Lane Cove Festival by the River 1st to 14th November 2021

Get Ready to celebrate the Lane Cove Festival by the River between 1-14 November 2021

The festival is  two weeks of activities along foreshores, in parks and on the doorsteps of community groups that call the river home.  Unfortunately due to COVID19 the Food and Wine Festival (which is usually the biggest event of the festival) will not take place this year, but Lane Cove Council promise it will be back in 2022.

However, there will be a range of activations such as the FrogID talk, Taronga Zoomobile visit,  HarbourCare cleanup, Saltwater Country event and a movie screening at the Burns Bay Reserve.

River Festival Programme

Download the 2021 program here.

Here are some featured events:

Turrumburra Storytelling

Connect to Cameraygal country and the story of the Turrumburra (Lane Cove River) with a digital artwork presented in Lane Cove Plaza.

Turrumburra was and continues to be a vital resource for the area connecting and providing life for local peoples. See and hear the passage of time over the river from sunset each evening of this year’s festival.

1-10 November, from Sunset Lane Cove Plaza

Movie Screening: Song of the Sea

Bring your own picnic and enjoy a special outdoor screening of Song of the Sea.

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.

Friday 12 November, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview

Bookings required:

Rangers on the Run

Come down to Lane Cove Plaza and check out some cool underwater creatures in their natural habitat. Learn about the incredible creatures that call the ocean their home. This display will allow observers to see marine habitats and learn about the impact humans are having on these environments.

Please note, this activity may be modified according to current Public Health Orders.

Friday 5 November, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Lane Cove Plaza

Animals of the Dreaming

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.

Saturday 6 November, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Waterview Community Centre Bookings Required:

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 14 November, 9:30am – 12:00pm Tambourine Bay Reserve (Meet on Grass) Bookings Required:

For more details and online booking details, visit

Festival Programme Artwork by  Midori Furze

Lane Cove Council Election Survey – Closing Soon

The Lane Cove Council elections will be held this year. We would like your feedback on what issues candidates should be talking about and also if you want us to hold a zoom candidates meeting. We held a forum last time, and it was packed, and residents got to ask some excellent questions.
Help us by filling out this survey, and you could go into the draw to win a $50 Lane Cove Gift Card.

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