Up Front in Cbus | Fall 2023
The Columbus Crew is about to KICK off their final game of the season! ⚽
Join in one last match at the Lower.com Field and rally behind the Columbus Crew in their showdown against Montreal. The final home match of the 2023 season starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21, and we want you to be a part of the excitement. Reserve your ticket here.
Hockey is back!
Come out to Nationwide Arena and watch the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice for the start of the 2023-24 season.
See the full schedule here: Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule | Columbus Blue Jackets (nhl.com)
October’s entertainment schedule at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena is brimming with must-see artists! Here’s a look at what’s ahead:
- Fantasia & Joe at Nationwide Arena – October 6
- The Band Camino at KEMBA Live! – October 16
- Jason Aldean at Nationwide Arena – October 19
- The Rose at KEMBA Live! – October 26
- Haunted Fest ft. deadmau5, Loud Luxury & Kaleena Zanders at KEMBA Live! – October 27
Food & Drink
Wine Down at Winans
Love You a Latte
☕️ Need a pick-me-up? Grab breakfast at Brekkie Shack and enjoy a specialty latte or hot chocolate with your meal.
Bark in the Park
Bring your furry friend to Ray DeGraw Park in Grandview Yard from 4 – 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6! 🐶
Join the pack and enjoy an afternoon filled with fetch, pup cups, adorable photo ops and mini pools so your pups can cool off—completely free.
Family, Fun & Films
Take the kiddos to the Ray DeGraw Park in Grandview Yard on Oct. 12 for a movie night! Don’t forget to stop by Habaneros, Winans, or Hofbrauhaus for dinner and snacks before setting up your chairs to watch Super Mario Bros at 7:45 p.m.
Columbus Fall Brewfest
Get ready for the 2023 Columbus Fall Beer Festival at Huntington Park on October 13th!
This event will feature dozens of local and domestic craft beers, music and lawn games.
Miles That Matter – Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Prepare for an impactful journey on Sunday, Oct. 15 through downtown Columbus as the route takes you past iconic landmarks like the Ohio Statehouse, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, historic German Village, and North Bank Park. 🏃
The course holds special meaning, with 11 miles represented by Nationwide Children’s Hospital patients. An Angel Mile pays tribute to children gone too soon, while an “alumni mile” celebrates past Marathon Mile Champions.
Not a runner? No problem, find a spot to cheer on participants and support the cause.
Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5K
🎃 Join in on Saturday, Oct. 21, for the annual fall tradition – The Great Pumpkin Run 5K and Tiny Tot Pumpkin Trot! Open to all ages and abilities, runners will enjoy a run through the neighborhoods of Grandview Heights on a closed road course.
To embrace the spirit of Halloween, wear your best costume for the race!
Registration: 44th Annual Great Pumpkin Run 5k (runsignup.com)
The Nation’s Most Elaborate Costume Party
On Saturday, Oct. 28, don’t miss the nation’s most elaborate costume party, Highball Halloween! But before you step into fashion and fun, why not kick off the night with a drink in the Arena District?
🎭 Highball Halloween is staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District.
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Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets are back in action! November is heating up with a lineup of 7 home games you won’t want to miss!
Grab your jerseys and prepare to rally behind the Blue Jackets during this full month of hockey. 🏒🏟️
November 2023 is packed full of exciting performances at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena. 🎙
This fall lineup is bursting with must-see artists—here is a sneak peek at what’s in store:
- The 1975 at Nationwide Arena – November 3
- TECH N9NE w/ Hollywood Undead at KEMBA Live! – November 18
- Tobymac Mercyme & Zach Williams at Nationwide Arena – November 19
- Pierce the Veil at LEMBA Live! – November 26
Food & Drink
🎂Hofbräuhaus Columbus celebrates their 9th Anniversary in Grandview Yard this month!
🍽To make your holiday plans and festivities as stress-free as possible, book now to reserve for special occasions, holidays and big celebrations! Check out the options at Grandview Yard and the Grand Event Center.
🍂 Embrace the Spirit of Fall at Grandview Heights’ Fall Festival!
Save the date for a family-friendly celebration on Nov. 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Wyman Woods. Round up your crew to enjoy hay rides, pumpkin bowling, yard games and a fun caution tape maze—there’s something for everyone at this lively event.
Running Never Tasted So Sweet
☕️ America’s sweetest run is back for our most indulgent Hot Chocolate Run season yet in Columbus on Nov. 19! With 5K, 10K and 15K distances and a post-run party that’ll make you go cocoa crazy, you and your friends will experience the ultimate chocolate celebration.
Register here: Columbus – Hot Chocolate Run (hotchocolate15k.com)
🎄 Holiday in the Heights: A Grandview Celebration!
Immerse yourself in the magic at Holiday in the Heights—an annual Grandview Heights celebration!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 5 – 8 p.m., for a fun-filled holiday experience. Enjoy the lighting of the tree, local food, holiday shopping and live music.
Making Memories This Friendsgiving At Your Apartment 🍁
Find out the key to planning a fantastic Friendsgiving in your Columbus Downtown Apartment when you follow these essential tips: Tips for Hosting a Great Friendsgiving – Life in Columbus | Downtown Columbus Apartments (columbusdowntownapartments.com)
Here’s the top 3 things you need to know this month:
1. Catch the Clippers in their final homestands of the season
2. Celebrate Oktoberfest at Hofbrauhaus
3. Enjoy a movie night at Grandview Yard
⚽ The Columbus Crew are hosting two home matches in September! Come out to Lower.com Field and support the Black and Gold as they take on Chicago Sept. 20, and Philadelphia Sept. 30.
⚾️ CATCH a baseball game at the Columbus Clippers’ final homestands in September.
- September 5 – 10 | Columbus Clippers vs. Scranton Miners
- September 19 – 24 | Columbus Clippers vs. Omaha Storm Chasers
Celebrate the remaining games of the season with fireworks on Sept. 9 and cheer on the Clippers as they compete against Scranton and Omaha at Huntington Park!
Columbus Blue Jackets
🏒 The countdown is on for preseason hockey!
Head to Nationwide Arena to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets play Pittsburgh on Sunday, Sept. 24 for the first game of the preseason. Next month, the Jackets open the regular season with a four-game homestand starting Thursday, Oct. 12 vs. Philadelphia.
View the full 2023-24 season schedule here: Columbus Blue Jackets Schedule | Columbus Blue Jackets (nhl.com)
🎶 Get ready to rock out at KEMBA Live! and Nationwide Arena—September is packed full of amazing artists! You won’t want to miss these shows—check out who’s coming
- Daniel Caesar at KEMBA Live! – September 5
- CAKE at KEMBA Live! – September 15
- Bruce Springsteen at Nationwide Arena – September 21
- Flogging Molly at KEMBA Live! – September 23
- Peter Gabriel at Nationwide Arena – September 25
Ticket Contest Alert
🕺 You could win two tickets to see Warren Zeiders at KEMBA Live! this September. Enter for a chance to win: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/942b676d151/
Food & Drink
Celebrate the Start of Fall in Columbus
🍻 Raise a stein (or two) at Hofbräuhaus Columbus upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations Thursday, Sept. 7, and Sept. 15 – 17! With live music, Bavarian food and of course, plenty of bier, you won’t want to miss out on the Oktoberfest fun.
Friday, Sept. 2 and Thursday, Sept. 7 at 8 p.m.
Stein Hoist Competitions – “Hoist” your way to the State Championship by competing in the Stein Hoist Competition at 8 p.m. The winners from each night will compete at the Columbus Oktoberfest finals.
Treat Yourself to Winans
☕️ As the summer season comes to an end, there’s nothing like a cozy cup of Winans coffee and some of their delicious peanut brittle to get you in the fall spirit!
Events In The City
Celebrate fitness at the inaugural Columbus Clippers 5K on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Huntington Park. 🏃
Runners and walkers will take a 3.1-mile tour of the Scioto Mile before “finishing at home plate” inside Huntington Park. Afterward, participants will enjoy a free Post-Race Party inside the park.
More info and registration can be found here: Columbus Clippers 5K
Movie Night in the Park
🍿 Mark your calendar for a movie night under the stars!
On Thursday, Sept. 14, swing by Habaneros, Winans, or Hofbrauhaus for some delicious drinks and a quick bite before making your way over to Ray DeGraw Park in Grandview Yard to catch a free screening of Top Gun: Maverick at 7:45 p.m
Don’t forget to bring a cozy blanket or chair!
Let’s Go Golfing
Sign-ups for Fall X-Golf leagues are now open!
X-Golf provides a safe and fun environment to play in while spending quality time with friends and family and improving your golf game.
The leagues will begin on Oct. 1 and continue for 10 weeks. Each week, the games will start at 7 p.m. and will consist of teams of 2.
If you’re interested in signing up, register here.
Home is where the action is! Arena District residents enjoy living in Columbus’ premier entertainment destination with walkable access to their favorite bars, restaurants, sports stadiums and concert venues.