Brrrr it’s cold, but these events are hot- things to do in January.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena
In case you didn’t know it, the Columbus Blue Jackets are kind of a big deal! With now 16 game wins in a row, the Blue Jackets now own the second-longest winning streak in NHL history! Did we mention they are also #1 right now in the NHL? Boom! Sergei Bobrovski is the NHL’s 1st star of December which is the first awarded to a #CBJ player. CBJ games are one of the hottest things to do in the District right now. If your looking to move to the area Apartments at the Yard, Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats 2 are offering new move-ins 2 free game day tickets just to say welcome to the neighborhood. Click below to purchase specific game day tickets.
1/3/16 , HOME, CBJ vs. OILERS, 7:00 PM PURCHASE TICKETS
1/7/16, HOME, CBJ vs. RANGERS, 7:00 PM PURCHASE TICKETS
1/8/16, HOME, CBJ vs. FLYERS, 6:00 PM PURCHASE TICKETS
1/17/16, HOME, CBJ vs. HURRICANES, 7:00 PM PURCHASE TICKETS
1/19/16, HOME, CBJ vs. SENATORS, 7:00 PM PURCHASE TICKETS
1/21/16, HOME, CBJ vs. HURRICANES, 5:00 PM PURCHASE TICKET
World’s Toughest Rodeo
Grab your chaps and your hat and walk on over to Nationwide Arena. The Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo will spotlight fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding including the thrilling Winner takes all…Showdown Round. Catch the world’s toughest cowboys and don’t miss the Midwest’s fastest cowgirls Barrel Racing competition.
Nationwide Arena, January 14,2017 , More Info and tickets Here
Concerts to be excited about:
January 7th, Blackbear at A&R Music Bar
January 16th, Run the Jewels at Express Live
View all concerts this month Here
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to hibernate! There are lots of fun things to do in the Arena District!
Wherever you’re staying in Columbus, you’re going to have a great trip. The world-class Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is a delight any time of year (check out the new polar bear and tiger cubs this summer!). Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens brings horticulture and art together with a spectacular glasshouse, a stunning community garden campus and sculpture sprinkled throughout. The Columbus Museum of Art just added a new modern art wing, complete with sunny galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden. COSI mixes science and fun for kids and adults. New parks, like the Scioto Mile, connect the city to nature, and dozens of miles of multi-use trails span Columbus.
If you’re more of a sporty type, you’ll find professional and collegiate games and matches all year long. From Columbus Crew SC to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets to the MLB AAAColumbus Clippers, you’re going to find something to cheer for. Find great brand-name shopping at Easton Town Center and Polaris Fashion Place or peruse the boutiques of the Short North Arts District, Grandview and German Village.
With a cultural scene to rival any in the nation, you have your pick of live music, art exhibitions, concerts and theater. And be sure to grab a cup of coffee, because you’re going to want to stay out late.
Just steps from our Downtown Columbus Apartments, the Arena District has always been a hive of activity with tons of great events. While it is typically a stomping ground for die hard sports fans (we see you Blue Jackets fans), concert goers, and young professionals looking to make their big break, it has recently become overrun with a new kind of swarm – Pokemon. The Arena District is swarming with characters of all shapes and sizes, and it is up to YOU to catch them all.
Need to cool off with a drink or some food to refuel while hunting Pokemon in a big city? Stop in at any of the Arena District Bars and Restaurants!
The third annual Fashion Meets Music Festival is sure to be one of the hottest events Columbus sees this summer – and it’s right around the corner.
Single-Day tickets are now on sale and you can purchase them HERE!
The daily schedule has also been released! Download the schedule so you can plan out your day at FMM
F and make sure not to miss any of your favorite sets and runway shows!
Right now you can party with FMMF at Standard Hall in the Short North. Attend the official FMMF Kickoff Party on Thursday, August 4th, in Columbus, OH at the Short North’s newest hangout, Standard Hall.
The event is open to the public. See you there!
