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Shinju Matsuri

Shinju Matsuri, Broome's Festival of the Pearl has been an iconic part of the regional WA events program since 1970. The festival celebrates Broome's unique & diverse culture & history, via a 16 day program of events that tantalise all senses... sight, sound & most of all TASTE.

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Artist & Performer Expression of Interest for Shinju Matsuri

Friday 16 August 2024
Shinju Matsuri 2024 is approaching and we are in the search for local talent to showcase through out festivities.
Shinju Matsuri
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* Vendors Application for Shinju Matsuri 2024

Friday 16 August 2024
We are now inviting applications from food vendors who would like to participate in the festival across a range of events. Shinju Matsuri (festival of the pearl) is Broome's annual community, arts & cultural festival celebrating the town's unique cultural diversity, vibrant history and community spirit. The festival is based around the four diverse cultures which have come together as part of the pearling industry in Broome over the last century. Each year, Shinju Matsuri welcomes locals and visitors to a program of both curated events and community offerings across the festival calendar.
Shinju Matsuri 2023
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*Become a Shinju Matsuri Member

Saturday 17 August 2024
Embrace the magic of Shinju Matsuri, Broome's Festival of the Pearl, by becoming a valued member. 🎉 Perks include: an invitation to the Festival Launch Party, goody bag, 10% off at the hub, early access to ticket sales and Shinju updates, and have the opportunity to apply to be on the board of Shinju Matsuri!
Broome
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*Event Application for Shinju Matsuri Program 2024

Saturday 17 August 2024
*All event information, including supporting materials, must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the commencement of Shinju Matsuri. All information due by Saturday 27th July.* Now accepting applications from organisations and businesses to showcase their events in the Shinju Matsuri program. Whether it's a tour, cruise, dining experience, performance, fundraiser, or any other event, this is an excellent opportunity to promote your organisation. Shinju Matsuri is Broome's annual community, arts, and cultural festival, celebrating the town's unique cultural diversity, vibrant history, and community spirit. Join us in showcasing your event to both locals and visitors in the festival's curated program and community offerings.
Shinju Matsuri
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*Volunteer at Shinju Matsuri 2024

Saturday 17 August 2024
Be a part of the Shinju Matsuri magic! Every year, Broome lights up with the excitement of Shinju Matsuri. Whether you're a local or just visiting, you're either in the thick of the festivities or helping behind the scenes to make the magic happen! At the heart of Shinju Matsuri is our amazing community spirit, fuelled by the incredible volunteers who bring our events to life. They're the ones who turn our ideas into reality, leaving smiles on faces and memories to last a lifetime. Come join us and be a part of something special. As a volunteer, you'll not only have a blast but also help keep the Shinju Matsuri tradition alive and kicking for years to come.
Shinju Matsuri 2024
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Shinju Opening Ball

Saturday 17 August 2024
The Shinju Matsuri Opening Ball is a modern take on the historic Shinju Ball, in our amazing outdoor venue – the Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub. A 1920’s Gatsby themed ball playing jazz music inspired by your favourite pop songs. Keep the festival opening ceremony celebrations going in style by a star-lit Roebuck Bay, with live music, dinner & drinks. Included in their ticket, all guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival, along with a substantial supper served all throughout the evening. Get ready to dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor with some of Broome’s favourite musicians, keeping the tunes flowing all night long. Dress theme is “1920’s Gatsby”, think semi-formal with a Broome twist. Limited tickets are available, be quick!
Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub
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*Float Parade Application for Shinju Matsuri 2024

Sunday 18 August 2024
*All applicants must read the terms and conditions available at shinjumatsuri.com.au/whats-on before submitting an application.* Annually, the anticipation builds as Broome gears up for the excitement and festivities of the Shinju Matsuri Float Parade. Whether you actively participate or eagerly spectate, if you're in Broome, you're part of the excitement! A cornerstone of the Shinju Matsuri calendar, the Float Parade showcases the vibrant diversity of the Broome community. The parade revolves around the theme "What I Love about Broome". Floats will be evaluated based on their unique interpretations of this theme, making it a delightful and engaging experience for both participants and onlookers alike. If you have any submission questions, please contact hello@shinjumatsuri.com.au
Male Oval
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Chinatown Feast

Wednesday 21 August 2024
The Chinatown Feast is our starlit Hawker Style dining event with a Kimberley twist. Held in the heart of Chinatown Broome, where the sun sets, and the moon rises on Short St. Tantalise your taste-buds with a selection of dishes from Broome's finest food vendors, while roving performers & live musicians entertain you throughout the evening.
Chinatown
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Floating Lantern Kits

