HighBall Halloween 2022

2:00 pm - 11:00 pm


HighBall Halloween 2022

HighBall Halloween is the nation’s most elaborate costume party. Staged in the fashion capital of Columbus, this yearly event for the Halloween season bridges runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District.

For the first time since 2019, the event will return as a street-festival, located on Goodale and Park St.

A Fantastical Evening

  • Hosts Virginia West and NBC4’s Matt Barnes and Monica Day
  • Performances by The Deeptones, The Deal Breakers, Virginia West & The West Family, and the Amazing Giants
  • The out-of-this-world Costume Couture Fashion show, featuring 7 designers
  • A chance to win multiple $100 cash prizes during the Public Costume Contest
  • Cocktails from Middle West Spirits, plus beer and food vendors
  • And more!

New in 2022 – Family and Pet-friendly Programming

    • Hosts NBC4’s Matt Herchik and Andrea Henderson
    • Performances by New Basics Brass Band and NACHO Street Band
    • Public Costume Contests for Kids and Pets
    • And more!

Costume Couture Fashion Show

Seven talented designers, including five HighBall Halloween veterans and two new designers, will return to the stage to compete for a cash prize in the Costume Couture Fashion Show. Each designer will present one out-of-this-world costume couture creation, and three supporting fashion designs that are strutted across the stage. A panel of judges will determine who takes home the top prize of $1,000, as well as second and third place.

Public Costume Contest

The public will also get to strut across the main stage in front of the crowd of thousands for a chance at multiple $100 cash prizes in the Public Costume Contest. Official Public Costume Contest Categories will be announced soon!


General Admission: Access to the nation’s most elaborate costume party – HighBall Halloween!

  • Early Bird Pricing: September 16 to October 13, $15 + fees
  • Regular Pricing: October 14 to October 22, $25 + fees

VIP: Take your HighBall Halloween experience to the next level! VIP ticket holders will have premium stage viewing, drink tickets, free food, and a private tented area with private bar service and restroom access.

  • Early Bird Pricing: September 16 to October 13, $70 + fees
  • Regular Pricing: October 14 to October 22, $85 + fees

HighBall Halloween Ticket Purchase Disclaimers:

  • All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • Please bring a Photo ID and purchase confirmation to any will call location located at any gate to redeem for a wristband.
  • HighBall Halloween is an all age’s event, however, all attendees must be 21 to consume alcohol. Photo ID with age verification must be shown for every alcoholic purchase on-site at the event before drink tickets may be redeemed for alcoholic purchase.
  • 2022 costume and prop guidelines are coming soon.

HighBall Halloween Supports:

Proceeds from HighBall Halloween go to support the Short North Alliance (SNA), a 501(c)3 non-­profit organization serving both the property owners and business owners of the Short North Arts District. HighBall Halloween helps to underwrite the programs and activities of the Short North Alliance year-round, including community well-being initiatives, critical business support and advocacy, clean and safe initiatives, new public art works, creative promotions and events, like Gallery Hop and holiday campaigns to support small businesses.