Plan Your Trip to the 2023 CrossFit Games Semifinals

April 24, 2023


We have put together a quick-start guide to help plan your trip to a CrossFit Semifinal event.

The 2023 CrossFit Games Semifinals take place from April 28 to June 4, 2023, and serve as the final qualifying stage for athletes looking to advance to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games.

Semifinals represent one of the few times each year we as a global CrossFit community can come together not only to cheer on our favorite athletes and represent our affiliates but also to witness some of the most exciting moments in our sport. 

The atmosphere at Semifinals is indescribable and will leave you inspired and motivated as you face your own workouts in the year ahead. If you haven’t yet made a trip to a Semifinal event, this is your year. 

We have put together a quick-start guide to help plan your trip to a CrossFit Semifinal event.

Melina Rodriguez

Melina Rodriguez at the 2022 Copa Sur Semifinal | Photo by Joy Image

Important Dates and How to Purchase Tickets 

View the table below for the full list of Semifinals, including dates, locations, and direct links to purchase tickets and find accommodations. 


Date Competition Location Tickets Accommodations Volunteer
May 18-21 North America East Semifinal Orlando, FL, USA Buy Tickets Book Accommodations Registration Closed
May 19-21 Africa Semifinal Johannesburg, South Africa Buy Tickets TBA Register
May 25-28 North America West Semifinal Pasadena, CA, USA Buy Tickets Book Accommodations Registration Closed
May 26-28 Oceania Semifinal Tennyson, QLD, Australia Buy Tickets Book Accommodations Register
May 26-28 South America Semifinal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Buy Tickets TBA TBA
June 1-4 Europe Semifinal Berlin, Germany Buy Tickets Book Accommodations Registration Closed
June 2-4 Asia Semifinal Busan, South Korea Buy Tickets Book Accommodations TBA


Competition Schedules

The competition schedule for North America East, North America West, and Europe is:

  • Teams
    • Thursday: on-site registration.
    • Thursday-Saturday: competition.
    • Saturday night: podium ceremony.
  • Individuals
    • Thursday: on-site registration.
    • Friday-Sunday: competition.
    • Sunday night: podium ceremony.

The competition schedule for Africa, Asia, Oceania, and South America is:

  • Teams and Individuals
    • Thursday: on-site registration.
    • Friday-Sunday: competition.
    • Sunday night: podium ceremony.

Daily overview for East, West and Europe

DAY Gates Open Gates Close Competition Begins Competition Ends Community Throwdown Heats Begin Community Throwdown Heats End
THURSDAY 10:00 AM 6:00 PM 12:00 PM 6:00 PM NO HEATS NO HEATS
FRIDAY 8:00 AM 6:30 PM 9:00 AM 6:30 PM 2:00 PM 5:30 PM
SATURDAY 8:00 AM 7:00 PM 9:00 AM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM
SUNDAY 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 9:00 AM 4:00 PM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM

All times are local. 

View the schedule for Africa, Oceania, South America and Asia

Daily Competition Schedule for East, West and Europe



A Guide to the Semifinals Fan Experience 

Live CrossFit Games events express the best of the community. Attending one of the Semifinal events live gives you the best experience while watching your favorite athletes vie for a ticket to the Games. It also provides you with an opportunity to participate in community events, from the Semifinals Throwdown to CrossFit clinics to affiliate owner meet-ups. 

Take a look at this fan experience guide as you prepare for your trip to the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games Semifinals. 



Drop In at a Local Affiliate 

If you’re looking to get a workout in while attending a Semifinal, there’s no better way than to drop in at a local affiliate.

The CrossFit affiliate map makes it easy to find local affiliates close to your hotel or event venue by zooming in or out on the map. You can also use the search bar to find a specific affiliate in the area.

We recommend you call or email the box ahead of time to make sure they are accepting drop-ins or to make a reservation. Many others will be traveling to the same city, so ensuring you have a spot in class will be key. 


More Things to See and Do

Make the most of your weekend trip by visiting these recommended attractions located near each CrossFit owned/operated Semifinal event venue.


Venue: Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr. Orlando, FL

Visit Icon Park and SeaWorld for Less With Exclusive Semifinals Ticket Discounts

The Greater Orlando Sports Commission and CrossFit have secured special admission prices to Orlando's internationally known theme parks, and have made these discounts available to spectators and participants of the 2023 NOBULL CrossFit Games North America East Semifinal.

