The 2019 festival is Vivid Sydney’s 11th anniversary and is the biggest light and music festival of the southern hemisphere! It is three weeks of spectacular light displays – from the 24th of May to the 15th of June 2019 and includes displays on icons such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Customs House plus special events at Taronga Zoo.
360 Degree tip: You want to take the most of the special event? Plan to visit early in the week and avoid weekends. Seems logical, but we do tend to forget these things. You’ll avoid the worst of the crowds, and there’s a greater chance you’ll have that installation all to yourself.
Vivid Sydney cruises: There are many ways you can enjoy Vivid! Have you thought about a cruise through the Harbour? Cruises start at under $20 per person and usually include a drink or food. Vivid Cruises also tend to be cheaper on weekdays and depart after the workday is done. Most leave from King Street Wharf in Darling Harbour and pass under the Harbour Bridge toward the Opera House, letting you see some of the event’s best illuminations up close.