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The Arnold Festival 2019 is now underway!

The Arnold Festival 2019
The Arnold Festival 2019

Today kicks off the annual Arnold Sports festival in Columbus Ohio! Slated at this year's Arnold will be 80 sports and events and will attract an estimated 200,000 people and 22,000 athletes competing.

The Arnold Fitness expo starts on March 1st and ends on March 3rd at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. This will feature more than 1,000 booths with the latest supplements, and 4 stages with competitions and entertainment.

2019 Arnold Sports Festival Dates and Locations

Dates: February 28-March 3, 2019

Locations: Most events are held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.) and Ohio Expo Center (717 E. 17th Ave.).

Hours: Events begin Thursday 10 a.m. and conclude Sunday 6 p.m. Visit for a complete schedule.

Arnold Fitness EXPO hours: Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO hours: Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: A daily EXPO ticket ($20 each in advance or $25 at door; children 14 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult) includes admission to most events, the Arnold Fitness EXPO and the Arnold SportsWorld Kids & Teens EXPO. A new Fast-Pass Ticket ($30 in advance only) provides one-hour early access to the Arnold Fitness EXPO (8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday)

Attendees can purchase a $20 ticket at the door at all events at the Ohio Expo Center that is good for one-day’s admission at the Ohio Expo Center only. (The $20 ticket can be upgraded for $5 for access to the Arnold Fitness EXPO and other events at the Greater Columbus Convention Center).

Professional and amateur bodybuilding events; IFBB Meet & Greet at the Hilton Columbus Downtown; Amateur MMA Festival and Arnold Party With The Pros at EXPRESS LIVE!; Arnold Pro Boxing at the Hollywood Casino; and PCS Pole Fitness Championships and the Arnold Sunday Showcase at the Greater Columbus Convention Center require a separate ticket.

Arnold VIP Ticket Packages are available for $350 and $600 and include exclusive benefits and premium seating to many events.

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