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Up Front in Cbus | July 30- August 13

Columbus Sports

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.

Make the Arena District part of the game day experience! Fuel up, kick back, and take in the action at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding Huntington Park, Field, and Nationwide Arena. Don’t forget, fans can reserve parking online here in advance to allow for more fun before the game or match.


Military Appreciation Night 

Join The Crew as they honor our nation’s heroes at Field’s Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, August 7. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a free camouflage flag!

Cheer on the Columbus Crew at their upcoming home matches throughout August. View the full schedule here.

  • August 4, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. DC United
  • August 7, 2021 @ 7:30 PM | Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United

Go Out to the Ball Game 

Root for your Columbus Clippers during upcoming homestands against the Omaha Storm Chasers August 3-8 and the Toledo Mud Hens August 10-15. Huntington Park offers a variety of game specials throughout the season, including Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays! View the 2021 season schedule and game specials here


Blue Jackets Return to the Ice

Mark your calendars! Celebrate the return of the Columbus Blue Jackets and the start of the season by participating in the Cannon Blast 5K! The 3.1-mile run/walk starts and finishes at Nationwide Arena plaza on September 25, 2021. For more information click here

The Columbus Blue Jackets will kick off their 2021-2022 season against the Arizona Coyotes at Nationwide Arena on October 14, 2021. View the full schedule here.


Ride at Pelotonia

Cheer on the riders that help save lives at Pelotonia 2021. The signature ride weekend will be in the Arena District August 6-7. The opening ceremony will take place at Field on Friday, August 6 and will continue on Saturday, August 7 with a ride starting at McFerson Commons / North Bank Park. Click here for more details.


Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are back at  Express LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all of the events coming to downtown Columbus.

Columbus’s Undergroud Rock Scene

Catch a live performance from rising bands and musicians at The Basement. Located next to EXPRESS LIVE! in the Arena District, The Basement is a one of a kind experience you won’t forget! Click here for a list of upcoming shows. 

Before and After the Show

Need a place to hang out before or after the show? The large outdoor patio at A&R Music Bar offers an exclusive space to lounge before and after shows at EXPRESS LIVE! Kick back and relive some of the most memorable shows in Columbus history with wall-to-wall memorabilia from PromoWest concerts.


Food & Drink

Oktoberfest Returns to Columbus

Hofbräuhaus Columbus’s #1 celebration is back! Plan ahead for their 2021 Oktoberfest celebration on September 9-11 and September 17-18. 


Columbus Living 

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. 

Columbus Art Scene

Looking for a photoshoot worthy backdrop around Columbus? Art is everywhere! Check out these 5 must-see art backdrops shared on the Experience Columbus Instagram page.

  • Live Well Mural | 1079 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43201
  • The Journey | 750 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Cbus Color Wall | 257 S. Young St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Unknown (Peace Hands) | 435 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215
  • Karnak | Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

Looking for a home in the action? Start your search with a virtual apartment tour on YouTube!