The Lane Cove Festival – Over 50 Events in Lane Cove September 2022

Get ready for a busy September in Lane Cove with the Lane Cove Festival.

This month-long festival features community and Lane Cove Council-run initiatives including live music, film screenings, talks, walks and workshops.

There are 50+ exciting and diverse events that will keep you out of the house and celebrating community life.  This year, there is something for everyone.

The festival includes your favourite events (such as Screen on the Green, The Lane Cove Fun Run and the Big Family Fun Ride).  The events are broadly categorised as follows:

Cameraygal Week
Celebrate with Music
Celebrate Creativity
Celebrate Culture
Celebrate Nature
Celebrate Community
Celebrate Your Library
Celebrate Being Active

You may have seen the Festival Banners (see our cover photo).  They were designed by Lane Cove local artist Ros Gervay – read about her here.

Lane Cove Festival Launch Event

It all starts with the Lane Cove Festival Launch Party in the Lane Cove Plaza on 26 August 2022 between 3.00 and 6.00 pm.

There will be an afternoon of fun and excitement in Lane Cove Plaza. This family-friendly event welcomes the community to the heart of Lane Cove with children’s activities including a craft workshop and some magical performances.

Bring the family down to Lane Cove Plaza to experience a spectacular children’s magician, a DJ, and talented young performers.

Some Hightlights include:

Cameraygal Week 1 – 7 September

Cameraygal Week takes place in the first week of September every year to celebrate the traditional owners of the land which is now known as Lane Cove.

First Fridays: Bush Tucker

To celebrate Cameraygal Week, join Jess from Koori Kinnections to learn about bush foods and how they are sourced and prepared. As a special gift, those who attend will be able to try some of this fantastic locally sourced bush tucker. Gluten-free options will be available.

When: Friday 2 September, 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Where: Lane Cove Plaza

Cost: Free

Celebrate with Music

LCYO – 30th Anniversary Concert

This year Lane Cove Youth Orchestra is celebrating its 30th anniversary and acknowledging 30 years of support and encouragement from Lane Cove Council and the community. The exciting concert program will include works from their inaugural concert held on 29 June 1992 plus their latest and newest works. The Cammeraygal High School String Ensemble with director Sarah Qiu will join in celebrating this important milestone.

When: Sunday 18 September, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Where: Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney

Cost: Adult $25; Concession (pensioner or child under 18) $15; Family of 4, one child free $65

Bookings essential:

Celebrate Creativity

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios presents

UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond

UNCOVERED: Northwood, Lloyd Rees and Beyond features an exciting and unexpected new discovery, a rare collection of life drawings by renowned Australian artist Lloyd Rees found at his old Northwood studio, now held in the Macquarie University Art Collection.  Displayed for the first time to the public, these drawings pertain to the famous Northwood sketch club Rees attended every Thursday evening at the house of fellow artists John and Marie Santry.

Contemporary artist Brendan Kelly has responded to aspects of site, place and buildings that interweave a rich narrative of the Northwood Group and what it meant in their quest of cooperating light with colour through the disciplines of life drawing and plein air painting.

This exhibition is a partnership between Macquarie University Art Gallery and Gallery Lane Cove and will be shown over both venues.

When: Wednesday 14 – Thursday 22 October

Where: Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove

Cost: Free

More information:

Celebrate Culture

Lane Cove Multicultural Community presents

Tastes of the World

A multicultural meetup to share and try dishes from different parts of the world. This will be a great opportunity to meet people of different ethnicities and join the Lane Cove Multicultural Community. A nominal charge will cover the cost of food provided on the day.

The Lane Cove Multicultural Community celebrates the cultures and traditions of the more than 50 countries from which Lane Cove people originate through events, initiatives and networking. The Community launched on Harmony Day 2022 and looks forward to enriching the area’s multicultural diversity into the future.

