Elvis's spirit was alive and shaking at the world's biggest celebration of 'The King'

Each year, Elvis Presley super fans and impersonators from around the world congregate in a single place to celebrate the King in a big way.

The Festival, which takes place in Collingwood, Canada, is the largest Elvis festival in the world. All things Elvis-themed take over the streets in the form of parades, carnivals, weddings and even midnight performances at the local McDonald’s.

Take a trip down memory lane at this year’s festival celebrating the King, which ended July 26.

(Captions by Sarah Jacobs and Reuters)

The annual Collingwood Elvis Festival launched in 1995. Then, only 35 tribute artists performed compared to this year's 120.

This father and son Elvis duo, Norm Ackland and Jax, performed in the streets.

This year's Festival kicked off with a meet and greet of last year's tribute artist champions.

Down to every finger, Elvis fans take his style very seriously.

Some represent the King on a more low-key note.

This tribute artist is known as 'Fast Eddie the Roller Skating Elvis.'

Just like the real deal, these impersonators show love to the fans.

Elvis' face is literally everywhere.

Tribute artist Gordie McNeil shakes his hips in the streets.

At this fest, Elvis memorabilia can be found at every turn.

Many charity events take place during the Festival, where fans can donate to causes such as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Goodwill.

Corny Rempel performs in the gospel talent contest, which features 'invitation only' competitors.

This contest is one of the fest's main events, and tickets go for between $20 to $50 each. Here, participants get ready backstage.

Robert Pooran preps backstage for the spotlight before the gospel talent contest.

Mastering the Elvis hairdo is an essential part of the tribute artists' costume.

Was the next generation's Elvis at this year's Festival? Perhaps!

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