This year’s Parkes Elvis Festival theme is the Elvis Presley Mexican film classic, ‘Fun In Acapulco’. So grab your sombrero and head out to Parkes for a hot and spicy good time!
Book tickets now for the 2016 ClubsNSW Keno Feature Concert Series starring leading U.S. Elvis tribute artist Donny Edwards. For the first time in its 24-year history, Parkes Elvis Festival will stage a preliminary round of the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Across the Heats on Friday 8 January and the Final on Saturday 9 January, leading Elvis tribute artists from Australia and New Zealand
will compete at Parkes Leagues Club, with the winner to represent Parkes during the Semi Final round of the 2016 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, USA, during ‘Elvis Week’ next August. Heats and finals tickets are selling fast.
The 2016 Parkes Elvis Festival offers the annual free Festival favourites, fun for the whole family. Don’t miss the Northparkes Mines Street Parade on Clarinda Street Saturday 9 January at 10am. With Elvisthemed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-alikes, vintage cars and marching bands, it’s the highlight of the weekend.
The 2016 Elvis Gospel Service transitions to new venue the Cooke Park Main Stage, on Sunday at 9am. Following the Service is the beloved Renewal of Vows Ceremony at 11.30am, where couples renew their vows before an Elvis celebrant. Talented buskers will line The NRMA Festival Boulevard to wow the crowds, and if that doesn’t satisfy your musical fix, head down to the Cooke Park Main Stage where you can relax, grab a bite to eat at the Festival Markets and enjoy four days of free all-ages entertainment and competitions.
The 2016 souvenir program is $6 and available online or through Parkes Visitor Information Centre on 6862 6000.