Charleston’s Spoleto Festival
May 23 – June 9, 2019
Get your tickets today for a whirlwind of cultural exploration. From May 23 to June 9, 2019, Charleston will be wrapped up in Spoleto. Spoleto is based on a similar art festival held in Italy every year, and it is the perfect event to start your summer. Watch locals and visiting artists press through the binds of monotony to create truly meaningful work. Discover new passions and friends when you mix with festival goers and the beauty on display.
The best thing about Spoleto is the food you get to try in Charleston! With world renowned chefs, you might very well have the best meal of your life while visiting for Spoleto. Many restaurants pair with shows to offer guests discounts or special dishes available only during the festival. You can’t miss the incredible cuisine in Charleston with the unique mix of local Lowcountry flavors and inspiration from every continent! From fried food to clean juices, you can treat your body to whatever it needs in one of the best food capitals on the Eastern Seaboard.
The Spoleto Festival in downtown Charleston is located is a quick twenty minutes away from Folly beach so you can spend the morning on the beach and drive over for a day admiring the unique melange of art, music and dancing. It is far enough away to escape the crowds, but close enough to benefit from the rich culture and festival excitement. The entire Lowcountry lights up when Spoleto happens! Make Folly your beach getaway for the weekend of Spoleto. Avoid the festival hotel surges by relaxing just outside of the city and choose when you want to join the throng of art lovers in the city.
Try new things without breaking the bank! If you have never attended an art festival before, Spoleto Piccolo is very affordable. You will find that many events that are free. If you are not sure how you feel about bluegrass music or formal ballet performances, this is the perfect place to check them out! You can stop by for just a weekend or plan to visit for the full two weeks. You will have things to talk about with your family and friends for weeks to come when you stumble into the jazz performance in the historic Cistern surrounded by Live Oak trees and the city’s twilight glow.
The festival is perfect for all art lovers regardless of experience or preferences. The people who convalesce at this event radiate inspiration. You can have conversations about character development, the way that colors fit together or the blissful moment when the orchestra reaches a chord of resolution. There are many shows featuring every genre of music, theater or dance that you can think of! All are welcome to experience inspiration at Spoleto, and it is the best place to be at the start of summer.
To learn more and see the schedule, click here.