Come and join us in celebrating Elvis' musical film, Frankie and Johnny, at the 2020 Parkes Elvis Festival, 8-12 January 2020.

See details of What's On below or download a copy of the 2020 Program below. Please note, these scheduled events are correct as at Monday 9 September.

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Wednesday
Am
Noon
Pm
Busking Competition
Festival Boulevard
Wednesday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
Festival Boulevard will be rockin’ with the Bringing It Back Busking Championships. Footpaths, street corners, cafés and shop fronts become a stage for the brilliant array of talented, quirky and beginner artists who perform for passers by.
ELVIS ART EXHIBITION
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Wednesday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
The Parkes Painting Group is proud to host the Elvis Art Exhibition where local artists and those from surrounding areas out west will showcase their talents. Enjoy the art display, stroll through the exhibit, view the fantastic talent and if you see a piece you like you can purchase it.

Thursday
Am
Noon
Pm
Busking Competition
Festival Boulevard
Thursday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
Festival Boulevard will be rockin’ with the Bringing It Back Busking Championships. Footpaths, street corners, cafés and shop fronts become a stage for the brilliant array of talented, quirky and beginner artists who perform for passers by.
ELVIS ART EXHIBITION
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Thursday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
The Parkes Painting Group is proud to host the Elvis Art Exhibition where local artists and those from surrounding areas out west will showcase their talents. Enjoy the art display, stroll through the exhibit, view the fantastic talent and if you see a piece you like you can purchase it.
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Coachman Hotel Motel
Thursday, Array ( 2 Hrs)
FREE
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Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Thursday, Array ( 10 Hrs)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.

Friday
Am
Noon
Pm
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Friday, Array ( 12 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Busking Competition
Festival Boulevard
Friday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
Festival Boulevard will be rockin’ with the Bringing It Back Busking Championships. Footpaths, street corners, cafés and shop fronts become a stage for the brilliant array of talented, quirky and beginner artists who perform for passers by.
ELVIS ART EXHIBITION
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Friday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
The Parkes Painting Group is proud to host the Elvis Art Exhibition where local artists and those from surrounding areas out west will showcase their talents. Enjoy the art display, stroll through the exhibit, view the fantastic talent and if you see a piece you like you can purchase it.
2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest – Heats
Parkes Leagues Club
Friday, Array ( 2 Hrs)
$48
Experience some of the best Elvis tribute artists in the industry as they compete for their place in history at the preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. This contest is a search for the Elvis tribute artist who best represents Elvis in the area of vocals, style, stage presence and overall performance. In this show, see all the competitors as they strive for a place in Saturday's Finals. Contestants are backed by a full band.

Saturday
Am
Noon
Pm
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Saturday, Array ( 12 Hrs & 45 mins)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Busking Competition
Festival Boulevard
Saturday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
Festival Boulevard will be rockin’ with the Bringing It Back Busking Championships. Footpaths, street corners, cafés and shop fronts become a stage for the brilliant array of talented, quirky and beginner artists who perform for passers by.
ELVIS ART EXHIBITION
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Saturday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
The Parkes Painting Group is proud to host the Elvis Art Exhibition where local artists and those from surrounding areas out west will showcase their talents. Enjoy the art display, stroll through the exhibit, view the fantastic talent and if you see a piece you like you can purchase it.
Northparkes Mines Street Parade
Festival Boulevard
Saturday, Array ( 1 Hr & 30 mins)
FREE
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.
Cars of the Era Show
Short St Parkes
Saturday, Array ( 4 Hrs & 30 mins)
FREE
Cars of the Era showcases the automobiles that ruled the road from a time when Elvis ruled the airwaves.
2022 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Finals
Parkes Leagues Club
Saturday, Array ( 2 Hrs)
$66
Twenty become eight as Elvis tribute artists battle it out to represent Parkes at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis.

Sunday
Am
Noon
Pm
Festival Markets
ARTC Cooke Park
Sunday, Array ( 7 Hrs)
FREE
Market Stalls are back for 2020. Check out the wide array of merchandise, including memorabilia, rock’n’roll wear, food and beverage stalls and gifts.
Busking Competition
Festival Boulevard
Sunday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
Festival Boulevard will be rockin’ with the Bringing It Back Busking Championships. Footpaths, street corners, cafés and shop fronts become a stage for the brilliant array of talented, quirky and beginner artists who perform for passers by.
ELVIS ART EXHIBITION
Uniting Church Hall, Activity Rooms
Sunday, Array ( 9 Hrs)
FREE
The Parkes Painting Group is proud to host the Elvis Art Exhibition where local artists and those from surrounding areas out west will showcase their talents. Enjoy the art display, stroll through the exhibit, view the fantastic talent and if you see a piece you like you can purchase it.
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