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Note to all bathtubbers and riverbank enthusiasts; times for this year's Arundel Festival Bathtub Race on Monday 25th of August are thusly: RACE STARTS APPROX - 12 Midday * TUB REGISTRATION - 9am * LAUNCHING TUBS - FROM 9am.




We are very excited to announce that with the aid of JustTextGiving by Vodafone, you can now text your support to the Arundel Festival in one small step. It's so simple. Text the word AFUK14 followed by the amount you want to donate, e.g. £1, £5, £10 etc then send it to the number 70070. Easy! We are a registered charity so every penny donated to help pay for things like food for the volunteers, promotional posters, the brochure, this website, street entertainment, the stage, electricity etc. You can also support via paypal or simply with your free time and enthusism. 



This year we'll be selling Festival Merchandise from the South Downs Catering tent (where you can also pick up delicious picnics for your lunch!) near the Castle Entrance opposite Jubilee Gardens.

Also, Arundel Brewery has made a special Arundel Festival Beer. 10% of the profits earned on the sale of the FESTIVAL beer will be donated to the Arundel Festival Charity

All monies donated to the Arundel Festival go to help raise the funds needed every year for this Volunteer lead Festival. 



The Arundel Festival is a very popular multi-arts festival, attracting over 40,000 visitors, and as a charity is run by the great generosity and enthusiasm of volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering 2 hours or more of your time, work experience or just getting involved in such a fun community experience, click here.  

Arundel Castle - Shakespeare



The GB Theatre Company is back again this year

performing Shakespeare in the beautiful Collector's

Earl Gardens.



The Arundel Gallery Trail


Now in it's 26th year, The Arundel Gallery Trail exhibits
art from over 100 artists, all around Arundel.


Arundel Festival Bathtub Race - Waterside & Stubbs Copse


The Arundel Festival Bathtub Race is back! 30 eager teams of bathtubbers race their home- built creations up the Arun and back.



Words & Music in Private Houses 

Words & Music in Private Houses

Drama & Comedy Around Town


Drip Action, Arundel Players, Jailhouse events, street theatre, Shakespeare in the Castle gardens, & more

Community Events


More music, more art, more kids events, food & drink, culture, charity, sports & activities.

The Hanover Band presents


Concerts by the famous British period-instrument orchestra resident in Arundel.

Jubilee Gardens & Stage - GWCA

10 days of free live music and other exciting entertainment.

Street Entertainment


Street artists and performers lining the doorsteps of our shops, pubs and houses.

Kids, Youth & Family


10 days of free live music and other exciting entertainment.

Treasure Hunts


Explore Arundel with this fun and challenging adventure

Festival Merchandise


T-shirts, magnets, wrist bands and other nifty quality goods you can purchase to support the Festival. 


If you can't donate time, but would love to support it in another way, why not donate £5, though saying that, there's no limit, you can donate as much as you want!

The festival is a great way to raise awareness of your business whilst helping be part of such a great experience. If you are a company or business person who want to get involved in sponsoring the festival, click here:  Support page


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