The Coober Pedy Opal Festival

It’s hard to imagine a better place for a festival that is unique in every way.

The Coober Pedy Opal Festival celebrates the end of a long hot summer and the commencement of what many hope is a very prosperous opal-mining season.

This year’s festival is action packed.

Coober Pedy not only produces an estimated 80% of the world’s opal, it boasts over 45 different nationalities and is one of the most multicultural towns in Australia.

The Opal Capital of the World is also unique for its underground living lifestyle and famous landscapes featured in many films.

The Opal Festival celebrates all these features and is the biggest local event of the year.

The Coober Pedy Opal Festival, held this year on the 23rd of April, is a community event. Entry to the oval is $5 per adult, $2.5 per child under 15 and children under 2 get in free.

The Opal Festival promises to be a day of fun activities ranging from a volleyball competition, sumo suits, kids fun tent, native animal show, jumping castle and roving circus tricks by Circus Elements to Xtreme Trials motorbike trials show, food and drinks and Arts and Crafts.

This year looks set to be a very busy Opal Festival.

For a copy of this year’s complete program, go to;

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