Digfest festival will be first event at new park
Central Ohio loves it’s local breweries. Digfest is a major contributor in the introduction of these fine wines and craft brews. The love for the festival as well as the celebration of local liquors and brews has continued to grow in popularity, since it’s first festival in 2011.
We are excited for the 6th annual Digfest to be held in our very own Grandview Yard, at First Avenue Park this Saturday, June 11 from 4-10:30 pm. Residents of Grandview Yard and Grandview Heights look forward to the over 50 makers of craft beer, wine, liquors, and spirits that are involved in this years event. The event is getting bigger and better due to the Grandview and Arlington chamber merger. This will be the first event in which the new Tri-Village Chamber Partnership is presenting.
We’re ready to rock C-bus! Check out our top 10 anticipated concerts!
We’ve made our list of 10 top concerts to kick off the summer in Columbus! With bands like American Authors, we are looking forward to “the best day of our life”! Have you gotten your tickets for Promowest Fest? Promowest Fest features bands such as Walk the Moon, Modest mouse, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J and many more over a 3 day Columbus festival! With so many venues that rock, the Arena District has a great line up of events. Plan your calendar by month on our full Arena District events page.
What concerts are you looking most forward to this summer?
Living in the Arena District, the very heart of downtown Columbus, has it’s perks. Even in the winter the Columbus events happening in the Arena District are abundant. For instance the Columbus Blue Jackets are bringing back the outdoor ice rink near Nationwide Arena, located right in McFerson Commons.
The Columbus Blue Jackets Winter Park, sponsored by Worthington Industries, will run from Jan. 22 though Feb. 21 and will feature an NHL-size rink that will be open for 31 days of public skating, hockey and other events. The rink will have bleacher seating for about 500 people, a skate rental tent and four heated locker rooms.
It will cost $5 to skate, including rental. A complete schedule of public sessions can be found here.
Winter Park also will feature a large heated tent that will serve as a hub for weekend entertainment and food and beverage service, and will feature a replica Blue Jackets locker room.
A video board near the rink will show Blue Jackets games on weekends.
The opening weekend also will include the 5th Line 5K Race on Jan. 23. For more information on the race, go to www.The5thLine5K.com.
Don’t miss out on this awesome winter event in downtown Columbus, Ohio!
For more information CLICK HERE
The craft-brew gods have smiled down once again on us! Now through the end of the year residents of Arena Crossing, Flats on Vine and Flats II can enjoy locally brewed beer just steps away from their homes in downtown Columbus.
Keith, what first made you fall in love with brewing beer?
The ability to create something that other people can enjoy has probably always been at the heart of my love of brewing. This job also brings something new at you almost everyday, so it stays interesting. My wife also really digs the fact that I am a brewer…happy wife, happy life.
What is your favorite beer?
That is always a hard question because I really love a lot of different styles of beer. When a brewer really gets a beer right, it makes me happy. But, if I had to pick only one style of beer to keep me happy for rest of my life, it would have to be American IPA.
Are their any wacky beers that you’ve tried to make?
What beer are you most excited about right now?
I just released the Northwest Red which is a beer I have been tweaking for a few years and I am really enjoying that right now, it is big on American hops and big on malt. The KellerPils is also new and tasty, sort of a tradtional Pilsner/IPA hybrid, which I haven’t seen anyone doing. But most recently, I had Mike Ford in from Grandpop’s Hops (Marysville, Ohio) with 20 lbs of his freshly picked Cascade hops. It was not only a lot of fun to brew this beer with him, but the aromas from this brew have really got me excited about how it will turn out. Keep on the look out for the Ohio Fresh Hop IPA being released at the Ohio Craft Beer Festival at the North Market Sept. 11th and 12th.
If someone isn’t into beer but wants to start, what kind of beer should they start with?
I would have to go close to home with this one and say our Marzen or any other good Oktoberfest-style beer. It is the epitome of a balanced beer. It has a nice malty sweetness upfront that is appealing and just enough bitterness to balance and finishes slightly dry making you crave another drink. It also goes great with almost any food dish. I find that most people who enjoy drinking beer in general, like the Marzen.
