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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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Wild and Windy Cooktown 2017

Friday 9th – 11th June
Charlotte Street, Cooktown


The inaugural Wild and Windy Cooktown event is timed to coincide with the annual Discovery Festival and to offer both locals and visitors to the region the opportunity to celebrate life in this windy, frontier town.

The Festival has something for everyone, with a range of free events and activities as well as some unique opportunities for seeing the town, river and surrounding coastline from a new angle.

Highlight activities include:

  • Funfair
  • Paintball
  • Fireworks
  • Fun run
  • Street markets
  • 1RAR Army Rock band
  • Historical Tours
  • Helicopter trips
  • Shuttle train on main street
  • Parade
  • Cemetery tour
  • Harbour boat trips
  • Pie eating competition
  • Mud Crab Race
  • Tug of War
  • Fire Dancers
  • Tongan Choir
  • Live bands
  • Seafood breakfast
  • Church service

More details and venues on all these activities can be found on the interactive Program page.

You can also download a PDF copy of the program here.

Any queries with the Wild and Windy Cooktown activities should be directed to ericge@westnet.com.au. You can also stay in touch with all the Wild and Windy chatter on our Facebook page.