The Shimmering Solstice was a mini-event which was first introduced to DragonVale for one week in June 2016 and returned in June 2017. Its introduction allowed Gemstone Dragons and Crystalline Dragons to breed for the first time in the history of DragonVale
During the the first Shimmering Solstice in 2016, the Dragonsai Bush allowed players to gift one additional gem per day, for a total of two gems. After the event, it returned to one gem. The 2017 event did not repeat this feature.
- The Shimmering Solstice ran from June 15, 2016 17:00:00 UTC to June 22, 2016 17:00:00 UTC.
- The Shimmering Solstice ran again from June 14, 2017 17:00:00 UTC to June 21, 2017 17:00:00 UTC.
- During the Shimmering Solstice some players found the Gemstone and Crystalline Dragons' Primary Elements useful to determine which elements could result from breeding a specific Gemstone Dragon or Crystalline Dragon.
- During the 2017 event, a different Gemstone or Crystalline dragon was put on sale at a discounted price each day.