Abendveranstaltung in der Trinkkuranlage: Eine fünfköpfige Band spielt in der Konzertmuschel vor Publikum. Scheinwerfer und Pyrotechnik hüllen die Bühne in bunte Lichter, im Hintergrund ist eine große Leinwand mit Elvis Presley zu sehen. | © BNST GmbH
16 to 18 August 2024

Homage to the King of Rock 'n' Roll

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

European Elvis Festival

Unique encounters with contemporary witnesses, Elvis party, fan market, classic car parade, music contest - you can only find this at the Elvis Festival in Bad Nauheim. The 22nd festival will take place from 16 to 18 August 2024.

Every year in August, around the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, rock 'n' roll becomes the spirit of the entire town: Elvis fans from all over the world have already been coming to Bad Nauheim since 2002 to celebrate their idol at the European Elvis Festival. One highlight of the Elvis Presley Festival is the Elvis Party. You can discover new treasures for your collection at the fan market. Contemporary witnesses such as Elvis' musical companions, bands and big stars thrill you with their music and voices.

Classic car parade for vintage car fans

A festival for Elvis Presley – the women and men are styled with petticoats and quiffs like in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The classic car parade, with Cadillacs and other vintage motors, is a treat for your eyes. With its Elvis Party, live concerts, fan market, classic car parade, music contest, petticoat fashion show, talk shows with close associates of Elvis Presley and much more, the Elvis Festival programme is sure to stay in your memory and your heart. Once you've experienced the European Festival in Bad Nauheim, you'll return again and again.


Tickets are expected to be available from May 2024 at the well-known Reservix advance booking offices, online in the ticket shop (see link below) and at the Bad Nauheim Tourist Information. At the festival day tickets are also available in sufficient quantities directly at the box offices.


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Weißes, quadratisches Logo vom European Elvis Festival 2023 mit blauer und orangener Schrift. | © Magistrat

Advance ticket sales

The ticket pre-sale for the 22nd European Elvis Festival is expected to start in May 2024. 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 in planning and will be announced here in due time.

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.
ELVIS PARTY Start the festival with the legendary Elvis party and shake a leg to the music and lifestyle of the 50s and 60s.
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.

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. Below you find the winners of the 21st European Elvis Festival 2023.

Band aus sechs Musikern - Sänger, E-Gitarristen, Schlagzeuger, Saxophonist - performt auf der Bühne. | © Peter Mayer

1st winner: Matthew Zeiss And The TCE-Band

Sänger performt auf einer Bühne vor Publikum. | © Peter Mayer

2nd winner: Dominic Möws

Sänger im schwarz-weißen Smoking performt auf einer Bühne. | © Peter Klückmann

3rd winner: Mike Bender

Zwei Frauen in gepunkteten Petticoats und Fascinator vor einem Süßwarenladen. | © BNST GmbH

Vibrant town centre

Visit the pedestrian zone between the two festival centres and experience the American lifestyle in the many shops with their special offers this weekend. The programme also includes culinary stalls and street music. Sunday is open for shopping from 12 noon.

Your moment with Elvis

You're guest at the European Elvis Festival in Bad Nauheim? Share your selfies and pictures with us using the hashtag #elvisinbadnauheim!

All around your visit

Helpful information and tips for planning your festival visit.

Mitarbeiterin berät Kundin an der Verkaufstheke in der Tourist Information | © BNST Tourist Information Opening Hours The Tourist Information office is open as follows on festival days: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shuttle bus A shuttle bus runs in both directions between Friedberg (Rathauspark & Elvis-Presley-Platz stops) and Bad Nauheim (Hotel Dolce stop) at the weekend. The service runs every half hour on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Event organisation

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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Information & tickets

 Tourist Information | © BNST GmbH

Tourist Information

City Marketing & Tourism Bad Nauheim

+49 (0) 6032 92 992-0 +49 (0) 151 46 17 39 15 (WhatsApp) info@bad-nauheim.de In den Kolonnaden 1 / 61231 Bad Nauheim

Event organisation

Matthias Baumann | © Magistrat

Matthias Baumann

Culture and Sports

+49 (0) 6032 343-364 +49 (0) 6032 343-373 +49 (0) 151 1470 1514 matthias.baumann@bad-nauheim.de Parkstraße 40/ Zimmer 2.05
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