2024 Fiesta of Gems


The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club presents our 61st annual Fiesta of Gems show June 29 – 30, 2024. This year’s theme is TURQUOISE

The Fiesta of Gems is a free educational event for the community which provides fossils, gems and mineral exhibits, demonstrations, and children’s programs. We also offer jewelry making demonstrations, gem, mineral dealers, tools, and book sales. This event helps several community programs in Culver City and helps to educate and inspire elementary students in Earth Science activities. It also enables the Culver City Rock and Mineral Club to provide donations to other various Culver City organizations.

  • Free admission
  • Children’s games – Kid’s Zone
  • Door Prizes
  • Grand Prize Drawing
  • Over 30 Gem and Jewelry Dealers
  • Book Sales
  • Tool Dealers

Date & Location


DATE

June 29 – 30, 2024

Saturday, June 29, 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, June 30, 10 AM – 5 PM

Location

Culver City Veterans Memorial Auditorium

4117 Overland Blvd,

Culver City, CA 90230

Demonstrations


Each year volunteer demonstrators share tips and techniques on a variety of topics:

  • Stone carving and lapidary skills demonstration
  • Free gemstone identification for all fiesta of gems guests
  • Rock-it science, hands-on geologic wonders
  • Demonstrating various techniques in jewelry making
  • Space rock expert presenting a variety of meteorites from around the world
  • Demonstrating the process of cabochon making from preform slabs
  • Wire wrapping
  • Bead society membership information
  • Membership information

Workshops


Interested in learning a new craft? The Culver City Rock & Mineral Club will be offering a variety of workshops during our Fiesta of Gems show on Saturday and Sunday. The purpose of these workshops is to introduce various ways of using rocks and minerals and share jewelry-related techniques. The workshops are hosted by our talented members and require advanced registration and a small fee. Space is limited so sign up today!

Workshop Schedule
Saturday, JUNE 29

Annaliese

The Healing Ways of Crystals

Saturday, June 29, 2024

10AM – 12:30PM

ROOM B

Mónica Moreno

Basic Metalsmithing: Piercing and Cutting

Saturday, June 29, 2024

2PM – 6PM

ROOM C

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Annaliese

The Healing Ways of Crystals

Sunday, June 30, 2024

10AM – 12:30PM

ROOM C

Janice Metz

Beginning Wire-Wrapping

Sunday, June 30, 2024

2PM – 5PM

ROOM B

Mónica Moreno

Basic Metalsmithing: Piercing and Cutting

Sunday, June 30, 2024

2PM – 5PM

ROOM C

Vendors


2024 Demonstrators & Vendors will be announced soon.

To become a vendor, contact the Dealer Chair: 2024fogvendors@gmail.com

Press Information & Releases


Fiesta of Gems 2023

June 29 – 30, 2024

Saturday, June 29, 10 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, June 30, 10 AM – 5 PM

Event Information

Fact Sheet – Fiesta of Gems

Press Releases – Fiesta of Gems

For more press information, email culvercityrocks35@gmail.com