The largest multi-sport event in the Nation is back in Columbus when the Arnold Sports Festival returns to the Columbus Convention Center from March 3 – March 6, 2022!
This event is every fitness enthusiasts “must-attend” event. It draws more than 22,000 athletes annually who compete in more than 60 sports & events, including 16 Olympic sports. Guests visit over 1,000 booths at the Fitness Expo.
Venues includes Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center, Hollywood Casino, Kemba Live!, Hilton Columbus Downtown, and more.
Check out the complete daily schedule, covering all of the venues.
Arnold Sports Expo Festival Ticket Info
Tickets for the Arnold Sports Festival are $25-$50 each in advance, depending on day attending and date of purchase. These are good for most events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center that don’t require a separate ticket, Friday-Sunday.
Children 14 & under are admitted free with an adult.
A 3 day pass is $70-$110.
Daily tickets are date specific. They include the 1,000 booth EXPO and most other sports and events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Separate ticketed events are not included, including IFBB Pro Meet & Greet, Friday Night Finals, Saturday Night Finals, Arnold Party, Arnold Showcase and Arnold Amateur NPC events.
See website for other ticket packages, VIP options, and more.
Ohio Expo Center Tickets
Tickets for events at the Ohio Expo Center are $20 or 3/$50, and aren’t date specific. Ohio Expo Center Tickets are valid only for Cheerleading, Martial Arts, and Baton Twirling events at the Ohio Expo Center.
Purchase tickets online, by telephone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-site ticketing locations at all Arnold Festival venues. Some events will sell out.
Party with the Pros
Did you know there’s an after-party after the Arnold Sports Festival? On Saturday night, you can Party with the Pros at Kemba Live! from 9 pm until closing! Tickets are $25 and may sell out! Read more here.
Arnold Sports Festival 5k Run
Even if you aren’t a top fitness competitor, you can still compete at the Arnold Sports Festival with the Arnold 5K. or Arnold Pump & Run 5K on Sunday, March 5.
The Arnold 5K run-only event begins at 10:30 a.m. at the north end of the Convention Center. Registration is $40 through February 28, and increases to $50 plus fees thereafter.
The top five overall men and top five overall women get special awards. Finished get Olympic size medals.
Athletes registered in the Arnold 5K or Arnold Pump & Run will receive free entry into the Arnold Fitness Expo on Sunday ($25 value) and a t-shirt. Proceeds of the race will benefit Jeff McGowan Memorial Scholarship Fund. Details and registration here.
Read more about the Sports Festival
There are SO many events and activities being held for The Arnold Festival – find all of the festival details here!
Fun events in Columbus during Arnold Sports Festival
Whether you’re from Columbus or visiting from afar and looking for some fun, we have plenty of ideas for fun during the festival dates!
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Friday, March 3, 2023
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Sunday, March 5, 2023