Up Front in Cbus | May 7 – May 21 

Columbus Community

Honor the Champions in Your Life

Join Step Up for Stefanie’s Champions 4-mile or 1-mile walk/run! Participants can join from any place at any time between June 5 and July 4. The annual walk honors the champions in the lives of cancer survivors with proceeds benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. For more details, click here.

Calling All Kickball Players

The Arena District Kickball League is kicking off its 2021 spring season this month. The season is set to begin May 18 with games at McFerson Commons. Get some friends together and register your team by May 14! Click here for more information.

Beautiful Blooms & Butterflies

The Franklin Park Conservatory’s Blooms and Butterflies is still happening, but not for long! Stop by the Conservatory before May 31 to watch enchanting butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Click here to reserve your tickets now. Can’t make it? Watch this year’s butterfly release here.


Columbus Living

Grandview Heights Named One of Top 5 Places to Live in Cbus

Each year, Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights. This year, they named Grandview Heights the 5th best place to live in their 2021 Best Places to Live in Columbus Area list. The city also ranks 1st in being the best suburb for young professionals in Ohio.

In addition, (614) Magazine named Grandview Yard the Best Apartment Complex in Columbus in the 2021 ColumBest for the fourth year in a row (see page 74). Informed by nearly half a million votes, the Apartments at the Yard were recognized for its community lifestyle and excellent customer service. 

A special congratulations to our Grandview Yard friends at Massage Envy for being named the Best Place to Get a Massage in this year’s ColumBest (see page 89).



Live Concerts Coming to Columbus

Prepare for a jam-packed summer with countless concerts and performances returning to Nationwide Arena and Express LIVE! this year! Stay up-to-date on the latest events by visiting the Arena District Events page here.

Get tickets to these upcoming events: 



Go Out to the Ball Game

Play ball—May 11 is Columbus Clippers Opening Day at Huntington Park! Tickets can be purchased for all May home games, and availability will be determined on a month-to-month basis until the ballpark is at full capacity. Click here to view the team’s schedule.


A Pitch Made for Champions

The new Crew Stadium has a pitch, and it’s GLORY-ous! Each day we are closer to welcoming the Columbus Crew SC to their new home in the Arena District! Watch the latest progress here, in a timelapse video the Crew SC shared on YouTube last week.

The 2021 season is already underway, check the schedule for upcoming games at the Historic Crew Stadium before the inaugural match on July 3. Schedule: https://www.columbuscrewsc.com/schedule   


Food & Drink

Celebrate Mom at Winans

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9! Want to treat the mother in your life to something sweet? Pick up the sweetest pairing—a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine from Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine. Winans is also celebrating all weekend long! Stop by any day this weekend, May 7-9, for a Mother’s Day Mimosa Flight event, and treat mom to fresh cold-pressed juices for your mimosas! Click here for more details.


Mother’s Day Brunch

If you’re looking to treat yourself to some delicious brunch be sure to check out Sunny Street Café in the Arena District or Brekkie Shack in Grandview Yard. Dine-in at Sunny Street Cafe this Mother’s Day, enjoy a delicious crab cake benedict and they’ll even give mom a flower!


Knock One Back at Hofbrauhaus

Celebrate the coming of spring at Hofbrauhaus Columbus with a rich, flavorful haus-brewed bier. Maibock, the bier of the month, is noticeably malty and sweet, with a warming alcohol note. Hofbrauhaus pairs it with slow-cooked beef marinated in red wine, spices and vegetables, topped with sweet and tangy sauerbraten gravy, and served with red cabbage and buttered spaetzle.