1770 Festival Dates – Friday 25 May, Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May 2018
The Captain Cook 1770 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 Gurang people are the traditional owners and on the morning of the main festival activities, you can enjoy “Welcome to Country” and performances of traditional dances to the sound of didgeridoos.
Come and watch “live history” with the re-enactment of Cook’s landing on Friday 25 May on the foreshore of 1770. Authentic costumes and historical accuracy of the script make for a special evening.
Saturday 26 May starts with a street parade themed “Experiences in our Paradise”. Spend the day and enjoy “Just for Kids”, ” Food Street” will tantalize your taste buds, plant workshops like the plants Joseph Banks documented in 1770, painting of the “Harmony Wall”, main stage events and entertainment and the annual fireworks display.
Join the inaugural “Fun Run” on Sunday 27 May (walk or run it’s a great family experience)
We look forward to welcoming you to the Captain Cook 1770 Festival.