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.
The Taps & Tastes Experience is limited to 3,000 tickets (2,200 general admission and 800 early admission) and it WILL sell out.
Tickets can be purchased at the festival Main Gate starting at 4 p.m. Friday, June 14th.
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 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 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.
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.
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 into downtown Kansas City over the Christopher "Kit" Bond Bridge. Continue onto I-35 S/I-70 W/US-40 W. 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.
Please consider taking a cab to Boulevardia. There is one MAIN PARKING AREA this year IN THE STOCKYARDS DISTRICT (Liberty Lot, $10 per car) Some additional lots will be available at different rates. These lots are not officially affiliated with the fest and are cash only. If taking getting a ride with Uber/Lyft/Cab/Z-Trip traffic police will direct your vehicle to the designated drop off point.
Please visit the directions page for more info.
Please approach the site from the north, via 12th Street Bridge or I-670.
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.
There is seating in various locations throughout the festival, as well as areas designated for people with disabilities.
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. In addition to music, there will be a number of biodiesel-fueled carnival rides as well as interactive demonstrations in our Makers Market.
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.
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 bars at Boulevardia and the Boulevardia merch tent will NOT accept cash. Credit cards and Boulevardia Cashless 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.
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.
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. Before and after that, additional food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the festival grounds.
There are 55 breweries that have kindly traveled to Boulevardia brought a specific allotment of beer for our Taps & Tastes 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 enjoy all weekend long.
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. That's why this year will feature the Boulevardia debut of Fling Craft Cocktails, which will be available at the Fling Experience at The Campground as well as all of our can bars throughout the fest.
In addition, inspired by our friends and longtime Stockyards District resident Amigoni Urban Winery, you will be able to enjoy a wine bar located within an area of the fest we like to call Vineborough. Soak up some shade, sip some vino and enjoy the sights and sounds of this quiet corner of the fest.
The festival bars will also feature bottled water and Pepsi products. Note: Fling Craft Cocktails are gluten free!
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.
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.