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Viva Splash Vegas

Sunday 15 January 2017 4pm to 7pm Parkes Aquatic Centre $10 adults / $5 children (U18) / $5 season pass holders Tickets available from January 2017 on (02) 6862 6001 or at the gate. Put on your retro swimsuit and cool off at the end of the Festival in our inaugural ‘Viva Splash Vegas’ pool party. This family-friendly…

Gala Dinner

25th Anniversary Gala Dinner Wednesday 11 January 2017 6.30pm to 10.30pm Parkes Leagues Club 194-196 Clarinda St $110, includes two-course dinner and show Bookings: Parkes Leagues Club (02) 6862 1499 or www.parkesleaguesclub.com 2017 marks 25 years since the first Parkes Elvis Festival. To celebrate this milestone a special 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner is being held. The evening commences at…

‘In Dreams’

  Saturday 14 January 2017 5pm to 6.30pm Parkes Leagues Club 194-196 Clarinda St $45, 1 1/2 hour show (no interval) Bookings: Parkes Leagues Club (02) 6862 1499 or www.parkesleaguesclub.com Join Aaron Mansfield as The Big ‘O’ and Paul Fenech as The King in this non-stop Orbison & Presley tribute, ‘In Dreams’.  Backed by the Elvis In Concert band, this…

Poets’ Breakfast

2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Poets’ Breakfast, Parkes Bowling & Sports Club 6.30am for 7.30am start, Thursday 12 January $5 admission at the door, $10 hot breakfast (optional) Are you a poet that doesn’t quite yet know it? Well, why not take the poetic plunge and enter the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Poets’ Breakfast competition for just $10 per…

Busking

Register now to take part in the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Busking Competition. Each year, talented buskers line Clarinda Street to wow the crowds and compete for the prize of Best Parkes Elvis Festival Busker. There are great prizes on offer and for the first time the top three buskers will be decided by judges vote in…

Miss Priscilla Dinner

The 2017 Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner features the judging and sashing of the 2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Miss Priscilla, Face of the Festival. It will be held at the Parkes Services Club on Thursday 12 January 2017. Competitions also include Picture Perfect and Viva Las Vegas Movie Hairstyles, along with best-dressed, a raffle draw…

Festival Boulevard

Festival Boulevard Friday 13 January 2017 7am-12am Saturday 14 January 2017 12pm-4pm The Festival Boulevard returns in 2017 across two days. From Friday morning to Saturday afternoon, Clarinda Street transform into a pedestrian friendly zone from the leafy Church Street intersection down to Short Street at Cooke Park with fantastic dining, shopping and free entertainment…

Rock the Boat 7 Raffle

2017 Parkes Elvis Festival Major Raffle Rock the Boat 7 Australia’s biggest rock’n’roll festival at sea ROCK THE BOAT is back in 2017! Returning aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas, Rock the Boat 7 will be departing Sydney for 7 glorious nights of rock’n’roll bliss across the South Pacific from 16-23 October 2017,…

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2017 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest It’s back! Parkes Elvis Festival will once again stage a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Across two momentous days, leading Elvis tribute artists from Australia and abroad will compete for the opportunity to represent Parkes Elvis…

Pete Storm & Jake Rowley

2017 Feature Concert Series  U.K. Elvis tribute artist Pete Storm will be joined by U.S. Elvis tribute artist, Jake Rowley, in a double-header Feature Concert spectacular, to mark the Festival’s 25th anniversary. Pete Storm has been an Elvis tribute artist for more than ten years. His  big break came when a bar owner offered him…

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