Shopping & Entertainment

When you visit the Greater Columbus Convention Center, everything is just a short walk away. From art openings to pro sporting events we’re in the center of everything.

The eclectic North Market, charming Goodale Park, lively Arena District and the trend-setting Short North Arts District surround the Convention Center. Major government, entertainment and cultural events are happening every day of the year inside and out.


Arena District

The Arena District is a walkable neighborhood. Once you are here, you can easily get to Nationwide Arena, Columbus Clippers,, and restaurants. From live music and fireworks, to hat tricks and grand slams, the Arena District has the best in Downtown Columbus entertainment.


Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy the Extraordinary with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra classical, pops, family and festival concerts.


Easton is the Midwest’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, featuring 180 best-in-class retailers and over 50 dining options, many exclusive to central Ohio. Unwind at Ohio’s largest movie theatre or world-class comedy club. From cooking classes to concerts, story time to free family movies, Easton hosts an ever-changing mix of entertainment and seasonal events. Whether you are local or just visiting, you will feel right at home with pedestrian-friendly open-air sidewalks, fountains, and parks. Visit our website to plan your visit!

German Villlage
Character Lives On among the charming brick streets and preserved architecture from the 1800s in this nationally registered historic district. Visitors are welcomed to shop, dine and stroll an eclectic collection of Columbus-voted best restaurants, cafes and boutiques. Parking is free among one of the country’s 10 Great Neighborhoods, recognized by the American Planning Association.


Howl at the Moon

Part Bar. Part Concert. All Fun! Howl at the Moon is a high-energy, live music destination where people come to party, sing, dance, and Howl! Sit back with a specialty cocktail while you watch our talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop, and today’s dance hits. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just want a fun night out, Howl at the Moon is the perfect spot for you.


Lazer Kraze Family Fun Center
Lazer Kraze features multi-level, state-of-the-art laser tag in a professionally themed laser tag arena. With instant feedback sound and scoring, it’s great for players of all ages. For even more fun, there’s a huge arcade with video and redemption games or try out the “Zero Gravity Inflatables” with huge slides, bounce houses, obstacle courses, and a jousting ring. Fresh-made pizzas are a great way to round out an ‘Out of this World’ day! No reservations are required but always recommended. See website for open-play session times for inflatables. Laser tag missions run every 20 minutes. Please note inflatables players must be at least 42″ to play or 48″ to joust. Waivers are required for inflatables and must be parent-signed if under 18.

North Market
Just steps away from the Greater Columbus Convention Center sits the historic North Market. Since 1876, North Market has been home to local butchers, bakers, fishmongers, green grocers and farmers. Expanded offerings include ethnic food specialties, gourmet groceries and gifts. Starting in April and continuing through the growing season, Saturdays are home to the “Original” Farmers’ Market. The Market Flea takes center stage on Sundays May through October. See why over 1 million people per year visit this central Ohio gem! There is always something going on at YOUR North Market.
(614) 463-9664
59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215


Short North Arts District
The Art and Soul of Columbus, the Short North Arts District is heralded as the SoHo of the Midwest and a must-visit destination. Join thousands of visitors at the monthly Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of every month.

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  • The GCCC venue itself is a cashless facility. This includes all GCCC operated concessions and all in-lane GCCC parking transactions. However, within the GCCC, there are individual contracted vendors and outlets who, at their discretion, may accept cash.