The 2017 Captain Cook 1770 Festival is shaping up to be a fun weekend for all the family to enjoy in the beautiful town of 1770. This year the annual Festival is being held on Friday 19 May to Sunday 21 May and will include elements at Air Sea Rescue Park and also at the SES Grounds.
The Friday night re-enactment event (Air Sea Rescue Park outside the tree) will also include the world record attempt by local Chris de Aboitiz from SUP DOG OZ…the most dogs to paddle on 1 board ever! Entertainment will be provided by Gladstone based duo, “Indifferent” and Indigenous performer, “Ben Barker”.
Saturday the fun begins with the colourful street parade with the theme, “Water Paradise”. Check out all the business floats and community groups’ march from the 1770 Marina to the SES Grounds. The festival will continue on throughout the day with roving performances from Meraki Circus, music on the Main Stage including the Easy Tigers and market stall’s, rides for the kids and a fireworks display.
In addition, everyone is looking forward to the indigenous performance from the Gooreng Gooreng tribe. This will, in fact, be the 25th annual Festival and the 25th year they have participated.
Sunday includes acoustic entertainment on the main stage, all the rides for the kids, market stalls, the Lions Clubs famous duck race, raffle prizes plus so much more.
This event is an all-inclusive family friendly festival, with entry for all under-12-year-olds free, over-12-year-olds are $5.50each and adults just $11each. This fee is only paid once and patrons can visit the festival site all weekend.
See you at the festival!