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Up Front in Cbus | July 2022

Columbus Community

Red, White & BOOM!

Gear up for the return of Columbus’ beloved festival and fireworks show, Red, White & BOOM! Happening on Friday, July 1, the holiday celebration is a FREE event featuring a parade, street festival, and two stages of live music entertainment. The fireworks show begins at 10 PM from Genoa Park. 

There are plenty of parking options within the Arena District for Red, White & BOOM!: View parking map.

Ballpark Boom at Huntington Park 

Kick off the holiday weekend with Ballpark Boom on Friday, July 1! The family-friendly event features live music, along with inflatables, concessions, and views of the Red, White & BOOM! fireworks. This is a great option if you like being close to the action with a guaranteed seat.

$10 admission. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Purchase tickets here.

Arena District Kickball League

Registration is now open for the Arena District Kickball League at McFerson Commons. Whether you’re a kickball pro or are just learning the game, the Arena District Kickball League offers a fun way to stay active this summer! To participate, get a group of 10 together and register your team by July 22 for league play beginning August 3.

Crew Fest

Join the Black & Gold at Lower.com Field on July 16 from 11 AM – 3 PM for a free Crew block party with live music, local vendors, food and more! Claim your ticket here.  

Seltzer Land

You’ve heard of beer fest and coffee fest, but are you ready for Seltzer Land? From the Classic White Claw to Topo Chico and Vizzy to Mighty Swell, Seltzer Land is bringing over 100 different types of hard seltzers to Lower.com Field for you to sample on July 30. Want to get in on this bubbly brew event? Get tickets now before they sell out.

OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K

The inaugural M3S Sports OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K will debut on August 28. The event will feature Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) course options. 

The race event will start and finish at Ray E. DeGraw Park in Grandview Heights. The course provides a fantastic tour through Grandview Yard, Franklinton, the Scioto Greenway and the Arena District. Participants are invited to stay for the post-race party held at Ray E. DeGraw Park following the event. 

Eye Care at Grandview Vision Center 

In search of vision care or new eyewear this summer? The Grandview Vision Center specializes in eye exams for glasses and contact lenses as well as other eye health related evaluations like hard-to-fit contact lenses, eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Schedule an appointment with a vision care professional here.

 

Columbus Sports

Root for the Crew

Attending an upcoming Crew match at Lower.com Field? Head over to the Arena District before kickoff to meet up with Black & Gold fans and march to the matches on July 3, 17 and 23! If you haven’t been to a match at Lower.com Field yet, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the world-class stadium this season.

View the full 2022 season schedule here

Take Me Out to Huntington Park

The Columbus Clippers season is heating up and rolling into a busy month at Huntington Park! The team will be hosting both the Nashville Sounds and the Indianapolis Indians for two homestands in July. 

Don’t miss the post-game fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Huntington Park hosts Tansky Tuesday Dime-A-Dog Night on July 12, with ten cent hot dogs available throughout the game, while supplies last. 

  • July 4 at 6:35 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds (Post-game fireworks)
  • July 6-9 at 7:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
  • July 10 at 4:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
  • July 12-16 at 7:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
  • July 17 at 4:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

See the 2022 season schedule and the full list of game promotions here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

Elevate Your Game Day

Don’t forget you can sip and stroll on game days in the Arena District! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. With nine Arena District bars offering DORA beverages, there’s plenty of options to get your CHEERS on!

Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll.

 

Columbus Entertainment

Concerts in the Arena District

There’s a handful of live musical performances to look forward to this month at KEMBA LIVE! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all shows and events coming to Columbus.

Mark your calendar for these upcoming concerts:

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Looking for something to do on July 26? You could score two free tickets to Sad Summer Fest at KEMBA Live! by signing up for a chance to win. Click here to enter the giveaway!

 

Food & Drink 

Pints and Patties at Goodwood Brewing

Goodwood Brewing is participating in the Columbus Burger Week happening July 11-17 throughout Columbus. Goodwood is featuring “The Good Guac” for $7 all week long!

Beer with the Brewer

Take part in Beer with the Brewer every other Wednesday! Join Goodwood Columbus on Wednesday, July 6 & 20 for a $10 draft beer of your choice, a chance to chat with their brewer, Garrett Knapik, and a pint glass to keep.