When: Saturday 17 September, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Stringybark Reserve, Murray St, Lane Cove North

Cost: Indicated upon booking

Bookings essential:

Celebrate Nature

Spring-time Walks

Spring is the perfect time for you to get out and about and explore some of Lane Cove’s beautiful bushwalks:

Manns Point Lookout to Greenwich Baths, Greenwich

500m, 10mins. Grade: Moderately easy

Access to walk: From Prospect Street, Greenwich or Greenwich Sailing Club car park.

Shell Park to Greenwich Point, Greenwich

800m, 20mins. Grade: Easy

Access to walk: From Greenwich Road (northern end) or Greenwich Point Ferry Wharf, Lower Serpentine Rd (southern end).

Tambourine Bay Reserve to Warraroon Reserve, Riverview

1.5km, 40mins. Grade: Moderately easy

Access to walk: Main access is from Tambourine Bay Park, end of Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview.

You can download a full copy of the Bushwalks Around Lane Cove from Council’s website:

Celebrate Community

The Alcott Lane Cove presents

Neighbourhood Trivia Night

Invite your neighbours to a free trivia night at The Alcott. Book your trivia team using your street name and let’s see who the smartest street in Lane Cove is! It would be great to see as many streets in Lane Cove as possible represented.

When: Monday 19 September, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: The Alcott Lane Cove, 1 Birdwood Ave, Lane Cove

Cost: Free

Bookings essential: 9428 5155

Get That Job!

Join us to receive tools and tips from a career management consultant on preparing your CV, interview techniques and developing your network. After the workshop participants are invited to have a one-on-one follow-up meeting to focus on individual needs – all designed to help you get that job!

When: Thursday 22 September, 9:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Ln, Lane Cove

Cost: Free


Screen on the Green: Cult Classics – Cancelled Due to Wet Weather Forecast

The Muppet Movie (G) and Home Alone (PG)

Closing out the Council-run events for the Festival is the annual cult classics double-feature film screening. This year, join Council in the Plaza for The Muppet Movie (G) and Home Alone (PG) and see what these mischief makers get up to!

The Muppet Movie (G) – 1979: 5:00pm – 6:45pm

Home Alone (PG) – 1990: 7:30pm – 9:15pm

When: Thursday 29 September, 5:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Lane Cove Plaza

Cost: Free and No need to book

Celebrate Your Library

Introduction to 3D Printing: Print, Bake, Eat

Cookie cutters are a great way to bake and with 3D printers there is no limit to expressing your cookie creativity!  Learn how to download and print 3D printer files from Thingiverse.

When: Tuesday 13 September, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Where: Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Cost: Free


Tapas and Salsa Class

Follow some delicious Spanish tapas with a dynamic Salsa class.  Instructors will entertain you with a lively demonstration before inviting you to join in some follow-me moves for solo Salsa.

When: Tuesday 20 September, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Cost: Free


Celebrate Being Active

Lane Cove Fun Run and Showcase

Enjoy the great outdoors with your community. Run with your family and friends through the streets of Longueville in the 2022 Lane Cove Fun Run. A must do community event for people of all ages and abilities. This year there will be a showcase of performances by local community groups after the run.

When: Sunday 11 September, 7:30am – 1:00pm

Where: Kingsford Smith Oval, Kenneth Street, Longueville

Cost: Entry fees vary

Details and registration:

Enquiries: [email protected]

The Big Family Fun Ride

Spring is in the air and with it is the time to enjoy cycling with the whole family at The Big Family Fun Ride! All routes will be on shared user paths, off-road where possible and away from busy streets. There will also be multiple skill level courses to choose from and family-friendly activities at the finish line.

When: Sunday 18 September, 11:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Cameraygal Park, Cnr Longueville Rd & Epping Rd, Lane Cove

Cost: Refer to Facebook page


In the Cove is proud to be a community partner sponsor of the Lane Cove Festivlal – we are so excited we can help bring to life the events listed above.

For the latest information about Lane Cove Festival and any COVID-related changes visit

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