Busy Chinatown Discovery Festival weekend a big hit

Published on 01 June 2021


Broome celebrated an action-packed three days of fun, culture and togetherness as the Chinatown Discovery Festival drew in big crowds over the weekend.

Large numbers of residents and visitors flooded into our town centre as the community celebration kicked off on Friday and ran through to Sunday.

This year’s theme was ‘Growing up in Chinatown’ and there were plenty of activities that celebrated Broome’s amazing history and heritage.

The festival concluded with the ever-popular Pearlers’ Games on Dampier Terrace, with fun and frivolity keeping the sizeable crowd entertained.

Shire of Broome deputy president Desiree Male said that with the first race round also taking place at the Broome Turf Club on Saturday, it was a big weekend for the town.

“Given that last year’s Discovery Festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 and associated restrictions, it was wonderful to see our community come together over a big weekend of celebration,” she said.

“The program had something for everyone, with most of the events free to the community and lots of family-friendly activities available.

“Different community groups and businesses rallied together to provide events and festivities for attendees – Chinatown was alive with activity.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all the event sponsors for helping make the 2021 Festival a reality.”