Boulevardia dates and location announced for 2018

Urban street festival returns for 2-day celebration of Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Organizers of Boulevardia, the Kansas City urban street festival, are excited to announce that the pop-up nation will be back for its fifth year next summer on Friday, June 15 and Saturday, June 16. Many of the special experiences that patrons have come to love will be back, along with new explorations and surprise elements for all guests to enjoy. This year’s festival will take place in the Stockyards District for the second year in a row.


“We are excited to bring Boulevardia back to the Stockyards District in 2018,” said Marcelo Vergara, Boulevardia president. “The Stockyards District not only allowed us to partner with several local businesses, but it enabled us to expand the festival in several new ways. As we move into our fifth year we are building upon the previous year’s successful events and can promise this will be our biggest and best Boulevardia yet! Once again, we’ll pack all the beer, food, music, and fun into the two days leading up to Father’s Day.”


O’Neill Marketing & Event Management will be back to lead initiatives to develop and execute the non-profit festival. Boulevardia’s leadership consists of board members: Marcelo Vergara, founder and CEO of Propaganda3, James Taylor, president of Let’s Eat Restaurant Group, Sarah Carlew, Boulevard’s events and community relations manager, Julie Weeks, Boulevard’s marketing communications manager, Chris Haghirian, co-founder of Ink magazine's Middle of the Map Fest and Trever Frickey, entrepreneur and former chief operating officer at Sizewise. Keli O’Neill Wenzel, president of O’Neill Marketing & Event Management, will return as executive director.


Boulevardia’s creators are currently securing commitments from craft brewers from throughout the country to bring back its Taps & Tastes event, working on the music lineup that will include local, regional and national acts and ramping up planning on other happenings for the weekend. As in years past, unused tokens that patrons purchased at last year’s event can be redeemed at this year’s festivities. More details about additional experiences and festival insights will be announced in the coming months.

About Boulevardia

The two-day urban street festival is scheduled to take place June 15-16 in Kansas City’s Stockyards District which is the area surrounding the Livestock Exchange Building. The multi-day event will be highlighted with a craft beer and food sampling experience, music from local, regional and national acts as well as family activities, entertainment, shopping and eco-education in a unique urban setting. Learn more about the 501c3 non-profit festival at,, and