In its 7th year, Highball (Oct. 24-25) has become known as the nation's most fashionable costume party! Taking over High Street with musical performances, runway shows and stylish revelry, this is an event you need to experience.

comic conThe Wizard World Ohio Comic Con comes to the Greater Columbus Convention Center Oct. 31 -Nov. 2. Thousands of fans will be on hand to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, comics, cosplay, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

scary plants Franklin Park Conservatory joins in the spooky fun with a short-run exhibition called Scary Plants. Carnivorous plants, like the Venus fly trap and the native Ohio pitcher plant are on display, and larger than life sculptures give you a bug's eye view of these monstrous beings.

hitchcocktoberScary movies are a big part of Halloween fun, and the Gateway Film Center has you covered. Check out their Hitchcocktober series for some classic suspenseful thrillers.  For something a little more mild, Gateway Film Center also offers Heebie Jeebie, a family-friendly Halloween movie series, including Wallace & Grommit's the Curse of the White Rabbit and the Addams Family. Kids will get a trick-or-treat goodie bag filled with stickers, candy and Halloween craft supplies.