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December 6 Winter's Miracle On Cleveland St. With Little River Band 5pm
January 30 The Family Stone Winter Of Love 5:30pm
February 27 Welcome Back Baseball With Mindi Abair, Art Contest and MORE! 5:30pm
March 27 Rockin’ by the Water (John Cafferty and Stormbringer) TBD
April 24 Clearwater’s Centennial: We’re Having a Party! (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes) TBD
May 29 Entertainment TBA TBD

Clearwater’s Blast Friday returns Friday, February 27 with Blast Friday - Welcome Back Baseball presented by Bright House Networks in the Cleveland Street District starring GRAMMY® nominee jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair. Fire and Ice will kick off the festivities. This baseball themed, family friendly FREE street festival begins at 5:30 pm and will feature vendors with merchandise available for purchase. The Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, Clearwater Threshers and New York Yankees will be on site and you can visit your favorite team’s booth. The Philadelphia Phillies will have a kidzone with games, prizes and giveaways. Former Rays, Yankees, Phillies and other MLB alumni will be signing free autographs from 5:30-8:30PM. Former MLB players like Toby Hall, Darold Knowles, Mike Defelice, Orestes Destrade, Jeff D’Amico, Richie Scheinblum, Travis Phelps, Jim Archer and Ron LeFlore! Pick up your autograph card at the Ruth Eckerd Hall booth and be entered for your chance to win an autographed 2014 Tampa Bay Rays autographed team baseball.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium will have a booth with family activities and Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, located at the corner of Osceola and Cleveland Streets will be open from 6 to 8 pm and the first 100 kids age 14 and under will receive a free Winter plush toy, New York Yankeees water bottle and Clearwater Threshers Hat (prizes subject to change). Food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty foods and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Baseball Bingo will take place in the Capitol Theatre from 5:30 to 7 pm with your chance to win tickets to Spring Training Games, upcoming shows and more! A special screening of the baseball classic A League of Their Own, will be held at the Capitol Theatre at 10 pm. Tickets for A League of Their Own are on sale now!

A limited number of VIP packages priced at $20 are available, which includes a general admission ticket in the reserved seating section directly in front of the Tampa Bay Times Stage, two craft beer beers courtesy of Cigar City Brewing and post-festival admission to the movie screening of A League of Their Own. In addition, a limited number of SUPER VIP packages, priced at $50 are also available, which includes a ticket with private access to the Capitol Theatre’s outside veranda in view of the stage, a meet & greet with Mindi Abair, two complimentary craft beers courtesy of Cigar City Brewing and snacks, access to the Capitol Theatre main lobby, VIP lounge and restrooms and post-festival admission to the movie screening of A League of Their Own.

Autograph Signing Schedule

5:30 - 6:30pm
Toby Hall
Richie Scheinblum
Jeff D'Amico

6:30 - 7:30pm
Ron LeFlore
Darold Knowles

7:30pm - 8:30pm
Orestes Destrade
Travis Phelps
Mike Defelice
Jim Archer

Be a part of Blast Friday! Read more on how to become a vendor at Clearwater’s premier street festival.

Blast Friday has festival seating. Personal blankets and chairs welcome. No outside food or beverages permited.
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