Even on a Wednesday night in February, parking's never fun in the Short North. During a special event? Don't even dream of it. Those headed to HighBall Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30, should ditch the car at all costs.

COTA's got your back.

Those who purchase a $4 COTA day pass will get into the arts district's fall fashion party for free. Regular admission to the event, running 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., costs $5. Most bus lines will be silent by midnight, but the No. 21 runs until 3 a.m., meaning you and your ghoulish friends can still tie one on without getting stranded.

[More info] [No. 21 -- Night Owl bus]