The Southeast Tourism Society has named Tupelo Elvis Festival as one of the STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for June 2017.
The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room.
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association will present the 19th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival June 1-4, 2017, in downtown Tupelo. The festival will celebrate Tupelo’s native son, Elvis Presley. Musical guests and genres influenced by Presley will be showcased at the BancorpSouth Arena and Fairpark stage. Ticket packages are on sale now at the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association’s office until the end of January. Individual tickets will go on sale in the middle of February. Fairpark entertainment will be announced in the following months.
“The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors, residents and travel writers. The events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.
Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Nomination forms and deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.
STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting tourism to and within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.