What's On?

A quick guide to what's on in and around Broome. Local events and dates to remember. Find out what's happening and when!

 

COURTHOUSE MARKETS


Saturday only: 8:00am – 1.00pm all year round

Sunday: 8:00am – 1.00pm from May to October

for more information visit their website http://www.broomemarkets.com.au

 

STAIRCASE TO THE MOON

This natural phenomenon is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting off the exposed mudflats in Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide, this creates a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching to the moon, best seen from Town Beach and the Mangrove Hotel. Night markets are held at Town Beach and all market dates are subject to change without prior notice.

 

2022 Staircase to the Moon Dates

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 11th @ 6:40 PM
Monday 12th @ 7:36 PM
Tuesday 13th @ 8:30 PM

 

OCTOBER
Monday 10th @ 6:17 PM
Tuesday 11th @ 7:11 PM
Wednesday 12th @ 8:06 PM

NOVEMBER
Wednesday 9th @ 6:50 PM
Thursday 10th @ 7:45 PM
Friday 11th @ 8:40 PM

 

Thank you to Greg Quicke from Astro Tours in Broome for preparing the Staircase to the Moon dates. Greg operates a number of stargazing experiences and astronomy tours in Broome, to find out how you can take part please visit his website at http://www.astrotours.net or email greg@astrotours.net.

 


 


 

 

 

WA SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2022/2023

Saturday 24 September 2022 - Sunday 9 October 2022

Friday 16 December 2022 - Tuesday 31 January 2023

Friday 7 April 2023 - Sunday 23 April 2023

Saturday 1 July 2023 - Sunday 16 July 2023

Saturday 23 September 2023 - Sunday 8 October 2023

Friday 15 December 2023 - 30 January 2024

 

Shinju Matsuri

20th August - 4th September 2022

Shinju Matsuri (Festival of the Pearl) is a festival based on Broome’s unique cultural diversity, vibrant history and community spirit. The festival celebrates the four diverse cultures which have come together as part of the pearling industry in Broome over the last century.

To find out about events at various venues and locations in Broome head to the website www.shinjumatsuri.com.au, signup for the newsletter or follow on facebook.

 

OPERA UNDER THE STARS

Saturday 27th August 2022

30th Anniversary Gala

http://www.operaunderthestars.com.au/opera/Home.htm

 

 

​2022 Pearl Harvest Festival at Cygnet Bay

16th - 18th September 2022

Traditionally held to signify the end of the pearl harvest, Cygnet Bay now opens the party to visitors from all over. Live music, giveaways and some great food will have you up and dancing the night away.

https://www.visitbroome.com.au/events/2022-pearl-harvest-festival-at-cygnet-bay-pearl-farm

http://www.facebook.com/events/1135691337235005

 

Stompem Ground

17th September 2022

Stompem Ground Festival returns to Broome after 22 years! ⁠

⁠Enjoy an electrifying day of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal music, dance and culture headlined by Midnight Oil at the Father McMahon Oval.

For tickets and more information go to http://www.stompemground.com.au

 

CinefestOZ

3rd - 6th November 2022

CinefestOZ & Goolarri Media are adding a Broome festival to the calendar, with the goal of becoming Australia’s premier Indigenous focused Film Festival. The event honouring First Nations filmmakers with a sound community program including schools.

 

2023 BROOME PRIDE MARDI GRAS

​Date TBA

2022 was postponed due to COVID

To keep up to date on events follow on facebook or go to https://www.broomepride.com/

 

2023 RACE SEASON - 11 am start

Dates TBA

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Race 7 -   - Kimberley Cup

Race 8 - Tuesday  - Ladies Day

Race 9 - Saturday  - Broome Cup

www.broometurfclub.com.au