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Up Front in Cbus | May 2022

Columbus Sports

Sip & Stroll in the Arena District

Cheers to game day! Did you know, the Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game year-round? That means Arena District visitors can purchase an alcoholic beverage to-go from participating locations and enjoy it anywhere within the DORA boundaries until midnight. Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll!

Home Sweet Huntington Park 

The Columbus Clippers are in full swing this month! The Clippers will be hosting St. Paul and Buffalo at Huntington Park for two homesteads in May. Celebrate in the Arena District and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 14 home games in May.

Don’t miss out on Columbus Clippers game promos! Mark your calendar for Dime-a-Dog Nights on May 10 and May 24. See the full list of promotions and the 2022 season schedule here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store’s website here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

The Crew is Back in Columbus

Come root for the Crew at Lower.com Field! The Crew is going head-to-head with LAFC on May 21 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Arena District before the match to fuel up on drinks and snacks—then join fellow fans at Battelle Plaza for the Nordecke Block Party prior to kickoff!

View the full 2022 season schedule here. 

 

Food & Drink 

Kick Off May with a Fiesta

Here’s a few ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo:

  • Habaneros’ Cinco de Mayo party starts at 4 PM with a live DJ, drink specials, contests and giveaways. You won’t want to miss the festive atmosphere!
  • Spice up your Cinco de Mayo at Nada! Indulge in their delicious tacos, soak up some sun on the patio and sip on a signature Nadarita.

Show Mom Some Love

With dozens of dining options and retail offerings in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, there’s plenty of ways to treat the mom in your life this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8). Enjoy a meal together or pick up speciality gifts to-go from these local favorites:

  • Opt for an early morning meetup at McFerson Commons park and head to Sunny Street Cafe for breakfast or brunch after! Celebrate mom with breakfast classics or tasty concoctions like bourbon banana pancakes and ultimate loaded hash browns.  
  • With everything from gourmet coffee and decadent chocolates, Winans makes it easy to find something sweet or bubbly for mom. Grab some goodies, then head over to Giant Eagle Market District to pick out a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day.  

It’s Always a Good Time at Goodwood

Goodwood Brewing is inviting the Columbus community to have some fun at the new Arena District location all month long! Whether you want to learn more about the beer brewing process, or just want to catch live music on the patio, Goodwood has something for everyone. Check out their event schedule below:

Columbus Beer Run 
Grab your neon workout gear and register for Hofbräuhaus’ 3rd Annual Columbus Beer Run! This year’s 80s-themed run will be held on Saturday, June 4 and includes four bier sampling stations along the 2.5 mile course. More details and registration information can be found here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in the Arena District

Kick off spring at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena! With hundreds of live events and performances each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Arena District. Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to downtown Columbus.

Get tickets to these upcoming May events:  

GIVEAWAY ALERT

What better way to soak up the warm weather than with live music? Now through May 16, enter ​​for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Blitz Summer Kick-Off featuring Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots and Black Stone Cherry on May 18 at KEMBA Live! Click here to enter the giveaway.

 

Columbus Community

Harmony Project Concert

Be a part of the largest popup chorus in Columbus history on Saturday, May 7 at Lower.com Field. The Columbus-based Harmony Project will turn thousands of voices in the stadium into a united chorus within a matter of minutes. ABC, Disney and John Legend’s Get Lifted film company will be taping the pilot finale for a new music-based reality show! Grab your tickets here and bring your outdoor voice – no musical experience required.

Pilates in the Park

Join Club Pilates Grandview Yard as they celebrate National Pilates Day at Ray DeGraw Park.  May 7th at 9 AM. The hour-long mat Pilates class will kick off at 9 AM on Saturday, May 7 and will feature local vendor samples and sweets. Don’t forget to bring water and a fitness mat! Register here

Relax with Mom

Mom deserves some time off! Treat her with relaxation at Massage Envy in Grandview Yard. For a limited time, Massage Envy is offering a special Mother’s Day promotion–buy one facial, get a second one FREE! Click here for more details.

Happy Memorial Day

The month ends with Memorial Day and that means summer is almost here! Honor our fallen heroes and enjoy the long weekend outdoors with a walk along the Olentangy Trail or cheering on the Clippers at Huntington Park.

 

Columbus Living

Live at the Yard

The 614 ColumBest results are in! We’re thrilled to announce that Apartments at the Yard received 1st place as “Best Apartment Complex” for the 5th consecutive year. Thank you to all of our residents and team members for making this achievement possible.

Want to experience the best apartment complex for yourself? Apartments at the Yard is now accepting waitlist applications for August. To learn more about Apartment at the Yard, take a virtual tour and submit an application here.

