|Date:||Easter long weekend|
|Address:||The Croation Club|
The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show is a Great Outback Show held in the Opal Capital of the World and 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.
The Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show is held over Easter, and coincides with the Opal Festival. The two events offer visitors a vast array of entertainment options over the Easter long weekend.
The Croatian Club hosts the Gem Trade Show, providing a professional and 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 Coober Pedy Gem Trade Show continues to strengthen its reputation as Australia's premier Opal Trade Show.
|Date:||Easter long weekend|
The Coober Pedy Opal Festival, fondly known as the Opal Festival, is the largest community event in Coober Pedy and South Australia’s only event dedicated to the celebration of Opal and the significant role the gem stone plays in the Coober Pedy community. The festival is held each Easter to celebrate the vibrant and culturally diverse community, to mark the recognised start to the mining season and the local tourist season. 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.
|Address:||Seventeen Mile Road Coober Pedy SA 5723|
|Phone:||08 8672 5226|
The Coober Pedy Racing Club was started up in 1969 with the aim of bringing together town and station people – “to make new friendships and renew old ones”. Among the names that are associated with the early days of the club are Ian Rankin, Dick Nunn, Ron Gough and Frank Cresp.
For some thirty-eight year the race meeting was held over the Labour Day long weekend in October, but that was often very hot and windy weather, so in 2007 it was moved to early August.
From the beginning, the race carnival has been a two-day event. Each year station people arrive in town with their horses and swags in time to meet up with old friends at the Italian Club and to enjoy the hospitality of the town throughout the weekend.
A major sponsor who came on board in recent yearsis OZ Minerals, and, in consequence, the name of the annual race meeting has been changed to The Coober Pedy OZ Minerals Annual Race Meeting and Gymkhana.
Saturday: 9am to 4pm Sunday: 10am to 4pm
|Phone:||(08) 8672 4600|
Harmony Day is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.
The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs. It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world.
There are many ways we can celebrate Harmony Day – through sport, dance, art, film, music, storytelling, cooking and sharing cultural meals. By participating in Harmony Day activities we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and make it a better place.
Harmony Day is an Australian Government program and coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The GREAT Breakaways Marathon travels from the Breakaways, along the Dog Fence, down Kempe Road (road to Oodnadatta) and finishes at the town oval where it wraps up with a BBQ.
The event started off as a casual conversation between two local Coober Pedy girls, Jayde Frew & Melissa Rosewarne. Jayde’s initial idea was to run 35km to the Breakaways from Coober Pedy as a personal challenge. Melissa then suggested that Jayde should raise money to complete the challenge and donate to a good cause.
Knowing that Tanya Lauder had been trying to raise money for a new playground, the chat between the two girls soon evolved into the idea of a marathon style fundraising event. This would involve the whole community with donations and secured sponsorships to raise funds for a new playground in town. Early September 2009 became the target for the event to coincide with Father's Day.
The concept eventuated into a Council driven initiative. 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, 15, 21 or the full 42km (can only walk to 21km).
Participants are required to pay an entry fee. The Breakaways Marathon is an annual event, so if anyone would like to participate or volunteer in this event or would like more information, please contact the District Council of Coober Pedy on (08) 8672 4624 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org