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 2019


Sun 19th (5:55pm)

Mon 20th (6:44 pm)


Thurs 6th

Thurs 13th

Tues 18th (6:17pm)

Wed 19th (7:09pm)

Thurs 20th

Thurs 27th


Thurs 4nd

Thurs 11th

Wed 17th (5:54pm)

Thur 18th (6:46 pm)

Thurs 25th


Thurs 1st

Thurs 8th

Thurs 15th

Fri 16th (6:21pm)

Thurs 22nd

Thurs 29th


Thurs 5th

Thurs 12th

Mon 16th (7:30pm)

Thurs 19th

Thurs 26th


Mon 14th (6:15pm)

Tues 15th (7:05pm)

Markets open at 5.00 pm  |  *Casual stallholders welcome from 3:30pm

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