There are various ticket options:
These tickets are available as single-day admission. They include a festival program, access to all of the music, entertainment and artisans selling merchandise. You can also purchase food and drinks from local, national and international food vendors and breweries.
We will have a variety of additional special experiences that will gain you admission into the festival on specific days, including our Taps & Tastes Experience, VIP Experience, the Ride To Boulevardia bike tour, the Father's Day Beer & BBQ Brunch and the Ultimate VIP Weekender experience. Visit the tickets page or special experiences page for more info.
YES, please print and bring all purchased tickets, along with a valid photo ID. If you are unable to print your tickets, please download the Eventbrite App and access your purchased tickets through your smartphone for scanning at the entrance.
Please consider taking a cab to Boulevardia. There are TWO MAIN PARKING OPTIONS IN THE STOCKYARDS DISTRICT (Liberty Lot and Gateway Lot, $7 per car) Some additional lots will be available at a TBD Rate. Cash only. Complimentary Boulevardia Shuttles will gather guests from our two parking lots and get you close to the front gate.
Please visit the "Transport" Page for more info.
Please approach the site from the north, via 12th Street Bridge or I-670.
Boulevardia may be a beer festival, but it’s also a family-friendly one. In addition to music, there will be a Family Carnival and Greenville eco expo, which includes a number of bio-diesel fueled carnival rides, educational exhibits and hands-on activities.
Children 12 and under will be admitted FREE.
Children UNDER the age of 16 WILL NOT BE ADMITTED without adult supervision.
And as if we had to remind you, NO ONE UNDER 21 will be served alcohol. ID enforcement will be STRICTLY policed.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
All bags, jackets, purses and guests are subject to search upon entering the event.
Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/audio recording equipment.
Event Management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item. Infringement could result in being ejected from the festival.
Boulevardians aren’t scared off by a little rain, so be prepared. Rain or shine, we’re on. It could be quite hot too, so drink plenty of water before, during and after the event.
Severe weather instructions/areas will be designated at the event in case of an emergency.
There is seating in various locations throughout the festival, as well as areas designated for people with disabilities.
We do accept cash and major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express. However, Boulevardia cannot accept personal checks. Sorry about that, it’s not that we don’t trust you.
Boulevardia will have multiple ATMs located throughout the festival.
We DO allow it. A stamp will be needed for re-entry which Boulevardians can get at the main gate exit.
Boulevardia takes place on streets, along sidewalks and in parking lots in and around the Stockyards District. It is not the easiest area to traverse for guests with disabilities but we do our best to make it as accessible as possible.
Designated handicap parking spaces will be available from Genessee Street. State-issued tags are required and spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
Additionally, a free parking shuttle will be available from our two main parking lots.
That's a funny thing to ask in a pop-up nation called "Boulevardia" but we agree that variety is indeed the spice of life. That's why our popular Beer Cocktail Bar will be returning this year thanks to our friends at Liquid Minded Concepts, offering unique beer-infused cocktails for your drinking enjoyment.
In addition, inspired by our friends and longtime Stockyards District resident Amigoni Urban Winery, you will be able to enjoy our new wine bar located within a whole new area of the fest we're calling Vineborough. Soak up some shade, sip some vino and enjoy the sights and sounds of our Vineborough Music Stage.
The festival bars will also feature Pepsi products, water and Izze Sparkling Juice. In addition to the wine bar in Vineborough, for those looking for a gluten-free option, our can bar will feature cider.
Tickets will be available ONLINE through Eventbrite on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10am.
The Taps & Tastes Experience is limited to 2,500 tickets (1,750 general admission and 750 early admission) and it WILL sell out.
Tickets can be purchased at the festival Main Gate starting at 4 pm. Friday, June 16.
NOTE: The southern approach to the Stockyards District via Avenida Cesar E. Chavez/American Royal Drive will be CLOSED to traffic during festival hours except for vendors, festival staff, and volunteers.
From the North
Take I-35 south into downtown Kansas City (along the North edge of downtown, near River Market). Exit at 12th Street. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right. Go about 1/4 mile to the bottom of the bridge (hill) and look for Boulevardia signs.
From the Airport
Take I-29 south to 169 south into downtown Kansas City over the Broadway bridge. Veer right onto 1-35 south. Exit at 12th Street. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right. Go about 1/4 mile to the bottom of the bridge (hill) and look for Boulevardia signs.
From the East
Take I-70 west into downtown Kansas City toward Bartle Hall. When you get near downtown, stay in the left lane and merge onto I-670 West (I-70 Alt). Once you go underneath Bartle Hall on I-670, you'll take the 1st exit for Wyoming St. (same exit as for Kemper Arena & American Royal). At the bottom of the exit ramp look for Boulevardia signs.
From the West
Take I-70 East to I-670 east toward downtown Kansas City. Take the exit for Wyoming St. (same exit as for Kemper Arena & American Royal). At the bottom of the exit ramp, turn left. Look for Boulevardia signs.
From the South
Take I-35 north into downtown Kansas City to the 12th Street Exit. At the top of the ramp, turn left and go about ¼ mile to the bottom of the bridge (hill) and look for Boulevardia signs.
Food and beverage will be sold throughout the event from a variety of specially selected Kansas City food trucks and carts. There will be something for everyone.
Get a taste of what’s available here.
Taps & Tastes Experience ticketholders will enjoy complimentary samples from a dozen of Kansas City’s top chefs and restaurants from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m (or 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m if you purchase a VIP Taps & Tastes ticket). Before and after that, additional food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the festival grounds.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer special tickets for designated drivers, though we think they are truly awesome people. The ticket price includes access to music and entertainment throughout the day as well as various exhibits and activities. All net proceeds benefit the future of the festival, which is a non-profit organization.
As much as we love them, pets CANNOT enter Boulevardia. However, service animals ARE allowed on the festival grounds.
No outside food or drinks are allowed. We’re sure your homebrewing talents are undeniable, but there will be plenty of food and beverage options at the event.
There are a number of nearby hotel options in Kansas City, but we recommend you book as early as possible. Rooms are already filling up because of all the activities happening throughout the metro during Father's Day Weekend.
Visit Boulevardia’s hotel partners here
The more than 40 breweries that have kindly traveled to Boulevardia brought a specific allotment of beer for the event. We’re thrilled that they’re sharing their craft with us. Certain beers may quickly develop fans and run out. But there will be no shortage of beers to sample and special surprise tappings all weekend long.
You are allowed to bring in non-professional recording equipment and cameras for personal use only (Point & Shoot Cameras, Flip Video Cameras, Small DSLR Cameras, etc.). And because we’re courteous in our country, do not set up tripods or block the view of other guests.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
NOTE: The event reserves the right to refuse entry/access to the event to anyone who appears intoxicated, under the influence or other. Please drink responsibly, drink lots of water and plan ahead for sober transportation to and from the event grounds.