1770 Festival

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

24 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

The 1770 Festival is held on the weekend closest to 23 May, when HMB Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay, Queensland, at what is now the town of 1770. This was the second landing on the east coast of Australia.

This year’s 27th annual Gladstone Region 1770 Festival kicks off on Friday 24 May with Cook’s landing re-enactment on the 1770 foreshore. Saturday 25 commences with the ‘Harmony in our Paradise’ themed Street Parade travelling from the 1770 Marina to the Festival at 1770 SES Grounds. Sunday 26 May commences with the 1770 Fun Run, suitable for all abilities, with prams having free entry. This starts and finishes at the Festival grounds.

The weekend is full of live entertainment, a wide variety of food, retail and lifestyle stalls, interactive demonstrations, and free workshops for all ages. 2019 has the additions of Surf, Fishing and Eco Precincts, Fashion Parade, extra amusement rides and more, including high profile surfing and fishing personalities. Join in with painting the Harmony Wall and your touch will be viewed for years at future festivals.

Save the dates: 5 to 25 May 2020 when the 1770 Festival in 2020 celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Cook’s landing.

Facilities

Australian Tourism Accreditation Bar Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Coach Parking Family Family Friendly History & Heritage Public Toilet Queensland Tourism Industry Council Wheelchair access

Rates

From AU$11.00

Entry tickets for festival exclude Surf Workshop; Fun Run; Amusement Rides.

Includes meeting celebrity personalities; Soul Garden; Eco Precinct; Fishing Precinct; Just for kids zone; Historic quarter; Entertainment including 19 Twenty; The Short Fall; Pop Standen and local performers; Kids Lantern Parade; Fireworks and more!

Event Times

24 May 2019 to 26 May 2019

Annual Event

Venue

1770 SES Grounds

Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy, 4677

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