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Festivals in Lane Cove


Lane Cove's Guiding Stars
Lane Cove’s Guiding Stars is a temporary public art project that will encourage residents to think twice about the amount of electronic waste generated through Christmas gift-giving with a series of six captivating three-dimensional installations. The artworks will be on display in the Lane Cove Village this December. See if you can spot them all! Find out more online today.

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.

Download the full program today! 

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Featured events:

Australia Day

Help celebrate our newest Australians with a special Australian Citizenship ceremony, live music and a BBQ.

Saturday 26 January, 10:00am - 1:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event


First Fridays: Mixing Mediums for Kids

In response to the new exhibition ‘Sprout: The Conservation of Energy’, Gallery Lane Cove’s facilitator will work with children to create their very own nature-inspired mixed-media work.

Friday 1 February, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event



Lunar New Year

At this special 2019 Lunar New Year celebration, Lane Cove will bring in the Year of the Pig. The event will include live entertainment, workshops, kids activities and a spectacular lion dance by Pak Hok Kung Fu.

Friday 8 February, 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event

Event Sponsor:

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Saturday Sounds: Phonic Duo

Enjoy your weekend coffee, brunch or a spot of shopping in Lane Cove Plaza to a soundtrack of stunning music
performed by Phonic Duo.

Saturday 9 February, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event


Sunset Sounds - Romancing the Plaza

Enjoy a seductive set of laid-back, romantic tunes with someone special in Lane Cove Plaza this Valentine’s Day evening.

Thursday 14 February, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, 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 a broad range of talented artists and makers selling their wares accompanied by exquisite live music and a fun kids workshop.

Friday 22 February, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza, free event


Expressions of Interest - Sunset Artists' Market 2019:

Council is calling for expressions of interest from Sydney artists and artisans interested in selling their wares at the Sunset Artists' Market on Friday 22 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 24 January 2019.

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


Autumn Harmony: March

Celebrate Lane Cove's cultural diversity each March with Autumn Harmony. This month-long annual Festival features live music, workshops, film screenings, talks, food and more for the whole community to enjoy!

View the 2018 Program


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

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