Lane Cove Must Do Events – September to November 2019

In the second half of the year, Lane Cove has some brilliant events.  Get your diary out now and save the dates.  You will not want to miss these events.

Lane Cove Festival – September 2019

The Lane Cove Festival (used to be called the Cameraygal Festival) has a month long programme of events.  The Festival is filled with events that celebrate Lane Cove’s history, landscape, lifestyle and community. There is something for everyone during the festival: live music, workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, talks, walks, gatherings, sporting activities and more.  Check out the events here.

Lane Cove Coffee Carnevale – 7th September 2019

A blend (pardon the pun) of coffee and culture, this event is high-energy and highly enticing to anyone passing by the Plaza on Saturday 1st September.  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 – 2:00pm, 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.  It is also a celebration of our love for chai and tea.

Bring your own reusable cup or pick up a reusable Ruzi cup available at each café on the day. Enjoy your coffee and simply return the Ruzi cup to one of the specially marked bins provided.

Lane Cove Fun Run – 8th September 2019

The Lane Cove Fun Run is organised by Lane Cove Public School P&C. The inaugural event was held in 2016 and it was such a success it is now an annual event.  In fact, the event was so successful journalist and noted author Peter FitzSimmons wrote an article about the Lane Cove Fun Run in the Sydney Morning Herald.  Peter wants other suburbs to get out there and do the same.

The Lane Cove Fun Run is 100% organised by volunteers and its sponsors are all local businesses who believe in the importance of giving back to their local community.  It is fun for serious runners (5km) and fun for the family (2km and Fancy Dress is the way to go).  Find out more here – Registrations close on 4th September 2019

Lane Cove fun run

Indian Bazaar – 14th September 2019

A highlight on the Lane Cove calendar is the Jesuit Mission’s Indian Bazaar held every year in September at St Ignatius College Riverview.

More than 8,000 people of all ages will flock to the event for a day of activities, bargains, rides, music, shows, raffles, prizes, food, spruiking and all out fun.

Now in its 68th year, all funds raised from the annual event go to support the Jesuit Mission’s community development work in over ten countries across Asia and Africa.

It’s a must do event if you love rides, hamburgers, scones, champers and oysters and hams.  The ham wheel is a highlight.  For more information on the bizarre how you can pre purchase the ride tickets and more click here.

Big Family Fun Ride – Sunday 22nd September 2019

Convene at 11:00am, car park at 71 Longueville Road/Epping Road 

Lane Cove Council’s Bicycle Advisory Committee Presents – Big Family Fun Ride

Celebrate cycling in Lane Cove by joining us on one of three local rides:

  • 2.3 km Beginners Route for younger and less accomplished cyclists
  • 4.9 km Intermediate Route to suit cyclists who are comfortable with a few hills
  • An 11.6km Accomplished Riders’ Route which is more challenging.

All routes will be largely Shared User Paths, off-road and away from busy streets.

We will conclude at Blackman Park for a free sausage sizzle, face painting and activities.

Convene at 11 am at the car par at the corner of Epping and Longueville Roads.  Further info here.

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The Propagating Gardeners Huge Plant Sale – 13th October 2019

Needs some new plants?  Don’t want to break the budget buying them?  We have the solution!! The Huge Plant Sale is back on again on 13th October 2019.

Keith and Maureene, a retired couple, are avid gardeners and propagators. In April and October each year Keith and Maureene open their house and hold a huge plant sale. The sale is aptly called the Huge Plant Sale.

All proceeds from the Huge Plant Sale are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Last year Keith and Maureen raised just over $15 000.00

The Spring sale is on 13th October 2018 – put that in your diary now.  If you love plants you will love this sale.  More info here.

Lane Cove Rotary Fair and Sustainability Lane –  13th October 2019

The Lane Cove Rotary Fair and Sustainability Lane is a much-loved event.   Everybody loves a fair and Lane Cove residents love the Lane Cove Village Fair. There is entertainment, rides, live music, food, market stalls and displays by community organisations.

Thousands of people attend the event and you’re sure to bump into many people you know.    The Fair takes place in the heart of the village with Longueville Road and Burns Bay Road closed to cars.  If you would like to have a stall (community group  or selling some goods or services) click here.

Sustainability Lane is  organised by Lane Cove Council. The event showcases sustainable living through a variety of stalls, demonstrations and live entertainment. It forms part of the wider Lane Cove Rotary Fair, Sustainability Lane incorporates local community groups that are assisting Lane Cove to become a sustainable community and allows businesses to showcase sustainable products and services which contribute to a more sustainable Lane Cove.

Melbourne Cup in Lane Cove 5th November 2019

Celebrate the race that stops the nation at The Alcott.  More Details here.

Greenwich Village Arts Trail  3 – 4 November 2019

Last year 25 Artists living in Greenwich threw open their doors and welcomed vistiors to their studios. Visitors can enjoy wonderful bush and waterfront walks as they wander from studio to studio, and choose from four cafes for meals and coffee. Studios are open on the weekend each day, from 10am to 4pm. Train, ferry and bus stops are all within a short distance of the trail and maps are available at the local shops or on the website.  Read about last year’s event here.

Lane Cove River Festival 3 November 2019

This Festival is the new kid on the block, however it is gaining momentum every year.  One of the highlights is the Food and Wine Festival By the River.

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.  More info soon, here is what it was all about last year.

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