Five Things to Expect at Elvis Week 2015Posted by Elvis Presley's Graceland on Jul 24, 2015 | 2 comments
By Alyssa Long
Somebody please pinch me. As I sit here to write my first official Elvis Week blog post, I can hardly believe this is real life. Can you say “dream come true”? Anyway, allow me to introduce myself! I am Alyssa Long, a Memphis lifestyle blogger and this year’s Elvis Week blogger. As a fan of all things Memphis and all things Elvis, having the opportunity to play this special role during Elvis Week is a huge honor and something I am beyond thrilled to be doing!
You’ll be hearing from me right here throughout Elvis Week where I’ll be highlighting, recapping, and talking about all the fun things going on at Graceland. So, speaking of Elvis Week, whether this is your first visit or your fifty-first visit, here are some things you can expect this year.
1) To Meet Elvis Fans from All Over the World
Elvis Week is truly something remarkable. People travel from all over the world to spend the week in Memphis with other Elvis fans. The best part about it? Everyone who is here has at least one thing in common, they all love Elvis. So, don’t be shy! Make some new friends and if you see me around, definitely say hello!
2) Honor the King
Elvis Week allows everyone to remember the incredible life of Elvis Presley. The Candlelight Vigil is a special time set aside to honor the King of Rock ‘n’Roll. I get goosebumps just thinking about the candlelight procession up the Graceland driveway. Elvis is still influencing people every single day. It’s amazing.
3) Do Things You Can Only Do in Memphis
There’s only one Graceland and that’s in Memphis. There are things to be done during Elvis Week that you can’t do anywhere else. I mean, you can’t walk through the Jungle Room anywhere else! That’s pretty awesome if you ask me.
4) Learn Something New and Interesting About Elvis
The amazing people behind Elvis Week have really outdone themselves this year. Throughout the week there are so many different events, special guests, and unique experiences that even the biggest Elvis fans are sure to learn something new.
5) Have the Time of Your Life
Bottom line, Elvis Week is fun. Whether you’ve been an Elvis fan your entire life or you’re new to the party, you will most definitely have an amazing time.
What’s your favorite part of Elvis Week?