Spoleto Festival USA
May 22 - June 7
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’s historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned international artists and emerging performers in opera, theater and dance, plus chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz musicians. Now approaching its 44th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
Also during this period, the City of Charleston’s Department of Cultural Affairs presents its companion festival, Piccolo Spoleto, featuring the talents of local and regional artists of all kinds.