Each August, Elvis fans from around the world gather for Elvis Week. Memphis sees an influx of Elvis fans for a celebration of the music, movies and legacy of Elvis Presley. Elvis Week features concerts, panel discussions, dances and much more – plus traditional Elvis Week events such as the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and the annual Candlelight Vigil.
The cornerstone event of Elvis Week each year is the Candlelight Vigil. The Elvis Candlelight Vigil always begins on the evening of August 15 and lasts well into the morning of August 16, as fans walk up the driveway to Meditation Garden holding a candle in quiet remembrance of Elvis. Candlelight Vigil participants numbering in the tens of thousands gather on Elvis Presley Blvd. during the evening to listen to music, remember Elvis and enjoy the memorials that are created by fans along the street.