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Pay tribute to the King on the shores of the Queen of American Lakes!

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival features professional competitors, non-professional, and youth division competitors crooning your favorite Elvis Presley tunes against the backdrop of beautiful Lake George. Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) and spectators from across the globe flock to Lake George Village to celebrate Elvis Presley!

The Elvis Tribute Artists will perform in three days of tough competition, singing Elvis' best songs from different eras. The ETAs will compete in one of these five divisions: Professional – Early Years, Professional 70s, Non-Professional Early Years, Non-Professional 70s, and Youth. The ETAs who best translate the magic of Elvis Presley to the adoring crowd wins prize money in each division.

Scroll down for an in-depth schedule and details on the ULTIMATE Elvis Festival's daily activities!

The festival offers five full days of Elvis Presley-related fun and activities, including Tribute Artists performing on cruises on the lake, a classic car parade, concerts around town, and parties each night of the festival.

The 2019 line up will include past Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists and Lake George Grand Champions. This is a world-class event and is now the second-largest Elvis Tribute Artist Competition in the world!

Scroll down for an in-depth schedule and details on the ULTIMATE Elvis Festival's daily activities!

Wednesday - May 29th

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival begins on Wednesday, May 29th! Here's a rundown of Wednesday's events:

  • Opening Ceremony - 7pm - The free opening ceremony kicks off at the Shepard Park Amphitheater with live performances and a rundown of 2019's highlights.
  • Opening Night Party at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery - 8:30pm - Head to the Adirondack Pub & Brewery for local craft beer and delicious food. This is a great event to watch some of the Elvis talents warm up their voices! Hosted by Drew Polsun.
Thursday - May 30th

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival continues on Thursday, May 30th! Here's a rundown of Thursday's events:

  • Past Champions' Dinner at the Shoreline Restaurant - 4pm - Hang out with last year’s champion Diogo Light and past winners Joe Ramsey and Mario Kombou at the Shoreline Restaurant while having dinner before Thursday evening's shows. Seating for this dinner is on a first-come basis. No reservations.
  • "At the Hop" - 8pm - This concert will celebrate the fabulous early teenage rock & roll music of the 50s and 60s. Portraying many of the top artists of the time, ‘At The Hop’ is a fast-paced show performance that revisits that glorious birth of a brand new genre that forever changed the course of music, rock & roll. Dean Z, Dwight Icenhower, Jesse Aron and others will lead the performance and have you dancing in the aisles. This show will be held at the Lake George Forum.
  • After Hours Party - 11pm - Thursday night's after party, hosted by Dan Barrella, features food and live Elvis Tribute Artist entertainment at King Neptune's Pub!
Friday - May 31st

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival continues on Friday, May 31st! Here's a rundown of Friday's events:

  • Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Round 1 - 10am-5pm - The first round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Contest features over 50 performers competing for $10,000 dollars in prize money and the chance to represent Lake George during Elvis Week in Memphis. ETAs compete in five divisions that span Elvis' career with the top five from each division competing for the championship on Sunday. The doors open at the Lake George Forum at 9am.
  • Elvis Aboard the Adirondac Lake Cruise - 1pm-3pm - Cruise with Lake George Shoreline Cruises on the Adirondac while enjoying Elvis entertainment and the jaw-dropping beauty of Lake George. This year's performers include Diogo Light, Cote Deonath and Riley Jenkins!
  • "Elvis: 2nd to None" - 8pm - Listen as Elvis Tribute Artists recreate the Elvis: 2nd to None album live at the Lake George Forum. The show will star Ben Thompson, Diogo Light, Cote Deonath, Mario Kombou, Taylor Rodriguez and Riley Jenkins.
  • After Hours Party - 11pm -  Friday night's after party, hosted by Joe Ramsey, features food and live Elvis Tribute Artist entertainment from the Boardwalk Restaurant!
Saturday - June 1

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival continues on Saturday, June 1st! Here's a rundown of Saturday's events:

  • Elvis Classic Car Parade - 9am - The local classic car club parades down Main Street in Lake George Village with the Elvis Tribute Artists riding along! The parade begins at the Lake George High School.
  • Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Round 2 - 10am-5pm - The second round of the Elvis Tribute Artist Contest features over 50 performers competing for $10,000 dollars in prize money and the chance to represent Lake George during Elvis Week in Memphis. ETAs compete in five divisions that span Elvis' career with the top five from each division competing for the championship on Sunday. The doors open at the Lake George Forum at 9am.
  • Elvis Around Town - 12pm - Walk around Lake George Village and drop into local bars and restaurants to enjoy lunch and drinks while being serenaded by Elvis Tribute Artists!
  • Lunch & Dinner at the Shoreline Restaurant - 4pm-8pm - Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to Elvis Tribute Artists. Seating is on a first-come basis. No reservations.
  • Elvis Aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha Cruises - 1:30pm/3pm/4:30pm - Board the Lake George Steamboat Company's Minne-Ha-Ha for a cruise with three Elvis Tribute Artists. Taylor Rodriguez will appear on the 1:30 cruise, Jess Aron will be on the 3:00 cruise, and Mario Kombou will be on the 4:30 cruise.
  • "Faces of Elvis" - 8pm - This show celebrates Elvis throughout the years and will feature Elvis’ hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The show stars Dwight Icenhower, Dean Z, Ben Thompson, Diogo Light and Riley Jenkins. Doors open at the Lake George Forum at 7pm.
  • After Hours Party - 11pm -  Saturday night's after-party features food and live entertainment by Tom Gilbo and the Blue Suedes from King Neptune's Pub!
Sunday - June 2

The final day of the ULTIMATE Elvis Festival is Sunday, June 2nd! Here's a rundown of Sunday's events:

  • Elvis Music Gospel Music Contest - 10:00am-12pm - Celebrate the Gospel roots of Elvis as several ETAs compete for this unrelated crown. Doors open at 9:30 at the Lake George Forum.
  • Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, Finals - 1:30pm-6pm - The top five from each division will compete to become Grand Champion and represent Lake George at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis and win a share of $10,000 dollars in prize money!
  • Festival Wrap Party - 8pm - Enjoy one final ETA performance and some food and drinks at King Neptune's Pub. Hosted by Dan Barrella.