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Columbus Arena District Digest | Week of July 1, 2019

Wondering what to do, where to go or what to eat in downtown Columbus? Here is the Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of July 1, 2019:


Red, White and Boom

Wednesday, July 3 | Downtown Columbus | 11 AM – 11 PM

Join us in celebrating Independence Day with Columbus’ 29th annual Red, White and BOOM! event. You do not want to miss the largest fireworks display in Ohio! The event starts Wednesday at 11 AM and will go until 11 PM. Can’t make it? Tune in to 97.9 or NBC4 to see live coverage all day.

  • BOOM! Street Festival
    • From 11 AM to 11 PM
    • More than 109 local and national vendors
    • Remembering the Columbus Jets
  • Ford Oval of Honor Red, White & BOOM! Parade
    • 5:30 PM at the Main Street Bridge
  • BOOM! Fireworks
    • 10 PM on the east bank of Genoa Park


Ballpark Boom Xi

Wednesday, July 3 | Huntington Park | 5:30 PM

Phil Dirt and the Dozers plus McGuffey Lane are coming to Huntington Park this Wednesday! This event is for the whole family—with inflatables and other various activities to enjoy. Concessions will also be open! Celebrate pre-Independence Day, enjoy the show and then watch fireworks directly from your seats. Get your tickets here.

QFM96 Birthday Bash

Friday, July 5 & Saturday, July 6 | EXPRESS LIVE | 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM

Next weekend, QFM96 is hosting their Birthday Bash at EXPRESS LIVE! Featured artists at the event on Friday include Royal Affair Tour with Yes, Asia, John Lodge and Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy, with guest vocals from Arthur Brown. Rock legend Alice Cooper will be headlining on Saturday. Grab your tickets before they sell out!


Columbus Clippers vs. Louisville Bats

Thursday-Sunday | Huntington Park | Various Times

The Columbus Clippers have a homestand this weekend against rival Louisville Bats! They will be playing at Huntington Park Thursday through Sunday, and each day has a different promotion including fireworks most nights. Join in on the fun and get your tickets here!

  • Thursday, July 4 | 7:05 PM
    • Fireworks
    • College ID Night
    • Thirsty Thursday
  • Friday, July 5 | 7:15 PM
    • Veleros de Columbus
    • Fireworks
    • Party-At-The-Park
    • Brewfest & Winefest
  • Saturday, July 6 | 7:15 PM
    • Fireworks
    • AAA Member Nights
    • Party-At-The-Park
  • Sunday, July 7 | 2:05 PM
    • Field of Dreams Celebration
    • Senior Sundays
    • Family Day Sunday

What We’re Looking Forward To

Farmers Market

Thursday, July 11 | Battelle Plaza | 11 AM

Join local farmers, artisans and bakers at the Battelle Plaza outside Nationwide Arena for a weekly farmers market. This Thursday is the first event this summer! Each week will have something different—from baked goods and flowers to jam and honey. Check out this free event every Thursday this summer.

The Killers

Thursday, July 11 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM

One of the world’s most iconic rock bands is coming to downtown Columbus on Thursday! The Killers will be rocking the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! for one night only. Tickets are going quick! Purchase your tickets here.


Stay tuned for our next edition of Arena District Digest!