New flavors coming soon! Goodwood Brewing is releasing three new beers in July: 

  • ALS beer 
  • Raspberry Lemon Ale 
  • America, Helles Yeah (collaboration with Grove City Brewing Company) 

Restaurant Highlight: Habaneros Mexican Grill

Cool off this summer with a visit to Habaneros. Load up on menu favorites like chips and queso, tequila infused drinks and authentic Mexican street tacos! The outdoor patio is a perfect spot to savor your meal for lunch, dinner or happy hour. 

Sunny Street Brunch Cocktails

Arena District neighborhood breakfast spot Sunny Street Café now offers brunch cocktails! Stop by for brunch this weekend and try a drink from the new menu: 

  •   Classic Mimosa 
  •   Sunny Mimosa 
  •   It’s All Sunshine (Non-alcoholic) 
  •   Beermosa 
  •   Michelada 

Hoppy at Hofbrauhaus Columbus

It’s Biergarten season at Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy one of Columbus’ best pet-friendly patios with freshly-brewed, seasonal bier all summer long. The flavored bier options are only around for the summer, so treat yourself to one while you can: Raspberry Weizen, Watermelon Lager, and Pineapple Weizen.

 

Columbus Living

Poolside Chilling

Make a splash and enjoy your summer poolside – relaxing, socializing or cheering on your favorite team. 

Check out the amenities available to residents on the Arena District Living YouTube channel: 


Up Front in Cbus | June 2022

Columbus Sports

Sip and Stroll on Gameday

Heading to a Crew or Clippers game in the Arena District? Swing by early and grab your favorite beverage to-go from participating locations to enjoy on your way there! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll.

Homestands at Huntington Park 

The Columbus Clippers are set to have a busy month at Huntington Park! The Clippers will be hosting the Toledo Mud Hens and St. Paul Saints at Huntington Park for two homestands in June. Celebrate the start of summer and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 10 home games this month!  

  • June 1-4 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • June 5 at 1:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Toledo Mud Hens
  • June 14-17 at 7:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints
  • June 18 at 5:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints
  • June 19 at 1:05 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. St. Paul Saints

See the 2022 season schedule and the full list of game promotions here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

Cheer On the Black & Gold

Join fans in the stands and root for the Crew as they take on Charlotte FC on June 18 at 7:30 PM! During the match, the Crew will participate in Soccer For All, the MLS’ commitment to drive positive social change and end discrimination with a celebration of Pride Month and Juneteenth. Don’t forget to stop by the Arena District before the match to fuel up on drinks and snacks—then join fellow fans at Lower.com Field for the Soccer For All celebration!

View the full 2022 season schedule here. 

 

Columbus Entertainment

Summer Concerts in the Arena District

Summer is here! Kick-off the season with concerts and live performances at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all shows and events coming to downtown Columbus.

Get tickets to these upcoming June events:  

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Want to score some free tickets? Now through June 21, enter ​​for a chance to win 2 tickets to see Maren Morris perform on June 24 at KEMBA Live! ! Click here to enter the giveaway.

 

Food & Drink 

Burgers and Brews at Goodwood

Volume 7 of the Columbus Ale Trail has officially begun! Visit the newest addition to the Ale Trail–Goodwood Brewing–for a refreshing beer and start collecting your stamps today. Pair your tasty draft with a delicious burger bigger than your mouth for only $15 on Mondays.

Columbus Beer Run  

Break out your scrunchies and windbreakers and register for Hofbräuhaus’ Third Annual Columbus Beer Run! The 80’s themed race will be held on Saturday, June 4 and includes four beer sampling stations along the 2.5-mile course, concluding at Hofbrauhaus with a 16oz bier. Register for the run here.

Celebrate Dads and Grads

Treat dad or your favorite grad to a family-style feast at Buca di Beppo! Whether you’re going out to celebrate or throwing an epic party at home, Buca is here to bring the fun–and delicious food! Book your party, reserve a table or order catering here.

Don’t need a special occasion to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine? Dine in on Wednesdays and relax with a $5 glass of wine. 

Whistle & Keg’s Craft Beer Fest

Join Whistle & Keg on Saturday, June 18 from 12-4 PM for their first-ever Craft Beer Fest! This event will feature a variety of craft beers such as Saucy Brew Works, Zaftig, Wolf’s Ridge and more. Get your tickets here now.

 

Columbus Community

Pilates in the Park

Join Club Pilates as they celebrate National Pilates Day at Ray DeGraw Park in Grandview Yard. The hour-long mat class will begin at 9 AM on Sunday, June 5 and will include local vendor samples and sweets. Don’t forget to bring a water and fitness mat! Click here for more information.

