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Festival Major Raffle

Win a cruise for two! Australia’s biggest music festival at sea is back – Rock the Boat 2019! Setting sail from Sydney on board Royal Caribbean’s alluring Radiance of the Seas for 7 spectacular nights from the 19th October – returning 26th October 2019. With over 40 live acts, Rock the Boat 2019 features a line-up…

Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest

2019 ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST CONTEST Official Festival Event – Parkes Leagues Club HEATS                                            FINALS Fri 11 Jan                                 …

Finale Concert

It may be the last night of the Festival, but the party does not stop. For one night only, enjoy award-winning Elvis tribute artists, including the newly crowned winner of the Parkes 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, in a special closing night concert celebrating The King. Hosted by John Collins, this dynamic, energetic and…

Q&A: Life of an Elvis Tribute Artist

Q & A: Life of an Elvis Tribute Artist Mark Andrew, Dean Vegas & Damian Mullin          Sunday 12 January 2019 12noon Parkes Little Theatre 34 Bogan St, Parkes Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Elvis tribute artist? What would be their favourite fan moment? Top song to perform?…

Elvis Express & Blue Suede Express

Thursday 10 January 2019 Departs Sydney, approx 9am (times TBC) Sydney’s Central Train Station Arrives Parkes, times TBC Parkes Railway Station May Street This year there will be not one, but two ways to get to Parkes enjoying a special train service. Lachlan Valley Rail will be operating the ‘Blue Suede Express’ featuring the luxury…

Photo Competition

2019 Parkes Elvis Festival Photography Competition and Exhibit Winners of the 2019 Photography Competition will be announced at the Coventry Room, Parkes Shire Library on Friday 11 January at 4pm. Categories include best smartphone image (all ages), best digital camera image (all ages), overall champion and overall highly commended. Download your entry form here. Sponsored by…

Street Parade

Northparkes Mines Street Parade Saturday 12 January 2019, 10am The Northparkes Mines Street Parade is the major annual highlight of the Parkes Elvis Festival. Enjoy Elvis-themed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles and marching bands as they head from Bushman Street to Cooke Park down the length of Clarinda Street. For…

Rock’n’Roll Dancing

  Rock’n’roll music. If you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. – Elvis Presley Join the rock’n’roll fun at the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage and show off your moves to the audience! Early registration is encouraged as places…

Renewal of Vows

Ever dreamed of renewing your vows in Las Vegas with Elvis officiating? Declare your love at the 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival at our popular Renewal of Vows ceremony. Held under the ‘Love Me Tender’ arch at the ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renew your vows before wedding celebrant Andrew ‘Elvis’ Appleby.…

Festival Markets

The Festival Markets are located at Cooke Park and showcase a wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts. Markets operate at the following times: Thursday 10 January: 12pm -9.30pm Friday 11 January: 9am – 9.30pm Saturday 12 January: 9am – 9.30pm Sunday 13 January: 9am – 4pm Inquiries: Parkes Visitors Information…

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