Free Press Summer Fest refunding tickets after severe weather shuts down event

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HOUSTON — Free Press Summer Festival took over downtown Houston over the weekend. However, the takeover was short lived after officials were forced to cancel the festival earlier than expected on account of severe weather.

Thousands of pedestrians flood Allen Parkway near Einsley Park to have fun in the sun. In addition to killer music the outdoor festival consist of concerts from your favorite artist, food trucks, cocktails and a ton of activities.

And then the rain started to pour in.

“FPSF has been cancelled for the remainder of the day. With intense weather systems continuing and a flash flood warning issued by the National Weather Service, Eleanor Tinsley Park is unsafe for the event to continue, and surrounding neighborhoods have been saturated with precipitation,” festival organizers said in a release.

The organizers said 50 percent of the base ticket price will be refunded for any tickets purchased with a credit card within the next 7-10 business days. Meanwhile, ticket holders who purchased tickets with cash at the FPSF Box Office will need to contact Front Gate Tickets and provide their wristband print ID to request their refund within the next 30 days.

Would-be festival goers who purchased tickets Sunday will receive a full refund, organizers said.