19th to 21st May, 2017
The CAPTAIN COOK 1770 FESTIVAL has been an annual event since 1992, commemorating the visit of the HMB Endeavour and the landing of Lt. James Cook and his party on May 24 at the town of Seventeen Seventy, as it is now known. This was the first landing for Cook and his crew in Queensland.
The 2017 Captain Cook 1770 Street Parade theme this year is, "Water Paradise", which will link into the World Record Attempt by local Chris de Aboitiz, who will this year lead the parade! If you would like to be a part of all the fun that is the street parade please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. The parade starts at 9:30am at the 1770 Marina and winds its way along the foreshores the Festival site at SES Grounds.
You can witness their first crack at making history to help raise awareness of their amazing DOG RESCUE mission too by gathering at 1770 foreshore/Friday 19th May 2017 3.30pm - 4.30pm opposite The Tree Bar Hotel.
The Captain Cook 1770 Festival Art show, 2017 marks the 15th year of the Art Show and it has become an integral part of the annual festival. The art show each year attracts entries from local, regional and interstate artists in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture and Textiles.
Cook's Landing Re-enactment
Each year at the festival, the landing of Lieut. James Cook and his crew aboard the HMB Endeavour at Bustard Bay on 24th May, 1770, is commemorated with a re-enactment of his landing.
Gooreng Gooreng welcome
The Gooreng Gooreng people are the traditional owners of the land in Seventeen Seventy. Each year they welcome visitors and explain their dreamtime stories, performing traditional dances to the sound of didgeridoos. The dancers have appeared at the festival each year for the past 20years and are a much loved part of the entertainment.