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Up Front in Cbus | May 2022

Columbus Sports

Sip & Stroll in the Arena District

Cheers to game day! Did you know, the Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game year-round? That means Arena District visitors can purchase an alcoholic beverage to-go from participating locations and enjoy it anywhere within the DORA boundaries until midnight. Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll!

Home Sweet Huntington Park 

The Columbus Clippers are in full swing this month! The Clippers will be hosting St. Paul and Buffalo at Huntington Park for two homesteads in May. Celebrate in the Arena District and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 14 home games in May.

Don’t miss out on Columbus Clippers game promos! Mark your calendar for Dime-a-Dog Nights on May 10 and May 24. See the full list of promotions and the 2022 season schedule here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store’s website here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

The Crew is Back in Columbus

Come root for the Crew at Field! The Crew is going head-to-head with LAFC on May 21 at 3:30pm. Stop by the Arena District before the match to fuel up on drinks and snacks—then join fellow fans at Battelle Plaza for the Nordecke Block Party prior to kickoff!

View the full 2022 season schedule here. 


Food & Drink 

Kick Off May with a Fiesta

Here’s a few ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo:

  • Habaneros’ Cinco de Mayo party starts at 4 PM with a live DJ, drink specials, contests and giveaways. You won’t want to miss the festive atmosphere!
  • Spice up your Cinco de Mayo at Nada! Indulge in their delicious tacos, soak up some sun on the patio and sip on a signature Nadarita.

Show Mom Some Love

With dozens of dining options and retail offerings in the Arena District and Grandview Yard, there’s plenty of ways to treat the mom in your life this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8). Enjoy a meal together or pick up speciality gifts to-go from these local favorites:

  • Opt for an early morning meetup at McFerson Commons park and head to Sunny Street Cafe for breakfast or brunch after! Celebrate mom with breakfast classics or tasty concoctions like bourbon banana pancakes and ultimate loaded hash browns.  
  • With everything from gourmet coffee and decadent chocolates, Winans makes it easy to find something sweet or bubbly for mom. Grab some goodies, then head over to Giant Eagle Market District to pick out a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day.  

It’s Always a Good Time at Goodwood

Goodwood Brewing is inviting the Columbus community to have some fun at the new Arena District location all month long! Whether you want to learn more about the beer brewing process, or just want to catch live music on the patio, Goodwood has something for everyone. Check out their event schedule below:

Columbus Beer Run 
Grab your neon workout gear and register for Hofbräuhaus’ 3rd Annual Columbus Beer Run! This year’s 80s-themed run will be held on Saturday, June 4 and includes four bier sampling stations along the 2.5 mile course. More details and registration information can be found here.


Columbus Entertainment

Live Music in the Arena District

Kick off spring at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena! With hundreds of live events and performances each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Arena District. Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to downtown Columbus.

Get tickets to these upcoming May events:  


What better way to soak up the warm weather than with live music? Now through May 16, enter ​​for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Blitz Summer Kick-Off featuring Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots and Black Stone Cherry on May 18 at KEMBA Live! Click here to enter the giveaway.


Columbus Community

Harmony Project Concert

Be a part of the largest popup chorus in Columbus history on Saturday, May 7 at Field. The Columbus-based Harmony Project will turn thousands of voices in the stadium into a united chorus within a matter of minutes. ABC, Disney and John Legend’s Get Lifted film company will be taping the pilot finale for a new music-based reality show! Grab your tickets here and bring your outdoor voice – no musical experience required.

Pilates in the Park

Join Club Pilates Grandview Yard as they honor National Pilates Day at Ray DeGraw Park. Originally planned on National Pilates Day, this event has been rescheduled to June 5th at 9 AM due to inclement weather. The hour-long mat Pilates class will kick off at 9 AM on Sunday, June 5 and will feature local vendor samples and sweets. Don’t forget to bring water and a fitness mat! Register here

Relax with Mom

Mom deserves some time off! Treat her with relaxation at Massage Envy in Grandview Yard. For a limited time, Massage Envy is offering a special Mother’s Day promotion–buy one facial, get a second one FREE! Click here for more details.

Happy Memorial Day

The month ends with Memorial Day and that means summer is almost here! Honor our fallen heroes and enjoy the long weekend outdoors with a walk along the Olentangy Trail or cheering on the Clippers at Huntington Park.


Columbus Living

Live at the Yard

The 614 ColumBest results are in! We’re thrilled to announce that Apartments at the Yard received 1st place as “Best Apartment Complex” for the 5th consecutive year. Thank you to all of our residents and team members for making this achievement possible.

Want to experience the best apartment complex for yourself? Apartments at the Yard is now accepting waitlist applications for August. To learn more about Apartment at the Yard, take a virtual tour and submit an application here.

Arena District Living

Make the move to Arena Crossing! Residents enjoy access to a rooftop pool, a fitness center, and secure parking options. Located in the heart of the Arena District, residents are steps away from amenities including Nationwide Arena, Lower,com Field, Huntington Park, KEMBA Live!, McFerson Commons, and a variety of dining options. Stop looking and start living! Schedule a tour or take a virtual tour today.