It is often said by visitors to Forbes that the wonderful community is so fortunate to host numerous community events, festivals, celebrations, concerts and more each year. So many that it can be difficult to find the time to see it all.
One event that Forbes Shire Council as well as the Forbes community has become more and more involved with over the years is the Parkes Elvis Festival. With the festival highlights spilling into Forbes it is important that Forbes residents continue to support events and festivals hosted by our neighbours, at this time more than ever before, with drought relief in mind.
Wednesday, 8th January next year will mark Elvis’s 85th Birthday and everyone is invited to celebrate the day in Cooke Park, by the Elvis statue at 10am. This celebration is proudly staged and supported by Elvis Revival Inc., the Parkes Elvis Festival founding committee and a small group of volunteers.
Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, rugs and whatever else will ensure their comfort while they enjoy music and entertainment provided by Barry Green, Parkes’ one and only Elvis tribute artist.
Do you share a birthday with Elvis? Bring along proof on the day to go into a draw to cut the official birthday cake. This celebration is proudly brought to you by the Elvis Revival Incorporated Committee.
Please note that the ARTC Cooke Park main stage and markets will be under construction at this time, so entry to the event will be via the corner of Cooke Park at the intersection of Short Street and Clarinda Street near the Elvis Statue.