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Arts & Culture

Cooktown Discovery Festival

15 - 17 June 2018

Event Details

The Cooktown Discovery Festival celebrates Cooktown’s fascinating history and heritage. With a packed program offering everything from fire-dancers to bicycle tours, historical re-enactments to eating competitions, there is something for all the family.

  • Cooktown Discovery Festival


    Charlotte Street Cooktown

    QLD 4895, Australia

  • Social

  • Accessibility

    Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Event Location

Cooktown Discovery Festival

Charlotte Street Cooktown

QLD 4895, Australia

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Event Information

The Cooktown Discovery Festival is a major event on the regional calendar – attracting locals from throughout the Cape to join with visitors from the broader region to join together and celebrate Cooktown’s history and heritage.

Event Highlights

  • A fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr people.
  • Mayor’s Maroon Community Ball.

For Participants

  • Some events are pre-ticketed and occur costs – please refer to the event website for more details.
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