Arena District Living

Make the move to Arena Crossing! Residents enjoy access to a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and secure parking options. Located in the heart of the Arena District, residents are steps away from amenities including Nationwide Arena, Lower,com Field, Huntington Park, KEMBA Live!, McFerson Commons, and a variety of dining options. Stop looking and start living! Schedule a tour or take a virtual tour today.


Up Front in Cbus | April 2022

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Located in the heart of the Arena District, KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena each host hundreds of live events and performances each year! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to downtown Columbus.

Get tickets to these upcoming April events:  

 

Food & Drink 

Sweet Treats for Easter

Hop into Winans and pick up your favorite traditional Easter treats! From seasonal suckers and jellybeans to bunny- and egg-shaped chocolates, Winans has you covered this season with a wide assortment of spring favorites. Keep an eye out for Brekkie Shack’s sweet treats this month as well!

Spring Smoothies

Stay cool as the weather warms up with one of Sunny Street Cafe’s delicious smoothie options. Made with organic yogurt and whole fruit, Sunny Street smoothies are sure to fill you up while simultaneously satisfying your sweet tooth! Some of our favorite flavors include:

  • Strawberry Banana—Strawberries, banana, organic yogurt and honey topped with whipped cream
  • Jungle Crush—Pineapple, banana, orange, fresh spinach, organic yogurt and honey topped with whipped cream
  • Buckeye—Banana, peanut butter, chocolate, organic yogurt and honey topped with whipped cream
  • Very Berry—Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, organic yogurt and honey topped with whipped cream

Fuel Up at BD’s Mongolian Grill

Are you planning a night out but need a fun twist? Bring your crew to enjoy a meal at BD’s Mongolian Grill! BD’s offers an interactive dining experience where you can create your own stir-fry and watch your meal be prepared on the enormous grill. 

Columbus Ale Trail

Calling all beer lovers—volume 6 of the Columbus Ale Trail is out now! Explore the Columbus craft beer scene and collect all your stamps before April 30 to earn a Columbus Ale Trail embroidered patch and matching sticker. Visit Grandview Yard Ale Trail participant, Hofbräuhaus, for National Beer Day on April 16 and enjoy live entertainment from Matt Rees.

Celebrate Family-Style with Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is welcoming spring with seasonal specials—Shrimp Scampi, Linguine & Clams, and Salmon Pesto. These three delicious dishes are also available for order with their Easter Weekend To-Go packages! Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Sports

Let’s Go Jackets

Cheer on the Columbus Blue Jackets this month as they wrap up the 2021-22 season! Stop by your favorite Arena District restaurant or bar to fuel up before heading to Nationwide Arena for an upcoming home game: 

  • April 4 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins
  • April 7 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers *
  • April 13 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Montreal Canadiens
  • April 22 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Ottawa Senators
  • April 24 at 1 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Edmonton Oilers
  • April 28 at 7 PM  – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

April 7 is Military Appreciation Night: The evening will feature a host of themed activities, fundraisers, tributes to show support and gratitude for all active and retired service personnel.

View the full 2021-22 season game schedule and get tickets here

Glory to Columbus

The Columbus Crew is starting the month off by welcoming midfielder Frederico Higuain “Pipa” back for a ceremonial one-day contract as he officially retires as a member of the Black & Gold. The evening will feature a special pregame ceremony before the Crew’s kickoff against Nashville SC on April 2 at 6 PM.

See the Crew in action at these upcoming home matches:

  • April 2 at 6:00 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Nashville SC

The Nordecke Block Party on Battelle Plaza starts at 2 PM! Gather with Crew fans before heading to the match at Lower.com Field. ⚽

  • April 16 at 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City
  • April 30 at  7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. D.C. United

Check out the 2022 match schedule and get tickets here

Columbus Clippers 

The Columbus Clippers’ 2022 season begins this month! The Clippers will be hosting Syracuse at Huntington Park for their first homestand from April 12-17. Come celebrate in the Arena District and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 11 home games this month!  

  • April 12 – April 17 | Columbus Clippers vs. Syracuse Mets
  • April 26 – May 1 | Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats

Don’t miss out on Huntington Park’s game day specials! Mark your calendars for the first Dime-a-Dog night of the season on April 26. See the full list of promotions and the 2022 season schedule here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store’s website here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

USWNT is Coming to Columbus

Support the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team as they take on Uzbekistan at Lower.com Field on April 9! The international friendly will begin at 5:30 PM and is the team’s first visit to Lower.com Field. Get your tickets here before it’s too late!

