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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.

 


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 walkscore.com. 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 Lower.com 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.

 


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!


Up Front in Cbus | May 21 – June 4

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music Coming to Columbus

Listen up, music lovers! Live music has returned to downtown Columbus, and you won’t want to miss out on these exciting upcoming performances coming to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena

Visit the Arena District Events page for an updated concert and events calendar and to purchase tickets.

 

Columbus Community

Pick Your Project Workshop 

Feeling creative? Studio 614 is hosting an open do-it-yourself workshop every day throughout the month of May. Each guest will be given all supplies and step-by-step instructions to complete a project of their choice. Options include soy wax candles, concrete coasters, macrame hanging planters and much more!

BAM Thursdays at CMoA

The Columbus Museum of Art is thrilled to announce the return of a reimagined tradition many may fondly remember as First Thursdays—now, they are returning as BAM Thursdays (Bar, Art and Music). Join the Museum for fresh libations, great art, and music every Thursday from 6-8 PM. Sip and vibe with friends in the garden space or Schokko Café. Click here for more details.

Team Up With the Blue Jackets

Join the Columbus Blue Jackets and the American Red Cross for a blood drive on Wednesday, May 26 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Nationwide Arena. All donors will be entered to win 1 of 5 Blue Jackets prize packs with autographed memorabilia. Click here to choose a donation time, and give the gift of life.

Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions

Honor the champions in the lives of cancer survivors and join the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center for their annual Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions virtual event! Participants can take part in either a 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. All proceeds benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.

 

Columbus Living

Experience Summer in Downtown Columbus 

With the Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, it’s time to start planning for the summer ahead. Enjoy pool season or stop by your favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard patios to relax, sip and dine—there’s so much to look forward to! 

Looking for an apartment in downtown Columbus that has everything you could want and more during the summer? Click here to explore Arena Crossing Apartments amenities, click here to check out Apartments at the Yard amenities, and click here to see Flats on Vine and Flats II amenities. 

 

Columbus Sports

Don’t Miss a Stroke

The Memorial Tournament returns to the Columbus area from May 31-June 6! Grab some pals and watch this highly anticipated annual golf tournament—which was founded and hosted by PGA legend Jack Nicklaus—at Arena District hotspots like R Bar or Boston’s. Don’t feel like going out? Order in and watch the pros from the comfort of your home. 

Catch a Game…or Six

The Columbus Clippers are back in action at Huntington Park for a homestand against the Nashville Sounds May 25-30. Tickets can be purchased for all May home games here, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at capacity. Can’t make it in May? View the team’s schedule here and get ready for the next home game!

Greatness Awaits at the New Crew Stadium

We are getting closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home! Get ready to cheer on the team at their first match in the new stadium on July 3. The addition of the new Crew Stadium will dub the Arena District as a three-stadium premier sports destination. Check out the latest updates to the stadium that the Crew recently shared on YouTube. 

 

 

Columbus Food & Drink

Enjoy Patio Beers at Whistle & Keg

Longer summer days filled with sunshine mean it’s time to get outside and enjoy patio beers! Head to Whistle & Keg in the Arena District for a drink, and choose from over 50 self-serve taps of local and regional craft beers, wines, ciders, mead and kombucha. Experience a fun-filled afternoon on the patio drinking and playing patio games with friends! 

 

Columbus Self-Care

Treat Yourself at My SALON Suite

Looking for an aesthetic change to usher in a new season? Freshen up your look and enjoy a luxurious beauty experience at My SALON Suite in Grandview Yard! Satisfy all of your beauty needs with various services including expert haircare, rejuvenating facials, spray tanning and more.


Up Front in Cbus | May 7 – May 21 

Columbus Community

Honor the Champions in Your Life

Join Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run! Participants can join from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. The annual walk honors the champions in the lives of cancer survivors with proceeds benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.

Calling All Kickball Players

The Arena District Kickball League is kicking off its 2021 spring season this month. The season is set to begin May 18 with games at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.

Beautiful Blooms & Butterflies

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms and Butterflies is still happening, but not for long! Stop by the Conservatory before May 31 to watch enchanting butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Can’t make it? Watch this year’s butterfly release here.

 

Columbus Living

Grandview Heights Named One of Top 5 Places to Live in Cbus

Each year, Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. This year, they named Grandview Heights the 5th best place to live in their 2021 Best Places to Live in Columbus Area list. The city also ranks 1st in being the best suburb for young professionals in Ohio.

In addition, (614) Magazine named Grandview Yard the Best Apartment Complex in Columbus in the 2021 ColumBest for the fourth year in a row (see page 74). Informed by nearly half a million votes, the Apartments at the Yard were recognized for its community lifestyle and excellent customer service. 

