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Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Season

Ooh….each year the Old Pueblo glistens and sparkles, awes and delights when the Tucson gem & mineral show season arrives! Choose from almost 50 shows throughout January and February to find your next treasure.

Gems, minerals, fossils, and more! From raw materials to fine jewelry and artwork, browse to your heart’s delight. Many shows have lectures and special events as well! The world brings its best to Tucson during this international event.

And…most of the shows are FREE. The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show® charges a modest admission fee.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Season

Shows start as early as January 18th. It kicks into high gear as the shows collectively called the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase open January 31st and February 1st. The grand finale, the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show, is from February 14-17th.

A Few Highlights

22nd Street Mineral, Fossil & Gem Show
Jan. 31 – Feb. 17  |  NW corner of 22nd St. & I-10  |  Website

JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show
Jan. 31 – Feb. 11  |  Tucson Expo Center  |  Website

Tucson Gem and Mineral Show – The “Main Show”
Feb. 14-17  |  Tucson Convention Center |  More Info

Very Helpful Resources

GemRide is the FREE Official Shuttle

GemRide’s Website

  • Runs February 1- 17, 2019
  • Connects to 42 shows!
  • Brought to you courtesy of the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives and Park Tucson

The Official Tucson Gem Show Guide App

  • Loads of information in this official app.
  • Available for iOS (for Apple App Store, click here) or Android (for Google Play Store, click here).
  • Also, you can use the app’s information on their website here.

Websites for Schedules & Guides

Visit Tucson has the complete lowdown on how best to experience the shows – especially for first-timers – including transportation, restaurant, and lodging suggestions.
Visit Tucson – the city’s official tourism bureau – is the official resource for the collection of 48 shows in 2019 called Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. There are further links from this site for more details.

Here’s a website called Gem Show Central that seems to keeps the most complete list of all the shows, big and small. Contact information, locations, and notes on which shows are open to the public, to industry wholesale purchasers, and to both.
Note: this one is NOT an official Visit Tucson page, however it does list shows that start in January, ahead of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Show Season

 

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