Highball_ October 24, 2014_112Get ready for HighBall 2015, the nation’s fiercest costume party taking place on October 23-24. Don a fab leather jacket on Friday for HighBall: On The Rocks MICHAEL JACKSON featuring Who’s Bad, the nation’s best King of Pop tribute band. On HighBall Saturday, model yourself on High Street in your over-the-top costume while you watch ten designers compete in the Costume Couture Fashion Show, and join in the fun for the Public Costume Contest.

Over the weekend, see your HighBall hosts Nina West and Johnny DiLoretto as they bring you local favorites, including The Floorwalkers, MojoFlo, Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons, The Girls!, The Amazing Giants, Fire & Flow LED dancers, puppets by Bruce Hanners and Leigh Lotocki, and more. VIP packages, general admission, and hotel accommodations are on sale now. Get pre-sale pricing before October 16. Details: www.highballcolumbus.org.

For the first time ever, HighBall general admission tickets, VIP admission, and beverage tickets are available for advanced purchase online now.

Special pre-sale prices for general admission and VIP tickets, as well as a new multi-night ticket package, will be available through Friday, October 16. Advance purchase tickets at full price will be available through Thursday, October 22.

Attendees can secure their spot at the nation’s fiercest costume party with ease this year by purchasing tickets in advance and skipping the ticket lines.

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Also debuting for the first time in 2015 is the White Castle HighBall Hot Mess VIP Tent. This $50 ticket includes VIP perks for Saturday night, access to the HighBall Hot Mess VIP Tent with up-close views of the stage and runway, a VIP beverage selection, and unlimited eats from White Castle. Five drink tickets are included with purchase of HighBall VIP tickets.

Click here for full details on pre-sale packages, advanced purchase tickets, and VIP experiences.

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HighBall is the nation’s fiercest 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. Be part of the HighBall street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall, you are what you wear.

HighBall helps to underwrite the programs and activities of the Short North Alliance, including: clean and safe initiatives, promotions, holiday campaigns, public art installations, and parking management.

Photos: Brent Mackey, Andrew Blight, and John Crider.

Cover Photo: Jennie Key.

For visitors unfamiliar with the area, the Short North Arts District is concentrated along High Street between King Avenue to the north and Nationwide Boulevard to the south. For more information on transit and parking, look here. For more information in general about the Short North Arts District, look here.