A special congratulations to our Grandview Yard friends at Massage Envy for being named the Best Place to Get a Massage in this year’s ColumBest (see page 89).

 

Entertainment

Live Concerts Coming to Columbus

Prepare for a jam-packed summer with countless concerts and performances returning to Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay up-to-date on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.

Get tickets to these upcoming events: 

 

Sports

Go Out to the Ball Game

Play ball—May 11 is Columbus Clippers Opening Day at Huntington Park! Tickets can be purchased for all May home games, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at full capacity. Click here to view the team’s schedule.

 

A Pitch Made for Champions

The new Crew Stadium has a pitch, and it’s GLORY-ous! Each day we are closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home in the Arena District! Watch the latest progress here, in a timelapse video the Crew SC shared on YouTube last week.

The 2021 season is already underway, check the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3. Schedule: https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/schedule   

 

Food & Drink

Celebrate Mom at Winans

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Want to treat the mother in your life to something sweet? Pick up the sweetest pairing—a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Winans is also celebrating all weekend long! Stop by any day this weekend, May 7-9, for a Mother’s Day Mimosa Flight event, and treat mom to fresh cold-pressed juices for your mimosas! Click here for more details.

 

Mother’s Day Brunch

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious brunch be sure to check out Sunny Street Café in the Arena District or Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. Dine-in at Sunny Street Cafe this Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious crab cake benedict and they’ll even give mom a flower!

 

Knock One Back at Hofbrauhaus

Celebrate the coming of spring at Hofbrauhaus Columbus with a rich, flavorful haus-brewed bier. Maibock, the bier of the month, is noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note. Hofbrauhaus pairs it with slow-cooked beef marinated in red wine, spices and vegetables, topped with sweet and tangy sauerbraten gravy, and served with red cabbage and buttered spaetzle.

 


Up Front in Cbus | April 23 – May 7 

Columbus Community

Kick Off the Spring Season with the Arena District Kickball League

Stay active and enjoy the warm weather this summer by joining the Arena District Kickball League. The 2021 spring season will begin May 18 and games will be held at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.

 

Get Creative and Think Outside the Vase

Join Kim Meacham from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for Art in Bloom: Thinking Outside the Vase, a hands-on workshop for all skill levels! Participants will be able to create a “vase-less” arrangement using foam to make their own wearable piece of floral art. The workshop will be held this Saturday, April 24 from 1-4 PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. Supplies are included. Click here to reserve your tickets.

 

Can’t make it? Join the Columbus Museum of Art at their monthly Creative Happy Hour. This month’s virtual event will be led by guest artist Mindy Staley on May 6 at 5:45 PM Click here to learn more.

 

Entertainment

Live Concerts Make Their Return to Downtown Columbus

Don’t miss out on the countless concerts and performances happening at Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay updated on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.

 

Sports

Don’t Miss the Action On the Ice

Catch an upcoming Blue Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena:

  • April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
  • May 3, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
  • May 5, [email protected] 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
  • May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Get the full game day experience and explore the Arena District for food and drinks before or after the game! Click here to view all the nearby restaurants and bars.

  

Get Ready for Clippers Opening Day

Opening Day at Huntington Park is fast approaching! The Columbus Clippers are set to play their first regular season home game on May 11. Click here to view the team’s schedule, and stock up on gear for the new season at the Clippers Cargo Store

 

Making Progress at the New Crew SC Downtown Stadium 

This week, the Crew SC shared photos of the pitch at the New Downtown Stadium – sod has been installed! The team will host their first home game in the Arena District on July 3. The 2021 season is already underway—check the schedule here for upcoming games at Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural July 3 match. 

 

Park Once, Play All Day

If you’re heading to an upcoming sporting event or concert in the Arena District, you can choose from several convenient parking options, and even pre-pay and select your parking spot before the game, concert or ticketed event. Visit ArenaDistrictParking.com to secure your spot.

 

Columbus Living

 Get ready for a fun-filled spring and summer with sports, special events, concerts, and performances happening in the Arena District! Just a quick walk from Flats II, Flats on Vine, and Arena Crossing – the Arena District is a premier event destination. 

Explore the numerous perks and amenities of available downtown Columbus apartments on the Arena District Living YouTube channel

Do you enjoy access to downtown Columbus and walkable amenities but prefer the suburbs? Check out the Apartments at the Yard YouTube channel, with properties offering the best of both worlds. 

 

Food & Drink

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Columbus

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Nada with a delicious Nadarita margarita! Nada is a local favorite year-round, but especially now heading into patio season! Don’t want the fun to end? Walk over to Boston’s to try out their sweet or spicy margaritas!