What is your favorite menu item (at GB) and beer pair?
The Coffee Stout paired with the Triple Chocolate Brownie is pretty hard to beat.
Grandview Yard is the next up-and-coming neighborhood for urban apartment dwellers in downtown Columbus. Demand has been so high for for-lease residential living, that Apartments at the Yard is going to begin construction on their next phase of apartments – The Brooks.
Nestled into this new development that sits in the heart of Grandview Heights, are the four existing apartment buildings: Baldwin, Porter, Pullman, and the The Keystone, which began leasing early last fall. The Brooks will feature one and two bedroom flats ranging in size from 722 to 1,219 square feet. The building will be a 4-story, 166-unit residential building that will be located on Baldwin Avenue between Yard Street and Rail Street. It will include first floor walk-up units and a 128-space underground parking structure.
The additional apartment space will add to the existing 274 units to help supply the huge amount of demand for living in proximity to downtown Columbus and all that it offers.
One of the reasons that demand is so high in this neighborhood is that it is so close to Nationwide Arena with events like hockey and national touring concerts. The LC Pavilion is also near here with concerts from big names like Walk The Moon and Fall Out Boy. Also close by are Huntington Park, home of the Columbus Clippers. Grandview Yard itself has a multitude of amenities as well including a brand new Giant Eagle Market District and multiple restaurants to choose from. Just a few blocks away are all of the offerings that Grandview Ave. provides. From Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, to Grandview Cafe, Spagio, Vino Vino and Local Cantina, the street provides foods for every kind of appetite. There are also numerous store fronts including Objects for the Home, Thread, The Oilerie, and the Candle Lab.
Apartments at the Yard has another beautiful building planned so that more residents can call Grandview Yard home. Construction for this building will begin in June, with an anticipated completion in summer 2016.
Grandview Digfest is a huge celebration of local craft brewers, craft distilleries, Ohio wines and liquors and the downtown Columbus locals who love them! This year residents at Apartments at the Yard, could look down and enjoy the festivities from their patio balconies. It took place June 13 from 4-10:30pm.
Digfest started in 2011 so this year was their 5th year and it was a huge success story for the Grandview Area Chamber. This year’s event had a record crowd, topping 5,000 people, an over 40% increase in ticket sales and more vendors than ever.
The main attraction of the event is definitely the Ohio craft beer. Strike that. The main reason that most people drive near downtown Columbus, to Grandview Yard to go to Grandview Digfest is because of the Ohio craft beer. In what was one of the strongest showacases of local craft beer anyone has ever seen, a variety of local Ohio breweries were on hand pouring what seemed like hundreds of different beers. Actually, with each brewery pouring an average of four different beers that works out to be nearly one hundred!
Some of the Columbus local favorites were Sideswipe Brewing who was pour their summer seasonal Pixelated Sun, a delightfully hoppy rendition of a warm-weather wheat beer, and Four String Brewing who was showing off their Solo Series #7 Saison. Speaking of saison-style craft beer, there is no doubt that saison is the new style du jour in the craft beer world. Some other great additions were Hofbrauhaus Columbus, who still cling to the German Purity Laws and can only make their beers with 5 ingredients or less! Another crowd favorite was Zauber Brewing Company who also own a storefront in Grandview right on 5th Ave. They have a delightfully lite and tasty Hefeweizen called Vertigo that has a playful banana flavor partnered perfectly with the hoppy richness you’d expect.
Despite the rainy weather this event was a massive success. By far, the most popular (and not surprisingly) cask was the Columbus Brewing Company Bodhi imperial IPA infused with pineapple and habanero peppers. The line wound its way through the throngs of thirsty people eagerly awaiting their turn at the tap. If you attended, you were lucky enough to get my hands on a cup and it was mind-blowingly delicious. Slightly sweet with a spicy, warming kick in the finish.
Make sure you put this event on your calendar for next summer!