Have some free time in between events during the festival?

Make sure you check out the rest of our beautiful city.  Visit to learn more about where to stay and what to do during your visit.


Because the Charleston peninsula comprises a small area filled with beautiful historic homes, many residents must park on the street. To avoid parking fines, festival-goers are strongly urged to strictly observe parking limits or utilize convenient parking garages. This is an abbreviated list of available parking garages that are convenient to festival venues.
*Aquarium Garage, 24 Calhoun St.
Charleston Place Hotel Garage, 85 Hasell St.
*Charleston Visitor’s Center Garage, 63 Mary St.
*Cumberland & Concord Garage–4 Cumberland St.
*East Bay Garage, 25 Prioleau St.
*Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.
Gaillard Garage, 32 Alexander St.
Majestic Garage, 211 King St.
St. Philip St. Garage, 75 St. Philip St.
*Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen St.
*Wentworth Garage, 81 Wentworth St.

Public Transit

Visitors can now easily get around town on the recently upgraded free to ride DASH shuttles featuring noticeable improvements in comfort, safety, and efficiency. The free DASH shuttles offer convenient service along downtown loops, with handy stops near parking garages. Festival visitors are encouraged to use our full public transportation system, which includes both the DASH shuttles and CARTA buses. They follow convenient downtown routes near major festival sites, and all are ADA compliant and handicapped accessible.
The regular fare is $2.00 for the CARTA Metro Buses with multi-ride passes starting at $7.00, while the DASH (Downtown Area Shuttles), are free for all residents and visitors. For more information, call DASH and CARTA at (843) 724-7420. Tickets are available for purchase in person downtown at the Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting Street; or by visiting

Ride a Bike

Visitors and locals alike enjoy riding bicycles to get around town.

Use our new bike share program Holy City Spokes to get around the city. Available 24/7 with 27 hubs in the City of Charleston you can explore the city and travel from performance from performance with ease. Visit for locations and pricing details.


Parking garages marked above * have public restrooms. Additional restrooms are located in the following public buildings: Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.; City Gallery, 34 Prioleau St.; Charleston City Hall, 80 Broad St.; and Charleston Visitor Center, 375 Meeting St.
Temporary restrooms will be located at all major outdoor Piccolo Spoleto events.