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 March 11, 2019:
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl
Saturday, March 16 | The Half Pint | 12 – 8 PM
ShamROCK to Live Music
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Three-Legged Mare on March 16 and 17. Wash down a Corned Beef Slider or a Shepherd’s Pie with a Guinness and get ready to shamROCK to live music all weekend long with bands like The San Pats, The Mclans and Discarded Mischief.
Mumford & Sons
Monday, March 11 | Nationwide Arena | 6 PM
Don’t be a ‘hopeless wanderer’! As your ‘guiding light’ on all things happening in the Arena District, we’d be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the hottest British folk-rock bands coming to town today: Mumford & Sons. No, they won’t be performing in ‘the cave’—the group is heading straight for Nationwide Arena! Atlanta singer/songwriter Cat Power will open. What a great way to start your week.
Jonathan McReynolds w/ Isaiah Templeton & Jason Nelson
Thursday, March 14 | A&R Music Bar | 7 PM
This Thursday at A&R Music Bar, famed Chicago gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds will delight audiences with his incredible voice and beautifully honest approach to songwriting while on his MakeMoreRoom Tour. Fellow gospel singers Isaiah Templeton and Jason Nelson will accompany McReynolds with their own faith-filled performances.
Saturday, March 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
They are four of the most recognizable faces on the planet, and one of the most iconic bands of all time in terms of impact, influence and all-around awesomeness. Last year, after a storied 45-year career that included their 2014 induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, KISS announced their final tour ever—aptly named ‘END OF THE ROAD’. Don’t miss the chance to see their last live performance in Columbus EVER this Saturday at Nationwide Arena.
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Boston Bruins
Tuesday, March 12 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Tomorrow night, a showdown will commence at Nationwide Arena between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Boston Bruins—one of the NHL’s top teams. With less than a month until the post-season, it all comes down to the wire as the Jackets vie for a playoff spot. Be sure to come out and cheer on the home team loud and proud!
If you’re planning on bringing the family out to a game, 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—simply enter the access code FAMILY** when purchasing tickets.
Additional Blue Jackets home game dates at Nationwide Arena this week include:
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Friday, March 15 | 7 PM
Alternative Fashion Week 2019: Grand Finale Runway Show
Saturday, March 23 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 7 PM
Later this month, get ready to be inspired by some of Columbus’ most innovative independent designers, during the Alternative Fashion Week 2019 Grand Finale Runway Show at EXPRESS LIVE! You’ll see all-original collections strut the runway, alongside an art installation and projection show by local artists. All ticket purchases help benefit Alternative Fashion Mob, a nonprofit which supports Columbus’ independent designers.
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship | 1st & 2nd Rounds
March 22-24 | Nationwide Arena | Time TBA
College basketball fan? The Road to the Final Four® stops in Columbus, Ohio March 22 & 24, 2019 at Nationwide Arena when The Ohio State University hosts the 1st and 2nd Rounds of the NCAA® March Madness® Tournament! Click here to order your tickets now.
bd’s Mongolian Grill
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!
bd’s Mongolian Grill, located in downtown Columbus’ Arena District, invites downtown Columbus apartment residents to enjoy 20% off create-your-own-stir-fry every day!
Applies to the Arena District location only.