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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 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 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 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 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:


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: