Per the City of Kansas City, public consumption of marijuana is prohibited, so no marijuana (medicinal or recreational) can be brought into the festival or consumed at the festival. Onsite cannabis sales are also prohibited.
When attending the Boulevardia, all attendees enter an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.
By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising and inclusion on websites, social media or any other purpose by the Boulevardia and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote festival in the future. You release the Boulevardia, its officers and employees and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.
By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for participation or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video or audio recording taken by the Boulevardia or the person or entity designated to do so by Boulevardia.
Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.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.
Many of our special experiences, including Taps & Tastes, the Proper Cannabis VIP, and the Beer Dinner at The American, have limited tickets available and they will sell out. We encourage you to purchase those tickets in advance.
Boulevardia is a rain or shine event.
Ticket is for Boulevardia, not for a specific artist. Artists and schedule subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for refund. The ticket is a revocable license for the time/date listed on the ticket.
"Management" means Boulevardia, and its affiliates. Management reserves the right without the refund of any portion of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission or to eject any person who fails to comply with the rules of the venue, local, state or federal law or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by Management. Persons entering the facility are subject to search for contraband. Ticket user bears all risks of personal injury incidental to the event, whether occurring before, during or after the event. Ticket user bears all risks, including cancellation of the event and of inclement weather. The resale or attempted resale of the ticket for a price higher than that appearing on the ticket is prohibited and if discovered will result in the ticket being voided without refund. The ticket may not be used for advertising promotion (including contests and sweepstakes), or other trade purposes without the express written consent of Management. Ticket user consents to Management’s and sponsor’s use of their image or likeness incidental to any video display, transmission, or recording of the event.
There are various ticket options:
These tickets are available as single-day admission. They include festival admission, access to all of the music, entertainment and artisans selling merchandise. You can also purchase food and drinks from festival bars and food trucks.
We have a variety of additional special experiences that will gain you admission into the festival on specific days, including our Taps & Tastes Experience, Proper Cannabis VIP Experience, Beer Dinner at The American, Ride to Boulevardia bike tour, and the Ultimate VIP Weekender for Two experience.
Boulevardia also offers hotel packages that allow attendees to stay at one of two Crown Center hotels located just a few steps away from the festival grounds. Each night booked under the Boulevardia room block comes with two any-day GA tickets to the festival.
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.
NO. As long as you have your ticket downloaded on your smartphone, it can be scanned from there. Of course, printed tickets will also work.
Please remember to bring a valid photo ID as it will be required to purchase beer at Boulevardia.
Go to this link, click the red button at the top ("Click here to locate your order") and follow the prompts to locate your tickets.
FROM THE NORTH/AIRPORT
Take I-29 south into downtown Kansas City over the Christopher "Kit" Bond Bridge. Merge onto I-29/US-71 South. Keep left to continue on US-71 South. Take the 22nd Street exit. Turn right onto 22nd Street. Turn left onto Gillham Road. Turn right onto 27th Street. Turn right on Grand Boulevard and follow the signs to Crown Center parking.
FROM THE EAST
Take I-70 W towards KCMO. Keep left when entering Downtown to continue on I-70 Alt/I-35 S/Topeka/Wichita. Take EXIT 2T to merge onto I-35 South toward Wichita. Take EXIT 1B toward Broadway/27th Street. Turn left on 31st Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Turn right on Grand Boulevard and follow the signs to Crown Center parking.
FROM THE WEST
Take I-70 E towards KCMO. Take EXIT 421B for I-670. Take EXIT 2T to merge onto I-35 South toward Wichita. Take EXIT 1B toward Broadway/27th Street. Turn left on 31st Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Turn right on Grand Boulevard and follow the signs to Crown Center parking.
FROM THE SOUTH
Take I-35 N towards KCMO. Take EXIT 234 toward Rainbow Boulevard. Turn right onto S. 7th Street. Turn left onto Southwest Boulevard. Turn right onto W. 31st Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Turn right on Grand Boulevard and follow the signs to Crown Center parking.
Please consider taking a cab or rideshare to Boulevardia. Ride KC Public Transportation and the KC Streetcar also provide service to Boulevardia and Crown Center.
Crown Center parking will be FREE after 6:00 pm on Friday and all day on Saturday. Guests who want to drive can access the free garages via Grand Boulevard and 25th Street or Pershing and McGee. More information is available via the directions page.
Guests staying at the hotels will need to inquire with the hotel regarding parking.
Boulevardia takes place on streets, along sidewalks and in parking lots in and around Grand Boulevard at Crown Center. 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. State-issued tags are required and spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
There is seating in various locations throughout the festival, as well as areas designated for people with disabilities. Outside lawn chairs or camping chairs are NOT permitted.
As much as we love them, pets CANNOT enter Boulevardia. However, service animals ARE allowed on the festival grounds.
Boulevardia may be a beer festival, but it’s also a family-friendly one. Children 12 and under will be admitted FREE.
However, children under the age of 16 will not be admitted without adult supervision.
Additionally, those under the age of 21 will not be allowed to enter our special experiences, including infants and toddlers. These include:
And as if we had to remind you, NO ONE UNDER 21 WILL BE SERVED ALCOHOL. ID requirements will be STRICTLY enforced.
We do accept 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.
Please note that all entrance gates and bars at Boulevardia and the Boulevardia merch tent will NOT accept cash. Credit cards will be the only accepted forms of payment at those locations.
You are allowed to bring in non-professional recording equipment and cameras for personal use only (Point & Shoot Cameras, GoPro-style 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. Drones are NOT allowed to fly over festival grounds.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
All bags, jackets, purses and guests are subject to search upon entering the event and at any time during the festival.
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.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Boulevardia, along with our host brewery, Boulevard Brewing Company, is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for all human beings. We take responsibility to ensure all events occurring within the Boulevardia weekend, including Taps & Tastes, will provide our guest brewers, staff, volunteers, and guests with a positive, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone. Boulevardia is committed to cultivating a celebration of beer and music, and asks that all brewery participants, festival staff members, volunteers, sponsors, and attendees adhere to the following Code of Conduct throughout your experience during the Boulevardia weekend.
Everyone deserves to work and celebrate in an environment where we are all respected. Therefore, Boulevardia will provide an environment free of discrimination, offensive, or harassing behavior. All Boulevardia participants, defined as staff, brewers, volunteers, attendees, sponsors, and other representatives, must:
All event participants agree to abide by this Code of Conduct as a condition of participating in Boulevardia’s Taps & Tastes festival. Boulevardia organizers may take action in their discretion to address any individual(s) or group(s) it believes fail to meet the standards outlined in this Code of Conduct, including, without limitation, revoking the violating parties’ credentials without refund.
RESPONSIBLE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
In consuming alcoholic beverages, participants must adhere to the principles of responsible consumption.
Participants must protect the reputation of both Boulevardia and the brewing industry generally by taking steps to ensure no member, including themselves, will break any laws in the process of sharing or consuming of alcoholic beverages in association with Boulevardia’s Taps & Tastes.
Should any participants consume more than a reasonable amount of alcohol, and either are, or appear to be incapable of functioning, either legally or appropriately, Boulevardia Taps & Tastes participants accept their duty to act to keep those impaired members from breaking any laws and from harming themselves or others.
Please contact [email protected] if you believe you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct, and staff will work to assess the situation and respond as soon as possible. A phone number to reach Boulevardia Taps & Tastes staff directly will be provided ahead of the event.
Notifying staff does not constitute or replace a notification to local law enforcement. All suspected violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement. For emergencies, immediately dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, the Kansas City Police Department is available at 816-234-5111.
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.
Check back in May for a full list of food options at Boulevadia.
TAPS & TASTES EXPERIENCE ticketholders will enjoy complimentary samples from a dozen of Kansas City’s top chefs and restaurants. Before and after that, additional food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout 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.
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. Boulevardia will feature Fling Craft Cocktails, Quirk Hard Seltzer as well as a variety of beer offerings at the bars throughout the festival.
The festival bars will also feature bottled water and Coke products.
We DO allow it. A stamp will be needed for re-entry which Boulevardians can get at the main gate exit.
Boulevardians aren’t scared off by a little rain, so be prepared. Rain or shine, we’re on. (For clarity, please review our ticket policy elsewhere in these FAQs.) 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.
Boulevardia has two on-site hotels located just steps away from the festival gates. Choose from the Westin Crown Center Hotel and Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Boulevardia hotel package comes with two GA Boulevardia tickets for each night booked and is available by clicking here.