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Festivals in Lane Cove


Festival by the River Art Project

Children are invited to submit a drawing to be included on street flags to celebrate this year’s Festival by the River throughout November 2020.

How to get involved: Take an A4 piece of photocopy paper and a thick black marker. Get creative and depict the theme of ‘Life on the River’ using words, symbols or imagery. Please include your full name clearly written on the drawing. 

To submit, take a photograph of your drawing or scan it, and send it to Council will then work with a graphic designer to incorporate your black line drawing into bright and eye-catching street flags.

Council will endeavor to include as many submissions as possible but may not be able to include everyone. 

Please submit your drawing by Tuesday 6 October.

Celebrate Lane Cove

Lane Cove Festival Community Directory

This September, you are invited to celebrate and explore the diverse range of community and Council-run initiatives that make Lane Cove such a special place to live.

To celebrate the launch of the Directory, here’s a message from the Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer:

“Like most things in 2020, the Lane Cove Festival has had to adapt its approach and the good news is we have so much to share with you! The Festival Committee has taken the opportunity to bring together a range of useful community information about local groups and service organisations to help connect the Lane Cove community. This guide is a sample of what makes Lane Cove such a great place to live – there are so many ways to express yourself, share in like-minded activities and seek support from important service providers.

Whether you are new to Lane Cove or perhaps now have the opportunity to look at what’s on offer close to home, we certainly hope that you find this Lane Cove Directory a handy resource. Behind the scenes, a dedicated

In September, the Lane Cove Festival Committee has 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: 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.

Download the 2019 program today

Download a plain text version of the program here

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, a virtual reality adventure and more! This program also includes the popular annual Lunar New Year celebration and Sunset Artists Market.

View the 2020 Program

Download a plain text version of the program here.

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)

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