo

After a two-year unplanned hiatus due to Covid-19, the Columbus Arts Festival is coming back in 2022. But this time it will be in a new location: the Arena District.

The 60th Columbus Arts Festival will take place from June 10-12 in McFerson Commons, along Long and spring Streets, and in North Bank Park, along the Scioto River.

The festival, which usually takes place in Bicentennial Park, across the Rich Street and Main Street bridges and near COSI, is moving to the Arena District because of construction.

About a third of the usual site is taken up by construction currently, said Greater Columbus Arts Council Vice President Jami Goldstein.

The festival will likely be in the Arena District for several years, Goldstein said.

Read the full article >>


Up Front in Cbus | September 17 – October 1, 2021

Food & Drink

New Lunch and Dinner Spot 

Moran’s Bar and Grille, the Arena District’s newest restaurant, is now open! Whether you’re looking for burgers and beer before a game or cocktails with friends on the patio, Moran’s is the perfect place to spend time with your closest friends. Stop by Monday through Friday from 3-7pm for happy hour!

The Moran’s restaurant concept comes from the story of a prominent Chicago mob boss who spent time behind bars in the Ohio penitentiary. View the menu and more about Moran’s: https://www.moransbarandgrille.com.

Moran’s is located at 415 N Front St.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm

 

Prost to Grandview Oktoberfest

Hofbräuhaus Columbus has been celebrating Oktoberfest all month and it continues this weekend! Stop in September 17 and 18 for great biers and food, live music, family fun, and more! The party starts Friday at 5:00pm and Saturday at 2:00pm. 

 

Get Your Fall Coffee Fix

Fall coffee flavors are back at Winans in Grandview Yard! Mix it up while it’s still warm outside and ask for yours in a frappe or over ice. Drop by and try the following drinks:

  • Cozy Caramel | brown sugar cinnamon + caramel
  • Pumpkin Pie Latte | pumpkin + vanilla
  • Banana Nut Mocha | chocolate + banana + praline
  • Fireside Steamer | chocolate + cinnamon + toasted marshmallow

 

Columbus Sports

Cheer on Your Favorite Columbus Teams

Head to the Arena District on September 29 for an epic day of Columbus sports! Cheer on the Blue Jackets at their pre-season game, the Crew as they take on Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup AND the Clippers as they kick off their final homestand of the season. 

Reserve parking online before joining your group at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

 

Watch the Crew in Action

Head over to Lower.com Field and cheer on the MLS champs as they take on CF Montreal on Saturday, September 25, and battle Cruz Azul in the 2021 Campeones Cup on Wednesday, September 29. Check out the team’s full schedule here

 

End the Baseball Season with the Clippers 

Mark your calendars—the Columbus Clippers take on the Louisville Bats in their FINAL homestand of the season from September 29-October 3. Celebrate the end of the 2021 season with various game-day specials, including fan favorites like Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays and special post-game fireworks on select nights! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Hockey is Back!

Celebrate the return of the hockey season at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25, joining fellow fans in a celebratory 3.1-mile run/walk at Nationwide Arena. All participants will receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! For more information, click here.

 

Catch the Blue Jackets on Ice

Join your Columbus Blue Jackets on September 28 at their pre-season opener. Buy tickets here to watch the action live, or stop by your favorite Arena District restaurant or bar to grab some delicious bites and cold brews while you watch the game.

Click here to view the 2021-22 season schedule.

 

The Arnold Classic Returns to Columbus

Watch the world’s best bodybuilders strut their stuff at the Arnold Classic on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25. The famed multi-athletic competition will have various activities for all to join in on the fun. Get your tickets here before they’re gone!

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Make the most of your night with live events and performances at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

For the first time ever, HighBall Halloween will take place on the outdoor stage at Express LIVE! on October 23. Enjoy a live performance from MojoFlo and the West Family, watch the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show and enter the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Living 

Enjoy VIP Treatment All Year Long

Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine, Flats II and Apartments at the Yard residents have special access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the entire year! 

Visit our Arena District and Grandview Yard VIP Resident pages to view the current offerings from neighboring bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in downtown Columbus.


Up Front in Cbus | September 3-17, 2021

Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are back at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 

 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT

We’re celebrating the return of live events and performances with a giveaway! Fill out the entry form below for a chance to win tickets to Flogging Molly & Violent Femmes or Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout.

