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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.

Current Events

Past Events

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wednesday 31 August 2022
    Wander through the mangroves to the still water setting of Five Pool at Roebuck Bay, and experience Ngan-Ga Burugun - an evening of storytelling and music in reflective celebration of land and life in Broome. Bart Pigram is joined by Yawaru storytellers for an intimate night under the stars, taking us from the spirit ancestors of The Dreamtime, through tales of the people and cultures of historical Broome, to yarns of local life and what it means to call Broome ‘home’ Today. Due to the initimate nature of this exclusive tour, spaces are limited to 30 people. Tour will depart from Matsos. Please note: attendees will be required to walk off track, through bush-land along Roebuck Bay to get to Five Pool, for this immersive water based experience.
    Five Pool - Roebuck Bay
  • Thursday 1 September 2022
    Join two iconic Broome locals, Doug Fong & Bart Pigram, on a very special collaboration tour through the sites of historical Chinatown. The pair will share special stories from Broome’s past, as well as candid tales from their own lives growing up, living & working in this Pearling town. Please bring a water bottle, hat, bug repellent & wear sensible shoes.
    Chinatown
  • 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
  • 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