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Festivals in Lane Cove


Festival by the River: November 2019

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

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Program artwork by Midori Furze

Featured Events:

Lane Cove's Food + Wine by the River

Pop Sunday 3 November in the diary for a great day out at Lane Cove's Food and Wine by the River! Orange wineries and gourmet food vendors will be serving up the mouth-watering flavours at Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

Find out more today!

Paint Our River

Capture the vista of the river as you dabble in creating your own masterpiece under the guidance of local artist Susie Devenport.

Held just down from the Food and Wine by the River event you can enjoy the opportunity to create your own unique piece in this relaxed, supportive environment suitable for beginners to painters of any level.

Bring along your own materials or purchase a beginner pack from Council on the day including acrylic paints, mixing palette and canvas.

Sunday 3 November, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Tambourine Bay Picnic Area, $10
Online bookings essential

Movie Screening: 2040

Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.

Wednesday 6 November, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Online bookings essential

Storytime with Koori Kinnections

Join an Aboriginal Educator from Koori Kinnections for a special story-telling session. Hear local Aboriginal stories, get hands on with traditional tools, weapons and natural resources and make a nowie – paperbark canoe.

Thursday 7 November, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Online bookings essential

Sunset Photography by the River workshop

Join Lane Cove Camera Club for an interactive workshop that will help you capture the colours that dance along the river as the sun sets on another day. This is a basic workshop so no experience necessary, but you will need to supply your own camera.

Thursday 7 November, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Lloyd Rees Park
Online bookings essential

River Life

Celebrate Council's Festival by the River exploring part of Lane Cove River.  We'll look for some of the animals and trees that call the river home.  We'll also have 'blooming' good fun with a water activity.

Friday 8 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park, end of Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West
$5.80 per child (2 years to 5 years), Adults – no charge
Online bookings essential


Screen on the Green: Finding Dory (G)

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.

Friday 8 November, 6:00pm – 7:45pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Lane Cove West

Spotlight Stroll

Come and explore the night life of woodland and mangroves by the Lane Cove River and search for secretive nocturnal wildlife. What creatures will we see? Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Friday 8 November, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Online bookings essential


HarbourCare Cleanup

Help us collect litter along the banks of the Lane Cove River and the surrounding areas. Cleanups are a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source.

Bags, gloves, litter pickers and light refreshments are provided. Every participant receives a FREE native plant.

Saturday 9 November, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Location TBC
Online bookings essential


North Shore Rowing Club Open Day

North Shore Rowing Club is throwing open their doors to anyone interested in the sport of rowing. So come on down and join them for a cuppa and a chat. Find out more online today. ​

Saturday 9 November, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, North Shore Rowing Club Aquatic Park, Mary Street Longueville.​

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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)

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

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