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Agnes Water Festivals

The Towns of 1770 and Agnes Water play host to a number of great festivals each year that attract large numbers of visitors and locals.

With the pristine surroundings, rich heritage and year round warm weather, 1770 and Agnes Water Festivals are the ideal locations to unleash your festive spirit.

Agnes Water Blues, Roots and Rock Festival – February

Agnes Water Blues Roots and Rock Festiva

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Each year in late February the quiet coastal town of Agnes Water erupts to the sounds of Blues and Roots music for the Agnes Water Blues And Roots Festival.

This energetic yet relaxed festival boasts an eclectic mix of world-class blues and roots acts from all over Australia who come for the sun, fun and to put on one hell of a show.

Past performers include international recording artists such as Richard Clapton, Phil Emmanuel, Joe Camalleri, The Black Sorrow and many more.

Since starting in 2009 the Agnes Water Blues And Roots Festival has become a favourite on the local calendar and now attracts thousands of people from all over Australia, that travel far and wide to take part in what is truly a unique music festival experience.

The Next Agnes Water Blues And Roots Festival Will Be Held On 19-21 FEBRUARY 2016 At The SES GROUNDS AGNES WATER/1770

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Reef 2 Beach Longboard Classic – Feb/Mar

Held at Queensland’s most northerly surf break, the Reef 2 Beach Longboard Classic is a surf comp unlike any other. Attracting surfers from around the World this competition creates a buzz around the 1770 & Agnes Water community.

The fun relaxed environment, coupled with world-class longboarding offers the ideal getaway for surfing and beach enthusiasts. The many surf breaks around the region cater to surfers of all levels so bring your board and get out into the water, or just kick back and watch the pro’s do their thing.

The event is held in Feb/March each year.

Accommodation does fill up very quickly around this time of year so call us on 07 4974 9990, or make a booking here to make sure you don’t miss out.

Captain Cook 1770 Festival – May

Captain Cook 1770 Festival

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This multi-award winning festival has been running in 1770 and Agnes Water for over 20 years. The weekend commemorates the landing of Captain James Cook and his ship the HMB Endeavour back in 1770 (the year after which the town is named). 1770 was the site of the first Queensland landing for Captain Cook and his crew, and was only their second Australian landing.

The family orientated festival also has a strong focus on promoting and educating people about the local indigenous cultures that have lived in the area for thousand of years. The Gooreng Gooreng people are the traditional owners of the land and perform dance, songs and stories throughout the festival, which are a great way to learn more about our countries indigenous history.

One of the major drawcards of the festival is the re-enactment of James Cook’s first landing where you are taken back over 200 years to relive this important moment in Australian history, with a detailed and authentic re-enactment taking place during the festival.

The weekend also boasts a long list of world-class entertainment, music, arts and delicious international food stalls. 2016 Dates are 20-22nd May.

For more information on this years event call us on 07 4974 9990.

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Freedom Festival & Family Fun Day Agnes Water – September

The Freedom Festival & Family Fun Day Agnes Water is a very special event held at the Agnes Water SES Grounds that brings much needed awareness to Mental Health, Drug/alcohol issues, Suicide Prevention, Anti-bullying and sexual issues.

The day is a great celebration with a long list of family friendly activities carnival rides, live music, entertainment, a huge range of market stalls and lots of free give aways for everyone to enjoy.

For the next Freedom Festival day in September 2015 we are excited to announce some of Australia’s brightest TV stars will be joining us at 1770 and Agnes Water including…

  • Ada Nicodemou
  • Johnny Ruffo from Home and Away
  • Andrew Morley former star of Home and Away and ReachOut Celebrity Ambassador
  • Tim Ross and Ben Mingay from Channel 10s Wonderland

You will also be able to join in for the epic Freedom Lip Sync Battle Royal and watch the amazing Gladstone Fire Gong fire twirling show.

The Freedom Festival & Family Fun Day is a great reason to get the family together and visit this beautiful part of our country while doing your part to help mental health, suicide prevention, anti-bullying and drug and alcohol awareness.

For more information on this years event call us on 07 4974 9990.

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