The Lightning Ridge Opal festival is a four day event held over the last week in July and includes the Opal Queen Ball, Opal & Gem Festival, IOJDAA Trade Show and Jewellery Competition (biennial - 2017).

Attracting over 4,000 visitors to the town it is the largest on the Opal event circuit. 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.

This year’s event is set to be the biggest and best so far, so be sure to be in the Ridge over 27th to 30th July 2017

For more information

Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

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2017 is a blockbuster year for The Opal Festival in Lightning Ridge

27th - 30th July 2017

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 200 stalls with a huge range of products including gemstones, tools, lapidary supplies and lifestyle products.

For more information:  Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Expo.

For more information about entering the awards or Stall Bookings at the Opal Trade Show, please see www.iojdaa.com.au or phone 0407 956 990 or 0428 292 118

~ When and Where ~

Thursday 27th July to Sunday 30th July - 9.00am to 5.00pm daily -
Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834

~ The Festival includes: ~

  • 27th - 30th July: Opal & Gem Expo and IOJDAA Trade Show (open to the public)
  • 28th July (Fri): IOJDAA Opal Jewellery Design Awards
  • 29th July (Sat): Opal Queen Ball

 ~ Lightning Ridge Opal Festival Program ~

27th July - 30th July: Thursday to Sunday (open daily):

  • 9.00am: Opal & Gem Expo Entry. FREE
  • 10.00am: IOJDAA Opal Trade Show Entry. $5.00 per person (open to the public) - carving demonstrations, stalls and displays

 

28th July: Friday

  • 7.00pm: IOJDAA Opal Jewellery Design Awards dinner at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club   (Tickets must be pre purchased in advance, no door sales  0428 2921 118)

 

29th July: Saturday

  • 7.00pm: Opal Queen Ball 
    • Tickets: $25 (available at door) at the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
    • Ticket price includes 1 complimentary glass of wine on arrival, and entertainment.
    • Food available through Bistro prior to event.
    • Dress code: Black Tie/Cocktail Attire
    • Live entertainment by Crawfish Stew.