26th August 2023 – 10th September 2023

Shinju Matsuri is a fun and fantastic festival which showcases everything that is Broome and the surrounding areas of the Kimberley. Shinju Matsuri pays tribute to Broome’s heritage and culture as well as showcasing our amazing talent here in Broome. There are so many free events to see and the best of all is the awakening of Sammy the Dragon signalling the start of the festival and street parade.

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Get ready to pull out your Sunday best and join in the fun at one of the most epic locations in Broome, Gantheaume Point!

Race Day One 3/06/2023 Race Day Two 10/06/2023
Race Day Three 25/06/2023 Race Day Four 1/07/2023
Race Day Five 16/07/2023 Race Day Six 28/07/2023
Race Day Seven Kimberley Cup 5/08/2023
Race Day Eight Ladies Day 15/08/2023
Race Day Nine Broome Cup 19/08/2023

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The Thursday Night Market in Broome is a fantastic night at spectacular Town Beach. Enjoy a great selection of food, shopping and live music. From 4pm – 8pm at Town Beach, Broome, June 01 to September 2023. Check link for town bus times Broome Explorer


Breathtaking natural phenomenon known as Staircase to the Moon visible from Town Beach. When the rising full moon reflects off the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide, a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon is exposed. The Staircase Markets are held at Town Beach Reserve over the two nights of the full moon March – October.

Staircase to the Moon Dates 2023

MARCH 2023 APRIL 2023 MAY 2023
Wednesday 8th 6.50pm Friday 7th 6.34pm Saturday 6th 5.53pm
Thursday 9th 7.23pm Saturday 8th 7.13pm Sunday 7th 6.42pm
Friday 10th 7.57pm Sunday 9th 7.58pm Monday 8th 7.37pm
JUNE 2023 JULY 2023 AUGUST 2023
Monday 5th 6.26pm Tuesday 14th 6.20pm Wednesday 2nd 6.15pm
Tuesday 6th 7.31pm Wednesday 15th 7.29pm Thursday 3rd 7.21pm
Wednesday 7th 8.38pm Thursday 16th 8.31pm Friday 4th 8.23pm
AUG/SEPTEMBER SEPT/OCTOBER 2023 OCTOBER 2023
Friday 31st 6.03pm Saturday 30th 6.45pm Sunday 29th 6.26pm
Saturday 1st 7.05pm Sunday 1st 7.45pm Monday 30th 7.28pm
Sunday 2nd 8.05pm Monday 2nd 8.45pm Tuesday 31st 8.29pm

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