Back by Popular demand! Elvis is is a fun festival with great entertainment
Day 1 – Wednesday 4th January ‘23 Parkes (D)
Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and join us on our Parkes Elvis Festival
Tour. Today we travel to Jerilderie, known in history as the only place in New South Wales to be visited by the Ned Kelly gang, where we stop for morning tea. We then travel on to Narrandera for our lunch. The name "Narrandera" is said to be derived from the Wiradjuri word "Narrungdera" which means "place of lizard or goanna". We continue on to Forbes, rich in gold-mining history and the site of the biggest gold robbery in Australia's history. Although we can’t promise gold we can promise a nice place to stop for afternoon tea. We take a look around this historic town before continuing our travels to Parkes. On arrival at Parkes we check into our "Heartbreak Hotel” for a delightful dinner. North Parkes Motel will be our home for the next five nights.
Day 2 – Thursday 5th Parkes Elvis Festival (B)
We enjoy breakfast before heading in to Elvis Central to take in all the sights and sounds this Festival has to offer. The day is free to explore and enjoy. Don’t forget to travel to the Station to meet the Elvis Train as it arrives from Sydney – it’s certainly a sight to behold with its Elvis entertainment and packed full of devoted Elvis fans! In Elvis Central there are festival markets, exhibits and competition displays. Buskers around town provide great entertainment and certainly add to the atmosphere of this amazing festival. There are free films and documentaries on the Elvis Festival. The Fully Air-Conditioned Clubs in town all feature vibrant Elvis entertainment which begins in the afternoon and continues on until closing. The Cooke Park Main Stage features non-stop Elvis Entertainment. There is something for everyone! Head to where all the action is happening and enjoy further entertainment at the Clubs, or maybe enjoy "Cinema Under the Stars” or the 2023 theme film shown at the main stage.
Note: There is a bus which travels to and from the motel every hour so there is always an opportunity to head back to the motel, or head into Elvis Central, at your own convenience.
Day 3 – Friday 6th Parkes Elvis Festival (B)
After Breakfast we head into Elvis Central once again featuring markets, non-stop entertainment on the main stage, buskers and Club Entertainment. Maybe take a look at the Parkes Elvis Festival Photography Competition Exhibition (gold coin entry) at the Parkes Library. The library also features the 2023 theme film for those who may have missed the evening film last night. There is so much to see and do, but for those that need to unwind or relax there is a bus every hour to and from the motel so you may choose to head to the motel for a swim and refresh before heading back to Elvis Central. As well as the entertainment on the main stage there is always something going on at the other venues in town with Pubs and Clubs providing an array of Elvis Entertainment. Grab dinner in Elvis Central before taking in evening entertainment, take a dip in the pool, or relax in your room.
Day 4 – Saturday 7th Parkes Elvis Festival (B)
Good morning! Another exciting day in Elvis Central. The major highlight today is the Elvis Street Parade. A wonderful parade packed full of Elvis themed floats, Elvis and Priscilla look-a-likes, Vintage and Classis Cars, Motor Bikes, Marching Bands, and much more. Enjoy free concerts at Cook Park Main Stage, Market Stalls, Elvis Central Store, Cars of the Era Show and Elvis Memorabilia. In the afternoon be thoroughly entertained by the Musical Elvis Tribute Show – the biggest Elvis Concert of the Festival. The day is only limited by your imagination… it’s non-stop fun! The evening is yours to enjoy as you wish. I’m sure you will sleep well with Elvis’s top hits playing in your head.
Day 5 – Sunday 8th Parkes Elvis Festival (B,D)
Time for breakfast. For those that wish there may be an opportunity to attend the Elvis Gospel Church Service. This event has become a much-loved feature of the festival program and the Interdenominational service on Sunday morning pays tribute to Elvis’ first love – Gospel music. Enjoy the remaining day of the Festival before heading back to the motel for dinner, and a good sleep.
Day 6 – Monday 9th Home (B)
After breakfast we leave the motel. We travel to Forbes then on to West Wyalong for morning tea. We continue our journey home stopping enroute for lunch after a memorable Parkes Elvis Festival Tour.