Updated Events Schedule

March 5, 2020

The 2020 Arnold Sports Festival will be held March 5-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio Expo Center and other venues around Columbus.

Due to Coronavirus concerns and to protect public health, we have closed the expo at the direction of state and local officials.

Under order from the State of Ohio, sports will continue. Parents and guardians ONLY are allowed in free to to watch their children compete.

The Arnold Classic Finals on Saturday night, the Pro Show on Friday night and the Meet & Greet on Thursday night at the Hilton Columbus will go on as scheduled.

State Order To Close Sports To Spectators


EVENTS ON AS REGULARY SCHEDULED

Hilton Columbus

IFBB Pro League Meet & Greet (Thursday Night at 7 p.m.)
Arnold Sunday Showcase (Sunda at 9:30 a.m.)

Greater Columbus Convention Center
 
Friday Night Pro Show (Friday night at 7 p.m.)
Arnold Classic & all IFBB Pro League Events (Saturday night at 7 p.m.)

Express LIVE!

Amateur MMA (Friday night at 7 p.m.)
Pro MMA (Saturday night at 7 p.m., new location)

EVENTS WITH NO SPECTATORS

5K Pump and Run (Pump Portion)
Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships
Arnold Model Search
Arnold Strongman Classic
Arnold Amateur World Strongman Championships
Pro Strongwoman
Rogue Record Breakers
Kettlebells
XPC / WPO Powerlifting
Art At The Arnold
Arnold Education
MAS Wrestling
Scottish Highland Games (Pro and Amateur)

EVENTS WITH PARENTS ONLY

Greater Columbus Convention Center

Youth DanceSport
Fencing
Weightlifting
XPC / WPO Powerlifting
USA Powerlifting
Jump Rope
Bodypainting (Battelle Grand, Atrium)
Foosball
Arnold 5K
CrossFit Endeavor
Ninja Warrior
Grappling
International Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Ohio Expo Center

Gymnastics
Cheerleading
Baton Twirling
Martial Arts

Competitions Inside the Bricker Building will be held with no spectators except for parents and guardians of youth competitors:

Arnold's Strongest Teen
Cup Stacking
Fitness Pageants
High School Weightlifting
Speed Cubin
Talent Show

Other Venues

Disc Golf (Walnut Hill Disc Golf Course)
Soccer (Columbus Superkick)
Swimming (New Albany High School)
Axe Throwing (Throw Nation)
Pickleball (Scarborough East Tennis Facility and Elysium Tennis
Wolf Pack Trail Run (Alum Creek State Park)
Table Tennis (Spin and Smash and Columbus State Table Tennis Club)

CANCELED EVENTS

The below events will not be held:

Arnold Fitness EXPO
Arnold Kids & Teens EXPO

Armlifting
Armwrestling
Futsal
MMA Workshop
Medieval Fighting
Lifestyle Fitness & Yoga
Arnold Sunday Showcase
Guns & Hoses Boxing
Party With The Pros

Ultimate Teen Challenge
Spartan Obstacle Course
Pole Fitness
Arnold Pop Culture
Cutler-Shaw Seminar
Celebrity Photo-Ops