February 11 through 14, visit the 62nd annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show for a chance to experience one of the biggest gem and mineral shows in the country. This year, the theme is Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World.
If you’re in the market for more than a blue stone, the show has you covered. The event takes place throughout downtown Tucson and the Convention Center, offering a vast array of stones, gems, and minerals stretched as far as the eye can see.
Those new to the gem show can learn about their new interest with informative interactive workshops and lectures. Buy beads and learn how to make them into jewelry. Speak with experts to learn about the minerals for sale and discover how they’re used.
Don’t want to stop for lunch? A brand new quick service restaurant in the area, Cup It Up proposes a revolutionary idea: Food can be portable and fast, without losing nutritional value. How? Easy. You control what goes in the cup. Select a grain, a leafy green and a protein to build your cup. Top it off with a myriad of savory sauces and you’ve got a quick, portable lunch that offers you energy and nutrition. With menu items that are low carb and gluten free (except for mac and cheese) foodies will be satisfied, since Cup It Up caters to both carnivores and vegans.
The best part of Cup It Up is its convenience. Take your cup with you as you stroll the gem show, and enjoy nutritious food in the palm of your hand. The restaurant offers multiple cup sizes, so the whole family can enjoy a lunch.
Whether you’re interested in the latest glittering gems or maintaining a glittering, Tucson is the ideal location for your next vacation.