Why Elvis in Parkes?
Parkes has been celebrating Elvis Presley for well over two decades. Parkes Elvis Festival was founded in 1992 by local restaurateurs and Elvis fans Bob Steel OAM and Anne Steel OAM, with the inaugural Festival attracting 200 people. Today, Parkes Elvis Festival attracts over 20,000 people from across Australia and around the world, and has become an iconic destination event on the national festivals calendar.
Come and be the dancing queen at the annual Trundle ABBA Festival held on the first Saturday in May. Enjoy internationally renowned ABBA tribute band Bjorn Again, singing competitions and more at this family friendly event. There are great prizes for all competition categories including Fashions of the Festival and Disco Dancing.
Taking place in Trundle the first Saturday in September every year, the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tasting, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment.
2018 Events Schedule
2nd Weekend - Parkes Elvis Festival
26th - Parkes Harness Racing Australia Day Meeting
Variable - Parkes Gold Cup
Variable - National Local Government Touch Carnival
1st Sunday - Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
Variable - Australian Indoor Marbles Championships
Easter Weekend - Annual Landscape Art Award
Variable - Tractor Start Up Day
6th - Trundle ABBA Festival
21st - Parkes Rotary Fun Run
17th - Parkes Jockey Club Gold Cup
Long Weekend - Parkes Picnic Races
Long Weekend - Peak Hill Art & Craft Exhibition
Long Weekend - Parkes & District Kennel Club Show
Variable - Astrofest
Annual Agricultural Shows
1st Saturday - Trundle Bush Tucker Day
3rd Sunday Parkes Open Golf Tournament
Long Weekend - Parkes Antique Motor Club Motorcycle Rally
Variable - Parkes Car Enthusiasts Weekend - Swap Meet and Show 'n' Shine
19th - The Henrys Business Awards
30th - Parkes Christmas Festivities
1st Friday - Peak Hill Meet you up the Street
2nd Sunday - Carols in the Park, Parkes