 

Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9! Plan ahead and get a special treat or make reservations for a special meal with the mom in your life. Check out some favorite spots to celebrate:

  • Sunny Street Café | Get a great start to your day with breakfast or brunch on the patio.
  • Buca Di Beppo | Gather with the family for classic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting.
  • Rodizio Grill | Mom will love the Brazillian Churrascaria experience, with perfectly seasoned meats carved tableside.
  • Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine | If chocolate is mom’s favorite treat look no further than Winans. Preorder raspberry cordials and other sweets to make her day extra special.

Catch a Ceremonial Keg Tapping

Get a taste of Hofbrauhaus Columbus’ newest craft bier the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 PM for a chance to participate in the longstanding German tradition of parade and keg-tapping!


Up Front in Cbus | April 9 – April 23

Sports

Mark your calendars; this spring and summer are going to be action-packed! From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, the Arena District is a premier three-stadium sports destination.

Get back into your game day traditions and check out the Food & Drink page for a full list of open restaurants and bars to patron in the Arena District!

Upcoming Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena:

April 10, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

April 12, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. ET – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

 

Clippers Welcome Fans to Preseason Games

The Columbus Clippers announced that fans will be permitted to watch preseason exhibition games at Huntington Park beginning Friday, April 16! Season ticket holders will be given first priority for tickets, and remaining tickets will be available for $5. Learn more at milb.com/columbus and get ready to root for our beloved home team!

The Clippers regular season home opener at Huntington Park is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11. View the 2021 season schedule to start planning which games you’ll be attending this year.

The Clippers Cargo Store is now open and filled with your favorite Clippers gear. Open Tuesday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., stop by and shop for the upcoming season.

 

Crew SC Matchday

Crew SC Matchday comes to the New Downtown Stadium in the Arena District on July 3. The season is already underway, so check out the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3.

 

Concert Announcements

You can now also add live concerts to your list of events to look forward to in the Arena District this year!

  • PromoWest Productions announced Caamp is scheduled to play two back-to-back outdoor shows at Express LIVE!, August 27 and 28. Presale tickets to see the popular American folk band with Ohio roots go on sale Monday, April 12 at 10 AM. Regular tickets will be available on Ticketmaster.com on Friday, April 16. Visit promowestlive.com for more information regarding the venue’s reopening plans.
  • Eric Church is bringing The Gather Again Tour to Columbus! Fans are excited for an opportunity to “gather again” at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, September 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, May 7 at 10 AM at EricChurch.com, get yours before they’re gone! Fan Health & Safety protocols are expected to evolve according to changing standards and public health directives, visit Nationwide Arena or EricChurch.com for further updates.

 

Columbus Community

Take in the Sights at Columbus Blooms

Franklin Park Conservatory is hosting Columbus Blooms, a dazzling celebration of spring, from April 1-30. Its gardens will be filled with more than 125,000 tulips, narcissus, crocus, hyacinth and other stars of the season. Take a break and immerse yourself within thousands of blooms before the season is over.

 

Food & Drink

Hello, Patio Season

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, more and more restaurants in Columbus are opening up their patios. If you’re looking for a spot to dine outside, embrace springtime on these neighborhood patios:

  • Nada – Enjoy chips, guac and margs. Need we say more?
  • Sunny Street Café – Always a bright spot for breakfast and lunch.
  • Hofbräuhaus – Their large and inviting biergarten is the perfect spot for patio biers.

But wait, there’s more: visit ArenaDistrict.com or GrandviewYard.com for a full list of neighborhood restaurants and bars.

 

Earth Day, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at these Environmentally Friendly Restaurants

Brekkie Shack – Sustainability initiatives at Brekkie Shack include composting, recycling and utilizing reusable materials that sum up to diverting 90% of its output away from the landfill. The composting company the restaurant uses, GoZero, said, “In 2020, Brekkie Shack composted a total of 10,993 pounds. That is equivalent to taking a car off the road for 500 days!”

Ted’s Montana Grill – The restaurant’s take-away containers are reusable and made from recycled material, and the cups and cutlery are made from corn starch and are 100% compostable. Swing by for authentic American cuisine to support the business’s efforts on Earth Day.

Grandview Yard/Apartments at the Yard is LEED-certified

Up Front in Cbus | April 9 - April 23

In 2014, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded the Grandview Yard development pre-certification as a LEED Neighborhood Development Plan (LEED-ND), making it among the Midwest’s fist LEED-ND Silver neighborhoods.

Preservation, conservation, and innovation: The design and development decisions were less about construction, and more about neighborhood. Learn more in this video: Grandview Yard LEED Certification.