The Oldest Road Race in Columbus

Pump up those endorphins and celebrate energy in motion with the Columbus 10k on Sunday, June 5! Join the city’s signature 10K race at North Bank Park in Downtown Columbus as they celebrate their 45th anniversary. Registration closes on June 4, sign up here now before it’s too late!

Discover Local Artists

Ohio’s mecca of art festivals, the Columbus Arts Festival will feature over 200 artists and 3 stages of performances! Free and open to the public, the 60th Annual Columbus Arts Festival will be held from June 10-12 along the Scioto Mile. Arrive early to park at one of many nearby parking options and fuel up at an Arena District bar or restaurant before heading over to enjoy the event.

Happy Pride Month!

Over the past 40 years, the Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival has worked to uplift LGBTQ+ identities in the Columbus community. The 2022 Stonewall Columbus Pride Festival will be held on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18th at Goodale Park. This festival will feature over 200 nonprofit and corporate vendors, 2 performance stages, a wellness area, and a plethora of community resources. Learn more here

Cars and Coffee

Calling all Columbus car enthusiasts! Columbus Cars and Coffee will be at McFerson Commons from 11 AM  to 1 PM on Saturday, June 25. Start your day early with a cup of coffee and check out the exotic and classic cars during your morning stroll. More information can be found here.

Black & Gold 5K

Celebrate fitness and the Columbus Crew at the 2022 Black & Gold 5K on Sunday, June 26. All participants will receive 5K swag, one ticket to a match of their choice and more upon registration. After the race, participants can join fellow fans at the Post-Race Party On The Plaza! Register here.

Red, White & BOOM!

Gear up for the return of Columbus’ beloved festival and fireworks show, Red, White & BOOM! Happening on Friday, July 1, the Independence Day celebration will celebrate our country and community and honor our military and veterans. Grab the best seats at BOOM! in the VIP Village while tickets are still available. Purchase tickets here.

Pre-pay and secure your parking spot for Red, White & BOOM in the Arena District here.

 

Columbus Living

Cool Off At the Pool

Looking for a place to chill? Our pools are open! Spend your summer in the Arena District, poolside. Check out the amenities available to residents on the Arena District Living YouTube channel: 

 

Up Front in Cbus | June 2022

The award-winning team at Apartments at the Yard team welcomed residents as the pool opened for the season. Check out the Yard Club amenities building here.


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 honor National Pilates Day at Ray DeGraw Park. Originally planned on National Pilates Day, this event has been rescheduled to June 5th at 9 AM due to inclement weather. The hour-long mat Pilates class will kick off at 9 AM on Sunday, June 5 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.


New Arena District Restaurants Reflect on First Hockey Season

Article Originally Published by NBC4, written by Eric Halperin

It wasn’t just a win for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the team’s final home game of the season. It was also a win for some local businesses.

“The fans come a couple hours early, pack the place. We love them, they love us, they’ve been very supportive,” said Mike Wilson, general manager at Goodwood Brewing’s Arena District location.

Goodwood Brewing isn’t the only relatively new Arena District restaurant. Moran’s Bar and Grill opened just a few weeks before the Blue Jackets season started.

Co-owner Matt Rootes describes game nights as the “lifeblood” of the establishment

“Got the first one under our belt, we’re looking forward to next year and hopefully make the playoffs and a run for the Stanley Cup next year,” Rootes said.

Click here to read more! 


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! 

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Up Front in Cbus | February 2022

Valentine’s Day in Columbus

Downtown Columbus has the best spots to celebrate with your loved one. Check out how our favorite Arena District restaurants are celebrating this Valentine’s Day:

  • Share the love with that special someone at Buca Di Beppo! Visit the Italian kitchen from February 11-14 to enjoy a delicious heart-shaped lasagna.
  • Stop by Boston’s on February 14 for a heart-shaped pizza! Guests can also purchase a paper heart to support the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America through Valentine’s Day.
  • Check out an array of Winan’s gift baskets and boxed chocolate options that are sure to please the sweet tooth in your life.
  • Treat yourself and someone special to Hofbrauhaus’ Special Valentine’s Day Menu on February 13 and 14. The menu includes 3-course dinner for two and one alcoholic beverage per person for $50.

“Pets Make Paw-fect Valentines” Photo Contest

Residents of the Arena District and Grandview Yard are sharing their ‘Paw-fect Valentines’ and need your votes to win!! Vote for your favorite resident pet on the  Arena District Living and Apartments at the Yard Facebook pages starting Monday, February 7.

