Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl 2019
When: Saturday, 7th September - Sunday, 15th September
Keep the spirit of Broome alive and get immersed in the 49th annual Shinju Matsuri Festival. This annual event is run and organised by local residents who pass the celebrations onto the next generation and visitors alike.
With over 20 different events, the Matsuri Festival has something on its menu for foodies, families and explorers alike.
Here are our top 3 picks for Shinju Festival Broome events of 2019:
1. Opening Ceremony
When: 5:30pm on Saturday 7th September, 2019
Where: Streeter’s Jetty
The opening ceremony sets the tone for Shinju Festival Broome with the ‘Wake the Dragon’ theme. Bring the family along to meet Sammy the Dragon and watch more than 50 different nationalities come together to represent the Broome community. Join in on the fun at this not-to-be-missed family-friendly event.
2. Floating Lantern Matsuri
When: 4:30pm on Friday 13th September 2019
Where: Gantheum Point
Send your message out to the universe in one of the most symbolic ways possible at The Floating Lantern Matsuri. Whatever your message is, watch it float in glowing unison with all other messages to the universe.
3. Sunset Long Table Dinner
When: 5pm on Saturday 14th September 2019
Where: Cable Beach
Enjoy a night to remember with dinner on the famous Cable Beach, with free flowing beverages and a culturally infused four course menu served by a world-renowned chef.
This highly-anticipated event sells out well in advance, and is a real highlight on the Broome social calendar.