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Festivals in Lane Cove


Lane Cove Festival: September

It's no secret that Lane Cove is a fantastic place to live. Celebrate everything that's great about living in this little corner of the world with a month-long program of exciting community and Council-run events and initiatives. With live music, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, walks, gatherings, sporting activities and more, there is plenty do this September!

View the 2018 Program

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Festival highlights:

Screen on the Green: Cult Classic Double Feature

Lane Cove is getting old school to celebrate the last day of school term with a nostalgia filled evening featuring some classic cult films. Grab some local bites, bring a date or hang with friends and family on the Plaza green.

The Never Ending Story (G): 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (PG): 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Friday 28 September, Lane Cove Plaza, free event
Enquiries: Council's Youth Team at or 9911 3598

Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band Concert

Be dazzled by the energy of Big Band music. Under the guidance of esteemed Lane Cove local and jazz legend, Judy Bailey, the Jazz Connection Big Band take to the Plaza stage for this exciting free concert. 

Lane Cove Plaza, Saturday 29 September, 11:00am – 1:00pm, free event
Enquiries: Council's Cultural Team at or 9911 3596

Council would like to thank following 2018 Lane Cove Festival Sponsors for their generous contributions:
Platinum Sponsors: Hyecorp Property Group and United Resource Management
Gold Sponsor: BlueFit
Community Partner Sponsor: Apple Dental


Festival by the River: November

This Festival celebrates life on the river with two weeks of activities along foreshores, in parks and on the doorsteps of community groups that call the river home. Be it a glance, a swim or a paddle the Lane Cove community is connected to life on the river.

View the 2017 Program


Sunset in the Village: January – February

Take advantage of the warmer months and enjoy free film screenings, live music, local bushwalks, creative workshops, public art, gallery exhibitions and more! This program also includes our popular annual Lunar New Year celebration and Sunset Artists Market.

View the 2018 program


Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate Lane Cove's cultural diversity each March with Autumn Harmony. This month-long annual Festival features live music, workshops, film screenings, talks, food and more for the whole community to enjoy!

View the 2018 Program


Gai-mariagal Festival: May - July

The Gai-mariagal Festival (formerly the Guringai Festival) raises awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Northern Sydney region. The Festival involves numerous community groups and Councils including Lane Cove Council. The program includes workshops, art exhibitions, performances, films and talks, as well as Children's Voices for Reconciliation.

Download the 2018 Gai-mariagal Festival Program or visit the Gai-mariagal Festival website today!


Village History Audio Guide:
Immerse yourself in Lane Cove village's history with a brief and entertaining audio guide that will take you back to Lane Cove's beginnings through to today.


To access the guide you can download the free izi.TRAVEL app to your personal device via the Apple, Google and Windows app stores or download from the izi.TRAVEL website.

To find the guided walk, search 'Village History Audio Guide' once in the app to discover text, audio, images and GPS tracking to guide you along the walk.


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Contact Us

Council's Cultural Development Officer
Phone: 9911 3594