Nearly 1,000 Cherry Blossom Festival hopefuls purchased tickets ahead of time.
But on Saturday night, tornado threats canceled the street party.
Jason Cranford says, when Saturday's storm came whipping through Central Georgia, he and his wife were already downtown.
"I didn't know which way to go, didn't know whether to run or what," says Cranford.
But the street party tickets in his hand were purchased two days before.
"I was a little disappointed, but I understood because it was weather related," he says.
Cranford is one of about 30 people so far, who stepped into the Mercer ticket office to get a ticket refund.
"I just had to show the tickets and got the money back," says Cranford.
Vincent Holmes says he's shocked that around lunchtime on Monday there was no line for the refund.
"You know, we're in a recession, so every penny counts," says Holmes.