Parkes Elvis Festival

Join over 20,000 people who attend the Parkes Elvis Festival, where you can celebrate, learn and listen to the King of Rock. Founded in 1992, the Parkes Elvis Festival is held annually in the second week of January, to coincide with Elvis Presley’s birthday. Parkes is known as the ‘Elvis Capital of Australia’ for its Graceland themed restaurant and locals who live and breathe Elvis.

With over 150 individual events, there is something to be entertained by each day. With programs ranging from concerts, parades, dinners, breakfasts, dancing and busking, there is something to suit everyone. Parkes also has a lot of local attractions including the CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, which was the feature of the Australian film, The Dish and Peak Hill mine.

By hiring a campervan, you can experience all of Parkes as well as more of New South Wales. DriveNow enables you to compare prices and vehicles all in one place, making it the easiest site to book your campervan. Our partnerships with Australia’s leading and most trusted campervan rental companies means that you will have best range of campervans to choose from.

Campers are super comfortable and easy to drive, with many offering fully equipped kitchens, large dining and living areas, double beds, shower and toilet equipped bathrooms, and even flat screen TVs and DVDs to keep everyone entertained. The closest pick-up location is Sydney.


Parkes Elvis Festival


Wednesday 10th January to Sunday 14th January 2018


Parkes, New South Wales.

Getting There

From Canberra, take the Barton Highway to Lachlan Valley in Cowra.Follow Lachlan Valley Way, Nanima Road and Parkes-Eugowra Road to Orange Road in Parkes.

Campervan Ideas

Visit the Elvis capital of the southern hemisphere and explore central New South Wales


  • Book early! – Avoid the disappointment of not getting the campervan you want.
  • The closest Campervan pick-up and drop-off location is Sydney.
  • Book a Powered Camper site with one of the Holiday Parks below – book quickly to avoid missing out!
Parkes Overnighter Caravan Park 48 Bushman Street Parkes (02) 6862 1707 Spicer Park Caravan Park Bushman Street Parkes (02) 6862 6162
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