We enjoyed a 4-day weekend getaway in Collingwood, Ontario. My dear friend Marilyn invited me to the annual Elvis Festival. It’s the 25th year of this event (with international Elvis Tribute Artists) which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.
The centre of town was closed to traffic and became a pedestrian zone with a stage for over 60 Elvis’ to perform. The sound of music echoed through the streets. Street vendors selling Elvis memorbilia–everything from T-shirts to umbrellas. Stores were ready for the shoppers. I bought a pink lace cardigan, just perfect for the outfit I brought to wear to the concert which I’ll show next time.
The Friday night concert featured very talented performers; besides Elvis there were other tribute artists as well: Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Frankie Valli, Buddy Holly, Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks, Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
My daytime outfits were casual and cool. Three tops in different colours and capris.
Black, white and a pop of red
Red, white and blue
Gray, white and a pop of pink
Collingwood is situated on the southern point of Georgian Bay. Shopping and walking around town were all part of the fun.
The highlight of this event was attending the Elvis Gospel Service (at First Baptist Church) which began with the congregation singing several Elvis gospel songs, followed by an inspirational sermon by the pastor and then “Elvis” (Corny Rempel) singing classic gospel songs. Afterward, Corny signed autographs, what a friendly guy! He was the winner of the 2015 Elvis Festival. (He also does Johnny Cash and Conway Twitty.) What a powerful voice he has!
Time to go home. Waiting for the train.
The train is never coming, this station has been converted to a library!
Thanks for stopping by! Happy August!