College Basketball All-Star Game 

The College Basketball All-Star Game & Celebrity Extravaganza is coming to Columbus, April 21-24! The 5-day celebration of educational, multicultural and entertainment festivities showcases top seniors from HBCUs around the country and dynamic players from Ohio’s colleges and universities. The Celebrity and All-Star games are Saturday, April 23 at Nationwide Arena. For more information click here.    

 

Columbus Community

Spring Into a New Look

Celebrate the start of the spring season with a new look! MY SALON Suite is your one stop shop for all your beauty needs. Visit the newest beauty professionals at MY SALON Suite in Grandview Yard—Inspired Esthetics and SJ Studio—for a facial or new hairstyle. Book an appointment and pamper yourself today!

Spring Cleanse at ADAC

The Arena District Athletic Club is offering a free “Spring Cleanse” class on April 14. Participants will experience a holistic approach to cleansing and lighting the body. The class is open to all and no membership is required! To sign up and view the full class schedule, click here.   

New to the Athletic Club? Residents can choose from a combination of services over three thirty-minute sessions with Resident VIP perks. You can choose from personal training, private yoga or health coaching! 

Capital City Half Marathon

The 2022 OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon will be held in downtown Columbus on April 30. This annual event, an all-time favorite of local runners and walkers, showcases the City of Columbus and its diverse neighborhoods and entertainment districts to runners and walkers from all over the region. Sign up here today! Fuel up with brunch after the run at Sunny Street Cafe, Goodwood Brewing, Hofbräuhaus Columbus or Brekkie Shack.

Black & Gold 5K 

This year’s Black & Gold 5K will be held on June 26 at 8 am, taking participants through the Arena District and concluding at Lower.com Field. Participants will receive one match ticket included with registration and a Crew swag bag upon completion of the race. Sign up here today to secure your spot in the race! 

Spring Has Sprung

Spring is here and warm days are ahead! Enjoy the nice weather with a walk along the Olentangy Trail, a picnic at McFerson Commons or a bike ride around the city on the Scioto Mile. 

 

Columbus Living

Life at Flats on Vine

Flats on Vine is the perfect place to enjoy spring days and summer nights! With walkable access to sports, live music and dining, Flats on Vine offers a home where the action is. Want to make the most of summer? Check out the Flats on Vine swimming pool and other resident amenities on the Arena District Living YouTube Channel.  

 


Up Front in Cbus | March 2022

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

The Arena District’s popular entertainment venues KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena host hundreds of live events and performances each year! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming March events: 

Concert Ticket giveaway alert – enter to win tickets to see REZZ at KEMBA Live on March 19! 

Click here to enter to win>>

 

Food & Drink 

Goodwood Brewing

A new brewery is opening soon in the Arena District! Goodwood Brewing, a ​​Louisville-based brewpub, is opening on Monday, March 14. Destined to be a new favorite spot for burgers, brunch and brews, Goodwood offers a taste of Kentucky here in Central Ohio. In addition to barrel aged beers, choose from a long list of rotating drafts including the honey ale, blackberry sour and hazy ipa. A full bar menu includes craft cocktails that feature popular Kentucky spirits and the kitchen offers staples like Chicken and Waffles, Fried Green Tomatoes and a brisket topped burger. View the full menu to preview what’s brewing!

Bier of the Month  

Hofbräuhaus’ March bier is the Märzen—an amber-colored draft with a rich malty character and a hint of hops. But that’s not all—March also means cabbage rolls! Hofbräuhaus’ old world-style stuffed cabbage rolls are back for all to enjoy. Blue Jackets fans, don’t forget to wear your CBJ gear on game days for a free pretzel with bier cheese!

March Madness in the Arena District 

Get your brackets ready—March Madness is upon us! Spend your game days in the Arena District and watch at local favorites like Whistle & Keg, Boston’s and R Bar, or head to Grandview Yard to catch the action at Hofbräuhaus or Habaneros.

Happy Hour at Habaneros

Looking for somewhere to kick back and relax after a long day? Join Habaneros Sunday through Thursday from 3-6 PM for happy hour! Offering delicious traditional Mexican flavors, Habaneros’ daily happy hour specials include:

  • $3 off appetizers
  • $2 off draft beers
  • $6 Jumbo House Margarita

 

Columbus Sports

Catch the Crew in Action 

Columbus Crew’s 2022 season had an epic kickoff with a 4-0 victory at Lower.com Field! The next home match is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 at 1:30 PM as the Crew hosts Toronto FC. Check out the Crew’s season schedule here, and fuel up on matchday at your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard bars and restaurants.

