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Cooktown Discovery Festival News

15th
June

2017 Discovery Festival a weekend of firsts

The new look Cooktown Discovery and Wild and Windy Cooktown festivals lived up to their names on the weekend, with an exciting new program entertaining visitors and Cooktown’s usual blustery winter weather putting in an appearance. Cook Shire Mayor Peter Scott said the festival had a great energy to it and was delivered in a […]

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28th
April

The inaugural Mayor’s Community Maroon Ball tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for this inaugural Discovery Festival event. The ball will feature fabulous live entertainment, a two course served meal and the chance to celebrate all that makes Cooktown great. Find out more here.  

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28th
March

1RAR Army Band

Great news Cooktown!  The 1RAR Army Band’s rock band, The Rising Suns, are confirmed to perform at this year’s Discovery Festival! The 8 piece band will be returning to Cooktown from Townsville to perform at the inaugural Mayor’s Community Maroon Ball on Friday 9 June at the Cooktown Events Centre and then again as free entertainment […]

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17th
March

Rediscover the Cooktown Discovery Festival

Regular attendees of the Cooktown Discovery Festival will find the program and events for 2017 reinvented with the creation of two separate events and a wide range of new inclusions. Cook Shire Council will now oversee the delivery of the Discovery Festival, which will continue to celebrate the rich heritage and history of the region. […]

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