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Festivals in Lane Cove


Gai-mariagal Festival

The Gai-mariagal Festival was founded in 2001 and aims to raise awareness of First Nations People living in the Northern Sydney region.

The festival starts on Sorry Day, 26 May and goes through to the end of NAIDOC Week; the second week in July each year. 

Visit the Gai-mariagal Festival website to view the full program of events today!

Featured Lane Cove Events include;

Dyinalyung yana muru – Women's walk

Fri 25 June, 10:00am to 11:30am, Tambourine Bay, free event

Women are invited to this special walk looking at Aboriginal Women's connection and work for Country, kinship and family. Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office as she shares her knowledge on this bushwalk along the Lane Cove River.

Online bookings are essential

NAIDOC Week Exhibition at Gallery Lane Cove 

Digital Dreaming: Decolonial Futures

31 June – 24 July

Jenny Fraser, Maddison Gibbs, April Phillips

Turning the spotlight on media arts practice of Aboriginal women artists, Digital Dreaming: Decolonial Futures examines how stories of healing and decolonisation possibilities are told through digital platforms. Curated by Rachael Kiang in celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021.

Proudly supported by Lane Cove Council.

Find out more online today.

Animals of the Dreaming: Taronga Zoomobile Visit

Saturday 10 July, 10:00am -11:00am, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

To celebrate NAIDOC Week the Taronga Zoomobile will be visiting Lane Cove Plaza. Join Aboriginal Elder Col Hardy to learn about Mother Nature and her animals through stories and song. Keep an eye out for the native animals that come along, each with their own unique character.



Lane Cove Festival: September

In September, the Lane Cove Festival Committee 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

Celebrate life on the river with a range of events, exhibitions, self-guided walks and a virtual Food + Wine by the River experience.

Download the 2020 Festival by the River program today!

Download a text only version of the 2020 Festival by the River program.

Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate diversity and inclusion this March with Autumn Harmony. The month-long annual Festival features workshops, film screenings, yoga sessions, Art Month exhibitions, talks and more for the whole community to enjoy!

Download the 2021 Program (PDF)

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 and more! This program also includes the popular annual Lunar New Year celebration.

Download the 2021 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