Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney will illuminate Darling Harbour with art, light, creativity and exploration united by this year's artistic direction, 'Vivid Sydney, Humanity.'
24 May 2024
15 Jun 2024

Vivid Sydney is Australia’s largest festival of light, music, ideas, and food. Held from 24 May – 15 June 2024, Vivid Sydney invites visitors to step outside the every day into nights full of wonder. 

Vivid Sydney 2024's theme Humanity invites us to look inside to find those things that make us human - love, kindness, compassion and creativity. Observe awe-inspiring light art; tune in to heartfelt music performances; expand your universe through fascinating conversations; and taste the diversity of the city. 

Whether you're a photography enthusiast, art lover, or simply seeking an unforgettable adventure with the family, Vivid Sydney at Darling Harbour is a must-see event.

Looking for the best way to get around Darling Harbour? Discover the best route to view all the Vivid Sydney light installations & experiences on the Light Walk Map



Score tickets to Madame Tussauds, an indlugent stay at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, a delicious dining experience at MuMian plus much much more!

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Vivid Fire Kitchen

Embark on a culinary adventure to experience global fire feasts ignite at this years Vivid Fire Kitchen
Fire up your taste buds at Vivid Sydney Fire Kitchen the hottest new addition to the Vivid Sydney festival in Darling Harbour! The Goods Line will transform into a fiery haven, where international and local pitmasters showcase their flame-wielding talents.
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Tumbalong Nights

Immerse yourself in the heart of Vivid Sydney at Tumbalong Nights. This vibrant music festival hub comes alive with a stellar line-up of free live music across 12 nights, showcasing the best international and local talent.

Vivid Kids

Who said the adults should have all the fun? Round up the little ones and start your Light Walk journey in Tumbalong Park at 5pm each Saturday during the festival as the stage lights up with FREE children’s acts ahead of a night of live music.

Best restaurants & bars with Vivid Sydney views

Looking for things to do in Sydney? Enjoying a few drinks and soaking in the Vivid views at one of Darling Harbour’s best cocktail bars should be top of your list! To get your evening started we’ve concocted a list of the best restaurants and cocktail bars with stunning views of the show in Darling Harbour.

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Darling Harbour Light Walk Map

Discover the best route to view all the Vivid Sydney light installations & experience in Darling Harbour
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Getting to Vivid Sydney

Travelling to Darling Harbour is easy, it’s leaving that’s hard! Discover our guide navigating you to Darling Harbour with ease. We'll cover all your travel needs, from zipping in on public transport to exploring with little ones in tow. Plus, we'll share hot tips to stay ahead of the crowd and make your Vivid Sydney experience truly unforgettable!

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