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Festivals in Lane Cove


Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate Lane Cove's cultural diversity this March with Autumn Harmony. This 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)

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Featured events:

Kaleidoscope of Lane Cove

Lane Cove is unique, culturally diverse and constantly evolving. Drop by and celebrate our vibrant community  with free entertainment by Chaika and YuNiOn, henna painting, a creative flag making workshop and stalls. You will also be able to learn about cultural traditions across the globe with the 'Breaking Bread' stall, showcasing an array of delicious breads to sample.

Friday 22 March, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
This event is weather dependant. Please check back here for updates.


First Fridays: Calligraphy Workshop

As part of Autumn Harmony Festival, come and learn the art of Japanese calligraphy and contribute to a collaborative artwork.

Friday 1 March, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

Captured Photography Workshop

Calling all young people aged between 11 and 18. Learn the finer points of taking 'next level' photographs with a local professional in preparation for Lane Cove's annual Captured Photography Competition. Lunch and refreshments provided.

Saturday 2 March, 11:00am – 3:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre, 8 Little Street, Lane Cove, free event
Registrations and enquiries: 9911 3598 or

Foxes of Sydney

The European Red Fox is an introduced predator and surprisingly common in our built up city. How are they so successful? Find out with university researchers providing fascinating insights into the habits, diet and wildlife impacts of the elusive foxes of Sydney.

Thursday 7 March, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre, free even
Book online today!


Saturday Sounds: Katcha

Enjoy your weekend coffee, brunch or a spot of shopping in Lane Cove Plaza with a live performance inspired by diverse sounds from across the globe.

Saturday 9 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

The Common Misfits Youth LGBTIQA+ Slam Poetry Showcase

In conjunction with Bankstown Poetry Slam,The Common Misfits will be performing their original poems developed over a series of workshops. The Common Misfits are a social group of young LGBTIQA+ people who meet weekly to develop friendships, gain new skills and have a good time.

Monday 11 March, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, location provided on booking, free event
For bookings and details contact Council's Youth Team on 9911 3586 or

International Women's Day 2019

International Women's Day showcases the experiences, stories and lessons learnt by women who can inspire us all. Join Council to hear from the inspiring guest speakers who have achieved successes in their chosen fields followed by a Q & A session.

Thursday 14 March, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Terrace Function Room, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove, $5 (includes finger food and refreshments)
Book online today!

Special Knitting (Mistake) Making Morning Tea

As part of her participatory exhibition, artist Christine Wiltshier invites knitters and non-knitters to join her at Gallery Lane Cove to experiment with the generative potential of mistakes made through knitting. No experience necessary.

Saturday 16 March, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Gallery Lane Cove
Bookings essential: Please contact Gallery Lane Cove at

Harmony Day Indonesian Dance Performance

As part of Harmony Day join in for an energetic mix of dance, body percussion and song, in an interactive and informative performance which introduces traditions from across the Indonesian archipelago.

Thursday 21 March, 10:00am – 11:00am, Lane Cove Library, free event
Book online today!

Harmony Day Mural

Join the Lane Cove Youth Team in adding your personal design to a collaborative mural that celebrates Lane Cove's diverse and multicultural community of young people.

Thursday 21 March, 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Synergy Youth Centre, 8 Little Street, Lane Cove, free event
For ages 8 to 18
Registrations and enquiries: 9911 3598 or

Bushkids in Natural Harmony

Join us to connect with nature and feel the harmonies of the natural world with a discovery bushwalk, explore and story. Suitable for children aged 2-5 years.

Friday 29 March, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
$5 per child, adults no charge
Book online today!

Captured Photography Competition

Photograph what makes you happy in Lane Cove and you could be in the running to share in the $2,500 prize pool. Lane Cove's Captured Photography Competition runs throughout March with entries closing 7 April 2019.

Find out more online today.


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!


Lane Cove Festival: September

Lane Cove Festival ran throughout September and included a range of exciting signature events throughout the 60+ event program. 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.

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.

2019 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 Development Officer
Phone: 9911 3594