2020 sees the National Opal Symposium returning to Coober Pedy.
Joins us in creating a clear 20/20 vision for the future of Opal Mining. Only together are we able to share discoveries, new techniques, discuss the virtues of our ethically sourced Australian Opal and unite to keep the industry and our National Gem Stone flourishing!
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 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.
The Great Kanku-Breakaways Marathon and Fun Run is a fantastic way to see the spectacular spiritual landscape of the Kanku-Breakaways Conservation Park. Travelling through the park from the main lookout, past the coloured hills and along the dog fence to turn around and return through the ancient landscape for a community lunch and carnival atmosphere. The event celebrates the cultural connection of the Antakirinja Matuntjara Yankunytjatjara People as both park and traditional owners.
The event continues a tradition of community fun run and marathons that have been occurring in the park since 2009. Jayde Frew and Melissa Rosewarne started the event as a personal challenge and to raise money for community events, today the event raises awareness and gives all visitors a chance to experience the uniqueness of the park without traffic (the event occurs on closed roads and tracks).
The Kanku – Breakaways Marathon will be run on Saturday 16th May 2020 so if you would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact Alison at 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.
Fireworks display on the opening Friday night at the Race Course.
Saturday street parade, stalls, entertainers, side shows.
Saturday night entertainment at the RSL and drive in.
Sunday RSL and Speedway.
Come along and get down and dirty!