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June 2018

Cooktown Discovery Festival

June 15 - June 17
Various venues around town,
Cooktown, QLD Australia
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A fully costumed re-enactment of the landing of Captain James Cook and his first meeting with the Guugu Yimithirr people is just part of the entertainment available on the June Long Weekend. Come join our celebrations all weekend throughout the town. The 2016 Cooktown Discovery Festival will take place from June 10-13 – the Queen’s Birthday public holiday remains! This is one of Cooktown’s premier events and most FNQ residents would have fond memories of the travelling up to experience the…

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Laura Rodeo, Races and Horsesports

June 29 - July 1
Laura QLD Australia
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The Laura Rodeo and Races are the premier social events for many people who call Cape York Peninsula home. The Horsesports are also held over the same weekend, with locals and visitors competing in traditional events such as the barrel races. The annual Laura Rodeo and Races are traditionally held over the 3rd or 4th weekend in June, just 3 kilometres north of Laura township. This is an action-packed weekend with something for all the family to enjoy. This year…

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August 2018

Black Mountain Unplugged

August 10 - August 12

Set at the foot of the mysterious Black Mountain, Black Mountain Unplugged is a non-profit music festival like no other. With only 350 tickets available, this small music festival promises good music and good times without the hassle of crowds or toilet queues. Organised by musicians for musicians and music lovers, this intimate concert also boasts good food, spacious camping, weird and wacky games, and awesome music to enjoy. Tickets are cheap, people are friendly and this festival will no…

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September 2018

Wallaby Creek Festival

September 28 - September 30
Home Rule Rainforest Lodge

Wallaby Creek Festival is a 3 day celebration of music and the arts, surrounded by the beautiful tropical rainforest of far north Queensland. The festival is held September of each year at Home Rule Rainforest Lodge in Rossville, just south of Cooktown. With 3 magical days of musicians, artists and workshops entwined with an amazing and diverse collection of market stalls and crafters, healing spaces, dedicated childrens festival and activities, crafts, street artists and entertainers, Wallaby Creek Festival is a…

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October 2018

Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

October 13 - October 20

Attracting entries from anglers all around the world, the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic is an exciting tournament held annually on Lizard Island. This seven day tournament is organised by the Lizard Island Game Fishing Club and is in its 29th year. Due to the size of the black marlin in the area, the Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic is the only tournament in the world that allows the use of heavy (60kg or 130lb) tackle. For more information, please…

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November 2018

Cooktown Races

November 10
Unnamed Venue,

The Cooktown Races is one of the highlights of Cooktown’s social calendar. Held at the second oldest turf club in Queensland, get ready for an exciting afternoon of horse racing, fashion, live music and good food. Whether you’re there to try your luck, meet the locals or be your partner’s arm candy, you’ll be sure to have a good time! For more information, contact the Cooktown Amateur Turf Club on 07 4069 6000.  

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