Events

There are so many fantastic Opal trade shows, festivals and exhibitions around Australia that everyone is welcome to visit.  Why not find a number of Opal shows to visit around Australia and make a trip out of it.

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Winton Opal Trade Show @ North Gregory Hotel
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day

QBOA hold an annual Opal Trade Show in Winton at the beginning of July, this Trade Show is generally the first on the circuit of trade shows held in opal producing areas of Australia.

The Winton Opal Trade Show is held at the North Gregory Hotel in the centre of the main street, with the Beer Garden being the area for cut and polished stones and Jewellery, and the adjoining Car Park is for tailgating. Trading is held here for two days and is open to the public.

Boulder Opal Jewellery Design Awards and Opal Inspired Dress Design Awards are held each year with the judging being done at the time of the Opal Trade Show.

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Yowah Opal Festival – Date TBC @ Yowah Opal Festival
Jul 15 – Jul 16 all-day

It is a gem of a place this little four block town in Outback Queensland, and we celebrate our uniqueness with an annual festival – The Yowah Opal Festival. Yowah’s opal celebration occurs on the third weekend of the month of July each year. Located two hours drive from Cunnamulla on a sealed road.

World class museum specimens of Yowah Nut Opal, Ironstone Matrix Opal, Opalized Wood Opal, Yowah Boulder Opal and Boulder Opal are on display as the locals share their prize collections with all. The Yowah Opal festival is fully catered and licensed for the week -end. Morning and afternoon tea, and three meals a day are cooked on the premises. Fresh food is provided including pit roasts, bar-b-ques, and smorgasbord for a three day bit of variety, including breakfast all days and on Monday before guests hit the track. Music and dancing is part of the festivities.

Jul
27
Thu
2017
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2017 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
Jul 27 – Jul 30 all-day
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2017 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club

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

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2017 @ QT Gold Coast
Aug 3 @ 9:00 AM – Aug 4 @ 4:00 PM
Australian Opal Exhibition Gold Coast 2017 @ QT Gold Coast | Surfers Paradise | Queensland | Australia

The world’s most elite and inclusive opal experience, showcasing the beauty of Australia’s national gemstone. Celebrating our 16th exhibition the 2017 Australian Opal Exhibition presents an opportunity to view an extensive display of Australian opal and opal jewellery, the largest range available for sale ever to be seen in one attractive location.

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Anakie Gemfest 2017 @ Allan King Memorial Park
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
Anakie Gemfest 2017 @ Allan King Memorial Park

Gemfest – Festival of Gems is an annual 4-day exhibition providing a unique gemstone and jewellery experience including offerings from respected local, national and international gemstone traders, quality entertainment and food, and some of the finest Australian Sapphires you will ever see. Held every August at the Allan King Memorial Park in Anakie Queensland, Gemfest is a showcase for Australian and International gemstones.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2018 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club
Jul 26 – Jul 29 all-day
Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival 2018 @ Lightning Ridge & District Bowling Club

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