Sunday 25 August 2024
Join us for this year's Floating Lantern Matsuri at Gantheaume Point. This enchanting event is free for the entire community to enjoy. If you wish to be a part of the lantern float, we recommend pre-purchasing your lantern kit. Please note that there are limited numbers available.
Gantheaume Point
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Floating Lantern Festival Hub

Sunday 25 August 2024
Experience the spectacular Floating Lantern Matsuri in style, enjoying uninterrupted sunset views from our new and reformatted Floating Lantern Festival Hub. This is a ticketed event for the whole family and includes access to the Floating Lantern Festival Hub, one lantern kit per person, a drink on arrival with a cash bar for the duration of the event & a special menu of Japanese canapes served throughout the evening, with kid-friendly options available. Child's tickets for under 17 years old. Children under 4 will not require a ticket. This experience is one for the whole family and not to be missed!
Gantheaume Point
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*Shinju Matsuri Art Awards Registration 2024

Monday 26 August 2024
*All applicants must read the terms and conditions available at shinjumatsuri.com.au/whats-on before submitting an application.* Calling all Kimberley Creatives! The Shinju Matsuri Art Awards are open to bona-fide Kimberley Residents and will be exhibited at the Broome Civic Centre. Inspiration can be drawn from Shinju Matsuri and the history and cultural diversity of the Kimberley. If you have any submission questions, please contact Clancy at admin@kimberleyartsnetwork.com.au
Civic Centre
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Cable Beach Sunset Cocktail Party

Friday 30 August 2024
Join us for Shinju Matsuri's very first Cable Beach Sunset Cocktail Party! Guests will enjoy a delicious canape menu designed with local ingredients and seasonal produce, combined with that unique Broome flair. With a cocktail on arrival in hand, dance the night away to some incredible DJ's!
Cable Beach
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Shinju Matsuri 2024 - Sunset Long Table Dinner

Saturday 31 August 2024
Indulge in an opulent night dining under the stars at our premier dining event, the Sunset Long Table Dinner on spectacular Cable Beach. Renowned as one of the most exclusive dining tables in WA, every year the Sunset Long Table Dinner is the most anticipated Shinju Matsuri event. Featuring an exciting menu, inspired by Broome's rich cultural tapestry, will showcase local ingredients & seasonal produce from the region. Enjoy entertainment by local & touring musicians & performers throughout the evening, before finishing the night with a dance in the sand under the Kimberley sky. Please note: For a preferred seating arrangement with fellow guests, we recommend booking your tickets together. In the event that you are unable to secure tickets together, please reach out to event organisers at least two weeks before the event date via hello@shinjumatsuri.com.au to convey your seating preferences. We will do our best to accomodate, however seating requests are not guaranteed.
Cable Beach
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - Sunset Long Table Dinner

Saturday 9 September 2023
Indulge in an opulent night dining under the stars at our premier dining event, the Sunset Long Table Dinner on spectacular Cable Beach. Renowned as one of the most exclusive dining tables in WA, every year the Sunset Long Table Dinner is the most anticipated Shinju Matsuri event. Featuring a menu curated & delivered by our 2023 headline chef Khanh Ong alongside local caterers Zookeepers by Spinifex Brewing Co. The exciting menu, inspired by Broome's rich cultural tapestry, will showcase local ingredients & seasonal produce from the region. Enjoy entertainment by local & touring musicians & performers throughout the evening, before finishing the night with a dance in the sand under the Kimberley sky.
Cable Beach
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - Paspaley Floating Lantern VIP

Sunday 3 September 2023
Experience the spectacular Floating Lantern Matsuri in style, enjoying uninterupted sunset views from the exclusive Paspaley Floating Lantern VIP lounge. Your VIP pass includes event entry, access to the Floating Lantern VIP lounge, floating lantern kit, open bar for the duration of the event & a special menu of Japanese canapes by Pica's Kitchen served throughout the evening. This experience always sells out, secure your tickets today.
Gantheaume Point
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - Horizon Power Floating Lantern Kits

Sunday 3 September 2023
Be part of this year's Horizon Power Floating Lantern Matsuri at Gantheaume Point. The Horizon Power Floating Lantern Matsuri is a free community event to attend, however if you would like to participate in the float we encourage you to pre purchase you lantern kit before the festival begins, as limited numbers are available.
Gantheaume Point
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - Jetty Gala

