Elvis Week

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, and died on August 16, 1977, so anyone honoring the legacy of this American singer and actor has two dates to choose from when selecting which day on the calendar to begin the celebration.

The creators of Elvis Week decided that the best option for celebrating his legacy was around the date of his death, August 16th. Anyone wishing to honor the memory and legacy of the King of Rock and Roll will probably want to observe this week every single year.

This can be easily done by listening to his music or taking a trip with friends and family members to Graceland—the home of Elvis Presley that has been preserved as an entertainment complex.

The History of Elvis Week

This week was created by the Elvis Presley Estate to honor his memory and his musical legacy. And it’s quite a legacy for people to observe. After all, his catalog is pretty impressive and full of songs such as “Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” and “All Shook Up.”

He also acted in several movies, including “Love Me Tender,” “Loving You,” “King Creole,” “G.I. Blues,” “Blue Hawaii,” and “Kid Galahad,” among others.

Observing Elvis Week

Elvis Week can be observed by listening to Elvis’s impressive music collection, watching one of his movies, or maybe doing both. It’s also a good time to visit Graceland. And trust us when we say that there are a ton of things to do once you get there.

There are events, shopping, a guest house, an RV park, and a campground. We also recommend that people observing this week post their favorite pictures of Graceland or Elvis online using the hashtag #ElvisWeek. We sure would like to see some of the ways that people celebrate this week.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 9 Friday
Last year (2023)
August 9 Wednesday
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