Five Things to Expect at Elvis Week 2015

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.

Download the Elvis Week app, grab some Elvis-inspired shades, mark your calendar and get a Memphis map. It's time for Elvis Week.

Download the Elvis Week app, grab some Elvis-inspired shades, mark your calendar and get a Memphis map. It’s time for Elvis Week.

 


 

1) To Meet Elvis Fans from All Over the World

 

Everyone speaks the language of Elvis. Fans come from all over the world - Brazil, Japan, Australia, and even right here in Memphis - to celebrate Elvis.

Everyone speaks the language of Elvis. Fans come from all over the world – Brazil, Japan, Australia, and even right here in Memphis – to celebrate Elvis.

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

 

The annual Candlelight Vigil is the cornerstone of Elvis Week.

The annual Candlelight Vigil is the cornerstone of Elvis Week.

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

 

Even our Elvis Week guests take advantage of being in Memphis during the week. Mother Dolores Hart, who starred with Elvis in "Loving You," took a few minutes to tour Graceland after her Elvis Week appearance.

Even our Elvis Week guests take advantage of being in Memphis during the week. Mother Dolores Hart, who starred with Elvis in “Loving You,” took a few minutes to tour Graceland after her Elvis Week appearance.

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

 

Our special guests are always happy to share their memories with Elvis.

Our special guests are always happy to share their memories with Elvis, and you can only hear these stories at Elvis Week.

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

 

My husband and I are Elvis Week alumni!

My husband and I are Elvis Week alumni.

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.


Check out the Schedule of Events to get detailed information about all the Elvis Week events, and come back here for more posts from me!

What’s your favorite part of Elvis Week?


2 Comments

  1. I have been to graceland three times but not for Elvis week hoping to get back in 2017 I would love to be there for Elvis week in 2017

  2. dlgoebel

    I am so looking forward to my first visit to Graceland in December. I have never been to Elvis week, but maybe some day. Have fun everyone!

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