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Explore the Arundel Festival of Arts

The market town of Arundel is home to a bustling arts and culture scene and the annual Arundel Festival of the Arts showcases the best in creativity. Taking place each year over the August bank holiday, it’s a summer festival that you’ll find truly inclusive.

Experience international and local talent across 10 days of events, performances and celebrations and discover one of the best attractions that this pretty West Sussex location has to offer.

Music and theatre 

No festival would be complete without a schedule full of music and theatre performances. Arundel Festival has always welcomed a multitude of talented singers, performers, and musicians from the local area as well as further afield. Embrace the community spirit and enjoy a wide range of genres with Arundel Festival’s immersive live music in the streets of this idyllic town.

Dramatic performances bring Arundel Castle and the Town Hall to life, plus the Arundel Players showcase their outstanding productions at the one-of-a-kind Priory Playhouse Theatre.

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Arundel Festival Art Trail 

This year’s Arundel Festival Art Trail will take place from 20–29 August 2022 and feature a free, open-house gallery walk around the town. Artists and creators open their doors to the public so visitors can see some impressive, local talent showcased in homes, galleries, studios and shops. There is a map available to assist you along the way and the trail opens every day throughout the festival from 12pm until 5pm.

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Arundel Art Festival community entertainment 

Arundel Festival features an array of entertainment throughout the 10-day period. Magicians, puppet shows, dancers and fireworks are just some of the delights you can experience in the town’s streets. With plenty for the whole family, kids especially can enjoy face painting and the fairground rides. Don’t forget the annual charity duck race, which is sure to be a highlight of the event.
This year’s Arundel Art Festival is sure to be an exciting, colourful and unique community event for local residents and visitors alike. What better time of year to take a trip to this vibrant, welcoming town and experience some wonderful entertainment?

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Getting to Arundel Art Festival

With trains to Arundel from multiple locations across the South of England, it’s a great excuse to leave the car and travel stress-free on your West Sussex break. Book your rail tickets to get ahead of the crowd and ensure your spot at one of the best events of the summer.

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