Parkes Elvis Festival

Parkes has been celebrating Elvis Presley for well over two decades. 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.

Featuring international and Australian Elvis tribute artists, competitions, the ever-popular street parade, markets and days of free entertainment, Parkes Elvis Festival remains the largest and most vibrant celebration of the music of Elvis Presley in the southern hemisphere.

Trundle ABBA Festival

Come and be the dancing queen at the annual Trundle ABBA Festival with over 8 hours of non-stop music.

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.

Parkes Picnic Races

Come along and be a part of the fashions, fun and festivities that make the June long weekend in Parkes the social highlight of the year!
The Parkes Picnic Races offers loads of entertainment with a great day of racing, live music, children's entertainment and the popular Fashions on the Field.


Annual festival of astronomy held in Parkes in July. The Festival endeavours to bring world renowned astronomers, both professional and amateur, to the Central West.

Trundle Bush Tucker Day

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.