About the festival

The Parkes Elvis Festival is held every year in the second week in January, coinciding with Elvis Presley’s birthday. Due to Covid-19, the Festival has moved to 20-24 April 2022 and will return to January in 2023.

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Now in its 29th year, the Festival continues to grow – with more than 200 events across five fabulous, fun-filled days.

Officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. in Memphis, Parkes Elvis Festival hosts a number of live entertainment including the official Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (the winner representing Australia in Memphis, USA), Feature concert series starring a special guest artist, Northparkes Mines street parade, renewal of vows ceremony, the Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner, and many free live concerts, competitions and prizes.

Recognised as one of the top three Festivals and Events in Australia, the Festival attracts over 24,000 fans, both nationally and internationally, having a global reach of more than 422 million with exposure in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Parkes has a population of 12,000 and is located 365 kilometres west of Sydney.

See Festival History for more information or check out the Festival promotional video below for a taste of what to expect!