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.
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.
- 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.
- Some events are pre-ticketed and occur costs – please refer to the event website for more details.
Relive all of the action from Cooktown Discovery Festival 2017Visit the 2017 Gallery