Up Front in Cbus | August 2022

Columbus Sports

Sip & Stroll in the Arena District

Heading to the Arena District for game day? Swing by early and purchase your favorite beverage to-go from participating locations to enjoy on your way there! The Arena District DORA is activated three hours before the start of EVERY Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home game until midnight year-round. Click here for the DORA map and plan your next game day stroll!

The Crew is Pushing for the Playoffs

The Crew is continuing their push for the MLS Playoffs this month! After coming out on top at the Ohio rivalry “Hell is Real” matchup last month, the Black & God continue the hot streak rolling into August. Stay fired up and don’t miss the action at Lower.com Field throughout the rest of the season.

Don’t forget to stop by the Nordecke pre-match block party on Battelle Plaza to join fellow Black & Gold fans on August 6 and 21.

View the full 2022 season schedule here.

Catch the Clippers in Action

The Columbus Clippers will be hosting Rochester, Toledo and Iowa at Huntington Park for three homestands this month. Come celebrate in the Arena District and cheer on the Clippers at one of their 14 home games in August!

The Clippers are hosting a post-game firework show on August 20! Check out the full list of promotions and the 2022 season schedule here.

Gear Up for CBJ

It’s been an eventful offseason for the Blue Jackets, with the recent addition of All-Star left wing Johnny Gaudreau (aka Johnny Hockey) and signing of Patrik Laine. The Jackets take the ice for the 2022-23 season at Nationwide Arena on October 14, with preseason games starting in September. Single-game tickets are on sale now—click here to be among the first to secure your tickets.


Columbus Entertainment

Concerts in the Arena District

This month, top musical artists are headed to KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena–and so should you! Visit the Arena District Events page to stay updated on all shows and events coming to Columbus.

Get tickets to these upcoming concerts:

Beartooth at KEMBA Live! – August 6

Roger Waters at Nationwide Arena – August 10

Kid Laroi at KEMBA Live! – August 19

Leon Bridges at KEMBA Live! August 21

Wiz Khalifa at KEMBA Live – August 31


Have any plans on August 19? You could score two tickets to Kid Laroi at KEMBA Live! by signing up for a chance to win! Click here to enter the giveaway.


Nationwide Arena will welcome Joe Walsh on November 13 for a historic night of Ohio Rock at the 2022 Vets Aid Concert. This epic show will feature special guest Dave Grohl along with performances from Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys and The Breeders!

All net proceeds will go directly to veterans’ services and charities. Tickets go on sale August 5 at 10 a.m.


Food & Drink

Winans Summer Flavors

Head over to Winans for premium chocolates and fresh roasted gourmet coffee. Try one of the seasonal bean flavors: Campfire S’mores, Blueberry Crumb Cake and Cashew Buttercrunch.

Cheers to Sommer at Hofbrauhaus

Gather with family and friends at the Hofbrauhaus Biergarten this month! The Sommer Weizen is on tap in August, and it’s perfectly crafted for summer. This darker, maltier version of the Weizen Bier has the same banana and clove characteristics.


Columbus Community

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 the Grandview Yard 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.

The Diamond Cellar VIP Experience, which includes a special VIP jacket and the Diamond Cellar VIP Tent on Race Day, is available as an upgrade for both events.

The race will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 28. Registration begins at $30 and $50.


Columbus Living

Explore Amenities

Enjoy the Yard Club’s outdoor amenities while the sun is hot! Relax in the resort-style swimming pool and spa, or enjoy the green spaces for an afternoon playing with your pup.

Check out resident amenities available on the Apartments at the Yard YouTube channel. If you are looking for a new apartment, check out the the Dorchester building:

Yard Club Amenities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGhrELVlGuQ

Dorchester Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-nvcxU_XxA