What’s New at HighBall in 2011?
The simple answer to that question is… a lot!
The fourth annual HighBall Masquerade on High returns this Friday to offer an estimated 20,000 costumed patrons another opportunity to party in the streets and celebrate the local arts, culture and fashion of the Halloween holiday.
This year’s festivities are relocating again with a move up High Street to the northern end of the district at Fifth Avenue. The main stage will be located in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Fifth and High, which is where both the fashion show and costume contests will take place.
Additional entertainment will be scattered along a two block stretch of High Street (which will be closed to vehicular traffic) and includes drink stations, LED screens projecting the action on the main stage, theatrical performances from local performing arts groups, 15-foot tall giant “body puppets” created by the Columbus Idea Foundry, live glow-in-the-dark street mural painting and more.
More entertainment can also be found in the neighboring bars, restaurants and businesses including Skully’s Music Diner, Surly Girl Saloon, The Garden Theatre, Circus, Barrel 44 and more.
General admission to Highball is $5 and tickets can be purchased at the gate. Highball 2011 takes place from 5pm to 1am on Friday, October 28th.
More information can be found online at www.HighballHalloween.com.
Photo by Mike Beaumont.