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Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes Elvis Festival

The Parkes Elvis Festival is usually held in January each year as it coincides with the birthday of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.

The festival started in the 1990s and has been growing every year, with over 150 events over 5 days.

Parkes Elvis Festival 2024 Dates, Tickets, Program & Accommodation NSW

There are many fun events to participate in, including Tribute Shows, renewal of vows ceremonies, Miss Priscilla Dinner, live music, competitions and best Elvis impersonation contests. The festival attracts over 25,000 visitors annually, with thousands dressing up to participate in the many events scheduled over the weekend.

Head over to Clarinda Street, which will be transformed into Festival Boulevard with free entertainment, including buskers, food and drink, and live musical performances. Check out the many markets selling vintage clothing, jewellery and Elvis memorabilia.

Another popular event is the Northparkes Mines Street Parade which has Elvis-themed floats, vintage cars, a marching band and look-a-likes. The parade will travel from Bushman Street to Cooke Park via Clarinda Street. There will be look-alike competitions for Elvis and Priscilla wannabees, with cash prizes available.

There will also be plenty of rock and roll dancing where you can register to compete or sit and watch. For those romantically inclined, gather up your loved one and renew your vows. The cost is only $50 per couple, where you will participate in a ceremony and receive a certificate, photograph, flowers and wedding cake.

Why not catch the train to the festival from Sydney. There are two special train options; the Blue Zephyr Luxury Heritage Train ‘Blue Suede Express’ and the NSW TrainLink XPT ‘Elvis Express’. These train services depart on the Thursday of the Festival from Sydney to Parkes, returning Monday.

The are so many events and competitions to discuss on this page, so please check out the official website’s event program and competition listings for full details on each event, location, dates, times, and entry prices.


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