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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, a virtual reality adventure and more! This program also includes our popular annual Lunar New Year celebration on Friday 7 February 2020 and Sunset Artists Market on Friday 21 February 2020. The 2020 program will be available from mid December 2019. Hard copies will be available at the Lane Cove Library and Civic Centre in January 2020.

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View the 2020 Program

Download a Plain Text version of the 2020 Program here

Featured events:

Australia Day

Sit back on the Plaza green this Australia Day and enjoy a morning of Aussie classics performed by duo Jack Thompson Twins.
Sunday 26 January, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

Screen on the Green: Aladdin (PG)

Bring a picnic and sprawl out on the green while enjoying a movie for the whole family at sunset. This new live-action version of Aladdin features adventure, magic, music and more! This will be an English subtitled screening.
Friday 31 January, 6:30pm – 8:45pm, Hughes Park, Waterview Drive, Lane Cove West, free event

Lunar New Year in the Plaza

Bring in the Year of the Rat at this special event featuring live entertainment, a red packet making workshop with Gallery Lane Cove, kids’ activities and a spectacular lion dance by Pak Hok Kung Fu.
Friday 7 February, 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

Judy Bailey ‘At Your Request’ Concert

Lane Cove’s most revered jazz musician, Judy Bailey, will host this impressive musical event featuring a delightful repertoire of tunes and light refreshments. You will be invited to request your favourite song from Judy and her quintet on entry.
Thursday 13 February, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Civic Centre Foyer, $10
Online bookings essential (bookings open Wednesday 18/12/19)

Virtual Reality Adventure Time

Drop by Lane Cove Plaza to immerse yourself in the extraordinary experience of virtual reality technology. Explore underwater worlds, travel the globe, ski the alps, walk with the dinosaurs or visit your home town where you grew up. Get ready to discover the world like you never have before!
Tuesday 18 February, 9:00am – 3:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

Sunset Artists’ Market

Celebrate emerging creative talent by picking up something beautiful and unique for yourself, your home or for a gift. This popular annual sunset market will feature stalls from a range of talented artists and makers, live music and a fun kids’ workshop.
Friday 21 February, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event


Sunset Artists' Market 2020 - Expressions of Interest Now Open

Council is calling for expressions of interest from Sydney artists and artisans interested in selling their wares at the Sunset Artists' Market on Friday 21 February, 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Lane Cove Plaza. This popular annual market is part of the ‘Sunset in the Village’ Festival which encourages Lane Cove residents to get out and about during the Summer months.

This market aims to showcase the creative arts industry by featuring a broad range of quality artists selling their unique, self-made wares. Council will provide the stall structures and accompanying live music.

Upon acceptance as a stallholder, a $20 administration fee (plus online processing fee) will be payable and a copy of current public liability insurance must be produced.

If you would like to be considered as a stallholder at this event, please register online by Thursday 23 January 2020.

For any further enquiries, please contact Council’s Cultural Team at

Lane Cove Seniors Festival

After a much-needed break over the Christmas and New Year period, February is the perfect time to start something new!

This year’s Lane Cove Seniors Festival has an exciting selection of events and activities to suit everyone, especially if you are over 55 and keen to get involved.

Whether you are ready to get out and explore nature, learn tips on how to improve strength or keep your brain active, learn something new or even find a new way to relax, you’ll find an activity in this year’s 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)

Gai-mariagal Festival: May - July

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!

Lane Cove Festival - September 2019

Lane Cove Festival is a month-long program of community and Council run events and initiatives. This year’s festival featured live music, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, walks and sporting events.
Download the 2019 Lane Cove Festival 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.

Download the 2019 program today

Download a plain text version of the program here

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