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Up Front in Cbus | Spring 2023
The Top 5 Things You Need to Know this March
- The Columbus Crew is BACK!
- Creole 2 Geaux’s Arena District location is now open!
- Get ready for NCAA Men’s Basketball at Nationwide Arena
- St. Paddy’s Day fun
- It’s time for kickball in the Arena District
Columbus Crew Home Opener
⚽ The Columbus Crew home opener is Saturday, March 4, at 7:30pm! Arrive early to celebrate the return of the Black and Gold. The first 10,000 fans will receive a winter beanie, courtesy of Nationwide.
Check out the season schedule and the new 2023 fan gear here.
View Arena District parking information before kickoff to save time before heading to the stadium.
Columbus Blue Jackets
🏒 There’s still time to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets on home ice! Check out the remaining 2022-2023 season games here: Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule | Columbus Blue Jackets (nhl.com)
2023 Arnold Sports Festival
💪🏾 The Arnold Sports Festival returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center from March 3-5! This festival will feature the world’s best physique and strength sports, including the 35th Annual Arnold Classic. VIP Packages, Daily Expo and other tickets are available now. Purchase your tickets today!
NCAA Men’s Basketball at Nationwide Arena
🏀 Come down for live college basketball action at Nationwide Arena March 17 & 19! Nationwide Arena will host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA ® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Tickets are limited, don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event. The Arena District will be busy with basketball and St. Patrick’s Day excitement all weekend long!
Must-see Artists in the Arena District
🎟️ Top charting performers are hitting the Nationwide Arena stage this March! Here’s a look at what’s ahead:
- Carrie Underwood at Nationwide Arena – March 4
- MUSE at Nationwide Arena – March 7
- Bruce Springsteen at Nationwide Arena – March 9
- Blake Shelton at Nationwide Arena – March 10
- Kane Brown at Nationwide Arena – March 23
- Future and Friends at Nationwide Arena – March 25
TICKET CONTEST ALERT
🚨 Enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Dropkick Murphys at KEMBA Live! on March 13. Enter the sweepstakes: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/942b676d143/?
Food & Drink
Creole 2 Geaux’s Newest Location is NOW OPEN
🍴 Creole 2 Geaux is now open in the Arena District! This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers a menu inspired by New Orleans style cuisine. Check out their new location at 401 N. Front St. today!
Read about some of their delicious Creole and Cajun offerings like Bourbon Chicken, Po’ Boy, Jambalaya Mac and more in 614 Magazine: New Orleans-inspired brunch, dinner restaurant opening this month in Arena District
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Columbus
☘️ Wear your green and head over to the Arena District or Grandview Yard to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
🌈 Get your share of holiday spirit from places like Boston’s, Goodwood Brewing, Habaneros, Hofbräuhaus Columbus, Moran’s Bar & Grille, Nada, R Bar, Ted’s Montana Grill and Whistle & Keg – all featuring cold brews, delicious food and a good time.
Not in the mood for green beer? Celebrate St. Paddy’s with some signature drinks and sweet treats from Winans and Brekkie Shack! Keep an eye out for their St. Patrick’s Day menus to shop seasonal specialties.
NEW Caprese Salami Pesto at Jimmy Johns
🥪 Your favorite freaky fast sandwich shop is rolling out a new sandwich for a limited time: the Caprese Salami Pesto. This new menu item will be available all month long – through mid-April at Jimmy Johns.
Good times at Goodwood Columbus
🎂 Goodwood Brewing is celebrating their 1st Birthday on Tuesday, March 14. Stop in and celebrate with $3.14 beer specials all day long!
🍷 Get your wine fix with Wine Down Wednesdays at Goodwood, featuring Table 24 wine for $5, and half-price all other glasses and bottles of wine every Wednesday!
Arena District Athletic Club
Looking to make changes to your fitness routine? Check out the new class schedule for fitCAMP at the Arena District Athletic Club!
🏋🏿♂️ fitCAMP is a 4-week, 12 session high-intensity group training program with quick results and lasting benefits. More info and registration: fitCAMP Boot Camp | Downtown Columbus Ohio Boot Camp (arenaathletic.com)
🧘 Sign up for a Thursday yoga class – experience yogic flow, postures, deep stretching, breathwork and visualization exercises. Classes every Thursday through March 20, from 6:45-7:30pm. For more info and registration: Yoga Thursdays | Arena District Athletic Club (arenaathletic.com)
🏃🏽♀️ Kickball will pack the field again this spring at McFerson Commons! Whether you’re a kickball veteran or just learning the game, the Arena District Kickball League offers lots of fun while staying active and enjoying the beautiful park.
