Arts & Culture

Cooktown Expo 2020 – Endeavour Festival

1 - 4 August 2020

Event Details

The final days of the Cooktown Expo 2020 feature the Endeavour Festival. Exciting things to see include:

  • Cooktown to the Cape Boat, Fishing and Marine Environment Expo
  • Naval display, navigation, cartography, astrology workshops
  • Live performance and re-enactment of the landing of Captain Cook and his interactions with the Guugu Yimithirr bama
  • Endeavour River music and botanic discovery cruise
  • Fishing competitions
  • Fish markets
  • Marine showcase
  • Rivers and sea to plate cooking demonstrations, lunch and dinners
  • Smoking ceremony and farewell HM Bark Endeavour replica
  • Cooktown Expo 2020 – Endeavour Festival


    Cook Area
    Queensland Queensland, Australia

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Cooktown Expo 2020 – Endeavour Festival

Cook Area
Queensland Queensland, Australia

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Event Information

Cooktown Expo 2020 feature three festivals, the other two are:


July 17 – 19, Reconciliation Rocks Music Festival

Recognising our shared history through music, song, and dance and feature national and local Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.


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 #capeyork

Posted by Cooktown Discovery Festival on Thursday, February 14, 2019

See the highlights from the 2018 Discovery Festival in Cooktown.

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