Office of Student Life

Ohio Union

HighBall Halloween


Time: Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Location: Short North Arts District

Founded in 2008, HighBall has become one of the most anticipated events in the nation for the Halloween season. Taking place in the Short North Arts District on High Street, HighBall began as a one-night event centered around the signature Costume Couture Fashion Show, where teams of local designers compete for the top spot and a cash prize. The festivities continued with a street party, live art, electrifying stage performances, and a public costume contest.

HighBall grew with both local and national attention from publications such as The Columbus DispatchColumbus Business FirstColumbus alive!The Toronto Sun, and Columbus Underground. In 2013, FOX News called HighBall “the single most elaborate Halloween event in the country.”

Returning this year will be the costumed HighBall Runway Run, Public Costume Contest, and more. On Saturday night, HighBall with culminate with top-of-the-heap teams of designers who will compete with both ready-to-wear looks and fantasy costumes in the Costume Couture Fashion Show. A mashup of Carnivale, Mardi Gras, Day of the Dead, Halloween and a New York runway show! Really. 

Partnership with the Short North Alliance. 

Wristbands are available for pick-up beginning Monday, October 9th  at the Ohio Union Information Desk. Students are allowed to pick up two(2) wristbands per one(1) Buck-ID. Students will have to select to get a wristband(s) for Friday or Saturday night. Each wristband also comes with a $5 food voucher

Ticketing Information: Tickets Required

Teneshia Arnold
Student Activities- OUAB Grad/Prof

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