Flogging Molly + Violent Femmes Ticket Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout Ticket Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Columbus Sports

Party at Huntington Park

Head to Huntington Park early on Saturday, September 11 for a Party-at-the-Park pre-game concert! Bands will play live music from 5:30-6:45 PM on the Yueng-Wing Stage on the Right Field Concourse. Have some time to spare after the game? Stick around to enjoy a post-game fireworks show.

Cheer on the team all month long as they take on the St. Paul Saints September 3-5 and the Gwinnett Stripers September 7-12. With amazing daily deals like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays, you’ll never strike out on a great time at the ballpark! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Kick Off Hockey Season at the Cannon Blast 5K

The 2021-2022 hockey season is quickly approaching. Celebrate the start of the season with fellow fans at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25 at Nationwide Arena. Race to the finish line and receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Click here for more information.

The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Tickets are on sale now—click here to view the season schedule.

 

2021 HockeyFest Tournament

Show off your skills at the two-day HockeyFest Tournament at Nationwide Arena. North America’s largest street hockey tournament will take place September 11-12 and includes various competitions and activities for everyone to enjoy. Click here for more information.

 

Enjoy the Action in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Get the ultimate game day experience and explore the Arena District before each home game! Reserve parking online before joining friends at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding EXPRESS LIVE, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

 

Health & Wellness

Stay in Shape

Fall may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a new fitness routine! Club Pilates Grandview Yard offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body. Get on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life and take a free intro class today. Click here for more information.

 

Get Fit With Your Friends

Challenge your friends (and yourself) to stay healthy this fall and sign up for group classes at the Arena District Athletic Club! The first classes start back on Tuesday, September 7 for Club members and guests. Check out the schedule and book your next class here.

 

New Season, New Look

Freshen up your look for the fall season at MY SALON Suite! Whether you’re looking to change up your hairstyle or maintain your summer glow, MY SALON Suite is a one-stop-shop for all your beauty and spa needs. Services offered include hair, nails, skin, laser treatments, botox, eyelashes, waxing, spray tanning, and much more. Book your appointment here.

 

Columbus Living 

Make the Most of Your Summer

Take in the last days of summer in downtown Columbus! Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are surrounded by various picture-perfect outdoor locations for all residents to enjoy. 

Enjoy lunch at McFerson Commons or grab a bike from a nearby CoGo station and ride around the city on the Scioto Mile. The Olentangy Trail is perfect for exercise and exploring downtown Columbus. Alongside the Olentangy River, the trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and takes you to Lower.com Field, where you can cheer on the Columbus Crew. 

 

A Perfect Day in Grandview

Spending time in Grandview Heights is a great way to experience the suburbs while still being conveniently close to the Columbus downtown area. Tobias Banks, a Grandview Yard resident, shares a few of his favorite things about living in the thriving neighborhood here.

Here’s a peek into his agenda for the “perfect day” in Grandview:

  • Grab a delicious breakfast from Brekkie Shack and save a yummy sweet for later
  • Head to the pool for some sun and drinks for a few hours in the afternoon
  • Meet up with friends for happy hour at Habaneros (on the patio, of course)

Up Front in Cbus | August 20- September 3

Columbus Sports

Game Day in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Don’t forget to come early for the full Arena District experience! Before each home Clippers game and Crew match, you can reserve parking online in advance. Grab a bite and take in the action from an Arena District restaurant or bar surrounding Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.

Fast forward: On September 29, the Crew, Clippers, and Blue Jackets all have scheduled home games in the Arena District. Plan ahead for your game day and get ready for an epic night for Columbus sports teams!

 

Cheer on the Champions

Root for the reigning MLS Cup Champions, Columbus Crew, as they take on Liga MX’s Campeón de Campeones, Cruz Azul, in the 2021 Campeones Cup at Lower.com Field on September 29. Click here for ticket information.

You can also join the Columbus Crew at an upcoming home match throughout August. 

  • August 21 @ 5:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC
  • August 27 @ 6:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati

Take a look at the full Crew schedule here.

 

Catch a Columbus Clippers Game 

Mark your calendars for the Columbus Clippers homestand against the St. Paul Saints from August 31-September 5. Grab some pals, head down to Huntington Park and enjoy a variety of game-day specials throughout the season—including fan favorites like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Blue Jackets Hockey is Coming

The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Single-game tickets go on sale August 20 at 10 a.m.—click here to be among the first to secure tickets. Stay tuned for the lineup of fan activities on Opening Night.

 

Celebrate the Return of Hockey During the Cannon Blast 5K

Show your support for the Blue Jackets while staying active yourself – register for the Cannon Blast 5K at Nationwide Arena on September 25. While finishing the race is its own reward, every participant will also receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Join fellow fans and celebrate the start of the season with this 3.1-mile run/walk. For more information, click here

 

2021 HockeyFest Tournament

Get in on the action and join the Columbus Blue Jackets at the inaugural HockeyFest Tournament—North America’s largest street hockey tournament! The 2-day tournament will take place on September 11-12 at Nationwide Arena and feature various activities for all to enjoy. Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Numerous live events and performances are happening at Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena through the end of summer! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus.

Upcoming shows include: 

Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Food & Drink

New Restaurant Concept Coming to the Arena District

The owners of local favorite Pat & Gracie’s will be opening Moran’s Bar & Grille at 415 N. Front Street in September. Read more about this new restaurant concept, here.

 

The Subscription that gives every day! 

Are you a craft beer enthusiast? Then Whistle & Keg’s NEW Daily Pass is the perfect program for you. With 3 levels of membership, you can visit Whistle & Keg daily to get your beer fix. Depending on your level of membership you can get 16-32 ounces a day, merchandise discounts, and even growler fills to go! 

Signup today!

 

Summer Cocktails at Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus Columbus just unveiled their newest Liter Cocktails—yum! Drop in with friends to enjoy the following delicious drinks perfect for the end of summer:

  • StrawBIERy Lemonade: A Hefeweizen mixed with Bacardi Limon, lemonade and strawberry flavoring.
  • The Pina CoLAGER: Features original Lager along with a mix of Malibu Rum, pineapple flavoring and real pineapple juice.
  • The LAGERita: Espolon Tequila, key lime flavoring, sour mix and Sierra Mist combined with original Lager fill.

Resident VIPs can enjoy a BOGO half-off entree from Sunday-Thursday.

 

National Red Wine Day

Cab or Merlot? Get both, because August 28 is National Red Wine Day! Gather your group, say cheers and enjoy a night out in downtown Columbus with delicious craft and imported wines from Ted Montana’s Grill, Buca Di Beppo or Winans

 

Columbus Living 

Stroll Through Grandview

The riding and walking path on the Olentangy Trail has the best views of downtown Columbus! Alongside the Olentangy River, this new trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and can be easily accessed by Apartments at the Yard residents. 

Spend the day exploring the city on the trail and enjoy riding to the next Columbus Crew game at Lower.com Field at the end of the path. Click here for more information.

 

The Grandview Hop is Back this August 

Grandview Avenue’s sidewalk market and evening stroll is back on Saturday, August 28 and is a fun community event for everyone! Head over to Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5 – 9 PM for the Grandview Hop. Keep an eye out for the Grandview Yard tent to see some of your favorite Grandview Yard retailers.

 

 


Up Front in Cbus | July 30- August 13

Columbus Sports

Game Day in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Make the Arena District part of the game day experience! Fuel up, kick back, and take in the action at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Huntington Park, Lower.com Field, and Nationwide Arena. Don’t forget, fans can reserve parking online here in advance to allow for more fun before the game or match.

 

Military Appreciation Night 

Join The Crew as they honor our nation’s heroes at Lower.com Field’s Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, August 7. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a free camouflage flag!

Cheer on the Columbus Crew at their upcoming home matches throughout August. View the full schedule here.

  • August 4, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. DC United
  • August 7, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United

Go Out to the Ball Game 

Root for your Columbus Clippers during upcoming homestands against the Omaha Storm Chasers August 3-8 and the Toledo Mud Hens August 10-15. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Blue Jackets Return to the Ice

Mark your calendars! Celebrate the return of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the start of the season by participating in the Cannon Blast 5K! The 3.1-mile run/walk starts and finishes at Nationwide Arena plaza on September 25, 2021. For more information click here

The Columbus Blue Jackets will kick off their 2021-2022 season against the Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on October 14, 2021. View the full schedule here.

 

Ride at Pelotonia

Cheer on the riders that help save lives at Pelotonia 2021. The signature ride weekend will be in the Arena District August 6-7. The opening ceremony will take place at Lower.com Field on Friday, August 6 and will continue on Saturday, August 7 with a ride starting at McFerson Commons / North Bank Park. Click here for more details.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

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

Columbus’s Undergroud Rock Scene

Catch a live performance from rising bands and musicians at The Basement. Located next to EXPRESS LIVE! in the Arena District, The Basement is a one of a kind experience you won’t forget! Click here for a list of upcoming shows. 

Before and After the Show

Need a place to hang out before or after the show? The large outdoor patio at A&R Music Bar offers an exclusive space to lounge before and after shows at EXPRESS LIVE! Kick back and relive some of the most memorable shows in Columbus history with wall-to-wall memorabilia from PromoWest concerts.

 

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest Returns to Columbus

Hofbräuhaus Columbus’s #1 celebration is back! Plan ahead for their 2021 Oktoberfest celebration on September 9-11 and September 17-18. 

 

Columbus Living 

The Grandview Hop is Back this August 

Grandview Avenue’s sidewalk market and evening stroll is back on Saturday, August 28 and is a fun community event for everyone! Head over to Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5 – 9 PM for the Grandview Hop. Keep an eye out for the Grandview Yard tent to see some of your favorite Grandview Yard retailers. 

Columbus Art Scene

Looking for a photoshoot worthy backdrop around Columbus? Art is everywhere! Check out these 5 must-see art backdrops shared on the Experience Columbus Instagram page.

  • Live Well Mural | 1079 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
  • The Journey | 750 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Cbus Color Wall | 257 S. Young St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Unknown (Peace Hands) | 435 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Karnak | Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

Looking for a home in the action? Start your search with a virtual apartment tour on YouTube! 


Up Front in Cbus | July 16- July 30

Columbus Community

Celebrate All Things BBQ

The summertime tradition of BBQ and Ribs lives on with a week-long BBQ event from July 19-25! Jazz & Rib Fest BBQ Week will feature barbecue-inspired specials at local restaurants, food trucks, and dining establishments throughout the region. For a list of participating businesses, click here.

Sip the Flavors of Summer

The Columbus Summer Beerfest is back! Ohio’s largest craft beer festival will return on Saturday, July 24 at Express LIVE! for its 11th year. Invite your friends for a chance to sample over 200 craft beers and cocktails! Click here for more information. 

BAM Thursdays at CMoA

Join the Columbus Museum of Art for BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music) throughout July! Every week will bring fresh libations, great art, and music from a featured live artist from 6-8 p.m.. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.

Beer Run for a Cause

Run to Hofbräuhaus Brewery & Restaurant for a refreshing craft bier, but this time do it for a cause! Hofbrauhaus’s Columbus Bier Run benefits the Pink Ribbon Girls. Join the race and enjoy a Hofbräuhaus bier sample every half mile and finish off with a 16oz bier at the after-party! Click here for more information.

 

Food & Drink

Habaneros is Opening at Grandview Yard

Habaneros Fresh Mexican Grill, a locally owned and family-operated restaurant featuring a mix of Tex-Mex dishes and authentic Mexican street tacos, is expected to open Sunday, July 18 in Grandview Yard. Dine in with some friends and enjoy traditional Mexican flavors and drinks on their gorgeous patio this month.

Celebrate National Bison Month

July is National Bison Month and Ted’s Montana Grill is celebrating with an American Burger Photo Contest! Order your favorite bison burger, snap a photo of it and post it to social media for a chance to win a selection of premium meats. For more contest details, click here.

Start the Day Off Right

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, early mornings (or late afternoons) call for a delicious cup of coffee. Start your day off right with a caffeine fix from the following neighborhood cafes:

Grandview Yard

Arena District

Columbus Sports

No Place Like Home

A sea of black and gold filled the new Lower.com Field as fans cheered on the Columbus Crew at their July 3 inaugural match. Check out this incredible footage from the March to the Match.

The excitement of a new era at Lower.com Field has just begun! Cheer on The Crew throughout the month as they take on NYC FC on July 17 and Nashville SC on July 21. See the full schedule here

On matchday, head to the Arena District early and enjoy dinner or drinks at a nearby restaurant before kickoff. Fans can even reserve parking online here in advance.

