We are excited to be preparing for the 1770 Festival in May 2021!

Our volunteer event organisers put in serious planning efforts for an historic event, to commemorate the landing of of Lt James Cook on the shores of the Town of 1770, working hand in hand with our Traditional Custodians, Gooreng Gooreng, who have been performing and sharing their culture at the festival, since its inception in 1992.

Please keep an eye on this website as we regularly update the May 2021 activities and program.

The 1770 Festival team apologise for any inconvenience caused by the 2020 cancellation due to COVID-19 and we would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters for your patience and understanding.

Any enquiries can be made by emailing events@dctc.com.au.

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

SAVE THE DATES:    21 – 23 MAY 2021

Proudly supported by


1770 Festival in 2021

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

On 24 May 1770, almost 251 years ago, the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour, captained by Lt James Cook, experienced their first Encounters in our Country.

During a 17-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 2021

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