Lane Cove’s Festival By the River 2016

Are you ready to enjoy Lane Cove’s newest festival?  Festival by the River is on again this year, after the success of last year’s inaugural event.  Festival by the River goes for two weeks from 1st November to 13th November 2016.  The aim of the festival is to showcase activities on the Lane Cove and Paramatta Rivers.

Festival Highlights

Aboriginal Astronomy

Hear Indigenous sky stories inspired by water as told by Aboriginal Astronomy guide Willy from Sydney Observatory.
When: Tuesday 1 November, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Bookings: Free event. Book online today


Greenwich Village Arts Trail

23 Greenwich artists will open their studio doors to visitors – paintings, sculptures, jewellery, pottery, photographs, linen, silk and paper prints.
When: Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 November, 10:00am – 4:00pm
You can find out more about the Greenwich Village Arts Trail here.

greenwich village arts trail

Food & Wine by the River

Soak up the sunshine with friends and family while enjoying some of the Orange region’s finest cool-climate wine, food and fresh produce with 15+stalls. Enjoy live entertainment, face painting and farm animal displays throughout the day.  You can read our blog here.
When: Sunday 6 November, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview
More information:


Paint Our River

Capture the vista of the river as you dabble in creating your own masterpiece under the guidance of local mixed-media artist Pamela Fairburn.
When: Sunday 6 November, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Where: Tambourine Bay Picnic Area, access from Tambourine Bay Reserve
Cost: $10 per person. Additional $10 if you would like beginners’ art pack.
Bookings: Book online today


Greenwich Sailing Club: Try Sailing and Sausage Sizzle

Greenwich Sailing Club is having a ‘try sailing’ morning for all young sailors, experienced or novice. The sausage sizzle is from 12:00pm
When: Sunday 6 November, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Bond Reserve, off O’Connell Street, Greenwich
More information: [email protected]  

greenwich sailing club

Screen on the Green: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (PG)

Ricky (Julian Dennison) is a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neill) in the wild New Zealand Bush.
When: Tuesday 8 November, 6:30pm – 8:15pm
Where: Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview
More information: This event is weather-dependent. For a weather update 48 hours out from the event, visit

screen on the green

Free Talk: The Lane Cove River, A Journey into the Past

The Lane Cove River has been one of the main tributaries for Sydney Harbour for thousands of years, providing a means of transport for industry and a source of recreation, food and inspiration for artists and poets.

When: Wednesday 9 November, 6:15pm – 8:00pm
Where: Lane Cove Library
Bookings: Call Lane Cove Library on 9911 3634.

discovery boat trip lane cove river

Discovery Boat Trip on Lane Cove River

Join local experts and discover the European, Aboriginal and natural heritage of the Lane Cove River and estuary. Includes light refreshments.
When: Thursday 10 November, 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Where: Longueville departure (more details provided upon booking)
Cost: $27 per person, $22 Pensioners, $15 children under 12 (under 4 yrs free)
Bookings: Book online today


Sunset Drinks on the Pontoon

Join North Shore Rowing Club to watch the sun go down over the Lane Cove River. Take the opportunity to take a look around the 80-year-old rowing shed and have a paddle on the bay if you so wish.
When: Friday 11 November, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Mary Street, Longueville (enter via stairs at far end of Aquatic Park Car Park)
More information: or Sue Wannan 0401 462 523.

north shore rowing cllub

Fishing for Fun

Learn how fun fishing can be with this drop-in fishing expo on the banks of the Lane Cove River. The team from Young Guns Fishing will help teach you how to cast, bait your hook and fish responsibly with a series of fun activities.
When: Saturday 12 November, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Cunninghams Reach, off Linley Point Loop Road
More information: Weather-dependent. Visit for a weather update 48 hours prior to the event.

fishing for fun

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