Hockey Nights in Columbus

Don’t miss out on all the action happening at Nationwide Arena in March! The Columbus Blue Jackets are playing on home ice nine times this month. Stay energized for each game and grab dinner and drinks in the Arena District before heading to cheer on CBJ:

  • March 11 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Minnesota Wild
  • March 13 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Vegas Golden Knights
  • March 17 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals
  • March 19 at 5 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. St. Louis Blues
  • March 29 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders

Get tickets and view the 2021-22 season game schedule here

Clippers Return to Huntington Park in April

Get ready, baseball fans—we’re just one month out from the Columbus Clippers home opener! The Clippers will host their first homestand of the 2022 season against the Syracuse Mets on Tuesday, April 12 at Huntington Park. See the full season schedule here

The Clippers Cargo Store has all of the best Clippers gear – shop new apparel to get ready for the season opener!

 

Columbus Community- Have a Great St. Patrick’s Day

The Luck O’ Columbus: Ways to Have a Great St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate on Thursday, March 17 with some sweet treats from Winans — keep an eye out for their St. Patrick’s Day menu and shop seasonal specialties online

Don’t forget to stop by Brekkie Shack to get your hands on some adorable green Brekkie merch, or treat yourself to a tasty thin mint latte!

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

Join the Shamrock Club of Columbus at their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17!  The Parade will begin forming at 10:30 am at West Broad Street and Washington Blvd. The procession will step off at 11:45 AM, cruise through downtown Columbus and disband at Nationwide Blvd. For a full schedule of the St. Patrick’s Day parade events click here.

After the parade, watchers can sip and stroll through the Arena District DORA or meet friends at one of the dozens of restaurants and bars located throughout downtown Columbus.

Celebrate with the Blue Jackets! 

The Blue Jackets are feeling lucky! Catch them in action at Nationwide Arena as they take on the Ottawa Senators on March 17 at 7 PM. Text “CBJAUCTION” to 52182 for a chance to win a special CBJ green jersey. Raffle tickets can be purchased starting March 9 through the end of the 2nd intermission on March 17. All proceeds benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

 

Columbus Living

Warm Days Ahead

Winter is nearly over and we’ll soon be enjoying long days soaking up the sun! Columbus Downtown Apartments have access to a number of great amenities that allow you to enjoy the summer heat. Apply to become a resident today and look forward to days at the pool and proximity to numerous outdoor parks and common areas! 

Explore all our communities have to offer:


Up Front in Cbus | January 14 – January 28, 2022

Columbus Entertainment

New Year, New Name

The popular Arena District entertainment venue EXPRESS Live! has kicked off the new year with a new name – KEMBA Live! The same great entertainment and excitement will live on at KEMBA Live! for years to come with hundreds of events, performances and concerts planned for 2022. 

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Kick-off the new year with live events and performances! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting KEMBA Live!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more details on PromoWest’s updated health policy.

 

Best of Columbus Weddings

It’s time to cast your vote in the annual Best of Columbus Weddings poll! Recognize the best local wedding vendors including venues, florists, bridal boutiques, DJ’s and more. The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard has been nominated in the ‘Best Contemporary/Modern Venue’ category! Vote now through February 4 at cbuswedmag.com/vote

 

Columbus Sports

USMNT Returns to Columbus

The U.S. Men’s National Soccer team will battle El Salvador in the first 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Lower.Com Field on Thursday, January 27th at 7 PM. Grab your tickets here, before it’s too late!

Countdown to the Crew’s Kickoff 

The Columbus Crew will be back in action before you know it! Cheer on the Crew from the stands at their opening match against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Lower.com Field on Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 PM. Check out the 2022 season game schedule here.

Celebrate the New Year with Hockey

The Blue Jackets are back in Columbus on Friday, January 21 at 7 PM! Head to Nationwide Arena to cheer on the team as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. View the 2021-22 season game schedule here

Don’t want to miss out on the action while CBJ is away? Head to R Bar—Columbus’ one true hockey bar—to cheer on the Jackets with the 5th Line while the team is on the road for these upcoming games:

  • January 15 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers
  • January 18 at 7:30 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. New York Islanders
  • January 20 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers

 

Food & Drink 

Whistle & Keg Trivia Nights

Fill up on your favorite brew and show off your trivia skills at Whistle & Keg! The Arena District taproom will be hosting Trivia Nights every Wednesday at 7 PM, starting on January 12. Click here for more information. 

Taco Tuesday at Habaneros

Load up on delicious tacos at Habaneros! Stop by on Tuesdays and enjoy all the pastor tacos you can eat for only $2 each. Click here to see all of Habaneros’ daily specials.

