Experience 17 days of thrilling opera, theater, musical, and other performances during the 2018 Spoleto Festival USA, one of the top festivals in Charleston, SC near our Folly Beach bed and breakfast. From May 25 to June 10, Charleston will be vibrant with artistry, with a handful of venues across the peninsula hosting immersive, unique, and thrilling presentations. If you’re still on the fence about attending we’ve got the top five reasons why you don’t want to miss this year’s Spoleto Festival USA.

17 days of amazing artistry and talent from around the globe.

From musical performances to operatic renditions, Spoleto Festival USA is jam-packed with theatrical artistry in some of Charleston’s most acclaimed venues. Catch one-of-a-kind performances by acclaimed and emerging acts. In its 42nd season, Spoleto Festival USA will include presentations of dance, theater, jazz, opera, and many other can’t miss performances.

Experience one of America’s most charming cities.

Charleston is, without question, a jewel of the south, boasting beautiful architecture and smiling faces around every corner. There is a nearly endless amount of things to do in Charleston: Take a historic walking tour around the city’s most acclaimed buildings and monuments, visit the nearby craft breweries, or shop along infamous King Street.

Get up-close with talented and rising performers.

With artist talks and immersive theatrical shows, viewers will have plenty of chances to meet or talk with talented and rising performers. 

You’ll never be too far from exceptional dining options.

Charleston isn’t only famous for its beauty and charm, but it’s also well-renowned for its food scene, boasting some of the South’s most boisterous, eloquent, and unique restaurants. No matter where you are during the festival, you discover wonderful options including seafood, comfort-food, and American classics. Nearby Folly Beach boasts several acclaimed restaurants that you won’t want to leave without experiencing.

View performances in some of Charleston’s most famed venues.

From the nearly 150-year old St. Matthews Lutheran Church to the popular Cistern Yard at the College of Charleston, Spoleto Festival USA’s many shows will be held in many of Charleston’s most notable landmarks. Enjoy the sounds of an orchestra at the Charleston Gailliard Center or watch a theatrical production at Sottile Theater, which first opened in 1927.

You can order your Spoleto Festival USA tickets by calling (843) 579-3100.


Be sure to add charming waterfront accommodations to go along with your Spoleto Festival experience!