Floating Lantern Matsuri

  • Sat 28 Aug
  • 4.30pm
  • Gantheaume Point
  • Free - $15


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A glowing flotilla of love and peace

Send your message out to the universe in one of the most symbolic ways possible at The Floating Lantern Matsuri. Whatever your message is, watch it float in glowing unison with all the other messages into the sunset.

The Floating Lantern Matsuri embraces everything about life, love, peace and friendship, providing you with a chance to get your thoughts down in writing and gently send them off onto destinations unknown. Whether your message is personal in memory of a lost loved one, a wish, a prayer or general words of encouragement and happiness for the world – put it on a lantern and watch it commence it’s peaceful, glowing journey on the evening tide.

Price: Free to attend
Lantern Kits: $ 15

Online purchases will close on 21 August (if not sold out prior).
Lantern Kits will be available to purchase at the Information Booth during Shinju Matsuri.


  1. ONLINE – Purchase your lantern kit online here. Then pick up your lantern from the Festival Hub (located at Town Beach in Broome). If you’d like to decorate your lantern before launching it we advised you pick it up before the event.
  2. FESTIVAL HUB – Purchase your lantern at Shinju Matsuri at the Festival Hub at Town Beach – On sale at the Festival Hub till Sat 28th at 12pm.
  3. AT THE EVENT – Purchase your lantern on the beach at the Floating Lantern Matsuri event – there are only a limited number of lanterns for sale on the beach so we would advise pre purchasing your lantern to ensure you don’t miss out.

Decorate your lantern at home or on the day at Gantheaume Point.

Bring your lantern with you to Gantheaume Point so you can prepare your lantern for launch.

Lanterns will set sail at sunset 5:44pm and we encourage you to bring your swimming wear as there’s a possibility of getting a bit wet when launching your lanterns into the water.

Make a lovely evening of it and bring a picnic or take advantage of our VIP tickets to make this sunset experience even more memorable.

Environmental Considerations

We love how beautiful and clean Broome’s coast is and we want to keep it that way!

Once the lanterns have floated into the sunset and you return back to enjoy your picnics or VIP entertainment, the Shinju team are hard at work making sure no lanterns are left astray to float out and pollute the ocean. Boats, barriers and Shinju swimmers ensure each lantern is collected. Help us keep the beach beautiful and remember to pick up your picnic left overs and wrapping.

Please consider the environment when decorating your lanterns at home. While we do recover the lanterns we advise against using glitter or non water-soluble paints that may make their way into the ocean.


For the safety of all patrons, no public vehicle access will be allowed on Gantheaume Point Beach during the Floating Lantern Matsuri. A FREE shuttle bus service will be available from Cable Beach to Gantheaume Point Beach will be provided by Broome Explorer Bus. Details of the departure times will be published closer to the event.


Online sales of Lanterns will go on sale soon. Keep and eye on our Facebook page for more details of the on sale date. 


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