The 2021 Parkes Elvis Festival dates are 6-10 January, with the Festival celebrating Elvis' 1968 musical film Speedway.
- 2021 dates are 6-10 January
- 2022 dates are 12-16 January
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.
There are also many free shows every day in the pubs and clubs, in Cooke Park and buskers along the main street. There's also our famous street parade, car display, markets, kids activities and street performers, there is something for everyone!
The 2021 official souvenir program is available to pre-order online now with the release of the official program due in late November.
Programs and official calendars will also be available at Elvis Central online, in-store at the Clarinda St shop during the Festival, the Parkes Visitor Information Centre and visitor information tents around the town and various other outlets during the Festival.
You’ll find links to the registrations for all the competitions and interactive events on our Get Involved link which is live from 7 September.
You can download and pre-register to participate in UETA, Busking, Junior and Senior Tribute to Elvis, Unplugged Tribute to Elvis, Look-a-Like competition, McDonalds Rock’n’Roll Dancing, Poets’ Breakfast, Festival Photography competition, Renewal of Vows, Miss Priscilla, Northparkes Mines Street Parade and Car Shows.
Or, you could come and be part of our Volunteer crew, we would love to have you!
Market stall applications for the 2021 Festival are open at http://bit.ly/2IiweCT and close on 29 May.
Tickets to the Elvis Express and the Blue Suede Express will available from 7 September, just go to our Transport link or through 123tix.com.au
Accommodation is in peak demand over the Festival period.
You can book a temporary caravan site, bring your own or hire a caravan, camp at Gracelands on the Green or stay like a local in a home.
There are shuttle buses to towns closeby and you'll find a list of accommodation providers throughout the region on our website. There are also tours you can book that takes care of it all for you.
If you need further assistance please contact the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on 02 6862 6000 and the friendly staff will help you.
Most venues are within walking distant of each other.
A regular shuttle bus service operates in a loop within Parkes and stops by most major venues and accommodation sites.
Shuffle Bus Services from Forbes, Peak Hill and Orange are also available. Go to our Plan Your Visit/Getting there link for the shuttle bus information.
Yes, in addition to the Parkes shuttle bus service, there will be regular ticketed services during the festival period between Parkes/Forbes, Parkes/Peak Hill, Parkes/The Dish, Parkes/Cowra and Parkes/Orange.
Go to our Plan Your Visit/Getting There link for all the information in relation to these services.
Travelling by car, Forbes is 20 minutes away, Peak Hill and TGrundle are 30 minutes away and Orange, Cowra and Dubbo are approx one hour away from Parkes.
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 located 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.
Toilets - wheelchair accessible toilets are located at Cooke Park, Church St Bus Shelter, Kelly Reserve, Henry Parkes Centre, Parkes Leagues Club, Parkes RSL, Parkes Bowling Club, Railway Hotel & Parkes Train Station.
Companion cards – holders of companion cards are entitled to a free ticket for their carer at 4 of our shows (Friday 10am - Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Heats, Friday 2pm - Mark Andrew Legends Show, Saturday - 1.30pm - Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist final and Sunday 2pm - Ted Torres Martin show).
Quiet, private time-out space is available for patrons with special needs at Currajong Disability Services (CDS), 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.
Yes, there are baby-change facilities in Cooke Park. The location for 2021 will be confirmed closer to 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.
If you’re an artist interested in performing at the Parkes Elvis Festival, please email the Festival Director at [email protected] with details of your act, photos and video.
The Festival receives a large amount of inquiries. The best time to contact the Festival is between February and May each year.
Head to our Photo Gallery link to check out all the memories from our past Festivals. Media representatives requiring photos, please email [email protected]