1770 Captain Cook Festival

Captain Cook 1770 Festival 6-23 May 2021

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Annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival 2021

The 1770 Captain Cook Festival is an annual event commemorating the visit of the HMB Endeavour and the landing of Lt. James Cook and his party on May 24 1770 in Bustard Bay at Seventeen Seventy, as it is now known. This was the first landing for Cook and his crew in Queensland, and only the second landing in Australia (the first being Botany Bay). The festival also promotes and educates visitors of the indigenous history of the area. The Gooreng Gooreng people are the traditional owners and on the morning of the main festival activities, you can enjoy the dreamtime stories of the area and experience performances of traditional dances to the sound of didgeridoos.

Tickets for the 1770 Festival

Adult 1770 Festival tickets $15
Children (under 14 years) 1770 Festival tickets only $1

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Friday May 21 2021 – 4pm to 7:15pm

4:00pm Food stalls and bar open.
5:00pm Official Welcome.
5:15pm Re-enactment of James Cook’s landing at 1770 is a special highlight of the festival. It will be held at the 1770 Air Sea Rescue Park. Come along and join in the fun on Friday May 21 2021.
5:30pm Photo opportunity with cast.
5:40pm-7:00pm Live entertainment
7:15pm Close

Saturday May 22 2021 – 8:30am-10pm

8:30am Festival Gates open.
Street Parade from the 1770 marina to the S.E.S. Grounds.
10:30am AWSUM Ukelele – onstage entertainment.
11:15am Indigenous Gooreng Gooreng performance.
11:45am – 6:20pm Celebrate the main festival day with local and national acts, stalls, fun for the kids and live entertainment throughout the day.
6:20pm Tribute to Uncle Merv Watson & Lantern Parade
6:45pm Fireworks.
7:00pm Troy Cassar-Daley
8:35pm Pete Cullen & the Hurt
10:00pm Close

Sunday May 23 2021 8am to 4pm

8:00am Festival continues at the S.E.S. Grounds with a Fun Run
8:30am Festival gates open
9:30am Fun Run presentation
From 10:00am Live entertainment throughout the day, vanilla slice wars, raffle draw.
4:00pm Festiival closes.

James Cook’s landing in 1770 (Seventeen Seventy), Queensland.

Many Australians have little or no knowledge of the historical significance of Cook’s landing in Seventeen Seventy. Come and celebrate this year with a re-enactment of Cook’s landing with professional actors and period costumes. It’s educational and lots of fun. In 2009 the Festival was also inducted into the Tourism Hall of Fame for the Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg Tourism Regional Area.

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Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage Club Inc

The Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage Club holds their expo annually in August at the local community hall in Agnes Water, Queensland. The inaugural Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage expo is about Orchids and foliage and showcased plants from our region. We are very excited to have this event in our area. Entry $3 per person with light food and refreshments available. There are many vendors selling orchids and plants over the weekend. This event is hosted to promote our area was open to all visitors and locals. There are many garden and orchid clubs in attendance. With over 6o categories with prize money offered to all STOCQ eligible members.

Updated 5.2021