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  • Weekend general admission pass gives you 2-day access to FPSF
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  • Rapid entry
  • Access to semi-baller air-conditioned tent with semi-good-looking people
  • Access to private bar with shorter lines
  • Private viewing areas
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General information

WHAT, Where & When

  • What: Free Press Summer Festival (FPSF) is an annual music and arts festival held at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas.
  • When: Saturday May 31 & Sunday June 1, 2014, 11am-10pm. The festival will take place rain or shine, unless otherwise posted. FPSF is for all ages.
  • Where: 500 Allen Parkway at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, TX (click for map).
  • ADA ACCESSIBILITY The festival site features multiple ADA viewing areas, ADA approved restrooms, and offers help with entry into the park. If you have any particular needs, please feel free to contact us.

Parking & Transportation

  • Ride your bike. There are plenty of racks and places to lock up.
  • Parking There are dozens of parking garages located in and around downtown within walking distance of the festival. Click here for a map of locations.
  • Taxi area/Metro Taft near Dallas.

Hotels & Accommodations

There are several hotels we recommend for FPSF attendees just a short walk away from the fest grounds.

Click here for a directory of accommodation options nearby.

At the festival

What to bring

Permitted
  • Sun-friendly items such as a swimsuit, cover-up, sunblock, sunglasses, hats, personal umbrella.
  • You may bring an empty water container to fill at the fest, such as a CamelBak.
  • Backpacks will be searched
  • Personal cameras are allowed, and the rule prohibiting detachable lenses has been lifted this year so bring them at your own risk. The promoters reserve the right to use photographs taken at the event in promotional materials.
  • Towel or blanket for sitting (no chairs).
  • Cash (small bills) and credit cards. Cash will be accepted for food, drinks, and memorabilia, and in some locations credit cards will be accepted as well. There is no need to purchase food/drink tickets first. ATMs will be available throughout the fest grounds as well.

What not to bring

Prohibited
  • Security will be checking bags and confiscating prohibited items at gate.
  • As per requirements by the City of Houston, no water or any other liquid or food is admitted. There will be plenty of water available for free and for sale. Empty camel packs or reusable non-glass water thermoses are allowed and can be filled once in the fest, but must be proved empty upon entrance. Again, no outside food or drinks, including no water or water bottles, sealed or unsealed.
  • No pets of any kind allowed.
  • No coolers.
  • No canopies, tents, or other big pointy obstructions.
  • No motorized vehicles.
  • No weapons.
  • No professional photography, video, or audio recording equipment. Detachable lenses are okay. Images taken at the festival may be used for festival promotional purposes.
  • No unauthorized vending, sales, solicitations, or promotions. If you are interested in any of these things please see the sponsor/vendor sections.

Health & Safety

Safety first, kids!

Our first aid team and medics are volunteers, employees and/or sponsors of the festival and are on site to assist you, not arrest you. Refusal of medical attention, especially in the Houston heat and humidity, can be fatal.

Please make note of the various first aid stations which are staffed by volunteer medics. If you or a friend need medical assistance and are unable to locate or safely walk to a first aid station, raise your hand and ask someone to locate the nearest staff member or volunteer. Everyone is trained to help you promptly find help.

Important heat exhaustion prevention

Houston is hot and humid during the summer and while everyone should do their best to have a great time, you should also take precautions to prevent heat related illnesses and keep an eye out for others who might be experiencing heat exhaustion or heat stroke. We have a large medical team and first aid stations throughout the festival. Should you or someone else need medical attention, just ask the nearest person to you to find any of our staff members who can assist you. Click here for a PDF containing signs and symptoms of heat related health issues.

Prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke by wearing light colored, loose fitting clothes; drink plenty of water- if you’re not peeing every few hours, you might be dehydrated; wear sunscreen and a hat; take a break in the shade if you feel like the heat is getting to you.

Entry/passes

  • No individual day passes will be sold.
  • FPSF is an all ages event.
  • Free entry for children 5 and under with a paid adult entry. Be precautious of heat safety with kids.
  • Passes allow access to both days of the weekend festival.
  • All pass sales are final. However, upgrades are permitted.
  • Attendees are allowed one re-entry per day through the assigned re-entry gate where wristbands must scanned before 5:00 pm in order to get re-entry at a later point in the day. There is no age limit on this.
  • Please note that no lost or stolen passes will be replaced. You must purchase another pass to gain entry.
  • Passes purchased through unauthorized dealers will be considered counterfeit and void.
  • See above for more important info regarding parking, heat awareness, permitted items, transportation and accommodations.

FPSF EVENTS

SAT. JUNE 1

Join FPSF for a way super awesome after party with a DJ set by Passion Pit at MKT BAR in downtown Houston.

On Saturday June 1, 2013, FPSF will launch a series of 3 events that will be hosted at MKT BAR over the next six months.

RSVP here for a chance to attend Saturday's show. Although RSVP doesn't guarantee entry, you must RSVP to be able to attend. 21+. 11pm-2am.