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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.


Sunshine Hurricane Tour – 1770/AGNES WATERS

Brittany Elise

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2022 Event Details:
Time: Sun, 20 February, 2022
Location: 1770 Festival, SES Grounds, Captain Cook, Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy QLD

Join Brittany Elise at the 1770 SES Grounds this February on her 2022 Tour

Grab Your Tickets Here: https://brittanyelisemusic.com/event/4450881/577949392/sunshine-hurricane-tour-1770-agnes-waters

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Agnes Water Blues, Roots and Rock Festival – February

Agnes Water Blues Roots and Rock Festiva

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2022 Event Details:
Time: Fri, 18 Feb, 3:00pm – Sun, 20 Feb, 4:00pm
Location: 1770 Festival, SES Grounds, Captain Cook, Captain Cook Dr, Seventeen Seventy QLD

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.


The 1770 Art Show – May

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2022 Event Details:
Artwork ENTRY Deadline: Sat, 30 April, 2022- received by 5pm
Artwork INTAKE: Sun, 15 May, 2022 – between 2pm – 4pm
Public Viewing: Sun, 22 May, 2022 – between 10am – 1pm
Location: Agnes Water Community Centre, 71 Springs Road, QLD Agnes Water

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.

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

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2022 Event Details:
Time: Fri 20 – Sun, 22 May, 2022
Location:Captain Cook Dr, Queensland 4677

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 thousands 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 250 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.


The Festival runs throughout a 17-day period at the 1770 SES Grounds.

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Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage Show – August

Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage Show

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The Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage Club hosts this expo annually in August at the local community hall in Agnes Water, Queensland. The inaugural Agnes Water Orchid & Foliage expo showcases plants from many different growers & enthusiasts in our region. There is a small entry fee, about $3.00 per person and you can purchase homemade cakes, sandwiches, drinks etc for a very reasonable price.

August is the best time to take full advantage of the natural flowering season of the orchid and the array is stunning! The show also has growers giving valuable lessons in potting, propagating and growing.

The show has many different categories with prizemoney on offer. Not to be missed.

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Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival

Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival

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Baffle Creek Family Fishing Festival is hosted by the Baffle Creek Fishing Club. The event festivities run throughout a full week, right in the middle of September. The event ends off with an outback themed festival in the local sports grounds.

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Agnes Water Triathlon

Agnes Water Triathlon

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2022 Event Details:
Time: Sat, 1 Oct – Sun, 2 Oct
Location: Tom Jeffery Park, Park in Agnes Water, Queensland

The Agnes Water Triathlon is an annual not-for-profit local sporting event held in the beautiful town of Agnes Water, Queensland.

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