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Festivals in Lane Cove


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 features live music, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, walks and sporting events. There’s something for everyone - download the 2019 Lane Cove Festival Program today!

Download a text only version of the Lane Cove Festival program here.

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Event update: due to unforeseen circumstances, the Judy Bailey 'At Your Request' Concert has been cancelled.

Lane Cove Festival highlights:

Historical Connection Under the Stars
Thursday 5 September, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Carisbrook House, $10
Experience the beauty of Aboriginal culture and history with a captivating performance at Carisbrook Historic House by Walangari Kantawarra. Booking fee includes light refreshments provided by Indigenous caterer, Goanna Hut.
Book online from 1 August.


Coffee Carnevale
Saturday 7 September, 9:00am – 2:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
A celebration of Lane Cove's love of chai, tea and coffee culture.

Judy Bailey 'At Your Request' Concert - due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
Thursday 12 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, $10
Lane Cove's most revered jazz musician, Judy Bailey, will host this impressive musical event which has become a time-honoured tradition featuring a delightful repertoire of tunes and light refreshments. On arrival you will be invited to request your favourite song which may be played on the evening.

Cult Classic Screen on the Green
Friday 27 September, 5:30pm – 9:15pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Be excellent to each other in the plaza with free screenings of two cult classics; Labyrinth and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. A free event.


Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection Big Band Concert
Saturday 28 September, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Lane Cove Plaza
Be dazzled by the magic of big band music at Lane Cove Plaza. A free event.

Lane Cove Council thanks the following sponsors for their generous contributions as Festival partners:

Platinum Sponsors: Hyecorp Property Group and United Resource Management
Gold Sponsors: Bluefit and Randalls of Lane Cove
Community Partner Sponsor: Walkers Party Hire North Shore

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.

View the 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.

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!


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