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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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The 2017 Discovery started and finished with a bang thanks to the firing of the Marine’s muskets and the Cooktown Cannon. This year’s event was a great success, with many new features and interactive events.

The team has already started planning for the 2018 Discovery Festival (June 15 – 17 2018) with even more new initiatives to be introduced in the lead up to Cooktown 2020 – the 48 day festival that will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Cooktown’s landing. To be among the first to know all about the 2018 program as it’s developed, sign up for our newsletter or follow us on Facebook.

9
June

Friday Night

Mayor's Maroon Community Ball

Cooktown Events Centre

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10
June

Saturday Morning

Banks and Solander Exploration

Nature's Powerhouse - Botanic Gardens

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10
June

Saturday Night

Warrma

Bicentennial Park

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11
June

Sunday

Re-enactment

Bicentennial Park

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