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The Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration 2013

Schedule of Events


Every year, on the days leading up to Elvis' birthday, Memphis celebrates with a variety of Elvis-themed events. Here is this year's birthday celebration schedule. For more information on any of these events or to buy tickets, call 800-238-2000 or visit the Elvis Presley Enterprises website.


  • Opening of "Elvis' Hawaii: Movies, Concerts and More!" Exhibit
    10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
    Graceland Crossing This new exhibit highlights Elvis' love of Hawaii and the time he spent there. The exhibit is included as part of the regular Graceland VIP and Platinum tours.
  • Memphis Symphony Orchestra presents Aloha Elvis
    7:30 p.m.
    Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
    255 North Main Street, Memphis
    This special concert by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will also feature Terry Mike Jeffrey.
    Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now through the Memphis Symphony Orchestra website, by calling the Memphis Symphony box office at 901-537-2525, or online.
  • Fan Club Presidents' Event
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Memphis Marriott East
    5795 Poplar Avenue, Memphis
    Come out to celebrate Elvis Presley's fan clubs. The event will feature speakers, music, and EPE updates. Tickets are $12.00.
  • Official Elvis Insiders Reception and Graceland Tour
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Elvis Insiders members ONLY. Includes a private tour of Graceland followed by a reception with special guests. Tickets are $49.00 for adults; $26.00 for children 7-12; children 6 and under are free.


  • Graceland Stable Tours
    11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
    Tour the stables at Graceland and see items that Elvis and his friends used such as saddles, western wear, and more. Tickets are $15.
  • Graceland Trivia Tour
    4:30 p.m.
    Graceland Ticket Office
    Tour Graceland and the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum while answering trivia questions. Adult and junior tours will be available and there will be prizes for both adults and juniors. Tickets for adults are $33.00; children 7-12 are $16.00; children 6 and under are free.
  • Club Elvis
    8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Elvis Presley Car Museum
    Private party featuring Elvis music, dancing, and a cash bar. Tickets are $25.00.
  • D&N's and Elvis Meetup's Gospel Tribute to Elvis
    Graceland Gates
    11:59 p.m.
    Join D&N's Elvis Presley Fan Club and the Elvis Meetup Fan Club at the gates of Graceland at midnight on Elvis' birthday to sing gospel songs and Happy Birthday to Elvis.


  • Elvis Presley Day Ceremony
    Front lawn of Graceland
    9:30 a.m.
    Birthday ceremony with EPE officials and Memphis and Shelby County officials. Admission is free and birthday cake will be served following the event.
  • Live Elvis Music by Brad Birkedahl
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Graceland Ticket Pavilion
    This live concert of Elvis music performed by Brad Birkedahl is free to the public.
  • Graceland Tours
    Tours of Graceland Mansion, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, Elvis' personal jets, the Sincerely Elvis Museum and Private Presley are available daily.
  • Free Walk-Up Times for The Meditation Garden
    Visit the Meditation Garden at Graceland where Elvis is buried--for free from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. daily. There will also be nightly walk-ups from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on January 5, 7, and 8.
  • Elvis Bingo
    Heartbreak Hotel
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m., 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Pick up tickets in hotel lobby 30 minutes before each game (no children under 12 will be admitted).
  • Meet and Greet with Betty Harper
    Everything Elvis
    January 7 & 8: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Meet artist Betty Harper and see her original Elvis portraits which will be available for sale.
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