Broome's Dragon Boat Regatta

Dragon Boat Regatta

The Dragon Boat Regatta is a fun filled day on one of Broome’s most iconic beaches, overlooking the famous Roebuck Bay. A drawcard attraction for visitors and locals alike, it’s the perfect platform to promote Rotary to the wider community and raise funds for international and community projects.

The event sees Rotary Club of Broome’s own fleet of dragon boats raced by up to 22 teams of 14-18 people each. It is one of the biggest sporting events Broome has to offer, raising up to $20,000 net profit for the club every year.

Alongside the spectacle of the race itself, there are prizes on offer for everything from best dressed to best decorated marquee, as well as a big raffle and cash bar.


Over the years, the regatta has become an integral part of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, otherwise known as the Festival of the Pearls – a kaleidoscope of events showcasing Broome and the surrounding Kimberley region’s heritage, culture and talent.

2020 Dragon Boat Regatta is cancelled due to COVID19

The 2021 Date will be announced in early 2021.

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