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For more details on what to look forward to during Shinju Matsuri, download the event schedule below.

For more details on what to look forward to during Shinju Matsuri, download the event schedule below, more details on all the events listed will be posted up in the next week.

Look forward to seeing you in September!

 

For full details on road closures taking place during the event please read the documents below.

Residence notice

Road closure map

 

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A View to Asia Exhibition

September 2 - September 10

Broome’s very own answer to Sculptures by the Sea! We’ve got the perfect location, all we’re missing are the sculptures. Shinju Matsuri is pleased to invite all West Australian sculptors to submit works for the 2017 A View to Asia sculptural exhibition on Cable Beach!…

EXIF

September 2 - September 9

Michael Jalaru Torres, a local Indigenous photographer, is showcasing a collection of his work. This will include prints from his latest successful SCAR series, as well as collaborations with other local Broome Artists. EXIF Commonly used for storing metadata within digital image files.

Pedro Mozsi Art Exhibition

September 2 - September 10

Well known Broome Artist Pedro Mozsi is exhibiting his town- scapes of Broome China town. A series of pictures called “Man in Black Hat” and his original illustration to his gypsy tarot fortune telling cards. Pedro lived and worked on Broome markets for many, many years so he does not need that much introduction.

The Coffee Dogs of the Good Cartel

September 2 - September 9

Enjoy the photographs of the 200 or so dogs who visit the cafe with their humans each morning. This exhibition captures a moment in the life of these happy dogs and you’ll have a chance to vote for your favourite!

Free Women on a Savage Frontier

September 2 - September 9

A Guided tour of the Heritage Centre. In 1908 two Irish Sisters sailed from Beagle Bay into Broome with nothing but what they could carry. The relationships they built with the Japanese, Filipino and Chinese communities were essential to their survival...

Shinju Matsuri Info Booth

September 2 | 10:00 am - September 10 | 4:00 pm

The Shinju Matsuri Info Booth will be open daily in The Roey Carpark throughout the week. Our helpful Shinju crew and vollies will be there to answer any questions, provide programs and selling merchandise.

Sammy’s Awakening

September 2 | 5:00 pm

After laying dormant, Shinju Matsuri’s much-loved symbol is ready for his annual awakening to commence the 10 days of festivities and celebration, of Broome’s rich history and unique multicultural community. Broome’s elders and cultural leaders will introduce the event with a traditional welcome...

Jetty to Jetty (Carnavon Street)

September 2 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover Broome’s beautiful, culture and rich pearling history. Guided with Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Shinju Matsuri will be bringing exclusive performances to this unique heritage trail. The trail uses existing footpaths and highlights 13 historic locations and their unique story...

Sun Pictures Soiree

September 2 | 7:00 pm

The world’s oldest operating picture garden has celebrated 100 years! Come and be entertained at the outdoor cinema that has survived tidal floods, World War II and cyclones...

The Cook’s Daughter

September 2 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A dusty folk tale about Hazelton’s childhood as the “the cook’s daughter” on the iconic and isolated Melita Station. Surviving eagle strike, mischievous willies and dastardly drought, she ‘gets her mosey on’ in her quest to be useful to all she encounters along the way. This quirky and heartwarming collaboration between folk popster, Lynn Hazelton...

Pearl Luggers Tours

September 3 | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It is often said that Broome’s pearling industry is as rich in culture as it is in pearls. Surround yourself by a vast collection of original diving artefacts in the Pearl Luggers private air-conditioned museum and re-live Broome’s pearling history.

Coppo’s Family Fun Day

September 3 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Face painting, bouncy castle, ice-creams, balloons and sausage sizzle, with loads of giveaways for the kids and LIVE entertainment! Bring the whole family and watch the Shinju Float Parade!

Make Smoking History Float Parade

September 3 | 3:00 pm

All the life and colours of multicultural Broome are on display in this this year’s Float Parade, themed Desert, River and Sea. TJ from Spirit Radio will be Mc-ing whilst the streets come alive...

Pearl Harvest Party

September 3 | 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This highlight event in the Shinju Matsuri, calendar will not disappoint. Join us for a street party like no other, with Pearl Producers showcasing their harvest and entertainment for the whole family. Dampier Terrace will be brought to life with a packed program of...

Willie Creek Pearl Meat Cook Off

September 3 | 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Willie Creek Pearl’s Pearl Meat Cook Off is back again! Join some of Broome’s best chefs and some special guests as they compete to be the Pearl Meat Cook Off Champion! Each contestant will be using Pearl Meat, a true Broome delicacy, and at least one native ingredient to create a unique and delicious dish with...

