The Cooktown Discovery Festival has been a major event on the regional calendar for many years and features the annual re-enactment of Cook’s landing and interactions with the Guru Yimithirr people.

In 2018 and 2019, the Discovery Festival program will be extended to accommodate some of the proposed Cooktown 2020 features and in 2020 will be staged as the 48-day Cooktown 2020 Festival.

From 2020 onwards, the Cooktown 2020 legacy will ensure the Discovery Festival remains a nationally recognised annual event.

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