What’s the best way to commemorate the life and music of Elvis? Events, celebrations and concerts, of course! Below is a list of each officially-licensed Elvis festival, event and contest taking place around the world. Find details about the date, location, and artists that will perform at each event. Be sure to visit this page often for updates as new Elvis events will be added as they are confirmed. Choose an event from the list below and come celebrate with us!
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 actor John Stamos as he "flips the switch" and officially lights the Graceland property to 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. Click here for more information on the 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.
Foxwoods Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest by Legends in Concert
December 6, 2014
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut
ETAs will take the stage for a chance to win a spot in the Ultimate ETA Contest in Memphis. Each contestant will have the chance to sing one song that impresses the judges with their tributes to the King of Rock 'n Roll. The first place winner will receive $1,000; second place, $300; and third place, $200. The event will also feature a special guest appearance by Foxwoods¹ current Legends Elvis Tribute Artist, Leo Days, who will be performing at Legends In Concert Foxwoods at the time of the contest. Guests are invited to purchase a combo ticket package that includes both the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist preliminary contest and a performance of Legends In Concert show. Click here for tickets to the Ultimate ETA Contest.
Elvis at The O2
December 12, 2014 - August 31, 2015
The O2, London, England
Britain will get personal insight into the life of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, through the largest Elvis retrospective ever mounted in Europe, Elvis at The O2: The Exhibition of His Life. Opening at The O2, London on December 12, the nine month exhibition will showcase over 300 artifacts direct from the Presley family’s treasured Graceland Archives, some of which have never been exhibited outside of Graceland in Memphis. For more information, visit ElvisAtTheO2.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
Preliminary Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest
January 9 - January 10, 2015
Harrah's North Kansas City, North Kansas City, Missouri
Celebrate Elvis' birthday at Harrah's North Kansas City with an Ultimate ETA preliminary contest and more. ETA's will compete to represent Harrah's NKC in Memphis during Elvis Week 2015. The winner receives a $2,400 prize package that includes airfare for two and lodging in Memphis during Elvis Week and $1,000 cash. The first 10 ETAs to register to compete will get buy one/get the second night free hotel room at Harrah's NKC. Must be 21 or older to compete or attend. Click here to register for the competition. Visit HarrahsNKC.com for tickets and hotel reservations.
January 30 - January 31, 2015
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City, Iowa
Finally the King comes to where rock 'n' roll is worshiped, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City, Iowa. Join us for Sioux City's first Ultimate ETA Contest and many other promotions throughout the casino. The winner qualifies for the semifinal in Memphis and will receive a $2,400 prize package that includes airfare for two and lodging in Memphis during Elvis Week 2015, plus $1,000 cash. Must be 21 or older to compete or attend. Click here to register for the competition
, and visit HardRockCasinoSiouxCity.com to make reservations and to buy tickets.
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.