Sunny Street Winter Specials

Sunny Street Café just dropped their new winter menu! Head over to Sunny Street Café and treat yourself to their delicious new specials:

  • Bourbon Banana Pancakes – two fluffy buttermilk-banana pancakes topped with bourbon caramel, candied walnut crumb and cinnamon butter.
  • Ultimate Loaded Hash Browns – crispy hashbrowns with grilled onions and peppers, topped with sausage patties, three scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and sausage gravy. Served with toast.
  • Horchata Cold Brew – Our cold brew coffee sweetened with rice milk and a hint of cinnamon.

20 Years of Ted’s

Ted’s Montana Grill is celebrating 20 years of Authentic American Dining in the Arena District on January 14th! Join them in celebrating their 20th anniversary with a scratch-made meal from January 14-16.

Restaurant Week Columbus

Come hungry to 614 Restaurant Week Columbus, happening January 24 – 29 throughout Columbus. Over 150 participating restaurants will offer a three-course meal for a fraction of the price, benefiting Stop the Suffering (STS) rescue animal nonprofit. A few Arena District and Grandview Yard neighborhood restaurants are participating – see what’s in store:

View the full list of Restaurant Week Columbus participants and menu offerings.

 

Columbus Community

Michelangelo: A Different View

The most famous fresco in the world, Michelangelo – A Different View, is on display at the Greater Columbus Convention Center! Visitors will be given the chance to engage with the artwork—seeing every detail, brushstroke and color of the legendary painter’s frescoes up close until January 23. Get your tickets here before the exhibit closes!

5th Line 5K Race Returns to Columbus

The 5th Line 5K, presented by OhioHealth, will return on February 26! The 2022 race begins at 10 a.m. outside of Nationwide Arena and takes participants on a 3.1-mile tour of downtown Columbus and the Arena District before “Finishing On Center Ice” inside Nationwide Arena.

All participants receive two tickets to a select Blue Jackets game during the 2021-22 season and a Blue Jackets-themed race shirt and finishers medal. Stick around after the race and enjoy food and drinks with fellow participants at the post-race party. Click here to register.

Columbus Living

Welcome the New Year with a new place to call home! The Arena District offers living options that provide you with access to a lifestyle filled with entertainment and amenities. 

Now the three-stadium premier sports destination, the Arena District offers you a home where the sports, food, and entertainment is! Enjoy being within walking distance of  KEMBA Live!, Nationwide Arena, Lower.com Field, and Huntington Park.—you’ll never run out of things to do in the Arena District. 

Plus, as a VIP, you’ll enjoy resident-only discounts, offers, and promotions! Check out 

Arena District Living on Youtube to discover your perfect apartment home.


Up Front in Cbus | December 3 – December 17, 2021

Columbus Entertainment

Events in Downtown Columbus

Temperatures are dropping—and live events in downtown Columbus are heating up! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 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.

 

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Don’t miss out on all the fun happening in downtown Columbus! Fill out the entry forms below for a chance to win tickets to either the WNCI Jingle Jam or COIN: Rainbow Dreamland Tour. 

Click here to enter-to-win tickets to COIN at EXPRESS LIVE! >>

Click here to enter-to-win tickets to the WNCI JINGLE JAM at EXPRESS LIVE! >>

 

Columbus Sports

Watch the Action on the Ice

We’re two months into the 2021-22 NHL season, and the Columbus Blue Jackets are fighting for divisional dominance! Catch the action at their upcoming Nationwide Arena home games—but before you take your seat, fill up on your favorite drinks and apps at one of the dozens of nearby restaurants and bars.

  • December 5 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks
  • December 9 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Anaheim Ducks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

2021 NCAA Volleyball at Nationwide Arena 

The 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Tournament is coming to downtown Columbus! The tourney is set to begin on Thursday, December 2 with the semifinal matches taking place in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena on December 16 and December 18. Watch your favorite teams bump, set and spike their way to victory. Watch the teams advance here with this interactive bracket. For more information click here.

 

Columbus Community

Jingle Bell Run

Get back to jingling and join the most festive holiday fun-run around! The Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run will return to Columbys on December 4 at 8:30 a.m. at Genoa Park. Join the battle against the #1 cause of disability and register here.

Holiday in the Heights

Holiday in the Heights–a family-friendly holiday favorite in Columbus–is set to take place on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM on Grandview Avenue. The holiday event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa, and more! Click here for more information.

Holiday Lights

Don’t miss the Scioto Mile holiday lights! Thanks to support from the Scioto Mile Endowment Fund, the holiday lights are back at the downtown riverfront through Monday, January 3, 2022 and will be visible every day from dusk until dawn. Click here for more information.

