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Festivals in Lane Cove


Applications now open:
Municipality of Lane Cove 56th Art Award Exhibition 2019

Lane Cove Art Society invites artists to exhibit in the 56th Annual Art Award sponsored by Lane Cove Council at Gallery Lane Cove from Friday 30 August to Saturday 14  September 2019. Total Prize Money is $11,250.
Applications close Monday 12 August.

Download the application form online today.

Gai-mariagal Festival - VOICE. TREATY. TRUTH.

26 May - 14 July 2019

The Gai-mariagal Festival invites residents to walk 'with us in the spirit of VOICE, TREATY and TRUTH of the Australian people for a better future'. The Festival celebrates First Australian culture and heritage and 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 2019 Gai-mariagal Festival Program or visit the Gai-mariagal Festival website today!

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Upcoming events:

Animals of the Dreaming: Taronga Zoomobile Visit

Lane Cove Saturday 6 July, 10 - 11am, Lane Cove Plaza

To celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week, the Taronga Zoomobile will be visiting Lane Cove Plaza. Hear stories and songs about Mother Nature and her animals as told by Col Hardy, a highly respected Aboriginal elder. Plus, meet a number of amazing native animals, each with their own very special character.
Cost: Free
Enquiries: Council’s Cultural Team 9911 3596 or

Lane Cove Festival: September

Lane Cove Festival runs throughout September and includes a range of exciting signature events throughout the 60+ event program. The 2019 program will be available digitally and in hard copy at the Lane Cove Library and Civic Centre from Thursday 1 August.

View the 2018 Program


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 2018 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. The 2019 program is now available online. Hard copies will be available at the Lane Cove Library and Civic Centre in January 2019.

View the 2019 Program


Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate Lane Cove's cultural diversity 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!

View the 2019 Program (PDF)

View the 2019 Program (plain text)

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