 

Columbus Living

Enjoy Various Outdoor Amenities

Now that the weather is warm and there is more to embrace outdoors, you’ll want to check out all of the neighborhood amenities the Arena District and Grandview Yard have to offer. If you’re looking to take a dip and cool off, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Yard Club include gorgeous in-ground outdoor pools to use at your convenience. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, walk or bike ride over to a nearby park like McFerson or Ray E. DeGraw Park. Plus, there are running paths that connect Grandview Yard to the Scioto mile and bike rental stations just outside of the ADAC on Nationwide Blvd and on the corner of Yard. So, pick your favorite activity and take advantage of these spring-ready outdoor amenities!


Up Front in Cbus | March 26 – April 9, 2021

Sports

Columbus Clippers Season is Almost Here

Clippers baseball is just one month away — mark your calendars and get ready to root for the Clippers during their 2021 season! Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 at Huntington Park, with a six-game homestand against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Click here to view the full slate of Clippers home games, several of which will feature special giveaways, deals and themes. 

Columbus Crew Stadium Has an Opening Date 

The Crew SC announced this week that the New Crew Stadium will open Saturday, July 3 for the team’s inaugural match in their new downtown home in the Arena District! A vision decades in the making, Columbus’ “Stadium Row” will come to fruition this year. From Nationwide Arena and Huntington Park to the New Crew Stadium, read why The Columbus Dispatch dubs the Arena District as the “new nexus of Columbus”: http://spr.ly/6189HUPqZ 

The team recently unveiled the Inaugural Stadium Kit for the 2021 season as well as the local food vendor lineup within the stadium. Stay tuned for more Crew SC news leading up to matchday in the Arena District!

Watch College Basketball at Boston’s

As the next rounds of the college basketball tournament are heating up, don’t forget to support your neighborhood bars and restaurants by stopping in for the games or ordering carryout if you’re watching from home. Boston’s is a favorite go-to this time of year, located right across from Nationwide Arena and down the street from Huntington Park – choose from specialty or traditional pizzas, apps, wings, and more. 

 

Columbus Community

Columbus Venues and Visitor Destinations Achieve Cleanliness Accreditation

As Columbus venues, hotels, and attractions plan for welcoming out-of-town visitors back to Central Ohio, residents can take pride in the efforts made to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all. The GBAC STAR Global Cleanliness Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s gold standard and many Arena District and Grandview Yard venues have already received this recognition: The Greater Columbus Convention Center, Nationwide Arena, Hyatt Regency Columbus, and Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU.

The Grand Event Center, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus OSU, Arena District Athletic Club, and Hilton Columbus Downtown are currently pursuing accreditation. To view the full list and learn more, visit the Experience Columbus GBAC STAR webpage.

Practice Stress Relief with Creative Mindfulness

Looking to reduce stress? The Columbus Museum of Art is offering a program every second Thursday of the month titled, “Creative Mindfulness”. The 30-minute mid-day event begins with a mindfulness-based relaxation practice that helps you tune into the present moment, followed by a session of slow art-making. 

“Creative Mindfulness” is inspired by a new topic each month, and includes different guest artists who share unique exercises. Follow along or focus on your own creative process—SIGN UP HERE for the next session on April 8 from 12:30-1 PM. 

 

Food & Drink

Put Together the Perfect Easter Basket at Winans

Assemble the perfect Easter or springtime gift basket with specialty chocolates and candies from Winans in Grandview Yard! From premium chocolate bunnies to a wide variety of flavored eggs, Winans has everything you need and for a sweet celebration.

Enjoy Easter Brunch in Downtown Columbus

Looking for a place to enjoy Easter brunch in downtown Columbus? Here are some neighborhood eateries to consider:

 

Come Out to Hofbrauhaus Columbus Family Night

Celebrate Family Night on the second Tuesday of every month at Hofbrauhaus Columbus, including on April, 13! Kids eat free for every adult entree purchased! Visit the Haus’ Facebook page to learn more about this monthly, kid-friendly promotion.

 

Columbus Living

Up Front in Cbus | March 26 - April 9, 2021

Don’t Miss Apartments at the Yard on the Urban Living Tour

On Sunday, May 2, take a self-guided tour of living options in downtown Columbus—including Grandview Heights’ Apartments at the Yard—during the Urban Living Tour. It’s a fun way to explore the city, browse potential living situations and learn more about the city’s beautiful urban spaces. CLICK HERE to register for the Urban Living Tour now. 

Become a Resident VIP Today

As the resident of the Arena District and Grandview Yard, you automatically become a Resident VIP, granting you access to nearly 30 special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Learn more about each program below and enjoy the perks that come with living in convenient, mixed use developments.