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Arnold Sports Festival

March 2, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Arnold Sports Festival 
March 2-4, 2018
The 2018 Arnold Sports Festival – the largest multi-sport festival in the United States – will be held March 1-4, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. The festival features more than 18,000 athletes from 80 nations competing in more than 70 sports and events, including 14 Olympics sports. Parking fee is $10 per one time entry for this event.

Time: Friday and Saturday, 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Price: Daily EXPO Tickets: Adults: $15 per day in advance; $20 per day at the door. 14 years and under FREE if accompanied by an adult.
Location: Bricker; Buckeye; Cardinal Hall; Celeste; Coliseum; Lausche; Paddock; Rhodes; Voinovich
Website:; Schedule of Events

Arnold Express Shuttle hours:

  • Friday, March 2, 2018  7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, March 4, 2018 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Major events include Arnold Classic and related IFBB Pro League professional contests; Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding Championships; Arnold Strongman Classic and Arnold Amateur Strongman World Championships.

Events are held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center, Express Live! and several other venues.

The Arnold Fitness EXPO will be held March 2-4, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and features more than 1,000 booths of the latest in sports equipment, apparel and nutrition, along with non-stop competitions and demonstrations.

The Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO will be held March 3-4, 2018 at the Ohio Expo Center and features sports demonstrations, competitions and 200 vendor booths. Archery, Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, XPC Powerlifting and Equestrian are among other competitions and events held at the Ohio Expo Center.

Daily EXPO Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and are good for most events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and all events at the Ohio Expo Center.

The following events require separate admission: IFBB Meet & Greet; Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships (Thursday, March 1 & Friday, March 2); Arnold Classic 212, Fitness International & Figure International Finals (Friday Night Pro Show); Arnold Classic, Arnold Men’s Physique Bikini International Prejudging and Arnold Pro Wheelchair Prejudging & Finals (Saturday afternoon); Arnold Classic, Bikini International and Arnold Strongman Classic Finals (Saturday Night Pro Show); Party With The Pros (Saturday night) and Arnold Sunday Showcase (Sunday morning).


March 2, 2018
March 4, 2018


Bricker Building
717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211 United States