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Elvis Week

Elvis Presley Pink Cadillac © Corkythehornetfan
Elvis Presley Pink Cadillac © Corkythehornetfan

Former home of rock and roll legend Elvis Presley, Graceland in Memphis is one of the most famous and most visited tourist attractions in the United States. Each year on the anniversary of his death, thousands upon thousands of avid fans flock to Graceland for a week of scheduled events, like the Candlelight Vigil, a 1950s style dance party and a fun run in aid of charity. Special guests like former band members, co-stars and bodyguards conduct talks about the King, with topics ranging from his films to his relationship with gospel music. A contest for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Performer runs throughout the week, on top of live music and special movie screenings.

Venue: Graceland mansion, Elvis Presley Boulevard

Date: 8-16 August

Website: www.elvisweek.com