Lane Cove River Festival 1st to 10th November 2019

Get Ready to celebrate the Lane Cove River Festival between 1-10 November 2019

The festival is  two weeks of activities along foreshores, in parks and on the doorsteps of community groups that call the river home.  The two biggest events of the Festival are:

Greenwich Village Arts Trail; and
Food and Wine By the River.

Food and Wine By the River – 3rd November 2019

The Lane Cove Food and Wine Festival by the River at Tambourine Bay Reserve Riverview is now in its 5th Year and it is a “Must Do” local event. Combining the best of Lane Cove with the best of the country, this popular Lane Cove Council-run event last year attracted over 3,400 Sydneysiders who enjoyed soaking up the water views while sampling the finest produce from the Orange region.This family-friendly event includes free face painting and an animal petting farm for the kids and as long as dogs are on a leash, they can come too! There will be a free shuttle bus running from the Lane Cove Library down to the event so you can leave the car at home. There is alos parking at St Ignatius Riverview.

Lane Cove – Food and Wine by the River – 06.11.2016 Photos by Fiora Sacco copyright reserved 2016

River Festival Programme

Download the 2019 program today

Download a plain text version of the program here

Here are some featured events:

Paint Our River

Capture the vista of the river as you dabble in creating your own masterpiece under the guidance of local artist Susie Devenport.

Held just down from the Food and Wine by the River event you can enjoy the opportunity to create your own unique piece in this relaxed, supportive environment suitable for beginners to painters of any level.

Bring along your own materials or purchase a beginner pack from Council on the day including acrylic paints, mixing palette and canvas.

Sunday 3 November, 2:00pm – 4:30pm, Tambourine Bay Picnic Area, $10
Online bookings essential

Movie Screening: 2040

Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions available to us to improve our planet and shifted them into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.

Wednesday 6 November, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Online bookings essential

Storytime with Koori Kinnections

Join an Aboriginal Educator from Koori Kinnections for a special story-telling session. Hear local Aboriginal stories, get hands on with traditional tools, weapons and natural resources and make a nowie – paperbark canoe.

Thursday 7 November, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Lane Cove Library
Online bookings essential

Sunset Photography by the River workshop

Join Lane Cove Camera Club for an interactive workshop that will help you capture the colours that dance along the river as the sun sets on another day. This is a basic workshop so no experience necessary, but you will need to supply your own camera.

Thursday 7 November, 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Lloyd Rees Park
Online bookings essential

River Life

Celebrate Council’s Festival by the River exploring part of Lane Cove River.  We’ll look for some of the animals and trees that call the river home.  We’ll also have ‘blooming’ good fun with a water activity.

Friday 8 November, 9:45am – 11:00am, Blackman Park, end of Lloyd Rees Drive, Lane Cove West
$5.80 per child (2 years to 5 years), Adults – no charge
Online bookings essential

Screen on the Green: Finding Dory (G)

Dory is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them.

Friday 8 November, 6:00pm – 7:45pm, Burns Bay Reserve, Lane Cove West

Spotlight Stroll

Come and explore the night life of woodland and mangroves by the Lane Cove River and search for secretive nocturnal wildlife. What creatures will we see? Bring a torch and wear sturdy shoes. Suitable for ages 7 years and up.

Friday 8 November, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Blackman Park, Lane Cove West
Online bookings essential

HarbourCare Cleanup

Help collect litter along the banks of the Lane Cove River and the surrounding areas. Cleanups are a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness, and start the conversation about reducing litter at the source.

Bags, gloves, litter pickers and light refreshments are provided. Every participant receives a FREE native plant.

Saturday 9 November, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Location TBC
Online bookings essential

For more details and online booking details, visit

Festival Programme Artwork by  Midori Furze

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