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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

  • Saturday 26 August 2023
    Shinju Matsuri, Broome's Festival of the Pearl has been an iconic part of the regional WA events program since 1970. A celebration of Broome's unique & diverse culture & history, via a 16 day program of events that tantalise all senses sight, sound & most of all taste. If your wanting to be part of the annual celebrations come and joining the Shinju Matsuri !!!!
    Broome
  • Between Saturday 26 August 2023 and Sunday 10 September 2023
    We are now welcoming applications from community members who would like to contribute a festival event, either as an individual or group/business. Applicants will have their event appear in the festival program and are invited to attend the community support sessions listed below. 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
  • Between Saturday 26 August 2023 and Sunday 10 September 2023
    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
  • Sunday 27 August 2023
    Each year, the people of Broome look forward to the fun and the mayhem of Shinju Matsuri Float Parade. If you are in Broome, you are either part of it or you watch it! It is an integral feature of the Shinju Matsuri calendar with Floats representing the diversity of the Broome community, making their way from Weld Street to Male Oval cheered on by the thousands along the way. This year it will take place on Sunday 27th August 2023 starting from 3:30pm, marshalling to take place from 2:30pm
    Float Parade
  • Wednesday 30 August 2023
    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 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 celebration of Kimberley delicacies & seasonal produce, complimented perfectly with a feature beverage list. Sit back, dine & be entertained by local & touring performers.
    Town Beach Jetty
  • Between Sunday 3 September 2023 and Sunday 10 September 2023
    Calling all Kimberley Creatives! The Awards are open to bona-fide Kimberley Residents and will be exhibited at the Broome Civic Centre There is no set theme for the Art Awards, however, inspiration can be drawn from Shinju Matsuri as well as from, a celebration of the people, culture and history of Broome. This is a community festival and art must be suitable for viewing by the general public. Works deemed to cause offence, may be subject to review by Shinju Matsuri Inc.
    Civic Centre
  • Sunday 3 September 2023
    Be part of this year's Floating Lantern Matsuri at Gantheaume Point. The Shinju Matsuri 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
  • Sunday 3 September 2023
    Experience the spectacular Floating Lantern Matsuri in style, enjoying uninterupted sunset views from our exclusive Floating Lantern VIP lounge. Your VIP pass includes event entry, with access to the Floating Lantern VIP lounge, your floating lantern kit, open bar just for VIPs & a special menu of Japanese canapes.
    Gantheaume Point
  • 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 by our 2023 headline chef & catered locally, showcasing local ingredients & seasonal produce, inspired by Broome's rich cultural tapestry.
    Cable Beach