If you’re in Columbus this weekend for the Arnold Sports Festival, and are unable to attend your planned event due to general admission restrictions, we want to share a few ways for you to spend your time in the city. We've worked with Columbus' world-class attractions to make your visit both fun and memorable!
Each of these attractions is offering free admission to anyone with an Arnold Sports Festival ticket between Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 8. Present your Arnold ticket at the admission gates to take advantage of these offers.
These attractions are offering discounted admission to anyone with an Arnold Sports Festival ticket between Friday, March 6 and Sunday, March 8. Present your Arnold ticket at the admission gates to take advantage of these offers.
COSI - $5 off admission
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - $3 off admission
National Veterans Memorial and Museum - Tickets cost $5
Ohio History Connection - $5 off admission
Central Ohio Fire Museum - 10% off admission (closed Sunday)
Offers in the Short North Arts District: see each listing for restrictions.
Ampersand - Complimentary iced green tea with food purchase
Axis - Free entry on Friday
Bar 23 - Two UFC Title Fights on view Saturday at 9 p.m.
C. Krueger's - 12 cookies starting at $20, 24 cookies starting at $30, and 36 cookies starting at $40 through Saturday
CRMD MET-Rx protein ice cream available
Glean - $1 off handmade soap to anyone associated with the festival (ticket holders + participants)
Global Gifts - 10% off to ticket holders Friday-Monday
Hai Poke - Swol Bowl special for $17: Double portion of any protein over kale and rice with avocado, all toppings, and any sauce
High Street CBD - $5 off any $30+ purchase
HOMAGE - Special pricing on Arnold merch starting Friday: $20 tees, $15 tanks, $15 racers, $35 fleece, and $15 youth
Jacob Neal Home Collection - 20% off storewide
Jolie Occasions - 10% off to ticket holders, Friday-Sunday
Little Rock Bar - Heavy Metal Sudden Death Bingo at 4pm and Live Band KAraoke at 9pm on Saturday
Local Cantina Short North - 10% off, must mention "Experience Columbus"
Pinot's Palette - Buy one seat, get one half price for any instructor led class; code is ARNOLD2020
Prologue Bookshop: 10% off to ticket holders
Short North Stage at the Garden Theater: $5 off tickets to Young Frankenstein Thursday-Sunday for Arnold Classic ticket holders. Use code ARNOLD at https://tinyurl.com/youngfrankSNS or call the box office at 614-725-4042 and mention code ARNOLD.
Short North Piece of Cake - $5 off any $10+ purchase, must mention the Arnold Sports festival deal, Friday & Saturday
The Lamp Shade - 35% off to ticket holders
The Optical. Co - Up to 40% off all glasses and sunglasses, Saturday & Sunday
The Paper Daisy - Pick a free set of matches with any $50 purchase
The Table - Complimentary taste of charcuterie with purchase of dinner (one meat + one cheese OR two cheeses OR two smoked + pickled)
THREAD - 10% off to ticket holders
Torso - Tanks and muscle shirts are 20% off, free tee shirt with purchase over $150, all clearance items are 70% off
Union Cafe - 15% off food (up to $10 discount) to ticket holders
White Castle - $5 10 sack of White Castle Sliders Thursday-Sunday
The Woodbury - 15% discount on entire bill (excluding tax, gratuity and alcohol).
Milestone 229 - $5 off the purchase of two entrees
Fours on High - Choice of two proteins (steak, chicken, fish) with baked sweet potato and steamed veggies for $20, or all three proteins for $25.
Zoup Arena District - 10% off purchase (closed Sunday)
This list is developing, so please check back, as new offers may be added.
If you're looking for even more to see and do, explore Columbus' distinctive neighborhoods. We've got guides right here. Columbus' restaurants, particularly those near the Greater Columbus Convention Center in the Short North Arts District are ready to serve you! Check out more on Columbus' dining scene here.
We'll also be staffing information tables at all host hotels and at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to help you make the most of your time in Columbus.
If you're a Columbus community member who would like to extend an offer to Arnold Sports Festival ticket holders, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.