The nation's fiercest costume party culminates tonight on High Street in the Short North Arts District with the highlight of HighBall: the Costume Couture Fashion Show. The amazing HighBall Grand Entrance will usher you into HighBall Saturday where hosts Nina West and Johnny DiLoretto will again grace the stage, as will the best public costume contest in the nation.
HighBall is a rain or shine (and sparkle) event. We have been monitoring the weather closely and are confident that we'll be in the clear in time for the show. In the event of inclement weather, we'll take the necessary precautions for safety at the event.
Get ready to dress to impress and stomp the High Street runway.
6:00PM: HighBall Happy Hour
The party kicks off with free admission until 7:00PM.
8:00PM: The Original Soundtrack
Forged from the roots of blues, R&B, jazz, and alternative rock, The Original Soundtrack will kick off the Saturday stage show. Their soulful sound will keep you rockin’ through the night.
A Columbus staple at bars and festivals, MojoFlo offers a unique and eclectic mix of funk, soul, rock, R&B, jazz, blues, and hip-hop that will help put some groove into your Saturday night moves.
10:00PM: Highlight of HighBall: Costume Couture Fashion Show
HighBall highlights fashion during the Public Costume Contest and its signature program, Costume Couture, where teams of designers will dazzle audiences and compete for cash prizes.The HighBall 2015 Costume Couture Fashion Show is poised to be the most artistic yet, with 32 memorizing, over-the-top designs coming from the most diverse and talented crew to date.
11:15PM: The Battelle Public Costume Contest
Creativity competes for a cash prize at the Battelle Public Costume Contests. HighBallers will show off their most creative looks to highlight the fabulous fashion of the Costume Couture Fashion Show. Enter your own handiwork or cheer on your favorites. For two nights in Columbus, creativity rules the night.