Vivid Festival 2021

Join us as we celebrate Sydney’s annual festival of Light, Music, and Ideas at Vivid Sydney 2021

Vivid Sydney Starts:
September 17th 2021








Departs Thursday – Sunday:  From 5:15pm – $55ad & $42ch – BOOK NOW!

A bit about Sydney Vivid Festival 

Vivid Sydney 2021 is the largest festival of light, music, and ideas, in the Southern Hemisphere. From Friday 17th September to Saturday 9th October 2021 the harbour city’s iconic buildings will be bathed in light and sound.

Sydney Vivid light festival brings together over 140 lighting artists, manufacturers, and designers from all around the world to transform Sydney’s Harbour foreshore outdoor wonderland of light and art that is enjoyed by over a million Australians and international visitors every year.

The Vivid Light shows are among the festival’s biggest drawcards. The festival officially opens with the Lighting of the sails of iconic Sydney Opera House. Watch the sails come alive with this awe inspiring light show, a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting Sydney during this time.

About Vivid Sydney Cruises

Our 2hour Vivid Sydney dinner cruise departs from every night throughout the three weeks of the Vivid light festival. 

There is no better way to see the spectacular Vivid light display on Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House than on board our luxury vessel the “Bella 

Thursday & Sunday  – Cruise departs at 6:00pm

Friday & Saturday – Cruises depart 5:15pm & 8:00pm


More details about the Vivid Sydney 2021 Cruises

Enjoy this signature event from the water aboard our luxury vessel on our 2 hour nightly Vivid Lights Cruise

The Sydney Vivid Cruise showcases Vivid’s dazzling nightly displays from Sydney Harbour from the best vantage point from the Bella Vista Glass boat*. Taking in Vivid’s major precincts including the Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, Taronga Zoo, The Sydney Harbour Bridge Light show and the entire city skyline where the nightly shows transform skyscrapers and heritage sites at night into an amazing colourful canvas.
Vivid not only brings creative minds together in Sydney to connect with global leaders in the creative industries but it brings Australian’s together to share in a winter wonderland every year.

* vessel subject to change without notice.

Vivid Sydney, now in its tenth year, is a 23-day festival of light, music & ideas - is the largest festival of its kind in the world.

Vivid Sydney is owned, managed & produced by Destination NSW, the Government’s tourism & major events agency.
Vivid Sydney celebrates creativity and innovation and showcases the magic that can be created when art and technology meet. The program features large scale light installations and projections (Vivid Light); music performances and collaborations (Vivid Music including Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House); and creative ideas, discussion and debate (Vivid Ideas). All three celebrate Sydney as the creative hub of the Asia-Pacific.
Vivid Sydney was recently recognised by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and received 13 accolades at the 2017 IFEA Pinnacle Awards. Vivid Sydney was also voted Australia’s Best Event in 2013 and Best Tourism Event in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Australia’s Best Tourism Event and Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event in 2017.

Sydney Vivid River Cruise in front of Sydney Opera House
Lights under a tree for Vivid Sydney 2019
Illuminated Apes Sculptures for Vivid Sydney Light Festival
Lights under Sydney Harbour Bridge for Sydney Vivid 2019
Sydney Opera House illuminated for Vivid light Show

A unique Vivid Sydney experience.

Vivid Sydney features many of the world’s most important creative industry forums, a mesmerising free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures and installations and a cutting-edge contemporary music program.
Vivid Sydney is where art, technology, and commerce intersect.
Vivid Light transforms Sydney into a wonderland of light art sculptures, innovative light installations and grand-scale projections for all to enjoy. It is a magical celebration of light-design excellence and the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. A unique Vivid Sydney experience.
Vivid Light engages lighting artists, designers, and manufacturers from around Australia and the world to illuminate interpret and transform Sydney’s urban spaces through their creative vision.

You can also combine your Sydney Vivid 2021 cruise with other popular Sydney attractions, check out our Vivid Combo Page for more details.

Don’t Miss the Best Seats in Sydney BOOK NOW!

Be part of the action and excitement as Sydney comes to life with this amazing light festival. Your ticket with Vivid Sydney Cruises gives you the best view of the harbour and surrounds as you cruise past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Avoid the crowds and enjoy a relaxed cruise with your friends and family onboard the Bella Vista as you dine in comfort, and watch the lights from your waterfront seats. Contact Us Now to Book!

*All images used are from previous vivid festivals and may not be on display this year.