Elvis Festival Penticton British Columbia 2024 Guide

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Elvis  is alive and well and he’s living in Penticton, British Columbia!  Well, not exactly, but if you go to the Elvis Festival in Penticton, you’ll see a lot of Elvis Tribute Artists.  They’ll be competing to win entry into the Memphis “Ultimate Elvis Finals” which would give them the chance to become the Number 1 Elvis Tribute Artist in the world.  This will be happening on June 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2024, at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre and outdoor events will be held at Okanagan Lake Park.

The festival is Canada’s largest and longest running Elvis Festival.  It is sanctioned and licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises – one of only a few in the world they sanction.


June 27 will be the Kickoff Party.  This has sold out.

June 28 will have the Opening Ceremonies with entertainment to follow.  This begins at 1 pm.  At 1:30 pm, the Elvis Tribute Artists compete in the Professional and Non-Professional Divisions in Competition Round One.

The theme of this year’s festival is Jailhouse Rock.  If you’d like to go to the festival and dress the part, you can find some great outfits here.

June 29 will have Competition Round Two at 9 am.  Elvis Tribute Artists will  be performing live for a spot in the Finals.

At 8 pm, there will be the Headline Show.  The Headliner is Ben Thompson with Co-Headliner Mat Shank.  The Special Guest will be Corny Rempel.  Also appearing will be the Cadillac Kings & Queens. 

On June 30, the Pancake Breakfast will begin at 7:30 am and then the Gospel Show starts at 9 am.

Competition Finals will begin at 2 pm.  And the suspense will end and the winner will be announced.

The Penticton Elvis Festival After Party will follow the close of the festival at Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre, from 6 pm to 11 pm.  Your host, Bruno Nesci will make sure this will be a celebration to remember.

You can enjoy a cocktail reception.  There will be food stations inspired by Elvis’ Graceland restaurants menus.  Elvis always had a sweet tooth so complimentary delectable fudge and ice cream will be provided by Tickleberry, one of the festival’s top sponsors.  

The Elvis Tribute Artists will be there, mixing and mingling with the crowd.  Celebrate the end of another fantastic Elvis Festival with music, dancing and the special guest, Jerry Scheff.

Book your After Party ticket here to get the lowest available price.

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre has been a dominant feature of the coastline since 1982.  It has welcomed travelers and visitors from around the world as one of British Columbia’s greatest resort destinations. 

It features luxurious rooms and suites, a gym, juice bar, pool and hot tub, hair salon, water sport rentals and a private beach on Lake Okanagan that transforms into a skating rink during the winter.

If you’d like to go  to  the Elvis Festival and After Party and would like to stay at Lakeside  Resort, book your stay here and you can save 16% off the regular rate.

Or you might prefer renting a condo, apartment or another rental unit.  Take a look at these rental options.