The first Ocean City Elvis Festival was held in Ocean City, Maryland in October of 2014. It replaces the very popular Pocono Mountains Elvis Festival as our final event of the season. The event is a three-day festival celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley through live performances of his music. It is sanctioned by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc the company which controls the estate of Elvis Presley and operates Graceland. The festival features two headline shows, on Friday and Saturday.
The weekend also features a three-day preliminary to the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which is held in Memphis during Elvis Week each August. Each year twenty Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) are invited to participate from all corners of the globe for a chance to win prize money and opportunity to represent Ocean City at the annual contest held during Elvis Week (August) in Memphis.
A Sunday morning Elvis Gospel music event and late night After Hours parties round out the weekends events.