Jetty to Jetty (Streeters Jetty)

September 3 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Discover Broome’s beautiful, culture and rich pearling history. Guided with Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Shinju Matsuri will be bringing exclusive performances to this unique heritage trail. The trail uses existing footpaths and highlights 13 historic locations and their unique story...

Yawuru Language Course

September 4 | 2:00 pm - September 7 | 2:45 pm

We will have Yawuru language courses running during Shinju Matsuri outside our Information Booth! Yawuru continues to be used in and around Broome...

Pets in the Park

September 4 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bring your pet along to strut their stuff- no entry forms required, we can register your pet on the day! Great prizes to be won! Free on day vet consultations by Broome Vet!

Art Awards Opening & Awards Ceremony

September 4 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the annual Shinju Matsuri Art Awards, award ceremony.

Senior Citizens Morning Tea

September 5 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A community morning tea with entertainment for the senior citizens of Broome. Everyone is welcome to pop in and join!

Art Awards

September 5 | 10:00 am - September 10 | 5:00 pm

Join the Broome arts community for its annual event, showcasing the best works of Broome’s artists throughout the week...

A Taste of Broome

September 6 | 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A unique music picture show with cuisine experiences created around the distinctive Indigenous culture within Broome’s multicultural community.

Old Story New Dance

September 6 | 5:30 pm - September 7 | 6:45 pm

Dreamtime Project of Dance brings you Indigenous contemporary dance with local kids telling the story of growing up in Broome in the 1970’s. The Dreamtime Project of Dance is a local not for profit Organisation, working with disengaged kids, to provide opportunities through dance.

Hard Hat Pearl Diving

September 7 - September 9

Fremantle Sailing Club - Dive section present - Live hard hat, pearl diving demonstrations. Hard hat pearl shell diving started around 1870 and continued until modern methods made the hard hat obsolete in the late 1960's early 1970's.

Jetty to Jetty (Kennedy Hill)

September 7 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover Broome’s beautiful, culture and rich pearling history. Guided with Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Shinju Matsuri will be bringing exclusive performances to this unique heritage trail. The trail uses existing footpaths and highlights 13 historic locations and their unique story...

Floating Lantern Matsuri

September 8 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 the other messages into the sunset.

Stampede and Modlites WA State Title

September 8 | 5:00 pm - September 9 | 12:00 am

If you’ve never seen 10-year-old kids driving a car at over 60km p/hr with Mum and Dad’s permission, you need to catch these kids – they rule the track! With speeds to rival our senior drivers, they’re a force to be reckoned with.

Pearl Coast Country Music Round Up

September 8 | 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Broome Country Music Club presents the “Pearl Cost Country Music Round Up” featuring an entertaining night of local and visiting country music talents.
Food and drinks on sale.
No BYO.

Geisha Ball

September 8 | 7:30 pm

A night of music by Puertside with beer/wine and canapes on arrival, followed by a three-course meal....

Dragon Boat Regatta

September 9 | 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Rotary Club of Broome Annual Dragon Boat Regatta consists of 20 teams of 18+ persons who will compete in four Dragon Boats in a series of heats culminating in a final on a course of approximately 250 meters from the beach to a finishing buoy. The event is a great fun day for competitors and spectators with food available from the Lions Club BBQ Trailer, numerous raffles and...

Matso’s Motor Show

September 9 | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Showcasing the vehicles of Broome: vintage; speedway; motocross; motorbikes. Come along with the kids and enjoy face painting, jumping castles and Live Music

Broome Boulevard Kids Craft Activities

September 9 | 10:00 am - September 10 | 2:00 pm

Come down to Broome Boulevard (out front of Target) for some Shinju Matsuri fun! Make your own dragon, mask and Chinese drum!

Big History Food and Film Night

September 9 | 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Big History Food and Film Night is a community driven night for families and residents of Broome fundraising for Broome High School international project where students are travelling to Japan to be involved and educated about different cultures.

Sunset Long Table

September 9 | 5:00 pm

Infinity star dining! Some restaurants have Michelin stars but we have millions of the real things you can feast under! Gather your favourite people and treat your tastebuds to a phenomenal dinner set on the famous Cable Beach complete with a breathtaking sunset.

Festival Finale

September 10 | 5:00 pm

A finale concert to celebrate the end of Shinju Matsuri 2017. Join us for a dazzling display of fireworks and special performances from locally acclaimed artists...

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