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Festivals in Lane Cove


Festival by the River


Celebrate life on the river with a range of events, activities, self-guided walks as well as digital artworks and displays.

This year's Festival program has launched! Check out all the details below: 

Download the 2021 Festival by the River program

Download a text only version of the 2021 Festival by the River program

Ticketed events are listed below however view the full program for other exciting activities taking place this November:

Frog Calls: Celebrating Frog ID Week

Thursday 4 November, 7:00pm - 8:00pm, online via Zoom

Did you know every frog has a unique call? Frogs are more often heard than seen and with more than 240 species in Australia, that’s a lot of noise!

From ground-dwelling toadlets to agile tree-frogs, these amazing creatures can tell us a lot about our environment. Scientists are gaining more information than ever about our frogs thanks to Citizen Science project FrogID. Celebrate FrogID Week and discover fascinating facts about frogs with Nadiah Roslan from the Australian Museum including how you can use FrogID to help put frogs on the map.

Book online.

Animals of the Dreaming

Saturday 6 November, 10:00am - 11:00am, Waterview Community Centre, 314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

Meet amazing native animals, each with their own special character. Hear stories and songs about native animals and the Dreamtime as told by Brewarrina Aboriginal Elder Col Hardy OAM.

Book online.

Saltwater Country, Saltwater People

Friday 12 November, 11:00am - 12:00pm, online via Zoom

Discover more about the Cameraygal and Wallumedagal clans of the north shore region and how the Indigenous people of this area of Saltwater Country used the marine environment of the harbour and rivers. Join Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office as she shares her knowledge of Aboriginal culture, kinship and connection to Country.

Book online.

Festival by the River Screen on the Green - Song of the Sea (PG)

Friday 12 November, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview

Sit back and enjoy this unique water-based adventure movie as part of Festival by the River.

Song of the Sea (PG) follows young Irish boy Ben, and his little sister Saoirse, a girl with a unique ability, go on an adventure to free magical creatures and save the spirit world. Based on Irish folklore the film follows the pair's daring journey in an attempt to return home to their home by the sea.

Entry will start from 5:00pm with your ticket indicating your 15 minute window to enter the event space with the movie commencing at 6:00pm.

Book online.

HarbourCare's River Restoration

Sunday 14 November, 9:30am – 12:00pm, Tambourine Bay Park, Riverview

This guided, land-based clean-up will see us collect litter through creeks, parks, mangroves and bushland, all while enjoying a beautiful bushwalk. Clean-ups are a great way to bring the community together, make a real impact to the natural environment, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source. All ages welcome.

Book online.

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

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 2021 program.

Lane Cove Festival

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Each September, we celebrate everything that is great about living in Lane Cove with an annual month-long program of community and Council-run activities.

Life looked a bit different in 2021, but Council and community groups worked hard to deliver more than 20 online activities for the community to participate in across September. From cooking classes and music performances; to storytimes and creative workshops, there was something for everyone to enjoy. ​We are incredibly grateful and in awe of our adaptive and innovative community groups re-developing their events for online delivery in such a short period of time. We can't wait to see the Festival come together again in 2022!

View the Lane Cove Festival 2021 program.​

Download a copy of the Lane Cove Festival 2021 program.

Download a text only version of the Lane Cove Festival 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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Council's Cultural Team
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