California Gem and Mineral Shows - April 2023


Did you miss out on March's gem society shows or did you have so much fun you want to go to another one?

Whatever your motivation, here is the definitive list of major gem and mineral events in April 2023 for California rockhounds and jewelry lovers alike:

Vista Gem and Mineral Society Show 

  • Date: April 1-2, 2023
  • Location: Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083
  • Hours: Saturday 10 AM -5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Description: Cabs, Slabs and Rough, Jewelry
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Mariposa Gem and Mineral Show

  • Date: April 8-9, 2023
  • Location: Mariposa County Fairgrounds, 5007 Fairgrounds Rd., Mariposa, CA
  • Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
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El Dorado County Mineral and Gem Society Show

  • Date: April 15-16, 2023
  • Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100
    Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA
  • Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Description: Treasures in the Rough
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Conejo Gem & Mineral Club Show

  • Date: April 22-23, 2023
  • Location: Borchard Park, 190 N. Reino Rd.,
    Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM,
    Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
  • Description: 46th Pageant of a Thousand Gems Jewelry, Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Rocks, Hobby Supplies, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Door Prizes, Silent Auction, Plant Sales and Youth Activities Free Admission and Free Parking
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Anaheim Searchers Gem & Mineral Society Show

  • Date: April 29-30, 2023
  • Location: Brookhurst Community Center, 2271
    W. Crescent Ave., Anaheim CA
  • Hours: 10AM to 5PM on Saturday, and 10AM to 4:30PM on Sunday
  • Description: The show features displays of member's work, demonstrations by Searchers (and some of our friends) of lapidary work, stone carving, jewelry making, wire wrap, faceting and many other rock and jewelry related skills.  There is a children's jewelry area where children can make a piece of jewelry and take it home, and a wheel of fortune.  There are many dealers with their rock and jewelry related wares, and the best silent auction around.
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Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society Show

  • Date: April 29-30, 2023
  • Location: Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Hours: Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 10:00AM –4:00 PM
  • Description: The show features displays, fun activities, and loads of rocks, minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry, and lapidary arts for sale. Browse the bargains and pick up some great gifts. That’s April 29th and 30th at the Civic in downtown Santa Cruz.
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Hopefully, you can go to one of these shows before the month is over! 

Happy hunting!


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Updated: 20 March 2023

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