 

Food & Drink 

Holidays at the Haus

Stop by Hofbräuhaus Columbus before or after Holiday in the Heights on December 7 for their winter lager tapping! Need a gift for a special friend? Save $4 on the purchase of a 4-pack of any Crowlers throughout the holiday season–and get a FREE holiday tote bag!

Happy Hour in Downtown Columbus

Need a drink? Or a few? Enjoy delicious tequila infused drinks and mezcal at Habaneros’ happy hour, Sunday – Thursday from 3-6 PM Happy hour specials include:

  • $3 off appetizers
  • $3 off margaritas
  • $2 off draft beer

And if you’re looking for a new happy hour spot, Moran’s Bar & Grille in the Arena District has a warm, inviting and relaxed atmosphere making it a great spot to stop. Enjoy happy hour specials Monday – Friday from 3-7 PM.

Warm Up with Zoup 

Celebrate soup season this winter and give the gift of Zoup! Gift Cards are on everybody’s wishlist–purchase a $25 gift card for someone special and get a $5 eBonus for yourself. With countless delicious soup recipes to choose from, there’s something at Zoup for everyone.


Up Front in Cbus | November 19 – December 3, 2021  

Columbus Sports

Cheer On the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena

The action never ends at Nationwide Arena! Rock your favorite Blue Jackets gear and cheer on the team at one of their upcoming home games. Get all the energy you need before the game by stopping at one of the many great Arena District restaurants and bars for dinner and drinks:

  • November 24 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Winnipeg Jets
  • November 26 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Vancouver Canucks

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in Downtown Columbus

Home to EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, 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:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 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.

 

EXPRESS LIVE! Changing Names

This week, PromoWest Productions/AEG announced that EXPRESS LIVE! will be renamed as KEMBA Live! starting in January. Give venue’s new social media accounts a follow to stay up to date on upcoming shows and events: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

 

Food & Drink 

Happy Thanksgiving–we’re thankful to have you as a part of our community! We hope everyone has a great time gathering with loved ones and giving thanks for all the happy moments in our lives.

 

Celebrate the Holidays in Columbus

Looking for a fun spot to meet up with friends and family this holiday season? Columbus is filled with dozens of restaurants and bars perfect for celebrating!

 

Arena District:

  • Bring on the Beer! Louisville based brewery, Goodwood Brewing Co. is coming to the Arena District at 401 N. Front St. and has an anticipated open date of early 2022. Learn more about this brewery here.
  • Skip the fuss of cooking and order Thanksgiving dinner from Buca di Beppo! The Arena District’s authentic Italian restaurant is now accepting preorders for their tasty Thanksgiving feast. Order yours here.
  • Hosting friends and family during the holidays? Make one dinner a pizza night! Grab Boston’s to go and save the cooking for Turkey Day! 

 

Grandview Yard:

  • Bring the sweetness home! Brekkie Shack offers to-go and catering options for all your party needs. Brekkie has full 9 inch cheesecakes for $35, turtle and chocolate toffee cheesecakes for $40 and pumpkin pecan pies for $30 during the holidays! 

In addition to their delicious catering options check out their Thanksgiving specials offered this fall:

    • The Thanks-urrito – a tasty burrito stuffed with scrambled eggs, thanksgiving stuffing, roasted corn, sweet potato-brussel sprout hash and roasted sage/rosemary sauce. 
    • Biscuit sandwich – between two housemade sweet potato biscuits are cheesy eggs, corn souffle and rosemary olive oil.
  • Don’t show up empty-handed! Stop by Winans and grab a treat from their great selection of gifts including wine and chocolates. Join the Winans team on December 2 for six delicious tasting pours of champagne and french fries! Reserve your spot here.
  • New month, new bier! Hofbräuhaus Columbus is tapping their Christmas lager on December 7. Stop in to try the newest brew and enjoy various activities throughout Grandview Heights at Holiday in the Heights that night.

 

Columbus Community

Columbus Holiday Races

Countless Columbus races are returning to the Arena District! Grab breakfast and coffee at Sunny Street Café in the Arena District to fuel up before the race. Skip the hassle of searching for parking and visit ArenaDistrict.com/parking to find the best parking option for you!

 

Holiday in the Heights

Save the date! The annual Holiday in the Heights tree lighting ceremony in Grandview Heights will be held on December 7 from 5:30-8:00 PM The family-friendly event will feature ice skating, local food, holiday shopping, live music, crafts, a visit from Santa and more! Click here for more info.

 

Columbus Living 

Deck the Halls

Whether you’re waiting until the day after Thanksgiving or starting well before, click here for some renter-friendly tips on decorating your downtown Columbus apartment during the 2021 holiday season.