Cheer on The Clippers

Take your friends out to the ball game and cheer on the Columbus Clippers as they host the Iowa Cubs in a homestand from July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live concerts and events are back at  Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus

 

EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Reopening July 19

The box office at EXPRESS LIVE! is reopening on Monday, July 19! Stop by on opening day and enter to win concert tickets and swag! 

EXPRESS LIVE! Box Office Hours:

Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Extended hours on show days

Saturday & Sunday | 12:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Only open on show days

 

Columbus Living 

Live In The Action

The Arena District could not be a more exciting place to live! Within walking distance to the new Crew stadium, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and more, you can experience Columbus’ top sports and entertainment venues all outside your doorstep. Live in the action—view Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on their YouTube channel.

For a more suburban atmosphere that’s still close to the action, Grandview Yard is your destination. Less than 10 minutes from the Arena District and close to the Olentangy bike trail connecting to downtown, Grandview Yard residents get the best of both worlds. Featuring pet walking stations, service providers and a neighborhood grocer, residents have the ability to embrace the energy of downtown Columbus at their own discretion.

Apartments for both neighborhoods are currently limited—fill out a contact form and reserve your perfect apartment for the fall.


Up Front in Cbus | July 2 – July 16

Columbus Sports

March to the Match

Up Front in Cbus | July 2 - July 16

The Columbus Crew’s inaugural match at their new stadium in the Arena District is finally here! Join fellow Crew fans on July 3 for the March to the Match as the Black & Gold open up Lower.com Field and take on the New England Revolution. 

The march event will begin at 3:45 p.m. at 1st Avenue & High Street, coming through the Arena District at Battelle Plaza and concluding at Lower.com Field. Neighborhood bars and restaurants will be open to celebrate the inaugural match! For more information, click here

Can’t make it this weekend? Cheer on The Crew during the remaining home matches in July. View the full schedule here.

  • July 3, 2021 @ 5:00 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New England Revolution
  • July 17, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New York City FC
  • July 21, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

Cheer on the Clippers 

Catch a Clippers game with your friends throughout the month of July. The Columbus Clippers host the Indianapolis Indians on July 6-11 and the Iowa Cubs in a homestand on July 20-25. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog nights at every Tuesday home game! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Community

 Get Wacky at the Doo Dah Parade

The annual Doo Dah Parade is back on July 4! Celebrate lunacy and liberty with a live music lineup starting at noon, immediately followed by your chance to watch or join the wacky march through the city. Click here for more information.

Calling All Coffee Lovers

The 6th annual Columbus Coffee Festival will be taking over Ohio Village on September 25 and 26. The two-day festival offers guests the chance to enjoy coffee samples from roasters and coffee shops from around Ohio and beyond. Get your tickets here before they sell out!

Watch the Champions at The Arnold Classic

The famed Arnold Classic returns to Columbus on September 25! Purchase tickets to watch the world’s best bodybuilders and the fittest people on the planet compete in competitions of strength and endurance. The Arnold Sports Festival provides tons of opportunities for spectators to join the fun, too! Tickets go on sale on July 1, click here for more information. 

Stay in Shape for Summer

The Arena District Athletic Club recently expanded their hours and are now open on Sundays! This spacious workout facility offers a wide variety of equipment and friendly staff that help support you in your fitness journey throughout the summer and beyond. For more information on the Club’s amenities or to sign up for the next fitCAMP session, click here. 

Better Your Health & Wellness

Looking for a new way to better your health? Club Pilates offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body and guide you on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life. Take a free Intro class today and get started on a path to a better tomorrow. 

 

Columbus Living 

Let Freedom Ring  from your Columbus Downtown Apartment

Fourth of July is almost here! Host a party in your Columbus downtown apartment and serve your guests the ultimate spread that bursts with flavor! Check out this list of our favorite red, white and blue dishes and drinks here.

The Ultimate Sports Destination

With the addition of the Columbus Crew’s new stadium–Lower.com Field–the Arena District has https://www.columbusdowntownapartments.com/quickly evolved into Columbus’s ultimate sports destination—now housing the city’s three largest professional sports venues within walking distance. Sound like a place you might want to live? Read more about the growing downtown Columbus community here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

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