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Broome culture set to shine at Shinju Matsuri

The winter weather may be lingering across much of WA, but to our north things are heating up in more ways than one.

This year Kleenheat’s excited to once again support Shinju Matsuri festival – a celebration of the Broome’s rich history and diverse culture kicking off on Saturday 2 September.

Shinju Matsuri (Japanese for “Festival of the Pearl”) began in 1971 as means to help foster community spirit and celebrate Broome’s diverse culture – drawing on the area’s multicultural history as a world-renowned producer of South Sea Pearls.

Today, the annual festival is delight for the senses – a whirlwind of colour, sound, taste and smells – and an opportunity for the local community to share their home with the world.

Here’s our pick from the many events and activities planned across nine big days this September:

Pearl Meat Cook-off

4:00pm – 7:00pm, Sunday 3 September
Pearl Luggers, Chinatown

Join some of Broome’s best chefs and some special guests as they compete for the title of Pearl Meat Cook-off Champion.


A Taste of Broome

5:30pm – 6:00pm, Wednesday 6 September
Goolarri Media Amphitheatre

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


Floating Lantern Matsuri

4:30pm – 7:00pm, Friday 8 September
Gantheaume Point Beach

Floating Lantern Matsuri embraces everything about life, love, peace and friendship – a chance to capture your thoughts and release them to the vastness of the ocean.


Festival Finale

5:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 10 September
Cable Beach Amphitheatre

Ten exciting days of Shinju Matsuri celebrations will culminate in a dazzling display of fireworks and special performances from talented local artists at this free event.

Full details on these events and more planned for Shinju Matsuri 2017 is available at

Local energy behind Shinju Matsuri 2017

As WA’s local energy supplier, we’re proud to deliver LPG to more places more often across Western Australia and the Northern Territory – including WA’s picturesque Broome region.

We’re delighted to again support Shinju Matsuri in 2017, helping celebrate everything wonderful about Broome’s location, people, culture and food.

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