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Sunset Serenade

Fri., May 27, 8:00pm Sunset Serenade Join us at the US Custom House for Piccolo Spoleto’s annual curtain raiser. This free, outdoor concert features the Charleston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of CSO Music Director Ken Lam. This year’s program includes works by Dvořák, Glinka, and Tchaikovsky, in what promises to be a night to remember. Arrive early and enjoy the festive atmosphere […]

Allan Park Concert

Thu., June 2, 6:30pm Allan Park Concert Coordinator Michael Varnadore Join the neighbors of Hampton Park Terrace as they welcome you to Allan Park for an evening of music and friends, featuring the Lyndsey Moynihan Jazz Ensemble. Bring your own picnic or purchase food from local food trucks. You will love this top-notch performance that will have you singing, dancing, and joining […]

Family Day at Marion Square

Sat., May 28, 10:00am–3:00pm Family Day at Marion Square presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of South Carolina & South Carolina Federal Credit Union Get in on the act and find your inner artist! Our opening Saturday offers fun and free activities for everyone, with a special chance for our smaller Piccolo Spoleto fans to steal the show. Come with your best […]

Seed and Feed Marching Abominable

Seed & Feed Marching Abominable The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974. This all-volunteer organization has electrified audiences with its trademark style of explosive sound and colorful street theater. Originally formed as part of a theatre company, the band is well known for its fancifully costumed performers as well as its high-energy music. For more […]

Memorial Day Concert

Mon., May 30, 3:00pm Memorial Day Concert coordinator Bill Perry presented by Maj. Gen. (ret) Arthur J. Rooney, Jr. & Helen H. Rooney This annual concert offers a popular program of rousing marches and Broadway show tunes, and concludes with a patriotic musical tribute to each of the Armed Forces of our great country. Features Charleston Community Band and Columbia […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: Taiko Charleston

Tue., May 31, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm Taiko Charleston Taiko drumming is a dynamic musical art form grounded in core aspects of the martial arts, dance, and percussion. Most often played as a group, a Japanese Taiko performance is characterized by intensity, precision, strength, and a sense of celebration. Venue Charleston County Public Library Auditorium Address 68 Calhoun St. Admission Free […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: Jack and the Beanstalk

Wed., June 1, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm Jack and the Beanstalk Presented by College of Charleston Opera and directed by David Templeton, Jack and the Beanstalk presents the familiar children’s tale set to the music of the classics. Jack and the others teach the giant that nobody likes a bully in this hysterical and popular production. Venue Charleston County Public Library Auditorium […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: Little Red Riding Hood

Thu., June 2, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm Little Red Riding Hood SPROUTS Musical Theatre presents this sure-to-please entertaining and engaging retelling of the famous fairytale. Follow along with the sweet, basket toting Little Red Riding Hood as she travels to Granny’s house in this hilarious touring musical production. Venue Charleston County Public Library Auditorium Address 68 Calhoun St. Admission Free Note: School […]

Let’s Get Jazzy in the Park

Thu., June 2, 5:00pm Let’s Get Jazzy in the Park coordinated by The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and Residents Advisory The City of Charleston Housing Authority and Residents Advisory presents a community festival and jazz concert. The concert features Charleston’s own, The First Class Band. venue Robert Mills Manor Courtyard address 20 Franklin Street admission Free

Piccolo Neighborhood Pop-Up at Magnolia Park and Community Garden

Friday, June 3 at 6:00pm Piccolo Spoleto Festival is popping up in your neighborhood! Check out the Piccolo neighborhood pop-up at Magnolia Park and Community Garden featuring The Lowhills. This free event is fun for the whole family. Bring blankets and chairs to relax in the park and enjoy food from local vendors. Magnolia Park […]

Sand Sculpting Competition

Sat., June 4, 9:00am–1:00pm Sand Sculpting Competition Coordinator Chris Tindal Front Beach at Isle of Palms is transformed as artists take raw sand and water to create beautiful works of art. The sand sculpting competition is celebrating its 28th anniversary in Piccolo Spoleto. Come out to participate in the fun, family-oriented celebration whether you’re a competitor or a spectator, as teams compete […]

Colonial Lake Re-Opening

Sat., June 4, 11:00am Colonial Lake Re-Opening Come witness the formal rededication of Colonial Lake, as one of Charleston’s landmark public spaces returns to renewed vibrancy following a major renovation project spearheaded by the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the City of Charleston Parks Department. After the speeches and much deserved applause, enjoy a highspirited program of Piccolo Spoleto fun and festivity in this spectacular […]

Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton

Sat., June 4, 5:30pm Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton presented by Nexton Piccolo Spoleto will return to Summerville for Piccolo Spoleto at Nexton, a free concert with HoneySmoke. Libations will be provided by Carolina Ale House with a number of food trucks on-site as well. Party-goers should bring their own chairs or blankets and all are encouraged […]

Piccolo Spoleto Party at West Ashley High School

Sun., June 5, 6:00pm Piccolo Spoleto Party at West Ashley High School Piccolo heads back to West Ashley for the Piccolo Party at West Ashley High School, a rollicking, free family friendly outdoor concert with a high energy set by a visiting gypsy-punk-grass-string band that is sure to entertain. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs […]

Avondale chART-a-RAMA

Piccolo Spoleto returns to Avondale for a three-night extravaganza of arts and culture West of the Ashley. Events include painting workshops, yoga classes, a 24-hour live pianist marathon and a Brendan James concert. Follow them on their  Facebook Page, which is updated with newly added events, and make plans to attend this fun event! Here are some of […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: The Tortoise & The Hare

Tue., June 7, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm The Tortoise & The Hare Find out who will come out ahead in Porkchop Productions’ high-energy adaptation of Aesop’s ageless fable. All of your favorite characters, plus a few new ones, come to life before your eyes. Venue Charleston County Public Library Auditorium Address 68 Calhoun St. Admission Free Note: School groups […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda

Wed., June 8, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm Imani Milele Children’s Choir from Uganda An integral part of the Imani Milele children’s programs mission efforts, this choir travels internationally to raise awareness about the plight of Uganda’s orphaned and vulnerable children. The ensemble presents traditional African dances, drum routines, and a cappella music. Venue  Charleston County Public Library Auditorium Address  68 Calhoun […]

Children’s Programs at the Library: Charleston Mermaids

Thu., June 9, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm Charleston Mermaids Join the Ancient Echoes dance ensemble for a magical tale under the sea brought to life with dance and puppetry. Through folkloric Middle Eastern dance, lavish costumes, and interactive story-telling, the group stages a mermaid adventure. Venue Charleston County Public Library Auditorium Address 68 Calhoun St. Admission Free Note: School groups […]

Piccolo Spoleto Finale

Sat., June 11, 5:00pm–10:00pm Piccolo Spoleto Finale presented by SCE&G and Roper St. Francis Join the fun as Charleston converges on Hampton Park for the Piccolo Spoleto Finale. Closing out Piccolo Spoleto 2016, Festival-goers can get their groove on at the free-to-the-public Piccolo Spoleto Finale. Hit the dance floor with musical performances from The Very Hypnotic Soul Band, […]