It’s been a staple of summer since 2014—but earlier today organizers of Boulevardia, the two-day Kansas City urban street festival, announced that the 2020 event has been canceled due to ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19. The two-day festival was set to celebrate its seventh year in a new location on Grand Boulevard at Crown Center on Father’s Day Weekend (June 19-20).
“Providing a safe, secure, and healthy environment for our pop-up party nation is our top priority,” says Trever Frickey, Boulevardia president. “With that in mind, Boulevardia is being canceled for 2020, but we look forward to bringing all the beer, food, music, and fun back next year.” The decision to cancel was made with the goal of allowing the Kansas City community time to focus on their health and well-being and in the interest of bringing the festival back in 2021.
While disappointing, the move isn’t all that surprising with the uncertainty of many events still up in the air. “Boulevardia is comprised of dozens of community partners, vendors, restaurants, musicians, charities, and creators. This is an incredibly challenging time for all, but the Kansas City community comes together like nowhere else, and we will get through this by supporting each other,” says Frickley.
All ticket packages purchased through boulevardia.com will be automatically refunded within 10-14 business days. For additional information about Boulevardia and answers to refund questions, visit www.boulevardia.com.