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Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

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

Attracting over 5,000 visitors to the town it is the largest on the Opal event circuit.  Jewelers, 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.

image courtesy Lightning Ridge Opal Festival