Texas Solar Eclipse Festival Canceled Because of Severe Weather

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The Texas Solar Eclipse Festival 2024, a music and arts festival celebrating the 2024 total solar eclipse, has been canceled just hours before the rare celestial event.

The festival, which was scheduled to last for five days in Burnet, Texas, was set to attract at least 30,000 people. Festival-goers were eagerly anticipating viewing the total solar eclipse at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

 However, due to the forecast of severe weather, including high winds and tornado activity, organizers made the difficult decision to end.

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They write, “We regret to inform you of the severe weather forecast, including risks of high winds, tornadic activity, large hail, and thunderstorms for later today, including during the eclipse, Tuesday, and Wednesday.”

They adds, “Your safety is our top priority. With the support and coordination of Burnet County officials, local safety agencies, and The National Weather Service, we’ve agreed to end the festival today in a calm orderly manner.”

“Leave early for safety and to beat traffic. Guests may stay for the eclipse provided they pack and are prepared to depart after totality. This guidance may change based on weather,” they share.

“In light of this decision:
-Please begin packing and prepare to leave the campgrounds promptly.
-Prioritize safety and responsible driving when leaving the venue, following traffic laws and weather advisories.
-All programming and performances for Monday and Tuesday are canceled.
-No additional guests will be permitted to enter the venue.
-In-bound shuttles to the venue are canceled.
-Our team is coordinating shuttle services and organizing groups for an orderly departure.
-You will receive an email with a partial refund policy soon, addressing details and timing, “they explained.

They conclude, “We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process. Rest assured, we are dedicated to your safety and will provide ongoing updates.”


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