Priscilla Presley is set to attend the Collingwood Elvis Festival in Ontario, the largest Elvis festival in the world, for the first time this weekend.
The 20th anniversary of the Elvis Festival runs for five days, and Priscilla will arrive on Saturday to the town on the shores of Georgian Bay, according to Globe. The ex-wife of the King will be a huge highlight for the festival this year, and many fans of Priscilla and Elvis Presley will have an opportunity to meet Priscilla during two book signings.
The Elvis Presley Festival features hundreds of Elvis tribute artists that span his entire career, according to I4U News. While Priscilla will no doubt hear her share of renditions of her ex-husband’s most popular songs, she has many plans of her own while she visits the town of 20,000 residents.
On Thursday, Priscilla Presley will be the guest of honor at a gala dinner. The next day, Priscilla will attend the official opening ceremony for the festival and will attend the mayors reception.
The weekend will be even busier for the 69-year-old during her first stay-over in Canada. Priscilla will meet her devoted fans and the most die-hard fans of Elvis Presley when she sits down to sign copies of Shades of Elvis, a compilation of photos of celebrities who were lucky enough to wear Mr. Presley’s sunglasses for the photo shoots. Priscilla Presley co-published the book earlier in 2014 with celebrity photographer Christopher Ameruoso.
Some of the famous celebrities featured in Shades of Elvis included: Buzz Aldrin, Bo Derek, Helen Mirren, Charlie Sheen, Robert Plant, Michael Buble, and Celine Dion. Priscilla’s book features a total of 75 people wearing the King’s shades.
Priscilla is well known for her continued involvement in the legacy of the late Elvis Presley, and her appearance at the festival will be a welcome and exciting one. Priscilla was married to Elvis for six years, and the couple had a daughter, Lisa Marie. Priscilla and Elvis remained close after their divorce, frequently supporting one another in business ventures and through friendship until Elvis’s death in 1977.
Priscilla has fought to keep her ex-husband’s legacy thriving and was ultimately responsible for turning Graceland into a tourist attraction. Priscilla Presley is still heavily involved in Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company that manages Graceland.
[Image via Collingwood Elvis Festival]