Up Front in Cbus | July 2022

Columbus Community

Red, White & BOOM!

Gear up for the return of Columbus’ beloved festival and fireworks show, Red, White & BOOM! Happening on Friday, July 1, the holiday celebration is a FREE event featuring a parade, street festival, and two stages of live music entertainment. The fireworks show begins at 10 PM from Genoa Park.

There are plenty of parking options within the Arena District for Red, White & BOOM!: View parking map.

Ballpark Boom at Huntington Park 

Kick off the holiday weekend with Ballpark Boom on Friday, July 1! The family-friendly event features live music, along with inflatables, concessions, and views of the Red, White & BOOM! fireworks. This is a great option if you like being close to the action with a guaranteed seat.

$10 admission. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Purchase tickets here.

Crew Fest

Join the Black & Gold at Lower.com Field on July 16 from 11 AM – 3 PM for a free Crew block party with live music, local vendors, food and more! Claim your ticket here.

Seltzer Land

You’ve heard of beer fest and coffee fest, but are you ready for Seltzer Land? From the Classic White Claw to Topo Chico and Vizzy to Mighty Swell, Seltzer Land is bringing over 100 different types of hard seltzers to Lower.com Field for you to sample on July 30. Want to get in on this bubbly brew event? Get tickets now before they sell out.

OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K

The inaugural M3S Sports OhioHealth Grandview Yard Quarter Marathon & 5K will debut on August 28. The event will feature Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) course options.

The race event will start and finish at Ray E. DeGraw Park in Grandview Heights. The course provides a fantastic tour through Grandview Yard, Franklinton, the Scioto Greenway and the Arena District. Participants are invited to stay for the post-race party held at Ray E. DeGraw Park following the event.

Eye Care at Grandview Vision Center 

In search of vision care or new eyewear this summer? The Grandview Vision Center specializes in eye exams for glasses and contact lenses as well as other eye health related evaluations like hard-to-fit contact lenses, eye emergencies, treatment of eye diseases and co-management of eye surgery such as LASIK.

Schedule an appointment with a vision care professional here.


Columbus Sports

Root for the Crew

Attending an upcoming Crew match at Lower.com Field? Head over to the Arena District before kickoff to meet up with Black & Gold fans and march to the matches on July 3, 17 and 23! If you haven’t been to a match at Lower.com Field yet, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the world-class stadium this season.

View the full 2022 season schedule here.

Take Me Out to Huntington Park

The Columbus Clippers season is heating up and rolling into a busy month at Huntington Park! The team will be hosting both the Nashville Sounds and the Indianapolis Indians for two homestands in July.

Don’t miss the post-game fireworks show in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Huntington Park hosts Tansky Tuesday Dime-A-Dog Night on July 12, with ten cent hot dogs available throughout the game, while supplies last.

  • July 4 at 6:35 PM | Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds (Post-game fireworks)
  • July 6-9 at 7:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
  • July 10 at 4:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Nashville Sounds
  • July 12-16 at 7:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians
  • July 17 at 4:05 PM |  Columbus Clippers vs. Indianapolis Indians

See the 2022 season schedule and the full list of game promotions here. Need some new gear? Visit the Cargo store here and stock up on Clippers apparel.

Elevate Your Game Day

Don’t forget you can sip and stroll on game days in the Arena District! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. With nine Arena District bars offering DORA beverages, there’s plenty of options to get your CHEERS on!

Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll.


Food & Drink 

Restaurant Highlight: Habaneros Mexican Grill

Cool off this summer with a visit to Habaneros. Load up on menu favorites like chips and queso, tequila infused drinks and authentic Mexican street tacos! The outdoor patio is a perfect spot to savor your meal for lunch, dinner or happy hour.

Sunny Street Brunch Cocktails

Arena District neighborhood breakfast spot Sunny Street Café now offers brunch cocktails! Stop by for brunch this weekend and try a drink from the new menu:

  •   Classic Mimosa
  •   Sunny Mimosa
  •   It’s All Sunshine (Non-alcoholic)
  •   Beermosa
  •   Michelada

Hoppy at Hofbrauhaus Columbus

It’s Biergarten season at Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy one of Columbus’ best pet-friendly patios with freshly-brewed, seasonal bier all summer long. The flavored bier options are only around for the summer, so treat yourself to one while you can: Raspberry Weizen, Watermelon Lager, and Pineapple Weizen.