Recognised as one of the top three festivals and events in Australia, the multi-award-winning Parkes Elvis Festival celebrates its 30th year in 2023. On behalf of Parkes and the surrounding townships of Bogan Gate, Peak Hill, Trundle and Tullamore, we look forward to welcoming you into our communities and showing you the diverse offerings of places to stay, eat and explore.
Following on from years of drought, bushfires and a global pandemic, 2022 has brought its new challenges. Over many months, wet weather and record-breaking flood events have devasted and isolated communities in our region. Despite the economic challenges this has brought, our resilient communities continue to band together in the face of adversity, coming out the other side stronger than ever. We encourage you to visit Parkes Shire, stay a little while, shop local and help us to celebrate and honour the legacy of Elvis Presley.
The 2023 Parkes Elvis Festival program of events we have in store are not to be missed! The action-packed schedule has something for everyone, including live entertainment, trivia, karaoke, lip sync battles, rock ‘n roll dance lessons and more. We are thrilled to welcome the 2023 feature artists Dean Z, hailing all the way from Lancaster, California, and Victor Trevino Jr, the current International Champion for the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition. Visit www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au to view the full program of events and purchase tickets.
I welcome you to Parkes Shire, where you can enjoy a wonderful selection of entertainment, hospitality, accommodation and adventure. I express my greatest appreciation to all the staff, volunteers, business owners, sponsors and community members who have dedicated countless hours in bringing this event together. The Elvis Festival would not be where it is today, without your hard work and perseverance.
I wish everyone a safe journey to and from our shire, no matter how far and wide you are travelling. I hope you have a fantastic time and enjoy the biggest and best Elvis Festival yet.