75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea

Event Start Date: Saturday, 29 April 2017
Event End Date: Sunday, 30 April 2017

The Battle of the Coral Sea is celebrated annually in Cardwell and commemorates an air and naval battle fought between the Japanese Imperial Navy and US and Australian Naval Forces at a critical stage of the Second World War, from 4 to 8 May 1942 . It marked the first defeat of Japanese forces in the war and was the first joint military action between Australian and United States forces.

The 2017 anniversary is a significant celebration with a Cocktail Party on Saturday 29 April. Tickets are available through the Cardwell Library and Cassowary Coast Regional Council Customer Service outlets. Supper is provided, drinks at bar prices and prizes throughout the night.

A march and commemorative service will be held on Sunday 30 April at 10am for a 10.30am start at the Coral Sea Memorial Park Cardwell. Refreshments will be provided after the service with a concert in the park planned to follow under the shade of the trees.

Music for the weekend - Royal Australian Navy Brass Quintet and the USN Pacific Fleet Band.

Opening Hours

Entry Cost : 5.00

Contact Details

Contact Info

Address : Coral Sea Drive
Suburb : Cardwell
Country : Australia

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  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Public Toilet

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