Organizers of Boulevardia, the Kansas City urban street festival, are excited to announce that the pop-up party nation will return for its seventh year on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 in a new location. Several special attractions from previous years including the iconic Ferris Wheel, Silent Disco, Makers Market shopping experience and multiple stages of music will return, along with many new elements and experiences for attendees to enjoy. With the support of Crown Center and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, this year’s festival will take place on Grand Boulevard, and throughout Crown Center and Washington Square Park, in Kansas City, MO.
“We are excited to bring Boulevardia to a different part of the Kansas City community for its seventh year,” said Trever Frickey, Boulevardia vice president. “Each year we challenge ourselves to reimagine elements of the festival and feel confident that we can bring a fresh new flavor of Boulevardia to this venue. We look forward to working with Crown Center and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to bring all the beer, food, music and fun into downtown in 2020.”
Boulevardia was built as a festival that could pop up in any Kansas City area. The festival originally took place in the West Bottoms for its first three years followed by the Stockyards District for the following three years. The new location along Grand Blvd. at Crown Center, as well as at Washington Square Park will provide festival attendees with the chance to experience Boulevardia with a new Kansas City backdrop that is easily accessible to the Crossroads District, streetcar and downtown area. The new location provides a variety of guest amenities previously not available including nearby hotels, public transportation and more.
“Crown Center is proud to partner with Boulevardia and is excited for one of Kansas City’s most iconic event venues to welcome this urban street festival to downtown,” said Crown Center President Stacey Paine.
Boulevardia’s organizers are currently working on the music lineup that will include local, regional and national acts; securing commitments from local restaurants and craft breweries from throughout the country for its Taps & Tastes event; and ramping up planning other exciting happenings for the weekend. Additional details about the festival and its new experiences will be announced in the coming months.
The two-day urban street festival will take place June 19th and 20th in downtown Kansas City in the area near the intersection of Pershing and Grand Blvd., encompassing Crown Center and Washington Square Park. The event features a craft beer and food sampling experience, music from local, regional and national acts, as well as interactive activities, entertainment, and shopping all in a unique urban setting. Learn more about the 501(c)(3) non-profit festival at boulevardia.com, facebook.com/boulevardia, twitter.com/Blvdia and instagram.com/blvdia.