Wicked Manors Returns: Flash mob resurrected for annual event

Photo by J.R. Davis.

After an absence at last year’s Wicked Manors, the flash mob will return for this year’s Halloween festivities.

The organizers of Wicked Manors, The Pride Center, are looking for volunteers for the event – Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 7 to 11 p.m. Wilton Drive, from Five Points to Northeast 21 Court, will be closed from 1 p.m. on Halloween and reopened at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. Roger Roa, Pride Center’s director of development, joked that people should take Wednesday off to recover.

This year’s theme is Heroicons, a combination of heroes and icons. The event is free and open to the public.

Those who want to become part of the flash mob must attend at least two of the three remaining rehearsals at The Pride Center – Oct. 22 and 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., and Oct. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring their own costume for the performances, which will take place at all three locations – Progress Bar, Hunters, and the HITS 97.3 stage. To sign-up, visit


There will also be four costume contests, including one for children. Along with the contests and entertainment, there will be designated three clusters of event bar areas and Wilton Drive restaurants and bars will be open for the event.

“It’s the largest Halloween event in the Southeast United States,” Roa said. About 20,000 people are expected to attend.



Parking will cost $10 on the day of the event and will be available starting at 5:01 p.m. at Pride Center, 2040 N. Dixie Hwy.; Northeast 26 Street, between Northeast 13 Avenue and Northeast 15 Avenue; and Fort Lauderdale High School [pending], 1600 NE 4 Ave.; Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive; Richardson Park, 1937 Wilton Drive; Northeast 8 Terrace and Northeast 26 Street. Parking will be available at the Municipal Complex, 2100 N. Dixie Hwy., starting at 7 p.m.

Visit wickedmanors.org for more information.


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