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Up Front in Cbus | February 2023

February 2, 2023

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know this February

  1. February events at Kemba LIVE! and Nationwide Arena 
  2. Catch a CBJ home game this month 
  3. Valentine’s Day picks – where to take that special someone 



Columbus Blue Jackets

🏒 Need a Valentine’s Day date idea? Spend February 14 with your special someone at Nationwide Arena! Choose from three ticket packages that include perks like a Valentine’s Day puck, photo opportunity, and a pregame reception: Blue Jackets Valentine’s Day Pack

Check out the other six home games this month and mark your calendar for upcoming games: 2023 Blue Jackets Schedule 

Columbus Crew

⚽ The Black & Gold are back! Cheer on the Columbus Crew at Field as they take on D.C. United for their home-opener on Saturday, March 4. Ticket are now on sale for the 2023 season, claim yours today: Columbus Crew 2023 Schedule 

Columbus Crew, click to enlarge image

Arnold Sports Festival: March 3-5

💪🏾 The Arnold Sports Festival is returning to the Greater Columbus Convention Center from March 3-5! This festival will feature the world’s best physique and strength sports, including the 35th Annual Arnold Classic. VIP Packages, Daily Expo and other tickets are available now. Purchase your tickets today! 

Look-ahead: Men’s Basketball Round 1 & 2 of the NCAA Division l March Madness at Nationwide Arena  

🏀 Experience March Madness® in Columbus March 17 & 19, 2023! Nationwide Arena will host the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA ® Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Tickets are limited, don’t miss out on this highly anticipated event. The Arena District will be busy with basketball and St. Patrick’s Day excitement all weekend long!


🏟️ Fuel up this season at one of the dozens of restaurants or bars located throughout the Arena District. Alcoholic beverages are available to purchase to-go on Blue Jackets, Crew, and Clippers home game days, from participating locations, so enjoy a beverage within the DORA as you head to the game! 



🎤 Exciting performances coming to Nationwide Arena and KEMBA Live! throughout February. Head over to the Arena District website for a full list of events happening this month. Featured events include:


🎟️ Enter for a chance to win two tickets to see Parkway Drive at KEMBA Live! on February 13. Enter the sweepstakes: 

Parkway Drive at KEMBA Live, click to enlarge image

Looking Ahead: March Concerts

🎵 The March entertainment schedule at Nationwide Arena is jam-packed with huge artists like Carrie Underwood, MUSE, Bruce Springsteen, Blake Shelton and Kane Brown! Grab tickets while supplies last. 

Food & Drink

Creole 2 Geaux Opening Soon

🍴Creole 2 Geaux is gearing up to open their location at 401 N Front Street in the Arena District! This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers a menu inspired by New Orleans style cuisine. Read about some of their delicious Creole and Cajun offerings like Bourbon Chicken, Po’ Boy, Jambalaya Mac and more in a recent review by Columbus Underground.  

Sunday Football

🏈 Watch the big game at your favorite Arena District sports bar on Sunday, February 12 as Kansas City battles it out against Philadelphia!

  • Boston’s
  • Goodwood Brewing
  • Moran’s
  • R Bar
  • Whistle & Keg

Valentine’s Day Picks

❤️ Celebrate the month of love with your sweetheart at your favorite neighborhood spots:

  • Valentine’s Day $59.99 special at Buca di Beppo – small garlic bread, mixed green or caesar salad with a heart-shaped lasagna and a mini cannoli
  •  Boston’s Pizza will donate $1 from every heart-shaped pizza ordered from February 10 – 14 to a local charity

Bucca di Beppo, click to enlarge image

New Menu Items at Goodwood Brewing Columbus 

🔥 NEW Buffalo Chicken Sandwich made with a beer infused hot sauce. Stay tuned on Goodwood’s socials to learn about more new menu items rolling out this winter. 

National Margarita Day 

🍹 National Margarita Day is Wednesday, February 22. Stop by Nada and sip on a few refreshingly tasty margs! 


Columbus Community

 5th Line 5K Race

🏃🏽 Join the 5th Line 5K race on Sunday, February 5, 2023. Registration is now open to celebrate fitness and hockey, and “Finish on Center Ice” at Nationwide Arena. Sign up today: The 5th Line 5K Race 

Columbus Polar Plunge
🥶 The #ChillofaLifetime is BACK in 2023! Take the plunge February 11, 2023 at Field for Special Olympics Ohio. Sign up today: Columbus Polar Plunge


Community Living

Experience a Lifestyle you LOVE

🌇 Residents are sharing the LOVE with online reviews. Arena District residents enjoy an unmatched resident experience with an on-site team that cares. Check out what Juliana H. shared about her experience at Flats on Vine

Flats on Vine, click to enlarge image