Upcoming Weekend Events: Happy Halloween!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWe absolutely love this time of year.  There is so much to do with a festive halloween theme.

Here are just a few things happening in the area this Halloween Weekend that you might just want to check out!

An All Hallows’ Eve Ghost Tour

Downtown Lancasterhallows_eve

Three Tour Stops: City Hall Clock Tower (104 E. Main St.) Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 E. Main St.) The Lodge in Lancaster (129 E. Main St.)

Ticket Pricing: General admission is $12. The cost for a Destination Downtown Lancaster Supporter is $10.

 This is a historical guided tour with a ghostly twist. Costumes of all types are encouraged.  Enjoy a stroll through part of Downtown Lancaster and learn history about the buildings you pass from your tour guide. You will be greeted at three locations by a storyteller. You will be at each location for 10-15 minutes.
Due to the nature of this event (required walking, up and down stairs, listening up to 15 minutes), it is best suited for individuals in the seventh grade and beyond. If you have a student younger than seventh grade who you think can handle it, we leave it to your discretion. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pumpkin Hike at Alley Park

Alley Park – Lancaster Parks and Recreationpumpkin

2805 Old Logan Road SE, Lancaster, OH 43130
Saturday, Oct. 266:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

This is a pumpkin lit night hike around Lake Loretta. There will be a bonfire for cooking hot dogs. At 8 a.m. pumpkin carving will be held at the barn. Those that would to participate are asked to bring their own cutting utensils.

Haunted Statehouse Tourhauntedstatehouse

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.

Each tour will last approximately an hour. Available tour times include: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 40 individuals per tour time each night. This event has sold out the previous seven years.

Tickets for the Haunted Statehouse Tours are $12 per adult and $6 per child under the age of 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets can be purchased three ways:
-Online at http://www.statehouseshop.com (click “Seasonal”);
-By visiting the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio
-Or purchasing over the phone by calling 614/728-9234.

Statehouse staff members and volunteers will combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted Statehouse tour. Conductors will lead visitors through the dimly lit limestone corridors of the Ohio Statehouse by lantern. This historical tour is spooky but appropriate for all members of the family. The tour is most suitable for individuals over the age of 12.

Special activities will be available to participate in before each tour.


HighBall Halloween

A bit Carnivale. A bit Mardi Gras. A lot Halloween!

HighBall is:

• A celebration of Columbus’ creative talenthbh2
• A vital fundraiser supporting the initiatives of the Short North Arts District
• An amazing party for 20,000
• The only event to be held in the middle of Columbus’ wildly-acclaimed High Street

HighBall is one of Ohio’s most anticipated Halloween celebrations. So big they had to close High Street to stage it! The best costume spying in Ohio. Electrifying stage shows and eye-popping street performances. The festivities are held directly on High Street in the blocks connecting the famed Short North Arts District to the Arena District and Downtown Columbus.

To commemorate its sixth anniversary, HighBall expands to two days – Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. The experience begins Friday evening with dancing in the street, bands, stage shows and designer competitions. The fun continues during the day on Saturday with activities for children and families, followed by the outrageous Dogtober Howloween pet costume contest. Saturday night returns to dancing in the streets and the highly-anticipated general public costume contests where thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are on the line.

A mashup of Carnivale, Mardi Gras, Day of the Dead, Halloween and a New York runway show! Really.

For More Information and A List Of Events — Click Here.

Short North Arts District

400 N. High Street
Directly Outside the Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio 43215


Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:45 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM


General Pricing: 5.00


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