WELCOME TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA / PICCOLO SPOLETO FESTIVAL – RELATIONSHIP
Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach companion to Spoleto Festival USA. Piccolo Spoleto focuses on presenting local and regional artists against the background of Spoleto Festival USA. Spoleto presents national and international artists. Both festivals run simultaneously but are managed by two different organizations. Piccolo Spoleto is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. Spoleto Festival USA is a separate non-profit organization that produces Spoleto Festival USA. For more information about Spoleto Festival USA, please visit www.SpoletoUSA.org.
The Charleston peninsula is a relatively small area, comprised of many historic homes where local residents must park on the street. Please be aware that parking limits are strictly enforced in those areas. Patrons can avoid parking fines by utilizing the parking lots and garages conveniently located throughout the area.
Visitors are encouraged to use our public transportation systems, the D.A.S.H. shuttle and C.A.R.T.A. (City bus line) which offer excellent alternatives to driving and parking. They follow convenient downtown routes near major event sites, and all are ADA compliant for disabled persons. Call D.A.S.H. at (843) 724-7420 or C.A.R.T.A. at (843) 747-0922 and visit www.RideCarta.com for more information. PLEASE NOTE: DASH Trolley is FREE to ride in Historic Charleston.
All outdoor festival venues will have portolets on-site during events. Public restrooms are also located in all parking garages listed above.