The Best of the City During Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney is just around the corner now that May has arrived, which means locals and visitors alike can experience the city’s truly world-class celebration of creativity, innovation, and technology. With so many of Sydney’s weekend activities bursting into life after dark for this special event, now is the perfect time to start planning your adventure.

Running from May 26 to June 17, 2023, the fine evening air is primed for night-time encounters, with a myriad of light installations, live performances, art exhibitions, and fascinating public talks providing exciting events for the whole family. Here, we explore the must-visit weekend activities and how you can get into the spirit of things at Zone Bowling during this year’s Vivid Sydney event.

The Best Weekend Activities During Vivid Sydney

It seems like the entire city comes to life when Vivid Sydney takes over the cityscape. Below, we explore some of the best places to explore the festival’s mind-boggling experiences.

Visual Art in Darling Harbour

One of the best places to experience all the fun is throughout the Darling Harbour precinct. As creativity fills the night sky, renowned destinations like the Exchange Building, the HMAS Vampire and King Street Wharf feature incredible projections that transform these urban spaces into dynamic and often interactive visual experiences.

Home The Venue hosts the ‘Future Art is Vivid’ exhibition, featuring a myriad of VR experiences and NFT artworks projected onto every surface for those who want to catch up with the latest digital art. Meanwhile, a jam-packed live music schedule spanning 12 nights presents everything from local bands to international DJs, and children’s performers keep the atmosphere pumping. 

Dine and Relax in Sydney CBD

Vivid Sydney isn’t just about showcasing a stunning visual feast — there are plenty of opportunities to dine on incredible cuisine. Sydney CBD is where you’ll find much of the action, with many of the city’s most respected restaurants, cafes and pubs hosting innovative dining events that combine food, light, music, and creativity. 

Even if you’re more of a ‘meat and two vegs’ person, embrace the imagination of Vivid Sydney and the city’s reputation for multicultural cuisine to discover where art and food combine. For something a little simpler, you can gather the whole family for a delightful picnic in Hyde Park before wandering the city streets in search of fascinating artwork.

Head to Zone Bowling

When you need to take a break from Vivid Sydney but don’t want to give up the dazzling lights and fun, there’s nowhere better than Zone Bowling. The centre of lighthearted fun and tasty food, our Bowling Alleys resonate with glow-in-the-dark lanes and booming tunes!

Yet the activities don’t stop there. Zone Bowling Venues across Sydney feature awesome Arcades with the latest and greatest machines, as well as Birthday Party venues. Select entertainment venues also include Laser Tag and Bumper Cars! Our incredible entertainment options mean there’s fun for the whole gang, no matter their preference.

Find Your Nearest Zone Bowling in Sydney

Get excited for Vivid Sydney by organising your family and friends for an action-packed visit to Zone Bowling as a wrap-up. Ready to book? Find your nearest Zone Bowling venue today!