We regret to advise that the 1770 Festival in 2020 has been cancelled.

This decision has been made in response to COVID-19 and follows the recent Government directives regarding community events.

Our volunteer event organisers have put in years of planning for this historic 250th anniversary of Lt Cook landing on the shores of 1770, working hand in hand with our Traditional Custodians, Gooreng Gooreng, who have been performing and sharing their culture with us, since the festival’s inception in 1992.

Some of the minor events may still go ahead, so please keep an eye on this website as we update regularly. 

The 1770 Festival team apologise for any inconvenience caused by this cancellation and would like to thank you for your patience and understanding at this time of uncertainty.

Any enquiries can be made by emailing Debbie O’Flaherty at events@dctc.com.au.

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 please visit Queensland Health.

SAVE THE DATES:    21 – 23 MAY 2021

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1770 Festival in 2020

For the 28th year, we are celebrating the day when the first European tourists set foot on this land. 

On 24 May 1770, 250 years ago, the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour, captained by Lt James Cook, experienced their first Encounters in our Country.

During a 26-day period, we are showcasing our towns of Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water, so you can experience all we have to offer in this beautiful part of the world.

Endeavour to be here, as we, with our traditional custodians, Gooreng Gooreng commemorate our own Encounters in Country, in what is now a multicultural Australia.

6 - 10 May - cancelled

Kids Beach

Car.and.Bike Show

22 - 24 May - Annual Festival Weekend - cancelled

Cook's Landing Re-enactment

Gooreng.Gooreng "Always was, always will be"

Fishing Precinct

Surf Precinct

Eco Precinct

Live Entertainment

Freestyle Motocross

Kids Lantern Parade

Duck Race

Soul Garden

Fun Run Race


Family Fun

Fashion Parade

1770 Festival is only possible with the support of our Sponsors


https://www.visitagnes1770.com.au Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce 2020

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