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.

  • 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 Goodwill Columbus Public Costume Contest
  • Cocktails from Middle West Spirits, plus beer and food vendors
  • And more!


  • Hosts NBC4’s Matthew Herchik and Andrea Henderson
  • Performances by New Basics Brass Band and NACHO Street Band
  • Free Jeni’s Ice Cream and treats from BarkBox for attendees (while supplies last)
  • Public Costume Contest for kids, where all participants will receive free Jeni’s Ice Cream, and winners will receive a Jeni’s Ice Cream Grand Prize
  • Public Costume Contest for pets, where all participants will receive BarkBox toys and one winner will receive a free 6-month subscription to BarkBox
  • And more!