Up Front in Cbus | April 23 – May 7 

Columbus Community

Kick Off the Spring Season with the Arena District Kickball League

Stay active and enjoy the warm weather this summer by joining the Arena District Kickball League. The 2021 spring season will begin May 18 and games will be held at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.


Get Creative and Think Outside the Vase

Join Kim Meacham from The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique for Art in Bloom: Thinking Outside the Vase, a hands-on workshop for all skill levels! Participants will be able to create a “vase-less” arrangement using foam to make their own wearable piece of floral art. The workshop will be held this Saturday, April 24 from 1-4 PM at the Columbus Museum of Art. Supplies are included. Click here to reserve your tickets.


Can’t make it? Join the Columbus Museum of Art at their monthly Creative Happy Hour. This month’s virtual event will be led by guest artist Mindy Staley on May 6 at 5:45 PM Click here to learn more.



Live Concerts Make Their Return to Downtown Columbus

Don’t miss out on the countless concerts and performances happening at Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay updated on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.



Don’t Miss the Action On the Ice

Catch an upcoming Blue Jackets home game at Nationwide Arena:

  • April 27, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings
  • May 3, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
  • May 5, 2021@ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators
  • May 7, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Detroit Red Wings

Get the full game day experience and explore the Arena District for food and drinks before or after the game! Click here to view all the nearby restaurants and bars.


Get Ready for Clippers Opening Day

Opening Day at Huntington Park is fast approaching! The Columbus Clippers are set to play their first regular season home game on May 11. Click here to view the team’s schedule, and stock up on gear for the new season at the Clippers Cargo Store


Making Progress at the New Crew SC Downtown Stadium 

This week, the Crew SC shared photos of the pitch at the New Downtown Stadium – sod has been installed! The team will host their first home game in the Arena District on July 3. The 2021 season is already underway—check the schedule here for upcoming games at Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural July 3 match. 


Park Once, Play All Day

If you’re heading to an upcoming sporting event or concert in the Arena District, you can choose from several convenient parking options, and even pre-pay and select your parking spot before the game, concert or ticketed event. Visit ArenaDistrictParking.com to secure your spot.


Columbus Living

 Get ready for a fun-filled spring and summer with sports, special events, concerts, and performances happening in the Arena District! Just a quick walk from Flats II, Flats on Vine, and Arena Crossing – the Arena District is a premier event destination. 

Explore the numerous perks and amenities of available downtown Columbus apartments on the Arena District Living YouTube channel

Do you enjoy access to downtown Columbus and walkable amenities but prefer the suburbs? Check out the Apartments at the Yard YouTube channel, with properties offering the best of both worlds. 


Food & Drink

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Columbus

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Nada with a delicious Nadarita margarita! Nada is a local favorite year-round, but especially now heading into patio season! Don’t want the fun to end? Walk over to Boston’s to try out their sweet or spicy margaritas!


Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 9! Plan ahead and get a special treat or make reservations for a special meal with the mom in your life. Check out some favorite spots to celebrate:

  • Sunny Street Café | Get a great start to your day with breakfast or brunch on the patio.
  • Buca Di Beppo | Gather with the family for classic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting.
  • Rodizio Grill | Mom will love the Brazillian Churrascaria experience, with perfectly seasoned meats carved tableside.
  • Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine | If chocolate is mom’s favorite treat look no further than Winans. Preorder raspberry cordials and other sweets to make her day extra special. 

Catch a Ceremonial Keg Tapping

Get a taste of Hofbrauhaus Columbus’ newest craft bier the first Tuesday of every month. Stop by on Tuesday, May 4 at 7 PM for a chance to participate in the longstanding German tradition of parade and keg-tapping!