Elvis Presley's 1956 homecoming, which featured a parade in downtown Tupelo, Miss., and a concert, will be re-created as part of the eighth Elvis Presley Festival, June 2-4.

In 1956, Presley was honored with a parade down Main Street and proclaimed a favorite son by Gov. J.P. Coleman. The day was capped with a concert where Elvis was greeted by screaming fans during the Mississippi-Alabama State Fair and Dairy Show.

"People were standing and clapping and waving their hands in the air to Elvis' music," said Jane Riley of Tupelo. "We were all into his music big-time."

Presley was born in Tupelo but moved with his parents in 1948 to Memphis, Tenn., where he began his recording career.