Festival a real pearler

Broome brushes off its party skirt for Shinju Matsuri

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Broome's unique pearls are a major focus for the popular festival.

Broome's unique pearls are a major focus for the popular festival.

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Broome's golden celebration as popular festival turns 50.

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THE milestone 50th edition of Broome's Shinju Matsuri festival will go ahead.

Taking place from August 29 to September 6, the popular West Kimberley festival will be the first large-scale event to be held in Western Australia's North West since Phase 1 COVID restrictions came into place in April.

Shinju Matsuri showcases the Kimberley region's rich cultural diversity, pearling history, vibrant community and extraordinary natural landscapes.

Food lovers are in for a feast, with former MasterChef favourite Derek Lau, foodie Anna Gare and MasterChef Back to Win contestant Brendan Pang - "The Dumpling King" - all taking part.

Broome's revitalised Town Beach precinct will play host to a new Shinju Matsuri Festival Hub, with live music, food and market stalls, and a series of free workshops.

Events include the Chinatown Feast in Carnarvon Street on September 2 ($75) and the Floating Lantern Matsure at Gantheaume Point from 4.3pm on September 4.

The nine-day festival draws thousands of visitors to Broome each year.

More details HERE

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