About ICON Park

Take in the Orlando skyline with an 18-minute ride on The Wheel, then visit the variety of amusement parks, luxurious dining options, and captivating museum exhibits. (source:

The Wheel at ICON Park – VIP Experience
$34.99 per person
$15.00 per person
Ticket Order Deadline: None

About SeaWorld Orlando

The SeaWorld family of parks offers unforgettable experiences for animal lovers, coaster enthusiasts, water park fans and everyone in between. (source:

SeaWorld 1 Day 1 Park
$109.99 + tax
$84.00 including tax
Ticket Order Deadline: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
SeaWorld tickets are valid up to one year after purchase date.

Get discounted tickets to ICON Park and SeaWorld

Visit the Kennedy Space Center

See the visionary designs paving the way for human deep space travel while discovering the current cutting-edge space exploration innovations from NASA and commercial partners. (source:

Location: Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Distance: 53 miles away


Laugh It Up at the SAK Comedy Lab

Since its inception in 1991, the “Lab” has grown to become one of the largest theaters and training centers for improvisation in the Southeast. (source:

Location: 29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Distance: 13 miles away


Experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Step into the excitement of some of Harry Potter’s greatest adventures and enter two magical lands: Hogsmeade™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida with a Park-to-Park Ticket. (source:

Location: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Distance:  Less than 5 miles away


Visit Brevard Zoo

Brevard Zoo is a 75-acre nonprofit facility located in Melbourne, Florida, United States, that is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 195 species from Florida, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. (source:

Location: 8225 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940
Distance: 57 miles away


Visit the Orlando Science Center

With four floors of interactive exhibit halls, labs and workshops, theaters, an observatory, and experiences that change with the seasons, there is always something exciting for visitors to see and do at the Orlando Science Center. (source:

Location: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
Distance: 16 miles away




Venue: Pasadena Convention Center 300 E. Green St. Pasadena, CA

Stroll through Old Pasadena

This eclectic, historic district spans 22 blocks and features more than 300 businesses. Visitors can find premiere shopping, world-class dining, entertainment and activities for all ages, convenient parking, and pedestrian-friendly streets and historic alleys that are perfect for meandering and discovering the authentic character of Old Pasadena. (source:

Location: 1 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Distance: Less than one mile away


Eaton Canyon Nature Center

Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center is a natural preserve located at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can explore Eaton Canyon’s expansive hiking and equestrian trails, along with seasonal streams, abundant native plants and wildlife and a nature center with displays, live animals, and more. (source:

Location: 1750 N Altadena Dr, Pasadena, CA 91107
Distance: 5 miles away


Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is home to one of the world’s most remarkable private art collections ever assembled. Modern works from Europe and the United States, acquired by the former Pasadena Art Museum, also occupy an important place in the Museum’s holdings. (source:

Location: 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
Distance: Less than 1 mile away


Kidspace Children's Museum

Kidspace is a nonprofit museum designed to delight and engage children emotionally, intellectually, and physically through joyful, kid-driven experiences. We invite all children to play, discover, create, thrive, and to explore the world with curiosity and kindness. (source:

Location: 480 N Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103
Distance: 2 miles away


Disneyland Park

This iconic theme park is a bit further than other activity options, but who can resist a chance to visit Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, watch Tale of the Lion King, or plan an experience with your favorite Disney characters?

Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Distance: 32 miles away




Venue: Max-Schmeling-Halle Am Falkpl. 1 10437 Berlin

Tour the Reichstag

The Reichstag building, with the famous glass dome, is one of the most frequently visited sights in Berlin. It has been the seat of the German parliament, the Bundestag, since 1990. (source:

Location: Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany
Distance: 5 km away


Visit the East Side Gallery 

At 1316 metres long, the open-air art gallery on the banks of the Spree in Friedrichshain is the longest continuous section of the Berlin Wall still in existence. Immediately after the wall came down, 118 artists from 21 countries began painting the East Side Gallery, and it officially opened as an open air gallery on 28 September 1990. Just over a year later, it was given protected memorial status. (source:

Location: Mühlenstraße 3-100, 10243 Berlin, Germany
Distance: 6 km away


See the Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's most important monuments, a landmark and symbol with over two hundred years of history. It used to be memorial of division - after the construction of the Berlin Wall, it was located in the restricted area and could not be visited by East or West Germans. After the fall of the Wall, the gate became a symbol of German unity. (source:

Location: Pariser Platz, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Distance: 5 km away



Learn More About Semifinals

For more information about Semifinals, visit the CrossFit Semifinals page and check out the articles below: