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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is a 23-day festival which offers a range of public exhibitions, installations and live music.

Hosted by the NSW Government, Vivid Sydney is one of the largest of its kind in the world and is broken down into three main segments: Vivid Light, Vivid Music and Vivid Ideas.

Vivid Sydney 2020 Festival Dates, Light Show, Program, Cruises & Tickets

Promoting art and technology in Australia, there are many free exhibitions hosted throughout this event which are held at the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Luna Park, Darling Harbour and so many more! Each part to the festival promotes different areas of art with live music performances, creative discussions and large-scale light installations and projections on some of the most famous landmarks in the world.

Vivid Sydney runs day and night and the projections and Lights On runs between 6pm – 11pm. The best places to view the Vivid Light show is from the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, Bradfield Park and from Darling Harbour. The Vivid Light Walk is free for all to enjoy and visitors are able to purchase tickets for the Music and Ideas events including shows inside the Sydney Opera House and inside Taronga Zoo.

The Taronga Zoo exhibition is a favourite for many families as there will be amazing animal light sculptures and the session runs for 2 hours, perfect for those looking for a shorter experience to enjoy during the festival. Sessions run from 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm each evening. All proceeds from the event go directly back to conservation projects.

Due to the nature of the festival, there will be many road closures within the Sydney CBD including near the Rocks and Walsh Bay, so it is best to catch public transport to and from the festival.

Event Dates

22 May 2020 to 13 June 2020

Event Times

Lights on Between 6pm-11pm Each Night


Multiple Locations


Around Sydney Harbour Darling Harbour
Sydney, NSW

Contact Details

(02) 9931 1111
No email address available


The Vivid Light Walk is free-of-charge.

Ticketed events include music and ideas events and to Vivid Sydney at Taronga Zoo

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