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Tucson Gem Shows & Events for Winter 2020

There are two annual general Tucson gem show events which attract thousands of dealers to Tucson, Arizona in the Winter 2020. The Tucson gem shows are a collection of over 30 different privately owned and operated public and wholesale gem, mineral and jewelry events held with over 3,000 exhibitors throughout Tucson.

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This section of Tucson Entertainment Magazine provides Tucson's gem exhibitors event schedules and a local guide to citywide events, weather, hotels and other travel information for your accommodations in Tucson, AZ.

Index of Gem Show information

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AMERICAN INDIAN EXPOSITION Open to the public. Everyone is welcome! Jan 26 - Feb 16, 2020 at the Quality Flamingo Ballroom 1300 N. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705 (January 26 - February 15 from 10 am - 5 pm February 16 from 10 am - 4 pm). 21 BIG DAYS 10,000 Years of Culture I 80 Tribai Nations. An official event of the Tucson Gem Show, {he world's /arqest rock & qem show. The finest collection of American Indian Art, arts and crafts directly from the Native American artist for the most discriminating collector. 40 FEATURED ART1STS CHANGING EVERY 3-7-21 DAYS THROUGHOUT THE 21 DAYS Weekend Tribai Dancers at Poolside. DEMONSTRATING ART1STS Antone, Anthony (Al), TjO Basket Demo Begay, Abraham (Al), Jewelry Custom Repair Northrup, Ernie Jr. (Al), Hopi Crafts. Red Earth Spirit (Albuquerque, NM), UniquejCustom Jewelry Sakiestewa, Debbie (AZ), Beadwork Demo McCabe Family, Traditional Navajo Jewelry Stringing (Al). Call with any Questions - 520-248-5849

Gem & Jam Festival: After taking a year hiatus for 2019, fan-favorite festival Gem & Jam Festival is excited to announce its return and with it the phase one lineup. The three-day music, art, performance, and gem & mineral festival will be returning to the beautiful, desert setting of Pima County Fairgrounds, January 31 through February 2, 2020. This past Spring Gem & Jam announced that it indeed would be returning and that planning was well underway. The news continued last week when Tipper, Big Gigantic, The Floozies, and Twiddle were announced and would be joined by over 30 additional artists as part of phase one. Continue reading about the 2020 Gem & Jam Festival.

Shuttles; New Downtown Street Car

Several shuttles to take visitors to more than 30 gem show sites will operate during the Winter Tucson Gem Shows throughout the city. Independent shuttles are sponsored by various carriers and shows and would run every 10 to 20 minutes.

The new Tucson Street Car, Sun Link, provides an alternate and convenient way to get around Downtown. Read more about Free Gem Show Shuttles.


Official Tucson Gem & Mineral Show is held at TCC

The Official 64th 2020 Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® is held at the downtown Tucson Convention Center (TCC). This event has over 250 general retail dealers and special and guest exhibits for the general public and has been held annually since 1955. The official Fall 2019 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® will be held at the Tucson Convention Center during September. The Winter 2020 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show is held in January and February. These events are separate from the other private shows held through Downtown and the city. At the same time, dozens of other shows are also held throughout Tucson. Visit the Official Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show web site, sponsored by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society, for display information and schedules.

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New Gem exhibit downtown

A new gem exhibit hall for the 22nd Street Mineral, Gossil and Gem Show is being built near downtown at 22nd Street and Interstate 10. The 150,000 square foot, three story, hall should be open for the upcoming Tucson Gem Shows. The 22nd Street Show is among the largest event held. Eons Expo LLP plans to spend $12 million to construct the gem exhibit hall.


Promote your Gem Show Exhibit Displays

Free Gem Show Listings for vendors in the EMOL.org Tucson Gem Show Calendar. Or, Advertise your show with a display ad. Email listings and Inquiries: [email protected].

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DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE PDF and discover the legends and history of the Catalinas told in over 400 pages. Learn about the Iron Door Mine, Buffalo Bill Cody and the Tucson Gold Rush of the 1880s. Available on Amazon.com and in local Tucson bookstores.

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Discover Tucson's long history

Tucson has a long history with mining. Minerals such as gold, silver, copper and tungsten have been successfully mined from the Santa Catalinas for hundreds of years. The famous Canyon of Gold- Cañada del Oro- has produced gold for early Tucson prospectors, including the famous entertainer William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Tucson Chronicles 2016Download a free PDF copy of the the Tucson Chronicles and read about the history and mining development in Southern Arizona.

Learn about the history and legends of mining for gold in the Santa Catalina Mountains- from the Iron Door Mine legend to the discovery of the Canyon of Gold. Download a free sample PDF of the book Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Read chapters from this extensive historical book by Robert Zucker, see photos and videos about the mysteries and minerals near Tucson.

The Santa Catalina mountains has been experiencing a gold rush for hundreds of years. Explore the historical records that account for some of the gold extracted during Arizona's Gold Rush.

Get free reprints, public domain book downloads and old photos on Tucson's history archives.

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