More info and registration can be found here: Arena District Kickball League | Arena District Athletic Club (arenaathletic.com)
Markdowns at Grandview Vision Center
🕶️ At Grandview Vision Center, enjoy 50% off all private pay services, or 50% off a 2nd pair of sunglasses including Ray Ban, Oakley, Kate Spade and more. Schedule an eye appointment online or stop in to shop today! Located at 881 W 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 43212
Start Your Pilates Journey at a Discount
🤸 Throughout March, Club Pilates is offering $23 Enrollment (normally $99!) and 10% off the first month of membership!
Score BIG at X-Golf
⛳ Feeling lucky? Download the X-Golf app, create an account and head to X-Golf Columbus to register for their St. Paddy’s Scramble beginning March 5th! This 18-hole, 2-4 player team scramble will conclude with the lowest total 36-hole scoring team winning an all-expense paid trip to Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic!
Flats on Vine in the Arena District
The Clippers are BACK in April
🌭 Join The Columbus Clippers at Huntington Park as they host their first homestand against Charlotte from April 4-9!
Secure your tickets to the home-opener game vs. the Charlotte Knights, April 4 at 6:15 PM. Huntington Park will kick off the season with a Tansky Tuesday Dime-A-Dog night, with ten cent hot dogs available throughout the game, while supplies last.
Columbus Blue Jackets
🧊 The Blue Jackets are scheduled for five home matches in April. Catch them on home ice at Nationwide Arena before their 2022-2023 season draws to a close: Columbus Blue Jackets – Single Game Tickets
Catch a Columbus Crew Game
🟡 Cheer on the Columbus Crew at one of their three home matches at Lower.com Field in April! Grab tickets today: Columbus Crew Season Schedule
🍻 Sip and stroll on Columbus game days! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round.
Entertainment at KEMBA Live!
🎤Hot artist will hit the KEMBA Live! stage this April – check out what’s in store:
TICKET CONTEST ALERT
🚨 Enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Half Alive at KEMBA Live! on April 25. Enter the sweepstakes: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/942b676d145/?
Food & Drink
Plan Ahead this Easter
🐰Make Easter Sunday dinner reservations at your favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant ahead of time to avoid the demand! Plan to end your evening with Easter goodies from Winans Chocolates, Coffees and Wine.
MY SALON Suite
💇Spring is the time for new growth so why not try out a new look from My Salon Suite in Grandview Yard? Schedule an appointment with their beauty professionals and they will have you looking right for that Summer glow-up.
Grandview Heights Easter Egg Hunt: April 8th
🐣 Last year the event was packed with bright eyed and bushy tailed kids collecting eggs from all over the park. This year will be no different, so keep checking the website for updated information on this event your family won’t want to miss.
Cap City Half Marathon: April 29th
🏃♀️ Going on two decades strong, this legendary half marathon is gearing up to go all out on this momentous anniversary. They’ve made the promise that, “The 20th anniversary celebration of the OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon… will be the biggest and best CELEBRATION OF YOU yet.”
Register here to join the fun!
⚾ Things are heating up here in Columbus and what better way to enjoy the rising temperatures than to catch a game at Huntington Park! Don’t miss out on the fun, check out the home game schedule and get yourself that first Summer ballpark dog.
Summer Cheer at Lower.com Field
⚽ Looking for a fun night out? Check out the first home game of May where the Black and Gold will face off with Orlando city at 7:30 P.M., Saturday, May 13th. If that date doesn’t work for you, take a look at the rest of the schedule for the 2023 season.
Food & Drink
Cinco de Mayo in the Arena District and Grandview Yard
🍹 TGIF! Cinco de Mayo lands on a Friday this year and you know what that means? Get ready to chow down! Here are some local spots that will have your taste buds feeling the heat of Mexico.
- Habaneros specializes in delicious street tacos, tequila infused drinks and mezcal.
- Nada offers margaritas on draft and local craft brews that you can enjoy over a deliciously shared guacamole and salsa.
💐 Spoil the mother figures in your life this Mother’s Day by treating them to dinner and drinks at their favorite Arena District or Grandview Yard restaurant. Reserve your mom’s special night out for Sunday, May 14 and don’t forget the flowers!
Komen Race for the Cure
🎗️ Register for the 2023 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, scheduled for Saturday, May 20 in downtown Columbus.
To register and find more information about this amazing movement visit their webpage.
Susan G. Komen® | 2023 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure (info-komen.org)
Grandview Heights Memorial Parade
🎗️ On the Saturday before Memorial day, May 27, gather the whole family and some lawn chairs for the annual Grandview Heights Memorial Parade and honor those who have served this country.
For more information about the parade visit: Special Events | City of Grandview Heights OH – Official Website
🎵 This month is full of superstar entertainers. Here is a preview of what’s ahead:
- Wish You Were Here at KEMBA Live! – May 6
- Coheed & Cambria at KEMBA Live! – May 9
- Koe Wetzel at KEMBA Live! – May 19
- Hippo Campus at KEMBA Live! – May 30
- Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade at KEMBA Live! – May 31
Apartments at Grandview Yard