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An iconic event on the northwest WA events calendar, Shinju Matsuri is preparing for its 50th Anniversary event later this month.

It comes after the festival initially announced it would have to postpone their 2020 event as COVID-19 took hold around the country.

Fortunately, as WA’s restrictions have continued to ease, the festival was able to announce it was going ahead from August 29 until September 6, 2020.

“The Festival Of The Pearl” has been a loving celebration of Broome’s unique history for decades, and this year’s event looks no different.

It’ll be welcoming MasterChef fan fave Derek Lau, special guest Anna Gare and ‘Dumpling King’ Brendan Pang among of host of great guests for a week of arts, culture and food.

In the lead-up Gare had this to say: “I can’t wait to come to Broome for Shinju Matsuri, held in one of my favourite places in Australia, Broome. I am very much looking forward to hosting the Sunset Long Table Dinner on Cable Beach. It will be an event to remember full of celebration, laughter and delicious food.”

In addition to the Sunset Long Table Dinner, Broome’s town beach precinct will once again welcome locals and visitors with live music, food and market stalls, to go with a host of free art workshops and more.

It’ll be the first large scale regional event since COVID-19 restrictions began to ease, and for those lucky enough to be up there for the first week of September, promises to be something special.

For full programming and ticket details head to the Shinju Matsuri Website.

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