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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.


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

Columbus Sports

Columbus Hockey is Back

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

Opening Night Plaza Party info can be found here.

Check out the 2021-22 season schedule here.

View Nationwide Arena fan safety guidelines here.

 

Matchday in Columbus

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

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

View the full 2021 season schedule here.

 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

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

 

Columbus Entertainment

A Night Out in Downtown Columbus

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

Don’t miss these upcoming events:

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

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE!

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

 

Health & Wellness

Fall Into Fitness

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

 

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest at BD’s Mongolian Grill

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

 

Pumpkin Pancakes are Back

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

 

Fall Treats and Live Music

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

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

 

Brekkie Brunch

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

 

Columbus Living

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

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

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

 


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

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

Article originally published in The Columbus Dispatch by Margaret Quamme

Arena shows are back, and fans are ready.

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

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

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

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

Read the full article here >>


Why the Columbus Arts Festival is moving to the Arena District

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

Article originally published in Columbus Business First by Hayleigh Colombo

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

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

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

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

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

Read the full article >>


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

Food & Drink

New Lunch and Dinner Spot 

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

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

Moran’s is located at 415 N Front St.

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday and Saturday: 11am – 11pm

Sunday: 11am – 9pm

 

Prost to Grandview Oktoberfest

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

 

Get Your Fall Coffee Fix

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

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

 

Columbus Sports

Cheer on Your Favorite Columbus Teams

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

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

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

 

Watch the Crew in Action

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

 

End the Baseball Season with the Clippers 

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

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

 

Columbus Hockey is Back!

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

 

Catch the Blue Jackets on Ice

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

Click here to view the 2021-22 season schedule.

 

The Arnold Classic Returns to Columbus

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

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

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

Upcoming events include: 

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

 

Highball Halloween at Express LIVE! 

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

 

Columbus Living 

Enjoy VIP Treatment All Year Long

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

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