Friday 1 September 2023
Take in the beauty of Broome’s world famous Roebuck Bay at our Jetty Gala, set amongst the iconic mangroves on Town Beach Jetty. Delight your senses as you indulge in a selection of canapes, inspired by Kimberley delicacies & seasonal produce, by DMK the Kitchen served all throughout the evening. Toast to the evening's staircase to the moon with a feature beverage list including Craft Beers by Spinifex Brewing Co., WA Wines. Cocktails are available for sale behind the bar. Then dance the night away under the stars with a stellar line up of local musicians & bands. A night in Broome not to be missed!
Town Beach Jetty
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - HFSA Chinatown Feast

Wednesday 30 August 2023
The Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Chinatown Feast is our starlit Hawker Style dining event with a Kimberley twist. Held in the heart of Chinatown Broome, with a new home in 2023 on Short St. Tantalise your taste-buds with a selection of dishes from Broome's finest food vendors, while roving performers & live musicians entertain you throughout the evening.
Chinatown
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Shinju Matsuri 2023 - Dahlia Designs Shinju Opening Ball

Saturday 26 August 2023
The Dahlia Designs Shinju Opening Ball is a modern take on the historic Shinju Ball, in a striking new venue - Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub by Spinifex Brewing Co. Keep the festival opening ceremony celebrations going in style by a star-lit Roebuck Bay, with live music, dinner & drinks. All guests will receive a welcome drink on arrival with a selection of canapes served all throughout the evening. Get ready to dance the night away on our outdoor dance floor with local faves Miss Behave & the School of Funk keeping the tunes flowing all night long. Dress code is "Kimberley Class", think semi-formal with a Broome twist. Limited tickets are available, be quick!
Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub by Spinifex Brewing Co.
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Shinju Matsuri Sunset Long Table Dinner (Saturday)

Saturday 3 September 2022
Indulge in an opulent night dining under the stars at our premier dining event, the Sunset Long Table Dinner on spectacular Cable Beach. Renowned as one of the most exclusive dining tables in WA, every year the Sunset Long Table Dinner is the most anticipated Shinju Matsuri event. Featuring a menu curated by feature chef Brendan Pang & catered by Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Broome, showcasing local ingredients & seasonal produce, inspired by Broome's rich cultural tapestry.
Cable Beach
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Shinju Matsuri Sunset Long Table Dinner (Friday)

Friday 2 September 2022
Indulge in an opulent night dining under the stars at our premier dining event, the Sunset Long Table Dinner on spectacular Cable Beach. Renowned as one of the most exclusive dining tables in WA, every year the Sunset Long Table Dinner is the most anticipated Shinju Matsuri event. Featuring a menu curated by feature chef Brendan Pang & catered by Sydney Cove Oyster Bar Broome, showcasing local ingredients & seasonal produce, inspired by Broome's rich cultural tapestry.
Cable Beach
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Shinju Matsuri Paspaley Floating Lantern VIP

Sunday 28 August 2022
Experience the spectacular Floating Lantern Matsuri in style, enjoying uninterupted sunset views from our exclusive Paspaley Floating Lantern VIP lounge. Your VIP pass includes event entry, with access to the Paspaley Floating Lantern VIP lounge, your floating lantern kit, open bar just for VIPs & a special menu of Japanese canapes by Sushi Ichiban Broome.
Gantheaume Beach
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Floating Lantern Matsuri - Lantern Kits

Sunday 28 August 2022
Pre-purchase your floating lantern kit ready to be part of this year's Floating Lantern Matsuri at Gantheaume Point. As part of our 2022 hub program, we have two Lantern Decorating workshops happening at the Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub at Town Beach so you can decorate your lantern ahead of time, leaving you more time to appreciate the iconic experience of our Floating Lantern Matsuri. Make a Lantern sessions: - Wed 24th August 4-5pm - Sun 28th August 11am-12pm Lanterns will be available for collection from our festival hub from August 20-28th. GA Entry to Floating Lantern Matsuri is Free.
Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub
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Shinju Matsuri H.F.S.A Jetty Gala

Friday 26 August 2022
Take in the beauty of Broome’s world famous Roebuck Bay, at the Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Jetty Gala, set amongst the iconic mangroves on Town Beach Jetty. Delight your senses as you indulge in a celebration of Kimberley delicacies, including pearl meat & seasonal produce, paired with a local beverage selection & feature cocktail list. Sit back, dine & be entertained by local musicians & performers... the perfect evening under the stars!
Town Beach Jetty
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Shinju Matsuri Chinatown Feast

Wednesday 24 August 2022
Experience the finest Broome cuisine made by a collaboration of talented local chefs. Chinatown Feast is a starlit Hawkers Market with a Broome-style twist. Held in the heart of Broome on the streets of Chinatown, this event is a feast for the senses featuring cultural entertainment from local Kimberley artists and touring performers.
Chinatown