Game Day in the Arena District
With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.
Don’t forget to come early for the full Arena District experience! Before each home Clippers game and Crew match, you can reserve parking online in advance. Grab a bite and take in the action from an Arena District restaurant or bar surrounding Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.
Fast forward: On September 29, the Crew, Clippers, and Blue Jackets all have scheduled home games in the Arena District. Plan ahead for your game day and get ready for an epic night for Columbus sports teams!
Cheer on the Champions
Root for the reigning MLS Cup Champions, Columbus Crew, as they take on Liga MX’s Campeón de Campeones, Cruz Azul, in the 2021 Campeones Cup at Lower.com Field on September 29. Click here for ticket information.
You can also join the Columbus Crew at an upcoming home match throughout August.
- August 21 @ 5:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Seattle Sounders FC
- August 27 @ 6:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. FC Cincinnati
Take a look at the full Crew schedule here.
Catch a Columbus Clippers Game
Mark your calendars for the Columbus Clippers homestand against the St. Paul Saints from August 31-September 5. Grab some pals, head down to Huntington Park and enjoy a variety of game-day specials throughout the season—including fan favorites like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays!
Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here.
Blue Jackets Hockey is Coming
The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Single-game tickets go on sale August 20 at 10 a.m.—click here to be among the first to secure tickets. Stay tuned for the lineup of fan activities on Opening Night.
Celebrate the Return of Hockey During the Cannon Blast 5K
Show your support for the Blue Jackets while staying active yourself – register for the Cannon Blast 5K at Nationwide Arena on September 25. While finishing the race is its own reward, every participant will also receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Join fellow fans and celebrate the start of the season with this 3.1-mile run/walk. For more information, click here.
2021 HockeyFest Tournament
Get in on the action and join the Columbus Blue Jackets at the inaugural HockeyFest Tournament—North America’s largest street hockey tournament! The 2-day tournament will take place on September 11-12 at Nationwide Arena and feature various activities for all to enjoy. Click here for more information.
Live Events Coming to Downtown Columbus
Numerous live events and performances are happening at Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena through the end of summer! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus.
Upcoming shows include:
- Dropkick Murphys and Rancid: Boston to Berkeley II | Express Live | August 23 | Tickets
- Lady A: What A Song Can Do Tour 2021 | Express LIVE! | September 4 | Tickets
- World’s Toughest Rodeo | Nationwide Arena | September 4 | Tickets
- WWE Extreme Rules | Nationwide Arena | September 26 | Tickets
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.
Food & Drink
New Restaurant Concept Coming to the Arena District
The owners of local favorite Pat & Gracie’s will be opening Moran’s Bar & Grille at 415 N. Front Street in September. Read more about this new restaurant concept, here.
The Subscription that gives every day!
Are you a craft beer enthusiast? Then Whistle & Keg’s NEW Daily Pass is the perfect program for you. With 3 levels of membership, you can visit Whistle & Keg daily to get your beer fix. Depending on your level of membership you can get 16-32 ounces a day, merchandise discounts, and even growler fills to go!
Summer Cocktails at Hofbräuhaus
Hofbräuhaus Columbus just unveiled their newest Liter Cocktails—yum! Drop in with friends to enjoy the following delicious drinks perfect for the end of summer:
- StrawBIERy Lemonade: A Hefeweizen mixed with Bacardi Limon, lemonade and strawberry flavoring.
- The Pina CoLAGER: Features original Lager along with a mix of Malibu Rum, pineapple flavoring and real pineapple juice.
- The LAGERita: Espolon Tequila, key lime flavoring, sour mix and Sierra Mist combined with original Lager fill.
Resident VIPs can enjoy a BOGO half-off entree from Sunday-Thursday.
National Red Wine Day
Cab or Merlot? Get both, because August 28 is National Red Wine Day! Gather your group, say cheers and enjoy a night out in downtown Columbus with delicious craft and imported wines from Ted Montana’s Grill, Buca Di Beppo or Winans.
Stroll Through Grandview
The riding and walking path on the Olentangy Trail has the best views of downtown Columbus! Alongside the Olentangy River, this new trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and can be easily accessed by Apartments at the Yard residents.
The Grandview Hop is Back this August
Grandview Avenue’s sidewalk market and evening stroll is back on Saturday, August 28 and is a fun community event for everyone! Head over to Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues, from 5 – 9 PM for the Grandview Hop. Keep an eye out for the Grandview Yard tent to see some of your favorite Grandview Yard retailers.