Scientology Information Center Shares in the Blast Friday Fun

Capping the season of monthly Blast Friday festivals in Clearwater, Florida.

The Scientology Information Center in Downtown Clearwater, Florida, hosted a festive reception May 27 as part of the final Blast Friday of the 2016 season.

Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater, Florida
Scientology Information Center in downtown Clearwater, Florida

Blast Friday was established in 2009 as a free, family-friendly street festival in downtown Clearwater, supported by the City of Clearwater, Cleveland Street District, and Downtown Development Board, and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road. This year, in honor of its centennial, Morton Plant Hospital hosted the monthly events in partnership with Brighthouse Networks. Blast Friday is held on the last Friday of each month from January to May.

This year’s finale featured Here Come the Mummies—an eight-piece funk-rock band dressed as 5000-year-old Egyptian mummies and playing “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” on the Cleveland Street Stage.

At the other end of Cleveland Street, guests joined the La Fondita de Leo restaurant’s one-year anniversary celebration with Latin music, street dancing and delicious Puerto Rican cuisine.

The Scientology Information Center, at the corner of Cleveland Street and Fort Harrison Avenue, was open throughout the evening and festival-goers enjoyed refreshments while getting answers to their questions about the Scientology religion and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Open daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m., the Scientology Information Center also hosts receptions, seminars and special events including:

  • June 8: Monthly Business Reception for businesses and entrepreneurs interested in expanding their contacts and making new friends in the community.
  • June 12: The East Coast Golden Age Theatre theatrical presentation of the classic
    L. Ron Hubbard pulp fiction mystery story They Killed Him Dead. The performance will take place from 3–5 p.m. The show is open to the public and includes audience participation for those theatrically inclined.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

Church of Scientology Media Relations
(323) 960-3500 phone
(323) 960-3508 fax