Vivid Sydney Returns for 2024 – [24 May – 15 June]: A Festival of Light, Music, Food and Ideas

Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of creativity, innovation, and technology that changes Sydney for 23 days and nights. Vivid Sydney, in its 14th year, will combine art, innovation, and technology in conjunction with some of today’s most forward-thinking artists, musicians, philosophers, and culinary specialists.

Mark the dates 24 May – 15 June 2024 in your calendar and explore the program of Light, Music, Ideas, and Food, all linked by this year’s creative direction, “Vivid Sydney, Humanity”.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed, and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW government’s tourism and major events department.

Festival Highlights

Vivid Sydney, the annual festival that transforms the city into a wonderland of light art installations, music performances, and creative ideas, is set to return from 24 May to 15 June 2024. This year’s theme, “Humanity,” promises to explore the essence of what makes us uniquely human through a diverse program designed to foster connections, spark imagination, and showcase creativity.

Vivid Sydney Light Walk

The iconic Vivid Sydney Light Walk will be an 8km journey that invites visitors to immerse themselves in a visual feast of light art. Starting from Circular Quay, the walk will wind past The Rocks and Barangaroo, culminating at Wynyard. Highlights include “Gumscape with Road and Creatures,” a surreal Aussie road trip by Reg Mombassa, and “Lighting of the Sails: Echo (2024)” by Julia Gutman, which will transform the sails of the Sydney Opera House into a patchwork of fabric.