 

Columbus Sports

Let’s Go Crew

Get ready for the start of the 2022 Columbus Crew season and join fellow fans during Black & Gold week. Starting February 19, Crew fans will unite for a week full of events, community service, and more. Check out the full calendar of events here.

The 2022 season home opener is Saturday, February 26 at 3:30 pm. Cheer on the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field as they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the opening match. Fuel up this season at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars located throughout the Arena District.

Check out the Crew’s season game schedule here.

For the Love of Hockey

Celebrate the month of love with your sweetheart at a Columbus Blue Jackets game! The 

Blue Jackets are returning to Columbus for a series of home games at Nationwide Arena at the end of the month. Welcome the team back at one of these upcoming games:

  • February 20 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres
  • February 22 at 7 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
  • February 27 at 6 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

View the 2021-22 season game schedule here

2022 Arnold Sports Festival

The Arnold Sports Festival and Expo returns to Columbus! Mark your calendars for March 3-6 and watch more than 20,000 athletes from around the world compete in more than 60 sports and events making up the largest series of multi-sport festivals in the world. 

Tickets are now on sale here

 

Columbus Entertainment

Live Events in Downtown Columbus

Need a date idea? KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena hosts 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 events:

Be sure to check with entertainment venues for current health and safety requirements.

 

Food & Drink 

Football Sunday Funday 

The biggest game of the year deserves the best menu–lucky for you there’s a handful of neighborhood sports bars and restaurants to watch from in the Arena District and Grandview Yard. Come by early for the best seats in the house. Or, if you have other plans for the game, place a carryout order to-go so you don’t arrive empty handed! 

National Margarita Day

National Margarita Day is February 22. Stop by Habaneros or Nada–our favorite Mexican spots in Columbus–and sip on a few refreshingly tasty margs! Did we mention the day falls on a Tuesday? Fulfill all your taco Tuesday desires while you celebrate the day.

Coming Soon: Goodwood Brewing

Located in the heart of the Arena District, Goodwood Brewing will be a new favorite spot for burgers, brunch and brews. Goodwood offers a traditional, southern menu with favorites such as Buffalo Cauliflower, Chicken and Waffles and Fried Green Tomatoes. The highly-anticipated taproom and brewery plans to open in March.

 

Columbus Community

5th Line 5K Race Returns to Columbus 

The OhioHealth 5th Line 5K is almost here! The race begins on February 26 at 10 am outside of Nationwide Arena. Participants will race 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. If you are a resident of the Arena District or Grandview Yard check the Active Building resident portal for your special resident code! 

Get Fit with Friends

Spring is near–join the Arena District Athletic Club and get in shape for the warmer seasons ahead. The Arena District Athletic Club offers both personal training sessions as well as group sessions for 2-4 people. Training with a group is an affordable way to get access to a personal trainer, which improves your techniques and gets you better results! Book a training session here.


5 Ways Anyone Can Have a Great Valentine’s Day 2022 in Columbus

5 Ways Anyone Can Have a Great Valentine’s Day 2022 in Columbus

Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate all the relationships in your life—whether it’s celebrating self-love, friends, family or a romantic partner. Show your love for those who matter most to you by sending messages of love and celebrating the day with them. 

Here are a few ways you can ensure everyone you love has a great Valentine’s day: 

Dinner for Two

What’s more romantic than a dinner for two? A dinner for two in Columbus! Check out all of the specials available this weekend in the Arena District and Grandview Yard:

  • Share the love with Buca di Beppo’s Valentine’s Lasagna Lovefeast! Guests can choose to dine in or celebrate at home with a delicious lovefeast which includes a small salad, small garlic bread, heart-shaped lasagna and mini cannoli.
  • Get Valentine’s dinner at the Haus! Hofbrauhaus’ Valentine’s Day menu will be available February 13-14. The three-course menu includes choice salad or soup, a main entree, dessert and one alcoholic beverage per person for only $50 a couple.
  • Enjoy a traditional Brazilian style Valentine’s dinner with your sweetheart. Rodizio Grill’s Valentines menu features an expanded premium menu with a sweet and spicy twist and flavorful additions to their gourmet grilled meat rotation and gourmet salad area.

