What are the dates of the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival?
The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival dates are 9-13 January, with the Festival celebrating all things 50s and Elvis’ iconic song, All Shook Up.
How do I book tickets to shows?
Tickets for Festival produced events go on sale from Monday 10 September through 123 Tix. Online orders are preferred however you can book over the phone by calling (02) 6881 8632 or in person at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre, Newell Highway.
For major shows we strongly suggest buying your tickets in advance of your arrival in Parkes.
How do I register in the competitions and interactive events?
You’ll find registration forms for all the competitions and interactive events on their pages on this website. You can download and pre-register to participate in Busking, Junior and Senior Tribute to Elvis, Rock’n’Roll Dancing, Edible Art, Poets’ Breakfast, Renewal of Vows, Miss Priscilla, Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Cars of the Era Show and as a Volunteer.
How do I register as a market stallholder?
Market stall applications have now closed for 2019. Keep an eye on the website for 2020 market stalls applications from May 2019.
How and when can I book tickets on the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express?
Tickets to the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express and the Blue Suede Express will go on sale on Monday 10 September. More information is available on the Elvis Express website.
How do I go about finding accommodation?
Accommodation is in peak demand over the Festival period. For up-to-the-minute accommodation information in Parkes and surrounding towns, call Parkes Visitor Information Centre on (02) 6862 6000.
How do I get between venues in Parkes?
Most venues are Parkes are within walking distant of each other. A regular shuttle bus service operates in a loop within Parkes and stops by most major venues. See here for the shuttle bus information.
What are the travel times between Parkes and other major towns in the area?
Forbes is 20 minutes away from Parkes by car. Orange and Dubbo are both just over an hour away from Parkes by car.
Is the Festival wheelchair-accessible?
Yes. There is a designated wheelchair viewing area at the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage and a second dedicated viewing area during the Northparkes Mines Street Parade. Most venues have step-free access. Maxi taxis are available in Parkes.
There is a designated disability drop-off area including a limited number of specially created disability parking spaces on Browne Street during the Festival. This is the closest access to Parkes Leagues Club and the Northparkes Mines Street Parade viewing area at AA Blatch, 155 Clarinda Street. There is also disability drop-off access at the bus stop in Welcome Street for Cooke Park and Parkes Services Club access.
Quiet, private time-out space is available for patrons with special needs at Currajong Disability Services, opposite Cooke Park on Welcome Street. Open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday during the Festival with entry through the side gates in Cecile Street. Please contact CDS for further information on (02) 6863 4713.
Is there a parents’ room at the Festival?
Yes. There are baby-change facilities at the Cooke Park Community Centre, located near the bus stop on Welcome Street. The Community Centre is a quiet and private place to feed or change your baby.
Are there first-aid and medical services at the Festival?
Yes. St John’s Ambulance will be on-site in Cooke Park and around the CBD to assist with medical emergencies across the Festival.
Parkes Hospital Emergency Department is located at 2 Morrissey Way. (02) 6861 2400.
In the event of an emergency, call 000 for Police, Ambulance or Fire Brigade assistance.
Where can I get a official souvenir program?
The 2019 official souvenir program will be available for purchase in November.
Programs and official calendars will be available at Elvis Central online and in-store, visitor information tents around the precinct and various other outlets during the Festival.
I’m a local or international Elvis Tribute Artist and I’d like to perform at the Festival. Who do I make contact?
If you’re an artist interested in performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival, please email the Festival Director at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your act, photos and video.
The Festival receives a large amount of inquiries. The premium time to contact the Festival is between February and May each year.