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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

Images courtesy of http://www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au

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.

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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 late Feb/early 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.

 

Queen’s Baton Relay – Agnes Water

Saturday 24th March  10:00am – 3:00pm

At Tom Jeffrey Park

The Queens Baton Relay (QBR) will be one of the most exciting events leading up to the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

During the Community Celebration, a 10-minute community engagement event will commence at 1:45pm, hosted by the Gladstone Regional Council, to celebrate the Baton’s journey and be part of the GC2018 Games. Local members of the Agnes Water community have been chosen to be Baton Bearers, to represent the Commonwealth.

The Community Celebration will provide a FREE Family event with free sausage sizzle (first 400), market stalls, face painting, along with entertainment and other activities.

Information courtesy of https://www.gladstoneregion.info

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The 1770 Art Show – May

Images courtesy of http://www.1770artshow.com/

Like art? Each year in May the 1770 Art show is held in Agnes Water. The show covers the categories of Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Textile, Secondary and Primary School. It is one of the premier regional Art Shows boasting a prize pool of more than AUD7000. Each year the Art Show works closely with Queensland Art and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) and the art show is proud to have a curator from QA/GOMA as the guest judge. The 2018 Art Show dates are:

  • The Opening Night Gala – Wednesday May 23rd 6.30pm
  • Open from Thursday May 24th to Sunday May 27th – 10am to 3.30pm daily – Closes 2pm Sunday

Information and applications for the show can be obtained from the web site. www.1770artshow.com.au

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Captain Cook 1770 Festival – May

Captain Cook 1770 Festival

Images courtesy of http://www.1770festival.com.au

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.

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

In 2018, the 26th annual Captain Cook 1770 Festival will commemorate the landing of Lieutenant James Cook on 24 May, 1770 at Bustard Bay. The award winning festival includes a foreshore re-enactment event at dusk on Friday 25 May 2018, followed by two full days of entertainment at the SES Grounds on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018.

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