HighBall returns as nation’s most fashionable costume party

Highball 6Columbus, OH – In what has rapidly become one of the Halloween season’s most highly-anticipated events, HighBall returns to Columbus for its seventh year, bringing guests more wild, fashion-forward costume designs than ever before. Repeatedly called the most elaborate and best Halloween costume party in the U.S., the two-day celebration of fashion and costume is slated for Friday, Oct. 23-Saturday, Oct. 24 in downtown Columbus. Nearby hotels will launch HighBall Getaway Packages in July, which include event tickets. Complete details are available at www.highballcolumbus.org.

HighBall’s crown jewel is Saturday night’s annual Highball Costume Couture Fashion Show, which features eight teams of designers who dazzle the crowd of some 40,000 visitors. The  runway show boasts more than a dozen high-couture costumes that are nothing short of fantastical. HighBall: On the Rocks happens Friday and includes an exciting music theme, local performers and a headliner, to be announced in coming weeks. Both Friday and Saturday include public costume contests and cash prizes for the best HighBaller costumes.

“HighBall has grown to become an icon of the Short North Arts District and one of Columbus’ most elaborate and inspiring artistic celebrations,” said Short North Alliance Executive Director Betsy Pandora.

In addition to new programming and events, HighBall unveiled a new website for this year’s spectacle. HighBallColumbus.org features an updated design showcasing the creativity and uniqueness of the event with a clean, mobile-responsive layout and eye-catching images from past HighBalls.

Columbus is a city unlike any other. Vibrant and alive, Ohio’s capital is known for its open attitude, smart style and entrepreneurial spirit. Columbus’ blend of neighborhoods; dynamic nightlife; noteworthy music scene; arts and culinary experiences; events; attractions; and accommodations are all made unforgettable by the diversity of its outgoing locals who warmly welcome visitors. Free travel guides, maps, online booking and detailed information are available at www.ExperienceColumbus.com or 866.397.2657 (866.EXP.COLS). Visitor information is also available on Facebook: facebook.com/ExperienceColumbus, facebook.com/ColumbusFoodScene, Twitter: @ExpCols and Pinterest

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