A Homage to the King of Rock 'n' Roll

At the European Elvis Festival guests from all over the world celebrate their idol with famous cover bands, Elvis movies, Cadillacs and much more.

European Elvis Festival

The next festival takes place from August 18 to 20, 2023.

Who wouldn't want to travel back in time when Elvis lived? Once a year, always around the time of his death, August 16th, the peaceful spa town turned into a sea of Cadillacs, petticoats and Elvis quiffs. Rock 'n' roll is the whole town's attitude to life and sound.

With numerous events, well-known artists, guided tours with anecdotes around the locations in Elvis' "European Home" and of course a lot of live music the weekend will be a memorable experience. Every year guests from all over the world come to celebrate their idol together. But the festival, which has existed since 2002, is not only something for fans of the King. The special spirit invites young and old to an unforgettable visit. Discover Elvis' "European Home" and celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll with guests from all over the world.

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Ticket presales

Ticket presales are expected to start in April 2023. You will then find the link to the online ticket shop here.

Festival highlights

Here you find a preview of the festival highlights. The detailed program is currently in planning and will be announced here in due time.
ELVIS PARTY Start the festival with the legendary Elvis party and shake a leg to the music and lifestyle of the 50s and 60s.
Music Contest Extremely popular is the Music Contest, where individual artists and bands perform their interpretations of Elvis songs on stage. The winner is chosen by the audience.
Live concerts The highlights of every European Elvis Festival are the concerts on the big stage. Top international artists bring the King of Rock'n'Roll back to life with their performances. Between the songs, they talk about their memories of Elvis and why they like to play his songs.
Classic Cars Marvel at high-gloss painted Cadillacs and numerous other cars from the 50s and 60s. You will prove that the vehicles are all still roadworthy when you drive through the city center.
Fashion & Fashion Show What would rock'n'roll be without the original look? At the fashion show, different styles are presented, which you can also buy and wear on the spot during the festival. There are petticoats, pencil dresses, fascinators, jewelry and much more.
Fan market Here you can expect a colorful market with very special Elvis souvenirs and fashion for the perfect souvenir of a unique weekend.
Guided Tours On a guided walking tour of the city in the footsteps of Elvis, visit the authentic places associated with the King, such as the Castle Gate where the famous cover of A Big Hunk o' Love was created.

Program in the City Center

Visit the pedestrian zone between the two festival centers and experience the American lifestyle in the many stores with their special offers this weekend. The program also includes culinary booths and street music. Sunday is open for business starting at 12:00 noon.



The European Elvis Festival is presented by the city of Bad Nauheim in cooperation with the Elvis Presley Society. (EPG), the biggest Elvis club in the German speaking area.

© Elvis, Elvis Presley, Graceland and King Of Rock 'n' Roll are registered trademarks of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

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