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The Parkes Elvis Festival is on again!

Get ready to don your blue suede shoes and dive into the vibrant world of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! The annual Parkes Elvis Festival in New South Wales is a whirlwind celebration that brings Elvis Presley back to life, captivating fans from across the globe. Celebrating it’s 31st year, the next festival will be held from 10th – 14th January 2024.

Parkes Elvis Festival

A Tribute Fit for The King

Each January, the town of Parkes transforms into a dazzling showcase of Elvis Presley’s music, style, and charisma. From the iconic ’68 Comeback Special attire to the glitz of his Las Vegas years, enthusiasts and tribute artists pay homage to the legendary musician’s legacy.

Shake, Rattle & Roll

The Parkes Elvis Festival is a rhythmic extravaganza with live performances, tribute contests, and dance events spread across Parkes. Engage in Elvis-themed competitions, including the popular ‘Best Elvis Look-Alike’ and ‘Miss Priscilla’ pageants, where participants exude the glamour and charm of the era.

Hound Dog Happiness

Immerse yourself in the festival’s electrifying atmosphere with live bands, line dancing and rock n roll dancing workshops and toe-tapping tunes echoing through the streets. Witness parade floats adorned with Elvis-inspired décor, showcasing the creativity and dedication of attendees.

Blue Hawaii in the Outback

Parkes Elvis Festival isn’t just about music; it’s a cultural experience! Indulge in themed workshops, movie screenings, jailhouse bingo, photographic exhibitions, rock climbing and vintage marketplaces offering everything from retro vinyl to collectible memorabilia.

An All Shook Up Experience

The festival caters to everyone, whether you’re an Elvis aficionado or simply looking for a memorable, fun-filled weekend. Families, music enthusiasts, and curious travellers alike find themselves wrapped in the spirit of the ’50s and ’60s.

Parkes Accommodation

We have availability at both our Parkes Motels. Give us a call directly on 1300 979 746 to book your stay at the Parkes International Motor Inn or Station Motel in Parkes. Make sure to book ahead to ensure a front-row seat to this spectacular celebration.

Join the Experience

Pack your rock n roll skirts and leather jackets and join us for a time-travelling adventure to an era where Elvis ruled the charts and his spirit lives on! The Parkes Elvis Festival promises an unforgettable experience, uniting hearts and hips in a joyful celebration of this great icon.

Dust off your blue suede shoes, mark your calendars, and get ready to ‘Jailhouse Rock’ your way into a rhythm-filled extravaganza at the Parkes Elvis Festival!

Download the festival program here.

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