There are tons of exciting events and things to do in downtown Columbus’ Arena District. From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, each week welcomes a wide variety of experiences.
With so much going on in the Arena District, deciding what to do and where to go can lead to information overload. To help you narrow down your choices, we’re offering the inside scoop on the top upcoming events in downtown Columbus each week.
Here is your Columbus Arena District Digest for the week of October 22, 2018:
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Arizona Coyotes
Tuesday, October 23 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Another week, another two-home-game stint for the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena! This Tuesday reward a hard day’s work with a night out in the Arena District to witness the Jackets face off against the Arizona Coyotes.
Kevin Gates at EXPRESS LIVE!
Wednesday, October 24 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
One of the nation’s best up-and-coming rappers, Kevin Gates, is stopping in downtown Columbus on his Luca Brasi 3 tour! Fresh out of prison and back in the game, Gates will be performing songs from his latest mixtape at EXPRESS LIVE!’s outdoor stage this Wednesday. Watch as he brings his unique mix of melodic sound and head-banging street rap to life.
Excesss Karaoke at The Three-Legged Mare
Friday, October 26 | The Three-Legged Mare | 10 PM
Got a song in your head that you need to belt out on stage? Sing it during Excesss Karaoke Night, every Friday from 10 PM – 2 AM at The Three-Legged Mare–located in the heart of the Arena District! Celebrate the end of the work week with this fun weekly tradition. And if you need some liquid courage, the event is presented by Magic Hat Brewing Company, so you’ll receive an additional $1 off any of their beers!
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres
Saturday, October 27 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Nothing beats a weekend of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey in the Arena District. The nightlife before and after the game is electric, and thousands of people bring their collective energy to Nationwide Arena–providing a truly unforgettable experience. On Saturday, the good times keep rolling when the Jackets’ take on the Buffalo Sabres.
Iron Tiger Fight Series at EXPRESS LIVE!
Saturday, October 27 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6 PM
If hockey isn’t in your wheelhouse, then maybe MMA can fill your live sports void this weekend. On Saturday, the Iron Tiger Fight Series–an MMA promotion comprised of regional Ohio fighters–returns to downtown Columbus for a night of elite competition at EXPRESS LIVE!.
Farmer’s Market on the Plaza
Thursday, October 25| Nationwide Arena | 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Visit the plaza in front of Nationwide Arena this Thursday for the final Nationwide-Pearl Alley Growers’ Association Farmers Market of the season! Stop by this free weekly event and bring home delicious fruit, vegetables, honey and more–all fresh and locally produced.