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Arnold Sports Festival

February 29 @ 8:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

arnold sports festival

The Arnold Sports Festival returns to Columbus on Thursday, February 29th, 2024, and runs through Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. It will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center. Attendees from all of the world come to Columbus for this event, making it one of the largest national and international draws to Central Ohio.

This year’s expo includes a massive range of health and fitness sports and events, including the 35th Annual Arnold Classic, which features the world’s best in men’s and women’s bodybuilding.

Arnold Sports Festival Events

  • Bodybuilding
  • Fitness International
  • Bikini International
  • Wellness International
  • Pro Wheelchair
  • Armlifting
  • Armwrestling
  • Kettlebells
  • MAS Wrestling
  • Strict Curl
  • USA Powerlifting
  • USA Weightlifting
  • XPC Powerlifting
  • Arnold Strongman Classic
  • Arnold Strongwoman Classic
  • Amateur Strongman
  • Rogue Record Breakers
  • Strongest Firefighter
  • 5K Pump & Run
  • CrossFit Endeavor
  • Youth DanceSport

Arnold Fitness Expo

This year’s expo is massive and will have over 1000 booths showing off sports equipment, apparel, and nutrition with lots of competitions and entertainment mixed in.

Arnold Fitness Expo Event Schedule

The schedule is too massive to be listed here.  You can get a full list of events on their website here. Most events are on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, but check the site’s schedule to avoid missing out on your favorite events.

Parking and Transportation

The best place to park for the Arnold Fitness Expo is at the Ohio Expo Center. Cost is $10-$24 for a weekend pass.  From there, you can catch the “Arnold Express Shuttle” that runs between the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Ohio Expo Center. Free shuttles also run between these major downtown hotels:

Greater Columbus Convention Center to
Columbus Renaissance Hotel to
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square to
Holiday Inn Downtown to
DoubleTree Hotel to
Hotel LeVeque to
Courtyard by Marriott to
Greater Columbus Convention Center

Ticket Information

Tickets are required for the festival, and specific events may be purchased in advance at the festival’s website. Those 14 and under are free if accompanied by a paying adult.



February 29 @ 8:00 am
March 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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