What’s the best way to commemorate the life and music of Elvis? Events, celebrations and “concerts,” of course! Below are a list of officially licensed Elvis festivals, events and contests taking place around the world. Be sure to visit this page often for updates as new Elvis events will be added as they are confirmed.
Elvis FANtasy Fest
October 10-12, 2014
This year, Indiana’s Elvis Fantasy Fest welcomes back Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, DJ Fontana. DJ will host the Saturday night dinner prior to the fabulous Saturday night “Red, Hot and Blue” headliner show. The festivals will also featured a special presentation of the film short called “Nobody” and performances by Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z among many others. The weekend will also feature a preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and this year will be presenting both a professional and a non-professional division. For more information please call 1-888-406-5885 or visit ElvisFantasyFest.com
Ocean City Elvis Festival
October 24 - 26, 2014
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Ocean City, Maryland
The October season ending festival has found a new home at the beautiful Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel on the Atlantic in Ocean City, Maryland. The three-day Elvis Festival will include two headline concerts and a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest inside the beautiful hotel which features 250 hotel rooms and 80 condos. All of the performers and guests will find comfort under one roof. All concerts and after-hours parties will take place at the resort. For more information please call 1-888-406-5885 or visit OceanCityElvisFestival.com
2014 Graceland Lighting Ceremony
November 21, 2014
Experience the magic of the holiday season when the holiday lights come alive for another year at Graceland in Memphis on November 21, 2014. Join special guests as we "flip the switch" and officially light the Graceland property and kick off the holiday festivities. We are predicting a 100% chance of snow and Santa, decked out like the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will also be available for pictures with the kids following the lighting ceremony. See a recap of the 2013 Lighting Ceremony.
Graceland at Christmas
November 21, 2014 – January 8, 2015
Enjoy tours of Graceland decorated for the holidays. The traditional decorations include his display of hundreds of blue lights along the driveway, a life-size Nativity scene, a Santa sleigh and reindeer on the north lawn, and the house decorated throughout with Christmas trees and decorations. Learn more.
American Queen Elvis Cruise
December 5, 2014 - December 13, 2014
Board in Memphis, Tennessee; Ends in New Orleans, Louisiana
Put on your blue suede shoes and board the American Queen Luxury motor-coach. Begin your cruise with a Graceland Platinum tour, which includes an interactive iPad tour of the Graceland Mansion, plus time to explore all of the outlying museums and lunch fit for a king at one of Graceland’s Elvis-themed eateries. Get ready to travel down the mighty Mississippi as memory flows deep and sentiment eddies and swirls along its banks. The romance of the antebellum era and lively Cajun culture are found everywhere you turn. Book your cruise today by visiting AmericanQueenSteamboatCompany.com.
2015 Elvis Birthday Celebration
January 7 - January 10, 2015
Join us for Elvis’ 80th birthday celebration in 2015! Special events will include the annual Birthday Proclamation Ceremony, Official Insiders Event, Birthday Pops Concert by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, panel discussions and more. Stay tuned for more updates and learn more about past birthday celebrations by clicking here
Georgia Elvis Festival
March 12 - 15, 2015
This annual event is a three-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music. The festival features two headline shows, on Friday and Saturday and is proceeded by a free opening ceremony on Thursday night, held in Mary Ross Park. The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. More details to be announced soon. For more information, call 1-888-406-5885 or visit GeorgiaElvisFestival.com
2015 Scout Day at Graceland
March 21, 2015
Scout Day is an annual spring event that welcomes hundreds of Boy and Girl Scouts to Graceland for the chance to earn achievements toward ranks or pin/belt loop/merit badge requirements in subjects such as art, music, citizenship, American heritage and more. Download the Scouts Rock at Graceland registration form
to take part in next year's event. For more information, call Graceland Reservations at 901-332-3322 or 800-238-2000 or click here
LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival
May 28 - 31, 2015
Lake George, New York
Details will be announced soon.
Tickets for the 2015 LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival will go on sale Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. ET. For more information call 1-888-406-5885 or stay tuned to LakeGeorgeElvisFest.com
Tupelo Elvis Festival
June 4 - 7, 2015
Tupelo Elvis Festival is a musical celebration designed to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact that his music has on the world. Each year's festival features regional, national and local artists along with a Sunday Gospel Concert and a preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a carnival midway, pet parade, beauty pageant, 5k run, disc golf, movie poster exhibit, and much more. Learn more by visiting TupeloElvisFestival.com
Europe’s Tribute To Elvis Festival
July 3rd – 5th, 2015
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
The third annual Europe’s Tribute to Elvis Festival will take place at the World famous Blackpool Winter Gardens. This three-day festival will be creating a world class event honoring everything that Elvis stood for. The event will be hosted by Tees Events Ltd with the winner representing Europe's Tribute to Elvis in the Ultimate ETA Contest Semifinal in Memphis in 2015. The festival will also feature Elvis -themed shows, including some of the world's best Elvis tribute artists gracing the stage in the Empress Ballroom. Plus, they will have special guests, merchandise stalls, after-show private parties, raffles and much more. For more information please visit ElvisFestival.co.uk.
*Specific event locations and details are subject to change.