Contact details:
Office: (08) 9192 6461

The dates are Friday 27 August to Sunday 5 August

This is the 40th year of Shinju Matsuri and we hope to make it a memorable experience for all involved. If there is a place to record information on the event and updates I would appreciate the following message being included.

Celebrating 40 years of Shinju Matsuri!

From the high spirited and colourful waking of Sammy the Dragon after his yearlong slumber; across ten days of festivity bolstered through events for and put on by the community; to a spectacular fireworks finale; Shinju Matsuri is the premier arts, cultural and community event in Broome, Western Australia.

This year the festival celebrates its 40th anniversary! Shinju Matsuri encourages all cultural groups from the Broome community to participate in the celebrations to develop constructive and harmonious Broome community relationships.

You are invited to design and drive a float, perform on stage, submit a work for the art prize, carry a flag, steer a boat, participate in a workshop, taste pearl meat and honor our patrons.

The traditions and knowledge of the history of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, from those in the community who have contributed so much, will only enhance the festival into future years. The Board of Shinju Matsuri invites those who have participated and assisted in previous festivals, new members of the community and everyone in Broome to enjoy the festivities that present a community working together in a true celebration of all the various cultures and people who call Broome their home.

The Shinju Matsuri Art Awards are open to all residents of Broome and the Kimberley (6 months minimum) and are an opportunity to see a variety of interpretations of Broome’s identity and to acknowledge gifted artists who work with different mediums.

The art community in Broome is exploding with talent and with the region’s natural beauty as a backdrop it is easy to see where the inspiration comes from. This is an opportunity to see a variety of interpretations of Broome’s identity and to acknowledge the gifted artists who call Broome home.



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