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Inside 43215: 25 Years of Arnold


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You are going to be pumped up in a big way this year at the Arnold Sports Festival and Expo, which celebrates its 25th year in Cbus. The festivities begin February 28 and run through March 3. Each year the event gets better and bigger, and not just the body builders.

Where to start? Sure there’s bodybuilding, but from arm wrestling, bikinis and CrossFit to Zumba, the peeps at The Arnold covered the ABCs of a good time.

As a new venue this year, Columbus Commons will host the Arnold Scottish Highland Games on Sunday, March 3. Four local bands will converge on the Commons for the grand opening ceremony featuring none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Strong men in kilts will be lifting (and throwing) things like 20-foot telephone poles among five events, competing for a prize purse of 20,000 bucks. Stick around for the Highland Dance Competition that will keep your toes tapping to the bagpipe melodies, and don’t forget to let us know if you see Arnold.

Afterward, we know that you might need to pack on some protein. How about an oven roasted half chicken or jumbo sea scallops at Dempsey’s Restaurant? Tell us what you like to do for fun downtown and be entered to win.

Go to Ticketmaster to find out all the details for the Arnold Sports Festival and Expo.