Western Australia’s Kimberley region is home to some of Australia’s best (and most unique) events, and we’ve put together a list to show just some of what’s happening in Broome and Kununurra before or after your 2021 Kimberley cruise. Be sure to check this page regularly as more 2021 Kimberley event dates are announced.
BROOME - YEAR ROUND - BROOME COURTHOUSE MARKETS
The Broome Courthouse Markets are held in the beautiful heritage-listed gardens of the Broome Courthouse. Started over 25 years ago by a small group of locals, the markets have grown to become a major tourist attraction in Broome and host up to 115 creative stalls. Trading every Saturday year-round and Sundays during the dry season between April and October.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.broomemarkets.com.au
KUNUNURRA – 01 MAY 2021 - LAKE ARGYLE SWIM
Located 75km from Kununurra, man-made Lake Argyle hosts one of Australia’s greatest open-water swimming events on the first Saturday in May each year. There’s 10 and 20 kilometre races on offer, and with limited swimming positions available you do need to register your interest early.
For more information or to register your interest to participate visit the official website at: http://www.lakeargyleswim.com
BROOME – 22 & 23 MAY 2021 - CABLE BEACH POLO
A highlight of the international beach polo circuit, this exciting event attracts players, celebrities, chefs, media and guests from all around the world to spectacular Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia.
For more information visit the official website at: https://cablebeachpolo.com.au
KUNUNURRA – 21 to 29 MAY 2021 - ORD VALLEY MUSTER
In 2021 celebrate the 20th edition of the Ord Valley Muster, the Kimberley’s biggest annual festival. Join with 10,000+ locals and visitors to the region enjoying 30 awesome events over 9 days, kicking off with the Kimberley Moon Experience on Saturday 22 May.
For more information visit the official website at: https://ordvalleymuster.com.au
BROOME – 01 AUGUST 2021 - BROOME MARATHON
The 2021 edition of the Broome International Airport Marathon is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 01 August 2021. This is a marathon with a difference, the course is run on the hard-packed sands of world-renowned Cable Beach.
For more information visit the official website at: https://www.broomemarathon.com.au
BROOME - 10 & 14 August 2021 - BROOME CUP RACES
Saddle up for one of Broome’s biggest annual events! Located in bushland at picturesque Gantheaume Point, close to Cable Beach, the Broome Turf Club is home to some of Australia’s best ‘Bush Racing’ and the two biggest days on the calendar are Ladies Day (10 August 2021) and the Broome Cup (14 August 2021).
For more information visit the official website at: https://broometurfclub.com.au
BROOME – 27 AUGUST TO 05 SEPTEMBER 2021 - SHINJU MATSURI
Shinju Matsuri is Broome’s much loved festival which will tempt your senses with an exciting whirlwind of colour, sound, taste and smell. So come on over, relax – make yourselves at home and be part of this year’s dazzling Shinju Matsuri Festival!
For festival details visit: https://shinjumatsuri.com.au
BROOME – 28 AUGUST 2021 - OPERA UNDER THE STARS
Taking place at the Mangrove Hotel overlooking Roebuck Bay, Opera Under the Stars is an annual event bringing some of Australia’s brightest opera stars to the Kimberley for a spectacular evening of entertainment.
For tickets and more information visit: http://www.operaunderthestars.com.au
BROOME - VARIOUS DATES - STAIRCASE TO THE MOON
Witness the stunning ‘staircase’ effect caused by the full moon reflecting over the mudflats of Roebuck Bay. Best witnessed from either the Mangrove Hotel or Town Beach, the Staircase to the Moon coincides with the Staircase Markets.