A regional showcase event surrounding the reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and commemorating the 250th anniversary of the historical landing of James Cook at (now known as) the Endeavour River. The landing saw the first recorded act of reconciliation between Europeans and the First Nations people. Cooktown Expo 2020 goes for three weeks in July and August 2020. The Expo includes a strong Indigenous focus and stories of the historical heritage to inspire, challenge and educate.
Cooktown Expo 2020 is held every second year beginning in 2020 and will feature the three festivals below. Each year in between the Expo, the Discovery Festival will be on.
July 17 – 16, Reconciliation Rocks Music Festival
Recognising our shared history through music, song, and dance and feature national and local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.
July 24-26, Discovery Festival
Includes an Indigenous Showcase, art, culture, language, food, storytelling, history and the arrival of the Replica of Captain Cook’s ship HM Bark Endeavour which will stay for two weeks and conduct shore to ship encounters.
August 1-4, Endeavour Festival
Highlights navigation, botany, astronomy, cartography, aviation, the Endeavour Ball and Re-enactment of Cook’s landing in 1770 and farewell of the Endeavour Replica.
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Cooktown Discovery Festival Highlights Reel from 2018!
119 days to the 2019 Cooktown Discovery Festival.... the countdown is officially on! Join us for some new events, new workshops and a few surprises as well as our all time favorite events! #cooktowndiscoveryfestival #itsliveinqueensland #tourismtropicalnorthqueensland #capeyorkPosted by Cooktown Discovery Festival on Thursday, February 14, 2019
See the highlights from the 2018 Discovery Festival in Cooktown.
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