Up Front in Cbus | November 5 – November 19, 2021

Columbus Sports

Action on the Ice

Columbus Blue Jackets hockey is in full swing this month! Grab dinner and drinks at one of the Arena District restaurants and bars before cheering on the Jackets with the 5th Line at Nationwide Arena:

  • November 6 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Colorado Avalanche
  • November 12 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Washington Capitals
  • November 13 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. New York Rangers
  • November 15 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jacket vs. Detroit Red Wings

Check out the 2021-22 season game schedule here

 

Crew Season Finale

Head to Lower.com Field on Sunday, November 7 to watch the Columbus Crew play their regular-season finale against Chicago Fire FC. Looking forward to the 2022 season? Secure your spot here and get ready for a world-class experience at Lower.com Field.

 

NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship

Get ready to welcome the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship at Nationwide Arena next month! Tickets are available now for both semifinal matches on December 16 AND the national championship on December 18 here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Performances in Downtown Columbus

Home to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, the Arena District is the place to be for live entertainment! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

 

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 

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.

 

Columbus Community

Fit for the Holidays

The holiday season is quickly approaching! Stay in shape this winter with help from the Arena District Athletic Club. The club offers a variety of group exercise classes and cardio and weight-lifting equipment, located in the heart of the Arena District. Their friendly staff can help you start a routine now so you feel great just in time for all the festive celebrations ahead. See the full class schedule here.

 

New Season, New Look

Ready for a new look? Schedule an appointment with a beauty professional at MY SALON Suite Grandview Yard before they fill up for the holidays! Offering a variety of services including manicures, hair services, airbrush tanning, skincare, hair removal and more, MY SALON Suite is your one-stop shop for all your beauty needs.  

 

Food & Drink 

Enjoy Tacos All Day Long

Great news – Nada just extended their hours! You can now get tasty tacos, salsas, and much more for lunch starting at 11:00am. Get a taste of all they have to offer with their “Taco Lunchbox” which includes an order of 2 tacos and a delicious side such as street corn, mac n’ cheese and more. See the full menu here.

Nada’s new hours are:

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 9:30pm

Friday: 11:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm, Brunch until 3:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am – 9:30pm, Brunch until 3:00pm

 

When Bison and Nachos Collide

November 6 is National Bison Day and National Nacho Day, and Ted’s Montana Grill has the perfect dish to celebrate—Bison Nachos! Get the best of both worlds with this special dish filled with hand-cut tortillas fried in-house, spicy pepper jack cheese, Karen’s Flying-D Bison Chili and sliced jalapeños. 

 

Seasonal Bier to Try

Hofbräuhaus Columbus in Grandview Yard just tapped their Dunkel Weizen—a wheat bier with a dark-roasted malt base and the fruitiness of their regular Hefe Weizen. This brew is so well balanced that both wheat bier and dark bier drinkers will love it!

 

Columbus Living 

Looking to live in the heart of all the action? Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, Arena District apartments have premier access to countless sports and entertainment venues and dozens of nearby restaurants and bars. View Arena District apartment offerings by taking a virtual tour on YouTube.If you’re searching for a more relaxing atmosphere, Grandview Yard is the place to be! Only a short walk away from downtown Columbus, apartments at the Yard offer a suburban atmosphere. Take a virtual tour of the countless apartments available in Grandview Yard here.


Up Front in Cbus | October 22 – November 5, 2021

Columbus Sports

Game Time at Nationwide Arena

The Columbus Blue Jackets are back at Nationwide Arena for their 2021-2022 season! Stop by one of the Arena District’s dozens of restaurants and bars to fuel up before the these upcoming Jackets home games:

  • October 23 at 7 PM | Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • October 25 at 7 PM | Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Dallas Stars

Need a spot to enjoy away games? Cheer on our favorite NHL team on the road and join us at R Bar Arena, Columbus’ hockey fan hangout, as they host watch parties all season long! See the game on big screens with volume and enter giveaways for a chance to win tickets to an upcoming game and more. 

See the full 2021-2022 season schedule here.

 

Close Out the 2021 MLS Season at Lower.com Field

Head over to Lower.com Field and cheer on the Crew at their last three home matches of the 2021 season. See them in action as they push for a spot in the MLS Playoffs!

  • October 23 at 6 PM | Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls
  • October 27 at 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Orlando City SC
  • November 7 at 3:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Chicago Fire FC

View the full 2021 season schedule here.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

Get your costume locked down for the largest Halloween celebration in Columbus—Highball Halloween returns to downtown Columbus this Saturday, October 23 at Express LIVE! Enjoy a thrilling night of live performances, costume contests, a fashion show and much more. Buy your tickets here.

