Piccolo Spoleto Festival - Annual May/June Event


(Charleston, SC)


The combination of historic Charleston’s old European charm and the world-class Spoleto Festival USA together produce a unique and impacting synergy for all who come to the city by the sea to experience this magnificent international multi-arts festival. But what really adds the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides access to the festival for every person, especially children.


Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival and its 700 events in 17 days, transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film.

One of the unique aspects of Piccolo Spoleto is the accessibility to the Spoleto Festival experience. Half of Piccolo’s events are admission-free, and the rest are offered at very modest ticket prices. Piccolo Spoleto continues its dynamic series of free outdoor concerts including the Sunset Serenade concert behind the U.S. Custom House featuring the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Children’s Festival, the Memorial Day Concert, the Intern Block Party, the Petite Performance Pavilion, and the Piccolo Spoleto Finale at Hampton Park and much more. Piccolo’s outdoor activities bring even greater excitement and magic to the city during Spoleto Festival USA. But most of all, audiences become captivated by the imagination, spirit and vitality that characterize Piccolo Spoleto.

For dates and more information visit Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

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