Vivid Sydney

Sydney shines during winter each year when Vivid Sydney warms up the city with a celebration of light, music and ideas. The heart of Sydney comes to life with a program featuring hundreds of artists, creators and innovators from around the globe. Don't miss this world-famous festival of creativity from May to June.

The Austral Flora Ballet light projection on the Sydney Opera House during Vivid Sydney 2019
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Light takes you to another world, with shadows that spring into colour and building facades that reveal a hidden world of magic. The city transforms into a night time wonderland through large-scale illuminations, laser light shows and 3D-mapped projections.

The night begins with the Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House. Follow the series of interactive and immersive light art sculptures and installation trails through the spectacular waterside precincts of the Royal Botanic Garden, Darling Harbour and Barangaroo. Visit The Rocks to see the spectacular display on the Museum of Contemporary Art and great installations for families and children.

Friends enjoying the Triangulum light installation in East Circular Quay during Vivid Sydney 2019

Enjoy the brilliant spectacle from the comfort of a harbour ferry or cruise vessel. The many cruise vessels and ferries that travel around the harbour will be decorated with brilliant lights that change colour as they enter the different Vivid Sydney precincts.

Vivid Music features an impressive line-up of international and Australian talent, performing on iconic stages as well as smaller music venues located throughout the inner city. Vivid Ideas is a stimulating program of public talks, workshops and forums examining topics that range from the design of our cities to practical tools for creatives.

The full program of events for Vivid Sydney 2020 will be available soon. For more information, visit vividsydney.com

Vivid 2018 Highlight Video