The NCAA Women's Tournament turns 37 years old this year, when the Final Four comes to Columbus for the first time.

The games in Nationwide Arena will feature two relative newcomers to the Final Four in Louisville and Mississippi State, who have combined for three previous appearances.

The other semifinal features two of the sport's blue bloods: 11-time champion Connecticut and eight-time Final Four participant Notre Dame.

Around 80,000 people are expected to descend upon the Arena District during the four-day event.

Whether you're visiting the area or you live nearby, here's everything you need to know about this weekend's festivities:

NATIONAL SEMIFINAL AND CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

Events will be at Nationwide Arena

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FRIDAY, MARCH 30
7 p.m. Louisville vs. MS State
9 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Connecticut

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
6 p.m. National Championship Game

Here is a year-by-year look at the Women's Final Four since its inception in 1982: OTHER NCAA FINAL FOUR EVENTS Tourney Town

Tourney Town is a free festival with special appearances, autograph signings, games, giveaways and more.

When: Thursday, March 29 - Sunday, April 1
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Cost: Free
Click here for a complete schedule of events

Bounce

Kids ages 18 and under are invited to participate in a parade joining thousands of fans dribbling their way downtown.

When: Saturday, March 31 1 p.m.
Location: McFerson Commons Park
Cost: Free
Click here to register

Thursday Pick and Roll

Fans are invited to pop around High Street to experience Columbus shops and restaurants on Thursday. The more places fans visit during the Thursday Pick and Roll, the more chances they have to win Women’s Final Four prizes.

When: March 29 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Location: Short North
Cost: Free
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Super Saturday Night Party

The inaugural Super Saturday Night event will celebrate current and former women’s basketball players at all levels on a grand stage inside Nationwide Arena

When: Saturday, March 31 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location: Nationwide Arena
Cost: Free
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Party on the Plaza

Pregame party with entertainment and fun before the semifinal and championship games.

When: Friday, March 30, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Battelle Plaza
Cost: Free
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