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On Saturday 1 September, Lane Cove Plaza will be alive with the flair and flavour of Coffee Carnevale, a celebration of the local coffee culture in Lane Cove.

2018 will celebrate the fifth anniversary of this event, bringing global coffee culture to Lane Cove Plaza. The day is all about sharing the work of local cafés with the wider community and encouraging them to shop locally. With the Lane Cove Plaza abuzz with free entertainment and activities from 9:00am - 3:00pm, there will be something to see and do no matter what time you stop by. Take time to linger longer after your morning errands, sample a new brew, be in-the-know about the latest coffee trends, take part in demonstrations and workshops or be wildly entertained by a variety of family-friendly performances throughout the day.

New additions have been made to the Lane Cove Coffee Guide for 2018-19 with close to 40 coffee outlets featured. The guide includes maps, descriptions and contact details for coffee haunts from Lane Cove West to Greenwich, Northwood, Riverview and everywhere in between. You can collect a copy of the guide on the day or to download a digital version on this page from 1 September.

Local Barista Competition

Are you a local barista?

Coffee Carnevale will again play host to the annual Local Barista Competition! This competition is exclusive to Lane Cove baristas and you will have the chance to win cash prizes totalling $350!

For more information and to register to take part, please complete the online registration.

What's On Postcard - Cover.jpgWhat's On in Lane Cove Plaza: Free Events!

To encourage the community to shop locally and linger longer in Lane Cove, Council is promoting a set of free regular programs hosted in Lane Cove Plaza. Check back  for updated information on specific events.

First Fridays: Fun for Kids!

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Kick off the weekend with a free afternoon craft or games session near the Green.

  • Friday 6 July: End of Term Party
  • Friday 3 August: Jeans for Genes Day
  • Friday 7 September: Creative Studios in the Plaza
  • Friday 5 October
  • Friday 9 November

Second Saturdays: Saturday Sounds

10:00am - 12:00pm

Soak up a live music performance while enjoying your weekend coffee, brunch or weekly shop.

  • Saturday 11 August
  • Saturday 8 September
  • Saturday 13 October
  • Saturday 10 November
  • Saturday 8 December

Third Sundays: Lane Cove Makers Market

9:00am - 3:00pm

Linger longer in Lane Cove as you browse the market featuring unusual unique hand crafted products

  • Sunday 17 June
  • Sunday 15 July
  • Sunday 19 August
  • Sunday 16 September
  • Sunday 21 October
  • Sunday 18 November
  • Sunday 16 December

 Watch the 2016 Sydney Weekender segment featuring Lane Cove's Coffee Carnevale.

Love Where You Shop

Love Where You Shop celebrates the variety of local retailers in Lane Cove.

Throughout the year a number of events and initiatives are run to encourage the community to shop locally.

Missed Business - A Guide for Small Business
The Missed Business guide provides some practical information about how to attract more customers by providing better access to your business for your customers.
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Additional information about shopping locally

Lane Cove village shopping precinct is in the heart of Lane Cove while a number of other shopping hubs are located throughout the Municipality including Greenwich, Yorks Corner, Figtree, Lane Cove West, Mowbray Road and St Leonards.

Download the Lane Cove Alive app for your phone or view the app online. The app includes a map of retailers in the Lane Cove village.

In the coming months this website will provide links to a variety of additional information about Love Where You Shop activities.