Express Live!

Saturday, October 23, 6PM – 11PM, Doors Open at 5PM

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. At HighBall Halloween, you are what you wear!

For the first time ever, HighBall Halloween will take place at EXPRESS LIVE! on the outdoor stage. Taking center stage this year will be hosts Virginia West and NBC4’s Matt Barnes and Monica Day, performers MojoFlo and The West Family, the White Castle Costume Couture Fashion Show and the Out of the Closet Public Costume Contest. Proof of vaccination and masking will be required for all attendees. Tickets are on sale now.

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, including clean and safe initiatives, promotions, holiday campaigns, public art installations, and initiatives to support inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Learn more about the Short North Alliance and Short North Arts District at ShortNorth.org.

Interested in sponsoring the 2021 event? Contact Short North Alliance Events & Development Manager Becca Goodburn at Becca@ShortNorth.org.




Founded in 2008, HighBall Halloween began as a one-night event centered around our signature Costume Couture Fashion Show, where teams of local designers compete for the top spot and a cash prize. Stay tuned for details on how to celebrate HighBall Halloween safely in 2020!