Gem Show Season Underway in Tucson

The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase started over the weekend, but if you didn't get out to any of the shows, you still have plenty of time. The various shows run until Sunday, Feb. 11, at dozens of locations throughout the Tucson region. Most shows are open to the public with free admission.

The showcase concludes with the 64th annual Tucson Gem and Mineral Show at the Tucson Convention Center, Feb. 8-11. The Official Tucson Gem Show Guide app provides show locations and hours, transportation options, and a guide to local dining. Park Tucson offers GemRide, a free shuttle service that connects convenient parking locations with most of the shows.

Gem Show shoppers can skip the hassles of traffic and parking with a 3-Day Transit Pass. The pass provides unlimited rides on Sun Tran buses and the Sun Link streetcar, and it's valid for 72 consecutive hours once activated on a transit vehicle.