The 2024 Parkes Elvis Festival dates are 10-14 January, with the Festival celebrating Elvis' 1957 musical comedy film Jailhouse Rock.
- 10-14 January 2024
- 8-12 January 2025
- 7-11 January 2026
Tickets for Festival events will available from 19 September 2023 from our website and 123TIX.
All show tickets are booked online. If you require assistance call 123TIX on (02) 6881 8632 or drop into the Parkes Visitor Information Centre on the 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 2024 official souvenir program will available to purchase online, at Elvis Central, Parkes Visitor Information Centre and several businesses in Parkes from late November.
You'll find links to the registrations for all the competitions and interactive events on our Get Involved link which is live from September 2023.
You can 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, 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 2024 Festival will open in May. You can add your name to be notified and find more details on this page.
Tickets to the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express will close for sale in March 2023. If you'd like to be notified you can subscribe to our monthly fan mail here.
Accommodation is in peak demand over the Festival period.
You can download a list of regional accommodation from our website.
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 close by 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 and Parkes/Cowra. Details here.
Travelling by car, Forbes is 20 minutes away, Peak Hill and Trundle are 30 minutes away and Orange, Cowra and Dubbo are approx one hour away from Parkes.
Yes, there is a designated accessible viewing area for the 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, plus parking 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 5 of our shows (Wednesday, 12.30pm Wall of Fame Concert, Friday 10am - Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Heats, Saturday - 1.30pm - Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist final and Sunday 2pm - Feature Concert).
Quiet, private time-out space is available for patrons with special needs at Currajong, 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 Sue McGrath for further information on 0401 977 099
Yes, there are baby-change facilities in Cooke Park. The location for 2022 will be confirmed closer to the Festival.
Yes, First Aid 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 complete your details online.
The Festival receives a large amount of inquiries. The best time to contact the Festival is between February and June each year.
Head to our Photo Gallery link to check out all the memories from our past Festivals. Media representatives requiring photos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're heading to Parkes let NSW TrainLink take you there.
You can book a seat on the NSW TrainLink Elvis Express or catch a timetable service. The Western 427 runs a train daily between Sydney and Orange, with connecting coach service from Orange to Parkes. Alternatively, Monday to Friday and on Sundays, NSW TrainLink also runs coach services from Lithgow to Parkes.
Book now at transportnsw.info/regional/