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Experience Shinju Matsuri – The Festival of the Pearl 2023

The pearl harvest season culminates with the vibrant and culturally rich celebration known as Shinju Matsuri.

Shinju Matsuri is a cherished tradition that celebrates the end of the pearl harvest season, intertwining cultural heritage and vibrant revelry. 

Mark your calendars from August 26th to September 10th, 2023, and enjoy the festivities and experiences during this remarkable celebration.


LIVELIGHTER Float Parade Shinju Matsuri

Witness the vibrant cultural celebration at the annual Shinju Matsuri Festival’s opening Float Parade. 

Join the Broome community as they pay homage to their diverse heritage, parading through the town centre in a dazzling display of colours. The procession commences at the Broome Civic Centre at 3 pm, meandering down Hamersley Street, culminating at Male Oval in Chinatown. 

Mardi Gras

Shinju Matsuri Mardi Gras

Join the excitement after the Float Parade and be part of the LIVELIGHTER Mardi Gras! 

Experience an evening filled with captivating performances and entertainment from dance schools, schools, scouts, and various community groups. 

Chinatown Feast

Chinatown Feast Shinju Matsuri

Visit Chinatown Feast, a lively Hawkers Market in the heart of Broome. Enjoy a diverse range of flavours and vibrant cultural entertainment by local Kimberley artists and touring performers.

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Floating Lantern 

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Participate in The Floating Lantern Matsuri and send your heartfelt message to the universe! 

To participate in the float, we recommend pre-purchasing your lantern kit in advance of the festival as availability is limited.  You can decorate your lantern at home or at the Gantheaume Point end of Cable Beach on the day.

Lanterns will be launched into the water at sunset, so don’t forget to bring your swimming gear as there’s a chance of getting wet.

Opt for the VIP pass, which grants you event entry, access to the Floating Lantern VIP lounge, a floating lantern kit, an open bar throughout the event, and a special menu of Japanese canapes by Pica’s Kitchen served all evening.

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Sunset Long Table Dinner

Shinju Matsuri Sunset Long Table Dinner

Enjoy an exquisite dining experience under the stars at the Sunset Long Table Dinner, held on the shores of Cable Beach.

As a highlight of Shinju Matsuri, this premier event is renowned as one of Western Australia’s most exclusive dining experiences.

Experience the culinary artistry of the headline chef, who has crafted a menu that celebrates the local flavours and seasonal abundance of Broome.

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