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Wicked Manors 2015 in Wilton Manors, FL

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Join the gang from Mark's List when South Florida's favorite LGBT Halloween event returns to Wilton Drive on October 31, 2015. Don't worry, you'll find your carnival sideshow superstar - This years theme is Freak Show! So many options, so little time. Whether you want to be a sword swallower, a thin man on stilts or a two headed nightingale, start planning your Wicked Manors Halloween costume today. The event will be bigger and better than ever with Halloween Costume contests and entertainment throughout Wilton Manors. As in past years Wilton Drive will be closed during the event. This year's event is being brought to you by the City of Wilton Manors and The Pride Center at Equality Park. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and will benefit the vital programs and services of The Pride Center. The always-entertaining Miss Misty Eyez will serve as hostess on the main stage throughout the evening. The event has been called Wicked Wilton and Manors Masquerade in recent years and returned to its Wicked Manors name a year or two ago. 

Dragtastic Emcee, Miss Misty Eyez returns to the Main stage alongside with DJ Laz and the morning show from The HITS 97.3 FM. They will be hosting our EIGHT Costume Contests with CASH Prizes! The main stage is located near 6th Avenue.

On the North stage, near 5 Points, MC Bobby Kyser will be presenting South Florida’s Fiercest Drag Queens every 30-45 mins. Trick or Treat On The Drive starts at 5:00 with a Kids Costume Contest at 7:00 and a Pet Costume Contest at 7:30!

This year's Freak Show event includes 8 Costume Contests throughout the evening on the Main Stage. There will also be costume contest in the individual bars and nightclubs along the drive. 

Wicked Manors Costume Contest Times 

Please note: unless otherwise mentioned, the contests are on the main stage at 6th Ave and Wilton Drive. As contests in clubs are announced we will add them to the list: 
  • 7:15 pm Kids Costume
  • 7:45 pm Pet Costume
  • 8:30 pm Dead Celebrity
  • 9:15 pm Best Sex Appeal
  • 10:00 pm Drag / Crossdressing
  • 10:30 pm Most Unique Outrageous
  • 11:00 pm Best Group Costume
  • 11:30 pm Grand Prize - Best FREAK SHOW
  • 12:30 am Village Pub Costume Contest
  • 1:00 am Hunters Nightclub Costume Contest

Flash Mob

Be part of Wicked Manors history this year as a performer in the Second Annual Wicked Manors Join in the fun and tradition of our Second Annual Wicked Manors FLASH MOB! This years theme is FREAK SHOW so we are having a SUPER FREAK SHOW FLASH MOB including the music of Rick James' "Super Freak" and "Le Freak" by Chic. We are incredibly fortunate to have the talents of Tito Abdelredo once again as our choreographer!

For more information on specific events (as they become available), use these links to participating bar members, Hunters, Infinity Lounge, Progress BarRosie’s Bar & GrillNew MoonThe ManorBill’sAlibiScandals Saloon and Sidelines Sports Bar.

Wicked Manors 2015 Events & Ads

2014 Wicked Manors Costume Contests
The 2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Costume Contests in Wilton Manors, FL featured several costume contests with a variety of cash prizes. The Freak Show themed event was sponsored by Hits 97.3FM and hosted by Misty Eyez.
2014 Wicked Manors
The 2014 Wicked Manors Halloween Street Festival in Wilton Manors, FL featured parties at Rosie's, Hunters, Progress Bar, Rumors, The Manor, Village Pub, Alibi, and Bill's as well as all along Wilton Drive.
2013 Wicked Manors
The 2013 Wicked Manors Halloween street festival in Wilton Manors, FL featured parties at Rosie's, New Moon, Rumors, The Drive, The Manor, Village Pub, Alibi, Bill's, and Infinity Lounge as well as all along Wilton Drive.
Wicked Wilton
The streets of Wilton Manors Florida were filled with Halloween spirit at the annual mega-party,  Wicked Wilton

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Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale?

Going OUT in Fort Lauderdale or #WilMa this week? Here are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale that support Mark's List: B.Bar & Grille, Boardwalk, Dapur, Dream Wine LoungeHuntersThe Manor, Progress BarRosie’s, Scandals Saloon, Sidelines Sports & Video Bar, The Stable & Village Pub. Interested in more Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors Florida

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Murray & Peter Present Bianca Del Rio's "Rolodex of Hate" Comedy Special

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Brunchic at Miami's Sunday Funday Headquarters, The Palace

There's always something fabulous happening at the Palace on Miami Beach.

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Rosie's Fantastic Sunday Funday Brunch

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Osteria del Teatro Authentic Family Italian Restaurant Miami Beach

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World Outgames January 2015 Fundraiser at The Platinum

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A $100 suggested donation will be accepted at the door. Proceeds benefit the 2017 World OutGames Miami - welcoming 15,000 athletes and participants to Miami to celebrate Sport, Culture & Human Rights. RSVP can be made to: or by calling 786.241.2983. You can find out more about the games on Mark's List here: World Outgames January 2015 Fundraiser at The Platinum

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Double Trouble Thursdays at Twist Miami Beach

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Jessica Channing Presents "Sloppy Seconds" at The Stable

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Living the Dream with January's Featured Bartender: Ryan

With Florida's recent changes concerning marriage equality and romantic Valentine's Day plans on the horizon, 2015 is already overflowing with extraordinary love, newfound hope and the realization of lifelong dreams. To celebrate these momentous occasions, what could possibly be better than a chilled bottle of wine or a sumptuous Sakitini to toast the ones you love?  Add to that the sexy swagger, insightful conversation and illuminating smile of a welcoming host and it’s just icing on the cake for your electrifying night on the town. Ryan Huggins, who has lived in Fort Lauderdale for about six months, has found satisfaction and an unrelenting passion working as a wine aficionado at Dream Wine Lounge in #WilMa. Mark’s List recently spoke with Ryan about his affinity for wine and living the ultimate dream. Read the interview after the Jump: Living the Dream with January's Featured Bartender: Ryan

Florida's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Wilton Manors (affectionately referred to as WilMa) is a city within the larger city of Fort Lauderdale. Wilton Manors is home to one of America's largest year-round populations of Gay and Lesbian residents. In the past decade downtown Wilton Manors has evolved into a nearly one mile long corridor of Gay and Lesbian owned, shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The main street, Wilton Drive, is closed several times a year for LGBT festivals and events that are sponsored by Mark's List. The larger of the events are Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors in June and Wicked Manors, a Halloween event that attracts tens of thousands of costumed revelers from all over the world. You can check out a map of the Gayborhood and get information on virtually every business "on the Drive" here: Florda's LGBT Gayborhood, Wilton Manors

Going OUT in Tampa or Ybor City?

Here's are direct links to restaurants, bars and nightcubs that support Mark's List so you can check out what's up if you're going OUT in Tampa and Ybor City: G. Bar, Honey Pot, Ybor Social Club. Interested in more Tampa and Ybor City information? If you live in another city, or you didn't allow us to know your location, you can switch the view of this page by using this link: Gay and Lesbian Tampa and Ybor City

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