Festival Traditions

The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974, performing at home and on the road in festivals, on stages, and in support of community events and fundraisers of all kinds.

Throughout its history, the Band 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.

  • Saturday, May 25 at 11:00am, Marion Square

Photo credit: Paul Zoeller/P&C Staff

The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974, performing at home and on the road in festivals, on stages, and in support of community events and fundraisers of all kinds.

Throughout its history, the Band 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.

  • Saturday, May 25  from 10:30pm-midnight – US Custom House (East Bay side)

The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta’s wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974, performing at home and on the road in festivals, on stages, and in support of community events and fundraisers of all kinds.

Throughout its history, the Band 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.

  • Sunday, May 26 from 11:00am-noon; US Custom House (East Bay side)

This annual patriotic tradition features the combined Charleston Concert Band and Columbia Community Band in a concert ranging from rousing marches to Broadway show tunes, and concluding with a stirring musical tribute to each of the armed forces of our great country. Come salute our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  Bring a chair or blanket to this FREE event.

  • Monday, May 27 at 3:00pm at Hampton Park

Come join the Gullah Geechee Connecting Wid Da Diaspora event!  Bringing together folks from near and far to celebrate the rich culture, heritage and also share with theirs. Get ready for a day filled with music, poetry, dance, food, storytelling, and more! This family friendly fun filled event will be hosted by Savannah J from Star 99.7 w/good vibes & beautiful energy.

Date: Saturday, May 25 from 12:00-3:00pm
Venue: Cannon Street Arts Center, 134 Cannon Street
Admission: Free

Children’s Programs at the Library
Charleston County Main Branch, 68 Calhoun Street *unless noted otherwise

Interested in attending a Piccolo Spoleto event at CCPL?

  • Tickets are required for entrance to these events and will be available at the Main Library Children’s Desk in person only starting on May 20.
  • No phone reservations.
  • Tickets are limited and will be available while supplies last.
  • Limited numbers of tickets are available per household.
  • School groups are granted priority access to the 9:30 a.m. performances and MUST register by May 15.
  • Call 843-805-6893 for more program details or to register your school group.

Shana Banana Presents: Heartbeat of the Earth
Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, May 28 at 11:30 am

Shana Banana teams up with Didgeridoo Down Under’s Raihan Alam–aka “Rai the Guy”– to present a multi-faceted sensory extravaganza of songs, world percussion and didgeridoo playing, storytelling, puppets, and live animals! Together, Shana, Rai and the audience will travel the world, visiting various ecosystems and the animals and people who make our planet something to celebrate and protect. Complete with imagination, cultural awareness, and appreciation of individual and intercultural (and interspecies) similarities, this show will keep children entertained, moving, dancing, acting and singing.

Porkchop Productions Presents Goldilocks
Thursday, May 30 at 9:30 am
Thursday, May 30 at 11:30 am

Ever wonder what happened to Goldilocks after she left the home of the three bears? We did! Find out in this whimsical tale that teaches important lessons about respecting others as well as yourself!

College of Charleston’s Opera in Jack and the Beanstalk
Tuesday, June 4 at 9:30 am
Tuesday, June 4 at 11:30 am

Based on the familiar tale— Jack sells the family cow in exchange for magic beans which grow into a giant beanstalk in the sky. Jack encounters a Giant who is a bad guy. Based on melodies by Arthur Sullivan and displays full costumes, scenery, and operatic ensembles.

Super Reggae Man
Thursday, June 6 at 9:30 am
Thursday, June 6 at  11:30 am

Super Reggae Man promises to delight young audiences with his “One-Man Reggae Band” performance!  While using a looping device and playing one instrument at a time, Children will learn about the building blocks of Roots Reggae Music.  Drum and bass grooves combined with guitar and Keyboard rhythms, vocal harmonies, and soothing horn parts all interlock together to create a unique musical experience.

Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Competition
Come out and participate in the sand sculpting competition at the Isle of Palms, Front Beach.  Watch artists compete for prized in different categories as they take raw sand and water, transforming the beach into beautiful works of art.  Whether you’re a competitor or a spectator, this family-friendly celebration is fun for everyone.

  • Saturday, June 1 at 9:00am; Front Beach, Isle of Palms

45th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival Finale 
Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 5:00-10:00pm
Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Boulevard