Up Front in Cbus | September 3-17, 2021

Columbus Entertainment

Events Coming to Downtown Columbus

Live events and performances are back at EXPRESS LIVE! and Nationwide Arena! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on shows and events coming to Columbus.

Upcoming events include: 


Stay safe and have fun! Concert goers must now provide proof of vaccination when visiting Express LIVE!, A&R Music Bar and The Basement. Click here for more detail on PromoWest’s updated health policy.



We’re celebrating the return of live events and performances with a giveaway! Fill out the entry form below for a chance to win tickets to Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout.


Loper & Randi’s Summer Smokeout Ticket Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Columbus Sports

Party at Huntington Park

Head to Huntington Park early on Saturday, September 11 for a Party-at-the-Park pre-game concert! Bands will play live music from 5:30-6:45 PM on the Yueng-Wing Stage on the Right Field Concourse. Have some time to spare after the game? Stick around to enjoy a post-game fireworks show.

Cheer on the team all month long as they take on the St. Paul Saints September 3-5 and the Gwinnett Stripers September 7-12. With amazing daily deals like Dime-A-Dog Tuesdays, Dollar Night Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays, you’ll never strike out on a great time at the ballpark! 

Check out the 2021 season schedule and game specials here

Kick Off Hockey Season at the Cannon Blast 5K

The 2021-2022 hockey season is quickly approaching. Celebrate the start of the season with fellow fans at the Cannon Blast 5K on September 25 at Nationwide Arena. Race to the finish line and receive two tickets to a select Jackets home game! Click here for more information.

The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off their 2021-2022 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14. Tickets are on sale now—click here to view the season schedule.


2021 HockeyFest Tournament

Show off your skills at the two-day HockeyFest Tournament at Nationwide Arena. North America’s largest street hockey tournament will take place September 11-12 and includes various competitions and activities for everyone to enjoy. Click here for more information.


Enjoy the Action in the Arena District

With three premier sports venues to cheer from, the Arena District is truly a sports destination for locals and visitors. Visit the Arena District Sports page to stay updated on upcoming home game schedules and special sporting events.

Get the ultimate game day experience and explore the Arena District before each home game! Reserve parking online before joining friends at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars surrounding EXPRESS LIVE, Nationwide Arena, Huntington Park and Lower.com Field.


Health & Wellness

Stay in Shape

Fall may be fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start a new fitness routine! Club Pilates Grandview Yard offers a range of classes that challenge your mind as well as your body. Get on a path to a richer, more fulfilling life and take a free intro class today. Click here for more information.


New Season, New Look

Freshen up your look for the fall season at MY SALON Suite! Whether you’re looking to change up your hairstyle or maintain your summer glow, MY SALON Suite is a one-stop-shop for all your beauty and spa needs. Services offered include hair, nails, skin, laser treatments, botox, eyelashes, waxing, spray tanning, and much more. Book your appointment here.


Columbus Living 

Make the Most of Your Summer

Take in the last days of summer in downtown Columbus! Apartments in the Arena District and Grandview Yard are surrounded by various picture-perfect outdoor locations for all residents to enjoy. 

Enjoy lunch at McFerson Commons or grab a bike from a nearby CoGo station and ride around the city on the Scioto Mile. The Olentangy Trail is perfect for exercise and exploring downtown Columbus. Alongside the Olentangy River, the trail begins at Hofbrauhaus Columbus and takes you to Lower.com Field, where you can cheer on the Columbus Crew. 


A Perfect Day in Grandview

Spending time in Grandview Heights is a great way to experience the suburbs while still being conveniently close to the Columbus downtown area. Tobias Banks, a Grandview Yard resident, shares a few of his favorite things about living in the thriving neighborhood here.

Here’s a peek into his agenda for the “perfect day” in Grandview:

  • Grab a delicious breakfast from Brekkie Shack and save a yummy sweet for later
  • Head to the pool for some sun and drinks for a few hours in the afternoon
  • Meet up with friends for happy hour at Habaneros (on the patio, of course)