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 January 28, 2019:
Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Buffalo Sabres
Tuesday, January 29 | Nationwide Arena | 7 PM
Fans feeling a lack of Blue Jackets hockey in their lives will be back to normal tomorrow. After taking last week off for NHL All-Star Weekend, the Columbus Blue Jackets will return Tuesday fresh and ready to win in a home game against the Buffalo Sabres. Grab some coworkers for this exciting evening showdown at Nationwide Arena!
Columbus Polar Plunge, presented by The Basement Doctor
Saturday, February 2 | EXPRESS LIVE! | 10 AM
What better way to spend a chilly February morning in Columbus than by jumping in a pool filled with ice-cold water? This Saturday join thousands of jumpers at EXPRESS LIVE! for the annual Columbus Polar Plunge, which raises money for Special Olympics Ohio. Not interested in jumping? You can still support the event by donating, spectating or volunteering! Your efforts will assist in providing year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
5th Line 5K
Saturday, February 9 | Nationwide Arena | 10 AM
Fancy a cold-weather run through downtown Columbus? Participate in the 5th Line 5K at Nationwide Arena! Presented by OhioHealth, the 3.1-mile race will be a tour of the city’s most iconic sights–finishing at center ice inside Nationwide Arena. Registration includes a Columbus Blue Jackets long-sleeve tee, finishers medal and a pair of tickets to a regular-season Jackets home game.
Cher with Nile Rodgers & Chic
Sunday, February 10 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
Do you believe in life after love? Then go see the one and only Cher at Nationwide Arena on February 10! Back on the road for her HERE WE GO AGAIN tour, timeless Cher will be performing several of her hits along with new songs from her “Dancing Queen” album–which is the singer’s tribute to the music of ABBA. Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame-nominated band Nile Rodgers & Chic will open. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert experience!
Valentine’s Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets
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! With the Valentine’s Day ticket pack, you’ll enjoy 2 tickets to the V-Day game against the New York Islanders, a $25 gift card to Rodizio Grill and a Valentine’s Day flower and 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 before the game!
World’s Toughest Rodeo
Saturday, February 16 | Nationwide Arena | 7:30 PM
The World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming to Nationwide Arena! On February 16, get your cowboy hats on and experience some of the most extreme sports in America. 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!
Hyatt Regency Columbus
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!
Connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center near the Arena District, the Hyatt Regency Columbus* is an ultra-modern hotel. But lodging isn’t the only thing they’re good for, downtown Columbus apartment residents who flash their Resident VIP card will enjoy 15% off delicious food items at their Market Stand Café restaurant, as well as their Big Bar on level 2.
*Discount good toward food items only, excludes tip and gratuity.