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Festivals in Lane Cove


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 and more! This program also includes the popular annual Lunar New Year celebration.

Download the 2021 Program


Featured events:

Australia Day Picnic - Tuesday 26 January

You can now secure your free tickets to the Australia Day Picnic in Lane Cove.

The event on Tuesday 26 January includes a special program of local live music at The Plaza and The Canopy followed by two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your day - bring your own picnic rug and get comfy on the green!

This event has a COVID-Safe Plan in place with numbers strictly limited. Tickets are required for each session with a limit of six tickets per booking on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lane Cove Plaza

Phonic Duo, 10:00am – 11:45am

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles' expert guitar work. No bookings required but QR code registration is required on arrival. 

The Canopy 

Local Bands Session: 10:00am – 11:45am

Cameraygal Wind Symphony: 10:00am – 10:45am

Tambourine Bay Winds: 11:00am – 11:45am

The Cameraygal Wind Symphony is the senior 'Flagship' ensemble in the Lane Cove Concert Band while Tambourine Bay Winds are a woodwind ensemble which performs music by Baroque and Classical through to modern and contemporary composers.

Register for free tickets.

Lane Cove Duos Session – 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Phonic Duo: 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Lane Cove local Sal Rosen accompanied by Karl Bowles' expert guitar work.

Jess & Matt: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Crowd favourites and runner's up of The X Factor Australia 2015, couple-duo Jess & Matt's trademark harmonies have grabbed attention around the globe.

Also proud Lane Cove locals, enjoy hearing their unique sound of folk-rock and contemporary country while enjoying your Australia Day picnic at The Canopy.

Register for free tickets.

Home Grown Screen on the Green at The Canopy

Sit back and enjoy two feel-good Aussie movies to round off your Australia Day

Paper Planes (G): 4:00pm – 5:45pm

Paper Planes is an imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. This film is rated G.

Register for free tickets.

The Sapphires (PG): 6:00pm – 7:45pm

The Sapphires is about four Yorta Yorta Indigenous Australian women, Gail (Deborah Mailman), Julie (Jessica Mauboy), Kay (Shari Sebbens) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), who are discovered by a talent scout (Chris O'Dowd), and form a music group named The Sapphires, travelling to Vietnam in 1968 to sing for troops during the war. This film is rated PG.

Register for free tickets.

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Please contact prior to the event if you require access to hearing loop or have access requirements.

Council acknowledges that the Australia Day Picnic is assisted by the Australian Government through the National Australia Day Council.  

Virtual Workshop: Social Media for Creatives

This complex and challenging marketing tool is a must for creatives, but finding the balance between narcissism and neglect can be tricky. Social Media for Creatives covers the basics, including getting started, which platform to choose, posting the best content, and tricks to staying up-to-date.

This workshop is ideal for creative freelancers, established practitioners and arts organisations.

Tuesday 16 February, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book online from Thursday 7 January

*Please note: this event was originally scheduled for 17/2/21 but due to facilitator availability has been rescheduled for 16/2/21. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Lunar New Year

Bring in the Year of the Ox at this special event featuring live entertainment, creative workshops, kids activities and a spectacular lion dance by Pak Hok Kung Fu.

Friday 19 February

Kids activities at the Plaza 3:30pm – 5:45pm

Travelling Lion Dance at The Plaza and The Canopy from 5:45pm

Live music at The Canopy from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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在这场特别庆祝活动中喜迎牛年的到来。节目包括现场娱乐、创意讲习班、儿童活动,以及白鹤功夫会(Pak Hok Kung Fu)带来的震撼舞狮表演。



儿童活动(The Plaza):下午3:30


巡回舞狮表演(The PlazaThe Canopy):下午5:45

现场音乐会(The Canopy):傍晚6:00 – 8:00

Get Gig Ready Digital Workshop: On Target - Goals & Timelines for Musicians

Learn how to successfully promote your music online with Vic from Astral People. Astral People is an artist management and local and international touring company with a publishing and recording label arm based out of Sydney.

This workshop will cover:

  • Setting and tailoring goals that suit you as an artist and align with your idea of success
  • Creating timelines to you keep yourself accountable and on track
  • Thinking about goals over short, mid and longer term timeframes.

Get Gig Ready is a professional development program helping local musicians amp up their skills and shining a spotlight on creative talent in the Lane Cove and Ryde area. 

6:00pm - 7:30pm, Wednesday 24 February, free event

Book online from Tuesday 5 January

Street Art Cycle Tour

Complete a guided bike tour of Lane Cove's Street Art while discovering the safest and smoothest ways to get around your neighbourhood. Update your knowledge of road rules, bike safety equipment and how to plan your route. Enjoy morning tea on us when you return to Lane Cove Plaza. All participants must be 16+ years and be able to confidently ride a bike.

You will need to bring a road worthy bike and a correctly fitting Australian/NZ Standards helmet.

Sunday 28 February, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting point: Cameraygal Park, 69 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Bookings are essential

Summer Lovin’ Instagram Competition

From the bushwalks and the BBQs; to the weather and the water, there’s lots to love about Lane Cove in the summertime. Show us your Lane Cove summer for your chance to win one of three $50 Lane Cove Gift Cards! Simply take a photo of how you’re spending summer in Lane Cove and tag @lanecovecouncil and #LaneCoveSummer to enter.

Terms and Conditions:

Entries will be accepted between 1 January and 28 February 2021.

Entrants must be following @lanecovecouncil and must tag @lanecovecouncil and #LaneCoveSummer to be eligible.

Entrants' Instagram profiles must be set to public to be eligible to win. Council cannot view photographs uploaded to a private account.

Each photo is considered one entry. A maximum of ten entries is permitted.

Participants own the copyright of their photos. In entering the competition, the participant gives Lane Cove Council authority to reproduce, publish, communicate or display the work online (including social media), in presentations, videos, publications and, if selected, for public display at various venues.

Where possible, entrants will be credited with the photographs when they are used, however this is not guaranteed.

Winners must reside in the Lane Cove Local Government Area. Winners will be drawn and announced in March 2021. Maximum of one prize per Instagram account.

Autumn Harmony: March

Council's program aims to celebrate diversity and inclusion each March with Autumn Harmony. The month-long annual Festival features live music, workshops, film screenings, talks and more for the whole community to enjoy!

Download the 2020 Program (PDF)

Lane Cove Festival: September

In September, the Lane Cove Festival Committee launched its first ever community directory in the place of its usual events program. Due to COVID-19, the Festival is adapting to ensure that it continues to connect residents and community groups in 2020. 

Download your copy of the directory (PDF) or click on the image below.  

Festival by the River

Celebrate life on the river with a range of events, exhibitions, self-guided walks and a virtual Food + Wine by the River experience.

Download the 2020 Festival by the River program today!

Download a text only version of the 2020 Festival by the River program.

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 Team
Phone: 9911 3594