Royal Historical Society of Queensland Conference

PCYC Cooktown Events Centre 3 May Street, Cooktown

Highlighting the Shared Stories of the history in Cooktown. Featuring local and regional speakers and presenters. Read more at https://queenslandhistory.org/

Why Australian Orchids are Special

Botanic Gardens 1 Walker Street, Cooktown

Join Australian Tropical Herbarium research scientist and botanist, Katharina Nargar, to learn why Australian Orchids are special and the origins of the Australian orchid flora. Presentation will be held outdoors […]

Gold Delivery

Old Bank 120 Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Relive Cooktown's history with the re-enactment of the story of the delivery of Gold to Cooktown from the Palmer River Goldfields.

Regional Street Parade

Charlotte Street Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Join in the colour and fun of the regional Charlotte Street parade festivities.

Botanics River Cruise

Endeavour River Cooktown

Join the Australian Tropical Herbarium Director Darren Crayn for a guided tour onboard Riverbend Tours. Cruise down the Endeavour River and learn about the plant species and specimens collected by […]

Multicultural live entertainment

Festival Village Lions Park, Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Experience the multicultural entertainment including music and dance.

Cooktown Cantata Matinee Performance

Nature's Powerhouse Cooktown

This unique musical work and evocotive poetry encompasses the coming of Cook’s ship, through the eyes of the first people.

Live Entertainment

Festival Village Lions Park, Charlotte Street, Cooktown

Paranormal Investigations Tour

James Cook Museum 50 Helen Street, Cooktown

As the sun goes down, join experienced guide and paranormal investigator, Brett Scotney, as he attempts to find out who is around when all is quiet. Discover the haunted heritage of the James Cook Museum.

Cook Shire Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which Cooktown 2020 commemorations will be held and pay respect to the Elders past, present and future. 

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