Night Markets

Staircase to the Moon Night Markets

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon observed in Broome Western Australia between April and October only. It is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting on the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon.

The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street over the two nights of the full moon May – October. Wander around the colourful local stalls under the stars, sample the tastes of Broome cuisine, listen to local live music and take in the spectacular Staircase to the Moon. Bring the family and enjoy a meal on the grass… Burgers, Pizza, Thai, Laksa, Satays, Fish N Chips, Egyptian food/kebabs/falafels, Chinese, Greek, Fruit Smoothies, Ice Cream, Donuts, Hot Dogs, Coffee and more… Stalls with jewellery, craft, clothing, confectionery, local Mango products, soaps, incense, candles, photography, home-wares and more can be perused at a leisurely pace in the cool evening.

Extra bus services run during this time. For Thursday Night Markets the Broome Explorer Bus has extra return buses from Town Beach at  6.25pm and 7.25pm. Check out the following link for times of extra buses on Staircase Market nights: BE Bus or Broome Explorer Bus for times.

Thursday Night Market

The Thursday Night Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street every Thursday night from from June to September. Enjoy local cuisine, live music and a variety of local stallholders.

Night Market Dates 2020


Fri 8th (6:21pm) CANCELLED 

Sat 9th (7:14 pm) CANCELLED



Sat 6th (5:54pm) CANCELLED

Sun 7th (6:51pm) CANCELLED

Thurs 11th CANCELLED

Thurs 18th CANCELLED

Thurs 25th CANCELLED


Thurs 2nd

Mon 6th (6.33pm)

Tues 7th (7:30pm)

Thurs 9th

Thur 16th

Thur 23rd

Thurs 30th


Tues 4th (6:14pm)

Wed 5th(7:07pm)

Thurs 6th

Thurs 13th

Thurs 20th

Thurs 27th


Thurs 3rd (6:40pm)

Fri 4th (7:28pm)

Thurs 10th

Thurs 17th

Thurs 24th


Fri 2nd (6:33pm)

End of season

Markets open at 4.00 pm  |  *Casual stallholders welcome from 3:00pm

Broome Community Stallholders Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the Shire of Broome in the presentation of the Staircase Markets.