Lightning Ridge Opal Festival



It is with great sadness, that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival.

The Lightning Ridge Opal Festival has become a large event and due to its size requires a significant amount of planning. With border restrictions still in place and no announcement or approval for holding large-scale events, we do not believe that we will be able to deliver this year’s event to our usual scale and standard.

The Festival is a major economic driver for Lightning Ridge and our region. We encourage anyone who had planned to visit Lightning Ridge in the next coming months to do so. Lightning Ridge is a wonderful town to explore and we are ready to welcome visitors.

We are now planning the 2021 Festival and hope that it can be bigger and better than ever!

Lightning Ridge Opal Festival Committee


The Lightning Ridge Opal Festival includes:

Opal & Gem Expo
– Free entry to outdoor stalls & stalls in the Beer garden of the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club.
– Open daily from, 9am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday

IOJDAA Trade Show
– Gold Coin donation entry fee, Legends room of the Bowling Club
– Open daily from, 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Saturday

 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Presentation Dinner

Annual Red on Black Opal Queen Ball 






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