The 23rd annual Garden Grove Elvis Festival returns for 2023 with a companion classic car show at Acacia Pkwy and Euclid Streets. Both the festival and the classic car show are free for registrants!
The car show is from 10am to 2pm. Load in begins at 8 a.m. and the awards ceremony is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. You must register by Sept. 30 for the car show by contacting Robert Dean at email@example.com.
As many car buffs know Elvis was an avid car collector and numerous Lincolns were among his prized vehicles.
All Lincolns 1977 and older are invited to participate in the festival car show. In addition to stage entertainment the festival will include the King of Cadillacs and Other Elvis Classics such as Thunderbirds, Panteras, Lincolns and other passenger cars from 1977 and earlier as well as any “pink” car honoring Presley’s favorite color.
The Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is free as well as parking, which is available at the Concorde Career College and Coastline College lots adjacent to the event, which is on Main Street between Acacia Parkway and Garden Grove Blvd.
Elvis fan clubs: Jailhouse Rockers of California and Blue Suede Shoes of California; vendors with memorabilia and collectibles; stilt Elvis; Abbit the Average Elvis; food trucks with special “Elvis” menu items and Main Street restaurants and merchants and an Elvis Life Story display by Dignity Memorial™ , the Festival’s returning presenting sponsor.
A full slate of entertainment includes Scot Bruce’s Rockin’ Tribute to the King, Neil Morrow and the Memphis 54: a Tribute to Sun Records Artists, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies with Kirk Wall performing Bluegrass Elvis songs and more, The Decades with Lil Joe Banuelos singing a variety of 50’s and 60’s hits.
Elvis Tribute Artist, Martin Anthony performing with “Friendship” , the gospel choir, featuring Grammy nominated Sonya Griffin as well as with actress Tanya Lemani, the belly dancer from the Elvis movie “Little Egypt.” Lemani will also be on hand for autographs and photo opportunities during the festival.
Fans will also have an opportunity to win a 16-day trip for two on the Grand Princess to Hawaii for the 2024 The Princess and the King Music Cruise. Information and how to enter the drawing will be available at the JRW Group Entertainment booth during the festival.
There are a limited number of paid reserved seats for stage entertainment and can be purchased online at Eventbrite under 23rd Annual Elvis Festival. A free section of seating is also available.