1770 Captain Cook Festival

1770 Captain Cook Festival, 22-24th May 2016

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The Captain Cook 1770 Festival has been an annual event for twenty years, commemorating the visit of the HMS Endeavour and the landing of Lieutenant James Cook and his party on the 24th of May 1770 in Bustard Bay (now known as Seventeen Seventy). This was their first landing in Queensland.

The Festival has won the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Zonal Tourism Awards for ‘Most Significant Event”. In 2009 the Festival was also inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame for the Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg Tourism Regional Area.

Saturday is the main festival day with live entertainment throughout the day until 10.30pm. A special feature of the evening is a spectacular 20 minute fireworks display showering over the bay.

18-22nd May 2016

2016 Program 

WEDNESDAY 18th MAY 2016  6:30 PM (then daily 10am – 3:30pm)
OPENING NIGHT – ART SHOW

AGNES WATER COMMUNITY HALL
71 SPRINGS ROAD • AGNES WATER

$20 ADULT ENTRY • $10 CHILDREN UNDER 16
Family Rate $50 – 2 adults + 3 kids (smart casual dress)

EXCLUSIVELY FOR OPENING NIGHT ATTENDEES:

  • LUCKY DOOR PRIZE
    Opening Night attendees will be eligible to win a $150 voucher
    for professional art supplies donated by Art Plus Bundaberg.
  • ART SHOW PREVIEW
  • WINE & HORS D’OEUVRES
  • PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
    Vote for your favourite Art Show entry. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be presented with a cheque in the amount of $400 sponsored by Lagoons at 1770 Resort & Spa.

ENTRY FEE (not including art show)
(each ticket gives you access for the whole weekend)

Adults $11,
12-18 years $5.50,
Children under 12 FREE

FRIDAY 20th MAY
At 1770 AIR SEA RESCUE PARK

5.00pm Re-enactmen
5.30pm Gooreng Gooreng Dance
6.15pm Sweetwater Collective
7.05pm Rhythmic Earth Dance Performance 7.30pm Sweetwater Collective
8.00pm Bar/Festival Closes

SATURDAY 21ST MAY
At SES grounds

9.30am Street Parade (Theme: Circus) – Starts at 1770 Marina
10.00am Festival Gates Open
10.15am National Anthem – AWSS Choir 10.30am Official Opening
11.00am Welcome to Country / Smoking Ceremony
12.00pm Re-enactment
12.20pm Discovery Christian College Choir
12.40pm AWSUM Ukulele Club
1.50pm Blue Mantis (Kung Fu Demonstration)
2.10pm Hans Mertiny (Local Opera Singer)
2.35pm Songvines Community Singers
3.15pm Sweetwater Collective
4.15pm The Andrea Kirwin Band
5.45pm Agnes Blue
6.30pm Meraki Circus Trapeze Act
6.55pm Rhythmic Earth & Blue Mantis Dragon Dancing
7.00pm Fireworks
7.30pm The Asa Broomhall Band

8.45pm Sun Salute
10.00pm Bar/Festival Closes

SUNDAY 22nd MAY

9.00am Gates Open
10.00am Ben Brady’s Blues
11.15am Phil McIntyre
12.30pm Sam West
1.30pm Major Raffle Draws
2.00pm Duck Race
2.15pm High Life
3.00pm Bar Closes
4.00pm Festival Closes

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Updated 17-5-2016 by h.atkins