Love is in the air in downtown Columbus’ Arena District this week!
From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of Valentine’s Day-themed events, activities and things to do with your loved ones.
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 February 11, 2019:
Valentine’s Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets (vs. New York Islanders)
Thursday, February 14 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Is your loved one in love with the Columbus Blue Jackets? Looking for something exciting to do on Valentine’s Day this year? Take your date to Nationwide Arena for a special Jackets game this Thursday! The Jackets are playing a must-win game against the first-place New York Islanders.
With the Valentine’s Day ticket pack, you’ll receive 2 tickets to the V-Day game against the Islanders, a $25 gift card to Rodizio Grill, a Valentine’s Day flower and a commemorative photo with your love. Other romantic activities that day include flower delivery by Stinger himself, CBJ teddy bears and candy hearts and a happy hour pack at Great Lakes Brewing Company before the game!
World’s Toughest Rodeo
Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
This Valentine’s day ‘save a horse’…. grab a cowboy hat and experience The World’s Toughest Rodeo coming to Nationwide Arena! The evening will feature three fan-favorite competitions: bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding. Also, there to entertain you will be a barrel racing event, the world’s smallest cowboy and much more. Saddle up and come on down for this exhilarating event in downtown Columbus!
Valentine’s Day with BAS – Milky Way Tour
Thursday, February 14 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
Do you and your Valentine enjoy the same beats? Checkout BAS, bringing his Milky Way Tour to EXPRESS LIVE!. In addition to the Queens-based rapper, artists Rexx Life Raj, K. Roosevelt, Innanet James and Correy C will take the stage.
99.7 The Blitz Throwback Show
Saturday, February 16 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting 99.7 The Blitz’s Throwback Show, featuring Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience and Pandora’s Box – The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute. Come out to celebrate Valentine’s day and experience a night of your favorite hits–plus, a ‘whole lotta love’!
Bob Marley Tribute 2019
Saturday, February 16 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM
‘Could you be loved, and be loved’ At the same time classic rock tributes are taking over EXPRESS LIVE! on Saturday, a reggae tribute show will be happening at A&R Music Bar, all presenting songs by international music icon Bob Marley. Bob Marley Tribute 2019 features The Ark Band and Andy Shaw Band–two illustrious reggae bands who will “get together” to play iconic reggae, ska and rocksteady hits.
Open you heart from January 21st – February 17th. Support No Kid Hungry with us during this time frame! $1 can provide a child with up to 10 nutritious meals! Minimum donation of $1 for Paper Hearts in-restaurant. February 11-14, $1 from the sale of Heart-Shaped Pizzas, available for a limited time only!
Buca Di Beppo Italian Lovefeast
Buca opens at 11a.m. on Valentine’s Day and is offering a Lasagna Love Feast for 2 on February 14, 2019. Featuring $49.99 dine-in only special* which includes a heart shaped lasagna, Buca small garlic bread, Buca small mixed green or caesar salad and mini chocolate chip cannoli. *While supplies last
Courtyard by Marriott Grandview Yard
Residents of Downtown Columbus Apartments and Grandview Yard receive access to exclusive deals, discounts and promotions throughout the year as part of the Resident VIP program!
A romantic staycation is a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for you and your loved one, and Courtyard by Marriott in Grandview Yard is offering an exclusive promotion for downtown Columbus apartment residents. Simply call the hotel to book, ask the reservation specialist for the Good Neighbor Rate and enjoy 10% off the published rate. While there, you and your date can stop by the Bistro Bar for dinner–flash your Resident VIP card to get a 10% discount*!