Ohio Valentine’s Love Affair

Turn up to your favorite R&B throwbacks at Nationwide Arena with your musical soulmate! The Ohio Valentine’s Love Affair will bring some of R&B’s most iconic acts together live on one stage on Saturday, February 12. The love song-filled concert will feature performances from Xscape, Monica, 112, Stokley and vocal group H-Town. Get your tickets here.

Galentine’s Day with the Girls

Valentine’s Day may be for lovers, but Galentine’s Day is for the girls! Celebrate a day of self love and pampering solo or with your besties at MY SALON Suite. From hair, nails and skin to botox, tanning and waxing, MY SALON Suite is your one-stop-shop for all your beauty and spa needs. Check out Peonies and Polish Studio’s Instagram page for some Valentine’s Day nail inspo! Book an appointment at MY SALON Suite here.

COSI After Dark: The Science of Love

Start your weekend early with friends at COSI After Dark: The Science of Love–an exclusive 21+ event and experience you can’t get at any other visit to COSI. On February 10, guests can explore COSI while enjoying delicious food, craft beer and themed cocktails. But that’s not all — if you book through Hilton Columbus Downtown, you’ll enjoy extra perks such as:

  • Complimentary nightly valet parking
  • Bubbly & Strawberries in-room upon arrival
  • Two tickets to COSI After Dark’s “The Science of Love” event
  • One room night in a Deluxe King at Hilton Columbus Downtown
  • Breakfast for two at Gallerie Bar & Bistro (or delivered to your room) each day

Celebrate Bromance with Sports! 

Who needs Valentine’s Day plans when the Super Bowl is on? Spend Sunday night cheering on your favorite team while filling up on your favorite brew at Whistle & Keg. Pick up some food on the way before the Big Game Watch Party at 6:30 PM. For more information, click here.


A Cold Day in Columbus: 5 Activities to Try This Winter

 Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow this year, predicting an earlier spring in Ohio. However, the current conditions including ice, snow, and chilly temperatures, hint that we will need to embrace the cold just a bit longer. Will you make the most out of your winter and bundle up for the snow, or stay toasty indoors?

  Whatever you decide–we’ve got plenty of fun activities for you to try this season that will make the winter months fly by. 

Fun on the Ice

Whether you’re looking to cheer on the Blue Jackets from the stands or show off your own skills on the ice, Nationwide Arena is the place to be! Here are some great upcoming events to check out:

  • Take the little ones to Disney on Ice on Feb 4-6 as Mickey and friends bring your favorite Disney stories to life. 
  • Join the city’s biggest Blue Jackets fans at the team’s upcoming home games on February 20, 22, and 27. Check out the full season schedule here.
  • Escape to the ice and enjoy open skating at the OhioHealth Ice Haus with friends.
  • For female hockey fans, Hockey For Her is a special series of events offering unique experiences and behind-the-scenes looks at the Jackets organization

 Host a Hot Cocoa Party

A cozy cup of hot cocoa is the perfect way to warm up after a day in the cold with neighbors and loved ones. Set up a low-maintenance, crowd-pleasing, hot cocoa bar with dozens of toppings for a fun twist on a seasonal favorite. Start with a theme, then build your bar with an array of toppings – from marshmallows to toffee, whipped cream to caramel sauce, a quick trip to Giant Eagle Market District will ensure you have everything you need to make the hot cocoa of your dreams! Pick up chalkboard labels for an Insta-ready look or even try a hot chocolate charcuterie board. Pair with hot cocoa-flavored dessert like these hot chocolate brownies

 Test Your Knowledge

Tap your brain and test your knowledge on Trivia Night Wednesdays at 7 PM with Whistle & Keg! Enjoy a friendly competition against your neighbors, friends, and fellow bar-goers for a chance to win one of many amazing prizes. Enjoy several craft beers on tap, wine, cider, and more. 

Rock Out at KEMBA Live!

Hosting hundreds of events, performances, and concerts each year, KEMBA Live! has something for everyone. Check out the performance from Umphrey’s McGee–an up-and-coming American jam band that experiments with several musical styles– on February 17. Looking for something that fits your taste? Take a peek at the Arena District Events page to stay up to date on shows and events coming to Columbus this winter. 

 Host a Game Night

Keep the boredom at bay with a night full of play! Classic board games never go out of style and can entertain guests for hours. Order pick up from your favorite Arena District and Grandview Yard restaurants and enjoy a great night indoors. Learn how to make your own games if you don’t own any – ‘Celebrity’ is a great party game that can keep you entertained for hours.


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.