Up Front in Cbus | October 23-29

Team Up with Columbus Sports

Register for the Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler

Looking for an excuse to get active? The Columbus Clippers are challenging walkers and runners to a Virtual 4 Miler. Open to anyone and everyone, the rules are simple and easy—just run or walk four miles any time between November 20-22. Once you sign up, the Clippers will send you a variety of exclusive swag and memorabilia. The 2020 Virtual Columbus Clippers 4 Miler is limited to the first 1,000 runners & walkers, so register now!

Donate Blood for the 2020 Blood Battle

Held every fall, The Blood Battle is an annual competition between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. The blood collection competition takes place between students from each university and determines who can collect the most blood to impact patient lives in the community. There will be two participating blood drive locations within Grandview Yard. One on Saturday, November 7 at Hofbräuhaus Columbus, and another from November 13-14 at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU. And no, you don’t have to be a Buckeye fan to donate.


Columbus Living

Participate in This Year’s Virtual Pumpkin Contest

The Apartments at the Yard and Arena District Living teams are showing their Halloween spirit and battling for the title of best pumpkin in this year’s virtual pumpkin contest! Running now through October 31, you can follow on Facebook to view each teams’ creative designs—because who doesn’t enjoy a beautifully decorated pumpkin?

Take Advantage of the City’s Most Elaborate Costume Party

It’s the party that Columbus residents look forward to year-round, HighBall Halloween! Hosted by HighBall Columbus, this year’s event will be taking place virtually. Beginning as a one-night event in 2008 and continuing to thrive, HighBall Halloween’s costume contest is a way to support local artists and designers in a safe and supportive manner. So, put on your favorite costume and get ready for the chance to win $100.

Take a Virtual Downtown Columbus Apartment Tour

Looking to view an apartment with social distancing in mind? There’s now a new way to discover your next home, with virtual apartment tours! Whether you’re looking for a place in the Arena District or Grandview Yard, take a detailed look at dozens of downtown Columbus units from the convenience of your device.


Food & Drink

Where to Watch the Game this Football Season

Looking for a place to get your football fix this season? Try watching the game at a local bar or restaurant—neighborhood spots in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are open and offering special deals during gameday!

Wear your scarlet and grey attire to get a free pretzel with bier cheese during OSU football games at the Hofbräuhaus Columbus; visit Whistle & Keg for 50% off ALL taps on Sundays during NFL Sunday Funday; or swing by Boston’s Pizza for the ultimate comfort food in the presence of dozens of big-screen TVs. Plus, you can always bring the tailgate home by ordering carryout food and drinks!


Arena’s 20th Anniversary

Nationwide Arena Milestones

This month marks 20 years since the opening of Nationwide Arena! Check out the interactive Arena District webpage dedicated to the Arena and Blue Jackets’ 20th anniversary. Look back at 20 years of Milestone Moments, click through achieved construction photos and videos, and see fans’ favorite memories at the arena tagged with #MyArenaMemory.


What are YOUR favorite arena moments? Did you attend a Blue Jackets season opener? Or maybe you caught a guitar pick from a concert at Nationwide Arena? Don’t forget to share your photos on social media by using the hashtag #MyArenaMemory and tagging @ArenaDistrict on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Each week the Arena District shares archived photos, milestone moments, and special events that have occurred over the course of 20 years.