COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Arnold Sports Festival is set to return to Columbus in March to celebrate 35 years as one of the largest multi-sport fitness events in the world.
This year’s festival will feature more than 50 sports with more than 15,000 athletes at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on March 2-5.
The weekend includes strength and Olympic sports, seven IFBB Pro League contests, the NPC Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding Championships, the Arnold Strongman Classic and the Arnold Classic.
The Arnold Expo will return alongside other events over the weekend. The expo will be open March 3-5.
Here’s everything you need to know before you go:
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
There are a variety of different ticket options for fans. The most popular is the Daily Expo ticket, which costs $35 for Friday and Saturday and $30 for Sunday.
Parking & Transportation
Downtown Shuttle Service
Free shuttle service will be available on buses marked "Arnold Downtown Shuttle" beginning Thursday through Sunday to every major downtown hotel.
Arnold Express Hours of Operation:
Friday, March 3, 2023
6:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2023
6:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. (Sunday morning)
Sunday, March 5, 2023
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Ohio Expo Center
Parking will be available at the Ohio Expo Center for $10 per day or $24 for a weekend pass.
Arnold Express shuttle buses will run between the Ohio Expo Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Reserved parking is available in the Greater Columbus Convention Center garages beginning at $20. Spots can be purchased here.
Parking is also available in the Arena District garages for $25 at the Chestnut Street Garage and $15 at the Front Street Garage. Those spots can be purchased here.