Discovery Festival

Cooktown Discovery Festival

14 - 16 JUNE 2024

Come and join us to discover more about the rich culture of the Guugu Yimithirr people, James Cook and his crew, and what happened when the two groups came together. 

Re-live the history of Cooktown from James Cook in 1770 to the gold miners in the 1800s.

Explore and experience the region’s history, adventure and culture. 

2024 program of events are listed here. More events being added every week.