The GREAT Kanku – Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence and wraps up with an event with food, drinks, community stalls and presentations.
Participants can either walk, run or ride the distance as a personal challenge or as a group completing a portion of the distance together, doing either 5, 10, 21.1 or the full 42.2km (can only walk to 21.1km). Participants over 16 years are required to pay an entry fee.
The Kanku – Breakaways Marathon will be run on Saturday 2nd June 2018 so if you would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Chevahn At Kanku – Breakaways Conservation Park 0499 982 999 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org
An Outback Festival like no other!
Celebrating all that is Coober Pedy – opals, underground, outback, and our amazing multicutural community.
The Opal Festival is the largest community event in Coober Pedy and is held annually to celebrate the vibrant and culturally diverse community, opal and mining. The Festival provides an opportunity for the community to come together, celebrate and strengthen its cultural and social bonds. Incorporating food and beverage, craft and market stalls, games and entertainment; the festival provides activities for all ages and cultures in an engaging and entertaining event.
Traditionally, the event has been held at Easter, but for the 30 year celebration in 2018, we have moved it the June 22 and 23 to avoid the heat, and celebrate our amazing spring time weather.
The 2018 Festival brings the infamous CRACK UP SISTERS back once again to entertain, embarrass and generaly help us have a great time.
The Fireworks display is earmarked for an opeing event on the Friday night, with a Crack Up style Bush Dance scheduled for Saturday evening at the Drive In.
Come along and get down and dirty!
This 18-hole, 72 par grass-less golf course appears in various list of the top 10 most unusual golf courses in the world. Golfers use a piece of artificial grass to tee off. The putting greens, called scrapes, are oiled down sand which is raked smooth.
Coober Pedy Races is a family event where thoroughbred and stock horses compete against each other in both races and gymkhana events over a fun filled busy 2 days.
The Outback racing carnival starts with the local station folk and competitors arriving in town with their horses, bikes and swags on Friday to kick up their heels and enjoy the hospitality of the town.
The racing program commences at 9am each day with childrens gymkhana events. The feature event on Saturday is the Opal Inn Coober Pedy Cup held over 1700m.
Sunday features the Tony Wong Ladies Bracelet held over 1100m and the Miners Store 1000m stakes. Throughout the weekend there are childrens and adults novelty events for patrons to join in and enjoy.
On Saturday night the town celebrates with the Race Club Ball at the Opal Inn Hotel.
To add to the excitement of the festivities Motor Bike gymkhana events are held over the two days.
The Coober Pedy Races is a true outback experience for the family to enjoy.
The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show is a Great Outback Show in the Opal Capital of the World. It provides the opportunity for miners, retailers and wholesalers from around Australia and the world to showcase their products to the industry and the broader public. Opal is Australia’s national gemstone. Although there is a lot of excitement around the large scale mining activities surrounding Coober Pedy, opal will always be the heartbeat of the town. The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show aims to develop the sustainability and prosperity of this colourful industry full of character and characters. Specialising in rough and cut opal, the trade show will coincide with the Opal Festival, offering visitors a vast array of entertainment options. The Croatian Club will once again host the Gem Trade Show providing a professional, air-conditioned environment for the numerous local and national exhibitors who will be able to showcase high quality opals at trade prices to international and domestic buyers.