1770 Festival

Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area

24 – 25 May 2019 - 

Indicative Rate * AU$11 to AU$15.00

The 1770 Festival is held on the weekend closest to 23 May, when HMB Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay, Queensland, at what is now the town of 1770. This was the second landing on the east coast of Australia.

This year's 27th annual Gladstone Region 1770 Festival kicks off on Friday 24 May with Cook's landing re-enactment on the 1770 foreshore. Saturday 25 commences with the 'Harmony in our Paradise' themed Street Parade travelling from the 1770 Marina to the Festival at 1770 SES Grounds. Sunday 26 May commences with the 1770 Fun Run, suitable for all abilities, with prams having free entry. This starts and finishes at the Festival grounds.

The weekend is full of live entertainment, a wide variety of food, retail and lifestyle stalls, interactive demonstrations, and free workshops for all ages. 2019 has the additions of Surf, Fishing and Eco Precincts, Fashion Parade, extra amusement rides and more, including high profile surfing and fishing personalities. Join in with painting the Harmony Wall and your touch will be viewed for years at future festivals.

Save the dates: 5 to 25 May 2020 when the 1770 Festival in 2020 celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Cook's landing.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
24 – 25 May 2019
25 – 26 May 2019
26 May 2019

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
All Tickets $11 - $15.00 Entry tickets for festival exclude Surf Workshop; Fun Run; Amusement Rides. Includes meeting celebrity personalities; Soul Garden; Eco Precinct; Fishing Precinct; Just for kids zone; Historic quarter; Entertainment including 19 Twenty; The Short Fall; Pop Standen and local performers; Kids Lantern Parade; Fireworks and more!

Event Venues

1770 SES Grounds
Captain Cook Drive
Seventeen Seventy
Queensland, Australia 4677


  • Bar
  • Car park

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Captain Cook Drive
Seventeen Seventy,

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