 

Live Entertainment in Downtown Columbus

Home to Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena, 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:

First time back at Nationwide Arena? Click here to know what to expect before you go and enjoy making new memories! 

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.

 

Columbus Community

Fall Events at Franklin Park Conservatory

Celebrate fall with special seasonal exhibits at Franklin Park Conservatory—now through the end of October. Enjoy the magic of the harvest season at the Harvest Blooms exhibition, where thousands of pumpkins, mums and ornamental cabbages fill the gardens. Fall evenings at the conservatory offer delights and surprises with Pumpkins Aglow and spooky, enchanting Halloween decor.

These family-friendly events occur from 5-9 PM on select dates: October 13-17, 20-24 & 27-31. Click here for more information.

 

North Market Farmers Market

Search for locally made treasures and seasonal items at the North Market Downtown Farmers’ Market! Stop by the market every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM through October 30, and explore all that Columbus’ growers, makers and artisans have to offer. Click here for more information. 

 

Carve your pumpkins with the CBJ Spirit

Want to show that you are the ultimate CBJ fan? Show off your 5th Line spirit with these Columbus Blue Jackets themed pumpkin carving stencils!

Food & Drink 

Celebrate 3 Years of Brekkie Shack

  • Brekkie Shack turns three on October 30. Celebrate the Brekkie of Champions this month with a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch at Brekkie! Cheers to three years and many more!

 

Warm Up with Soup

  • Fall is soup season! Get your fix at Zoup! and warm up from the inside-out with countless delicious flavors. From Pumpkin Pie Bisque to Chicken Pot Pie, Zoup! is sure to fulfill all of your soup desires. 
  • In a hurry? Order through Panera’s convenient rapid pick-up system and enjoy a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches and, of course, freshly baked bread, bagels and pastries.You can even stay cozy in your car and use the drive-thru.

 

Fill Up on Fall Flavors

  • Fall is here and there are so many delicious treats to enjoy! From cider and pumpkins to apples and candy, Giant Eagle Market District is your one-stop shop for everything Halloween and fall. 

Columbus Ale Trail

  • Explore the city’s many local breweries this fall! Pick up your free copy of Columbus Ale Trail Volume 6 at any participating Central Ohio brewery. Try the latest bier from Hofbraühaus and visit every brewery on the Ale Trail to unlock a limited edition screened art print! Click here for more information.

 

Columbus Living 

Live the VIP Life

Residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard have exclusive access to dozens of discounts and special offers at countless neighboring restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. 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.


Trick or Treat: How to Have a Wicked Halloween in Downtown Columbus

Spooky season is upon us! Haunted houses, scary movies, costume contests and more–there are so many ways to get into the Halloween Spirit.

Whether you’re in search of tricks or looking for some sweet treats, Downtown Columbus is the place to be this Halloween. Join the witches and wizards and ghosts and goblins of the city at these upcoming spooktacular events.

 

Highball Halloween

A celebration you won’t want to miss–Columbus’ largest party of the season is back! Highball Halloween celebrates the high-fashion side of Halloween with live music, food and drinks, and a series of contests & couture fashion shows. Join the fun and show off your most elaborate costume in the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest for a chance to win a cash prize! 

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 23 at Express LIVE! from 6-11 PM Get your tickets and sign up for the costume contest before it’s too late!

 

Double Trouble at Short North Stage

Enjoy a live performance of terrifying classics at Short North Stage. Watch Garden Theater bring to life the cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” and Mel Brooks’ “Young Frankenstein” in various performances through the end of the month. Click here to view showtimes and plan your visit. 

 

Pumpkins Aglow

Stroll through a Halloween wonderland! Hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns, along with gourds, mums and brassicas are on display at Pumpkins Aglow. Enchanting decorations throughout the gardens—including a foggy creek, witches garden, larger-than-life spiders and more—await you.

Check out all Pumpkin Aglow has to offer at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 5-9 PM. on the following dates: October 13-17, 20-24 & 27-31.

 

Spooktacular Trick or Treat Drive-Through

Celebrate Halloween with the Columbus Crew as they host a Trick or Treat Drive-Through, a fun and safe community trick or treat alternative, on Friday, October 29  from 5-7 PM at the Historic Crew Stadium. This spooktacular Halloween party will include a variety of Halloween-themed activities for families to enjoy from the comfort of their car. 

Looking for another way to celebrate? Check out Experience Columbus’ roundup of haunting performances, ghostly gatherings and family-friendly festivals!


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.