There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.
With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.
Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 15, 2018:
The Three-Legged Mare: Weekly Happy Hour Trivia
Wednesday, October 17 | Three-Legged Mare | 5:30-7:30 PM
Come have a nice cold drink, and play some trivia at The Mare every Wednesday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM! This buzzer-style trivia is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing Company, so you can enjoy Magic Hat drafts & bottles will be $1.00 less than normal pricing! Come out to play – remember, it’s always free to play, and there are prizes for the winners!
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Thursday, October 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
The Columbus Blue Jackets get to enjoy two Arena District home games this week, starting with a divisional matchup against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday! Grab a few friends and catch the action live as the Jackets continue their hot start to the season.
Farmer’s Market on the Plaza
Thursday, October 18 | Nationwide Arena | 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Visit the plaza in front of Nationwide Arena this Thursday for the Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers Market! Stop by this free weekly event and bring home delicious fruit, vegetables, honey and more–all fresh and locally produced.
Phil Collins at Nationwide Arena
Friday, October 19 | Nationwide Arena | 8 PM
Remember Phil Collins? The talented singer who delivered global smash hits like ‘In the Air Tonight’ and ‘Another Day in Paradise’ in the 1980s? Well, he’s still alive and kicking, and he’s proving it when he brings his Not Dead Yet, Live! tour to Nationwide Arena this Friday. Watch this living legend perform recognizable favorites alongside his 16-year-old son Nicolas on drums, longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer and more.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, October 20 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Can’t make the Thursday game (or trying to continue the streak)? The Blue Jackets return to Nationwide Arena on Saturday to face off against the lean, mean Chicago Blackhawks. Don’t miss the clash of these two storied Midwest teams.
Brews, Boo’z, and Books Charity Book Drive
Saturday, October 20 | Big Bang | 6:30-8:00 PM
This Saturday is Big Bang Columbus’ Second Annual Brews, Boo’z, and Books Charity Drive! Bring children’s books to donate to the Nationwide Children’s Foundation – Reach Out and Read Program for discounted admission. This event will feature all your favorite local brews and delicious whiskeys and bourbons for one incredible evening. Guests will enjoy a one on one tasting event and mixology class, all while drinking for a great cause! This event is 21+, admission details here.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon
Sunday, October 21 | North Bank Park | 7:30 AM
With its crisp breeze and scenic landscape, there’s no better time than fall to run a race–the Columbus Marathon and Half-Marathon, to be exact. Since partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital seven years ago, the marathon has raised $7 million for the organization. Whether you’re looking to participate in the race this Sunday or simply donate your time or money, this is a fun way to get involved with a great cause!
Arena District Apartment of the Week
Arena Crossing Apartments | Clifton C Floor Plan
Arena Crossing Apartments is located minutes away from the top entertaining and food destinations in downtown Columbus. If you’re looking to get the best city experience possible, then living here is a no-brainer.
The Clifton C floor plan at Arena Crossing Apartments features everything you need and more! This 1-bed, 1-bathroom features a charming layout, modern finishes, closet washer/dryer and amazing views of the Arena District.
Schedule a tour of Arena Crossing Apartment’s Clifton C unit today!
Contest of the Week
HighBall Halloween 2018 | Short North Arts District | October 26-27
Want to win tickets to one of the country’s most elaborate Halloween costume parties? Head over to the Arena District Living Facebook page for a chance to attend HighBall Halloween 2018 in downtown Columbus!