The Lightning Ridge Opal festival is a four day event held over the last weekend in July and inclues the Opal Queen Black Ball, Opal & Gem Festival, IOJDAA Trade Show and Jewellery Competition (biennial). Attracting over 4,000 visitors to the town it is the largest on the Opal event circuit.
This year’s event will be the biggest and best so far, so be sure to be in the Ridge over 25 July - 28 July 2013
For more information
2013 is a blockbuster year for The Opal Festival in Lightning Ridge
25 July - 28 July 2013
~ Lightning Ridge Opal Festival ~
~ About the Festival ~
Jewellers, buyers, wholesalers, miners, rock hounds, lapidary enthusiasts and tourists are invited to experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer with this culmination of information, spectacular jewellery, collectables, great deals and fantastic networking opportunities.
The Opal & Gem Expo boasts over 120 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.
For more information: Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Expo Stall Bookings.
For more information about entering the awards or Stall Bookings at the Opal Trade Show, please see www.iojdaa.com.au or phone 0428 292 118
~ When and Where ~
Thursday 25th July to Sunday 28th July 2013 - 9.00am to 5.00pm daily -
Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834
~ The Festival includes: ~
- 25 – 28 July: Opal & Gem Expo
- 25– 28 July: Opal Jewellery Design Awards Competition Entries Display and Trade Show (Opal Carving)
- 26 July (Fri): Brillant Band at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
- 27 July (Sat): Fire and Ice Themed Opal Queen Ball
~ Lightning Ridge Opal Festival Program ~
24 July Wednesday
7.30pm: Yellow Tail Welcome Stallholders Wine & Cheese Night @ the Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
25–28 July Thursday to Sunday (open daily):
9.00am: Opal & Gem Expo
10.00am: IOJDAA Opal Trade Show
Entry: Gold Coin Donation
26 July Friday
Band at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
27 July Saturday
8.00pm: Opal Queen Ball, Fire & Ice (Doors open 7:30pm)
Tickets: $25 (available at door) or from 11.00am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 29 July at the Bowling Club
Ticket price includes 1 complimentary glass of Yellow Tail Bubbles on arrival, and entertainment.
Food available through Bistro prior to event.
Charities – put your support behind your favourite entrant – the winner of
Miss Popularity will receive a $500 cheque to donate to her nominated charity.