COLUMBUS (WCMH) – It’s called the most elaborate costume party in the nation. HighBall Halloween is a party like no other, encouraging creativity and costumes for a two-night event.

“Everyone dresses up and in many ways neighbors any friends that you see walking the street are some of the most exciting things you’ll see at HighBall,” says exec. dir. of the Short North Alliance Betsy Pandora.

NBC4’s Monica Day is hosting the event this year with drag queen Nina West. Nearly 30,000 people are expected to attend. Organizers say it’s meant to bridge runway style with the culture of the Short North Arts District.

“You really get to shine and be an individual and I think it’s awesome,” says make-up artist Nonia Wolf.Schedule for Saturday, October 22nd:

4:00pm HighBall  Happy Hour (free entry into HighBall Halloween until 6:00pm)

4:30pm DJ Charles Erickson

7:00pm Nina West & the West Family

8:00pm Nick D & The Believers

9:00pm Mojoflo

10:00pm Battelle Costume Couture Fashion Show

11:00pm HB: High Fashion Public Costume Contest

General admission is $10. The party goes on until 1 am.

Check out road closures and traffic information for HighBall HERE.