The 2023 Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival is back!
2023 Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival
Wednesday, 26th – Saturday, 29th July 2023
July 26 – 28 2023
9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday to Friday
July 29 2023
9:00am – 3:00pm
- Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival, (Entry Fee: FREE) Over 150 stalls, indoor & outdoor
- International Opal Jewellery Design awards and Trade Show (Entry Fee: TBC) The Trade show will be going ahead the Design Awards have yet to be advised if they will go ahead for the 2022 Festival.
Official Opening 2023
- Walgett Shire Mayor, Jane Kier will officially open the festival on
Wednesday 26 July, at 11.30am
To be held at the Multi Purpose Centre, Spider Brown Oval.
There will be a performance by Lightning Ridge Central School students following the opening
July 29 2023
Doors Open at 7:00pm
Show Starts at 7:30pm
OPAL QUEEN BALL
Tickets: $30 (available on TBA)
Ticket price includes:
• 1 Complimentary glass of Treasury wine on arrival and entertainment. Food available through Bowling Club Bistro or Coffee Shop prior to event.
Where: Lightning Ridge Bowling Club
Dress Code: Suit & Tie/Cocktail
This event is strictly 18 years and over
• Put your support behind your favourite entrant – the winner of People’s Choice will receive a $500 cheque to donate to her nominated charity.
Unless otherwise stated, all events are held at the Racecourse Carpark and on the vacant block behind the Chemist in Agate Street Lightning Ridge N.S.W 2834