I would like to welcome our friends to the Parkes Shire for the 29th annual Parkes Elvis Festival.
The King may have left the building for a short while, but I’m excited to say that Elvis
is finally back. Now that communities are open and events are back on, it’s time to step out and support your local economy. Events like Parkes Elvis Festival provide a huge economic boost to our region and I thank you for visiting and supporting the Parkes Shire community.
I encourage everyone to be out there while visiting our region, by exploring the diverse range of tourism attractions including the world-famous Parkes Radio telescope ‘The Dish’, the Henry Parkes Centre, Quentin Alpaca Farm and the Peak Hill Open Cut Experience. The team at the Parkes Visitor Information Centre can help you plan your trip to Parkes to attend one of our many events such Trundle Bush Tucker Day. Head to www.visitparkes.com.au to view the 2022 Parkes Shire events calendar.
We are proud to bring you a jam-packed program of rockin’ n’ rollin’ fun. The five-day line-up features hundreds of events including much-loved festival favourites Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Renewal of Vows Ceremony, Goodsell Machinery Miss Priscilla Dinner, free Cooke Park main stage entertainment and Elvis Gospel Service.
Fans can also enjoy new events, including a Speedway Exhibit of rare and classic
race cars, memorabilia and virtual reality simulators, Sons of Sun rock n’ roll play, US guests including 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion Taylor Rodriguez, Elvis’ tour manager from the 70s Charles Stone, Elvis’ Speedway co-star Victoria Paige Meyerink, famous host of Elvis Week after parties Jeff Lewis and the Speedway Special starring Mark Anthony.
On behalf of the people of the Parkes Shire, I welcome you to our region and wish you a safe, adventurous and enjoyable Parkes Elvis Festival experience.
Finally, a big thank you to our dedicated volunteers, valued sponsors, supporters, local businesses, community members and council staff who make the festival possible.
Thank you, thank you very much.
Cr Ken Keith OAM
Mayor of Parkes Shire