Festivals and events

The Parkes region has a growing reputation as the home of fabulously fun and quirky events.

Please note, due to the current COVID-19 virus a number of local events including Trundle ABBA Festival and Parkes Picnic Races have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Please contact event organisers to review any changes.

Parkes Shire is proud to host a range of playful events and unique festivals that provide fun and participation for our community and visitors to the region.

Council provides support and promotional activities for over 70 events that take place annually across the Shire. Large scale festivals like the Parkes Elvis Festival and Trundle ABBA Festival to smaller community events like markets days, sporting events and commemorative ceremonies are enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.

For full details on upcoming events and festivals within the Parkes Shire, go to our Destination Website.

Some of the major iconic events that take place annually in Parkes Shire include: