Tweed Elvis Festival - Schedule
7th Annual Tweed
Tribute to Elvis Festival
August 25, 26 & 27, 2017
7th Annual
Tweed Tribute to Elvis® Festival
August 25, 26 & 27, 2017
Events Schedule

Keep checking this page as it will be updated as new events are added
Thursday Aug 24, 2017 Meet and Greet at Tweedsmuir Tavern - 7 pm FREE admission
Come out and meet the ETAs in an informal setting, get autographs and photos with your favourite ETAs while enjoying the friendly hospitality of the Tweedsmuir Tavern, on Victoria St.
Friday, August 25 - Military Appreciation Night - Armed forces personnel and 1 guest receive free passes.
 Gates open at the Tweed Fairgrounds at 3:30 pm
  • At the Admissions Gate you will be able to purchase daily or weekend passes or pick up tickets that you have already ordered.
  • Don’t forget to purchase your souvenir guide at this time. It is full of events, locations and times plus your "Passport" - fill it in for a chance to win some great prizes
  • Public Swimming for Elvis Festival guests:

    The Municipal Pool will be available for our Elvis Festival guests on:

    Friday 1pm  to 6pm

    Saturday 12 pm to 5 pm

    Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

    All for the special Elvis Festival price of $3.00 including access to the Pool and Shower.



 4 pm - Festival Opening Ceremonies

Our political dignitaries and special guests bid you welcome to the 6th Annual Tweed Tribute to Elvis® Festival. 

Rising Start Youth Competition - Main Stage - Junior & Senior Youth ETAs Round 1

 First Round of the Elvis® Tribute Artist Competition

Be sure to get a seat for this preliminary round of Elvis® Tribute competition as a qualifier for the Ultimate Elvis® Artist Competition held each year in Memphis.

8:30 pm - 2017 SPECIAL!  Freddy Vette & the Flames - Rock n Roll Show!

 9:30 pm - Tweedsmuir "King” Idol Competition

Wind down the evening with an informal meet and mix and get your picture taken with your favourite ETA’s at the Tweedsmuir Tavern.


Saturday, August 26

All Day - Tweed Downtown Events (not included in ticket price) Wander down Tweed's main street and view the imaginative window displays in the local businesses. Be sure to stop in and get your "Passport" stamped at participating businesses.  Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of Tweed

10am - Classic and Classy Car Parade & Show -

Downtown along the main street (Victoria). An annual favourite with the Village of Tweed and our Festival guests.

Various Times Saturday - ETAs perform at local venues throughout the day.


11am - Round 2 - Tribute Artist Contest

Don’t miss the exciting 2nd Round of the ETA Preliminary Competition

Rising Start Youth Competition - Main Stage -  Youth ETAs Round 2

1 pm - CANADA 150TH  SPECIAL EVENT - Tyendinaga Women's Water Drum Circle - Main Stage 

5 pm – Elvis® Tribute Artists Semi-Finals – Fairgrounds

The excitement mounts as the talented ETAs give their all in this part of the competition

8:00 pm   SHOWCASE - Featuring 2016 Tweed Grand Champion OLIVER STEINHOFF - accompanied by the Casino Brothers

9:30 pm - Tweedsmuir "King” Idol Competition finals

Sunday, August 27

11 am – Elvis® Gospel Inspirational Show– Fairgrounds

12 pm - Rising Star Youth Competitions - Festival Main Stage - Finals

Back for the 5th year, we have a lineup of young Tribute Artists - sponsored by Don DeGenova and Charles Mustard.

1 pm - Senior ETA Competition

Responding to many requests, the Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival has added this competition for veteran ETAs to compete in a brand new category

3 pm – Elvis® Tribute Artist Competitions – Finals

Watch the 5 finalists in each category as they vie for the championship, emceed by popular radio host Freddy Vette, with acclaimed Elvis® backup tribute band The Casino Brothers

5 pm - Closing Ceremonies & Award Presentations

  • Enjoy The Casino Brothers in concert and then what you’ve been waiting for ...
  • The Final judging results.
  • Closing Remarks; Executive Festival Manager Lisa Lesage


Other Things to do in and around Tweed






Early bird ticket prices
To celebrate Canada's 150th and Canada Day, the Tweed Festival organizers have extended the Early Bird price ...Full Story
Thursday, June 29
New and returning ETAs at Tweed Festival
The Tweed Tribute to Elvis Festival is very pleased and honoured to welcome these Elvis Tribute Artists (ETAs) to ...Full Story
Tuesday, June 6
2017 competitors
"Tweed Tribute To Elvis Festival" organizers are thrilled to announce 3 ETAs have committed to our 2017 event. ...Full Story
Wednesday, February 8