Highball Halloween, Gallery Hop

Highball Halloween 2017, ten years of costumes & creativity over two extraordinary nights

OCTOBER 20-21, 2017

Short North Arts District, Columbus, OH – The Short North Alliance invites the Columbus community to join in the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of HighBall Halloween on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21.

HB On The Rocks X

HB: On the Rocks is our annual Friday night tribute to fabulous fashion inspired by music icons, eras, and genres. On Friday, HighBall Halloween 2017 will celebrate our 10th anniversary event by celebrating the Columbus music community. Join in the fun as we pay tribute to 10 musical legends performed by ten musical acts. Local bands will hit the HighBall Halloween Mountain Dew Main Stage for electrifying performances including mixed sets of original songs and music legend covers. In between sets, see our hosts Nina West and NBC4’s Monica Day dance through the decades. Watch pop-up performers on High Street. Stay tuned for more Friday night surprises.

Here is the HighBall Halloween Mountain Dew Main Stage Line up:

Doc Robinson with a Little Help from Their Friends (as the Beatles)

Mojo Flo (as Beyonce)

The Floorwalkers (as Bob Dylan)

Damn The Witch Siren (as Madonna)

Liberty Deep Down (as *NSYNC)

Here is the HighBall Halloween LIFEWTR Second Stage Line Up:

T.Wong (as Lenny Kravitz)

The Shaw Brothers (as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson)

KaTanya Ingram (as Stevie Wonder)

Jenny Flory (as Amy Winehouse)

Joey Hebdo (as Queen)

Attendees are invited to come to HB: On the Rocks dressed as your favorite music legend and the era they defined to complete in our HB: On the Rocks Public Costume Contests.

HB: High Fashion

Extraordinary style is the name of the game at HB: High Fashion on Saturday night. Local bands will open HB: High Fashion and get you pumped for the main event. Marvel at recreations of the past 9 winning HighBall Halloween Costumes in the 10th Anniversary Costume Couture Runway Show then watch TEN teams of designers compete for the top slot and cash prize in The Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show, HighBall Halloween’s Grandest Ever. See models stomp the runway in inspired costumes collections in a spectacular fashion show unlike any other. As the night ends, get a chance to be a part of the Mountain Dew Main Stage spectacle for the High Fashion Public Costume Contest.

New for our 10th Anniversary Year

HighBall Halloween Night Castle VIP Party

Experience HighBall Halloween up-close and personal. Presented by White Castle, the HighBall Halloween Night Castle VIP Party features up-close views of the HighBall Halloween Mountain Dew Main Stage and runway, unlimited eats provided by White Castle, private cash bars with a special selection of beverages for VIPs only and indoor restrooms.

HighBall Halloween 10th Anniversary Ball

A gala-like affair and fundraiser unlike any other civic event in Columbus, the HighBall Halloween 10th Anniversary Ball on Saturday, October 21 will be held inside the spectacular, newly opened Greater Columbus Convention Center’s North Atrium and Short North Ballroom. The Ball will feature unbeatable views of the HighBall Halloween runway, a private viewing of the Costume Couture Fashion Show creations and the 10th Anniversary Runway Show, meet and greets with the Costume Couture Designers, an exclusive meet and greet with the artist and creator of a remarkable new public art installation planned for the North Atrium, a silent auction, complimentary parking, complimentary bar beverages, light hors d’oeuvres and so much more!

HighBall Halloween Spectacle Park

Our 10th anniversary year celebration is so be, we couldn’t fit it all on High Street! Enjoy HighBall Halloween unlike every before with our expanded event site on East Goodale Street. Experience the HighBall Halloween LIFEWTR second stage, mind-blowing public art installations, and so much more.

Complete ticket information, program information, and more to be announced later this summer. Stay tuned on www.highballcolumbus.org.


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.

Be part of the HighBall Halloween street spectacle and model yourself on High Street. At HighBall Halloween, you are what you wear.


Proceeds from HighBall Halloween go to support the Short North Alliance (SNA), a 501(c)3 non­profit 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, including: clean and safe initiatives, promotions, holiday campaigns, public art installations, and parking management.

Additionally, numerous groups receive stipends to further their good works in return for their support of HighBall Halloween.

Poised at the gateway to the Short North Arts District, the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) will show off more than 130 stunning works of local art when it makes its debut Sept. 2 as part of the district’s Gallery Hop circuit. As part of the GCCC’s recent $140 million expansion and renovation, the Convention Facilities Authority has acquired artwork by more than 100 local artists just for the convention center. These works display our community’s diversity, openness, and artistic strength to visitors, tourists, and residents alike. The GCCC’s collection includes a dramatic interactive sculpture created by local artist Matthew Mohr and unlike any other in the world, and Gallery Hop will be one of the earliest opportunities to see it on display. The Convention Facilities Authority, which owns the convention center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, Nationwide Arena and four parking facilities, has invested more than $3.5 million to build the largest contemporary collection of Franklin County art. Stop in during Gallery Hop for refreshments, art tours and an opportunity to meet Matthew Mohr.

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