From sporting events and concerts at Nationwide Arena to community gatherings and family-friendly festivals, there are a ton of 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 18, 2019:
Brothers Osborne ft. Ruston Kelly
Wednesday, February 20 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
Country music is taking over downtown Columbus this Wednesday! The Brothers Osborne have climbed the charts with hits like ‘Stay A Little Longer’ and ‘Rum’. Now, the Maryland-based duo is heading to EXPRESS LIVE! for a night of jamming and yee-hawing. The brothers will be joined by Nashville singer/songwriter Ruston Kelly
Tuesday, February 19 – Thursday, February 21 | OhioHealth Ice Haus | 12-1:30 PM
Need a place to show off your ice-skating skills? Noon skate returns to OhioHealth Ice Haus tomorrow through Thursday! Gather friends and family for an hour and a half of fun on the rink, all for just $4. Skate rental is an additional $3.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
Monday, February 18 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Start your week off right with some fast-paced, action-packed NHL hockey at Nationwide Arena! The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a roll lately, and they’re looking to continue their hot run tonight with a win against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the league’s top team. Plan a night out after work and help cheer the Jackets on to a home game victory.
If you’re planning on bringing the family out, take advantage of the Columbus Blue Jackets Dispatch Family Value Pack, which includes a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink, popcorn and OhioHealth Ice Haus Skate Pass—just enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. San Jose Sharks
Saturday, February 23 | Nationwide Arena | 5 PM
You’ve got a Blue Jackets game to start the week, now you’ve got one to cap it off! On Saturday, Nationwide Arena is hosting the San Jose Sharks–another top team–in what’s sure to be a fierce showdown. Grab some buds for a pregame in the Arena District before the game!
Weekly Happy Hour Trivia
Wednesday, February 20 | The Three-Legged Mare | 5:30 PM
Every Wednesday night at The Three-Legged Mare, show off your vast knowledge of factoids during Weekly Happy Hour Trivia, presented by Excesssohio. Get a team together for a cold drink, a bite to eat and buzzer-style trivia—there is no cost to play, and there are great prizes for the winners! Additionally, the event is sponsored by Magic Hat Brewing, which means you’ll get Magic Hat drafts and bottles for $1 off.
Friday, March 1 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 6:30 PM
The Arnold Sports Festival returns to Columbus next week, and EXPRESS LIVE! is hosting some of the biggest events of the week–including the 8th annual Pro / Am MMA Festival, featuring the Iron Tiger Fight Series, on Friday, March 1. This epic night will be stacked with some of the region’s best professional and amateur MMA fighters, all competing for two championship titles.
2019 Party with the Pros: Arnold Classic After-Party
Saturday, March 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 9 PM
To round out the Arnold Sports Festival, fans and athletes alike will be partying the night away at EXPRESS LIVE! on Saturday, March 2, during the 2019 Party with the Pros: Official After-Party for the Arnold Classic. This star-studded celebration will feature drinks, music, dancing, star-gazing and world-class entertainment. You may even get a chance to rub elbows with Arnold Schwarzenegger himself!
Eddie George’s Grille 27
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!
If you want to impress friends, family or business partners, Eddie George’s Grille 27 is the place. Downtown Columbus apartment residents who flash their Resident VIP card enjoy 20% off menu items daily!