Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney will take place from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June, and for 23 days and nights will create a moment of wonder to bring us together and shine a spotlight on what makes us human – love, kindness, compassion, creativity – humanity

Explore the official Vivid Sydney website.

Why visit Vivid Sydney?

Vivid Sydney is the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its stunning displays that illuminate iconic landmarks around the city and Sydney Harbour including the Sydney Opera House.  

But the festival also goes beyond the light installations, featuring live music, performances, talks on cutting-edge ideas, as well as an irresistible line-up of culinary events from world-class chefs and restaurants. There really is no festival quite like it! 

Vivid, Naturally drone show lights up Sydney Harbour, Vivid Sydney 2023

Vivid Sydney 2023

Whether you're cruising the harbour for a different perspective, engaging in intellectual discussions, or simply revelling in the vibrant nightlife, Vivid Sydney promises an immersive and diverse experience for everyone. Don't miss the chance to be part of this annual celebration that brings communities together, offering a unique opportunity to explore Sydney in a way you've never seen before. Come and be enchanted by Vivid Sydney – a celebration that lights up the heart of the city. 

Vivid Sydney 2023

Vivid Sydney 2023

An award-winning festival

Vivid Sydney has been recognised by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) winning 17 awards (16 gold, including a Grand Pinnacle and 1 silver) at the IFEA Pinnacle Awards 2023. 

Vivid Sydney was also voted Australia’s Best Tourism Event in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023.

Ephemeral Oceanic light installation at Vivid Sydney 2022, Walsh Bay

Ephemeral Oceanic light installation at Vivid Sydney 2022, Walsh Bay

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