2021 Festival

The first Dark Sky Awakens Festival is coming!

When: Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th October 2021

Where: Coonabarabran, NSW

From October 2nd – 4th  Coonabarabran is hosting the first Dark Sky Awakens Festival — our celebration of everything Star Wars! Whether you’re into the movies, the dress-up or just want to have some fun, we’ve got something for you!

We have a number of big events planned and you can see all the details below:

Intergalactic Cabaret featuring Bowie Unzipped

Siths, Droids, Nightsisters, Storm troopers, Jedi, Princesses & even the odd Wookie will be transporting in from galaxies far, far away to join the Dark Sky Awakens crew for an Intergalactic Cabaret celebrating all things Star Wars!

Dress up in your favourite Intergalactic outfit, enter an alternative universe & join us as Coonabarabran Town Hall is Empire Central Saturday 2nd October 2021

Star Wars Trivia

The Dark Sky Awakens festival begins with our massive night of Star Wars trivia. Get your teams together for a fun trivia covering all the eras of Star Wars, from 1970s to brain-teasers to present day insider trivia from the set of The Rise of Skywalker.

Do you have what it takes to be crowned the most knowledgeable Star Wars fans in Australia? Are you willing to do your best Wookie roar? To talk like Darth, or recite your favourite lines from the movies?

Laser Tag

The battle between the dark-side or the light-side !

This activity will give you the opportunity to live out your favourite sci-fi heroes by engaging with the enemy using laser guns. In two teams of 5 the objective will be to gain points by seeking out and ‘shooting’ those on the opposing team without being shot yourself. 

Sons of Obiwan Saber Academy

We are coming to Coonabarabran for the Dark Sky Awakens Festival in Coctober, we will be running classes…stay tuned.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a Jedi, Sith or Sword Master this is your chance! Sons of ObiWan will have you swinging a saber like Yoda himself in no time

Starfest 2021

Starfest includes Science in the Pub on Friday night at the Coona Golf Club and Siding Spring Open Day on Saturday. For all the information on Starfest please follow the link.

Sunday Markets in Town


Enjoy a walk around some local stalls.

More Info coming soon.


Lego Building

Lego Building Competition for kids and grownups! Can you use the Force when it comes to being a master Lego builder?   Coonabarabran  will host an intergalactic Lego building competition where Lego fans of all ages can show off their skills with the Brick!