Elvis Festival - Things to Know!
With the Elvis Festival coming up, many are wanting to know the main events, as well as tips and tricks to get around the festival. Learn more on the signature events, how to download the festival schedule & map, and Elvis Festival transportation services.
Must See Events
There are so many great events for this year Elvis Festival! There are however a few must-see events that every Elvis Festival goer needs to go to. Here are three main events that you will not want to miss:
The Semi Finals is the first big event at the Elvis Festival. It is on Saturday, July 27 from 11am-5:30pm at the Eddie Bush Arena in Collingwood. The top 30 compete with Champion Roy LeBlanc and Brent Freeman as hosts. This event will feature the Casino Brothers Band. Special guests include Ultimate champions Jay Dupuis and Gordon Hendricks. This is a ticket required event. There is VIP for ($70), Premium ($50), and General Admission ($30).
Also, on Saturday, July 27, there will be the Homecoming Event from 8pm – 11:30pm at the Eddie Bush Arena. Hosted by first-ever Collingwood Grand Champion Ray Geillemette, Jr., featuring 2018 Grand Champions Tim E and Pete Paquette, as well as, Connor Russo (Youth) Ultimate Champions Shawn Klush and Dean Z. Casino Brothers Band with The Tonettes are featured for this event. There will be food and beverages for purchase. There is only General Admission tickets ($30) for this event.
On Sunday, July 28 from 1pm – 5pm, the Grand Finals will be held at the Eddie Bush Arena. This is the final round for judging. Champions and Memphis “Ultimate” Representative and determined. Special Guest appearances by Grand Champion Austin Irby and Ultimate Champion Gordon Hendricks. Roy LeBlac and Memphis Jones are hosting, and the Casino Brothers and The Roulettes are being featured. There will be food and beverages for purchase. This is a General Admission Event only; tickets are on sale for $30.
Don’t forget to get your tickets for these shows by going to http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/buy-tickets-2/. The package deal for all three big events gives a 10% discount.
Tips and Tricks
When planning to go to such a big event, there are ways to stay organized and prepared! Doing this will ensure that you will have no worries during the festival. Here are a few tips and tricks:
|Print off the event schedule:||Printing off the Elvis Festival Schedule is a great way to stay in touch with the events that are happening over the weekend. Go to: collingwoodelvisfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/JULY-10TH-SCHEDULE.pdf to print off the schedule. The information tent at the festival will also have Elvis Festival schedules.|
|Print off the Festival Map:||The Festival Map is a great resource to find where you need to go. The map is great for finding the stages, washroom, water refill stations, parking, first ad tents, bus stops, restaurants, and a couple of hotels. Download and print off a copy of the map at collingwoodelvisfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Elvis-Map11x8-5-2019.pdf or get a copy with the schedule at the information tent at the festival.|
|Elvis Festival Checklist:||You do not want to forget anything! Check out the Elvis Festival checklist to ensure that you have everything you need by going to collingwoodelvisfestival.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Elvis-Festival-Checklist.pdf.|
FREE Public Transit
There are lots of transportation accessible buses/shuttles during the Elvis Festival. Collingwood Public transit, as well as the Collingwood/Wasaga Beach transit and Collingwood/Blue Mountain transit will all be available for FREE during the festival.
FREE Courtesy Carts
There will also be two, eight-person Courtesy Carts around the Downtown Collingwood area. They will be a FREE transportation service to get people from one side of the festival to the other. The Courtesy Carts will have multiple stopping points along the way.
$5 Rock N Roll Express Shuttles
Ace Transportation Group’s Rock N Roll Express Shuttle Service will be available as well for festival goers. This shuttle is great for getting around Collingwood and to each concert location. It costs $5.00 per person, per ride.
Accessible Shuttle Services
For a three days advanced accessible shuttle booking, call Sarah at Sinton Transportation at 705-446-1196. Ace Cabs Transportation also has accessible transit. Call them at 705-444-1441.