Piccolo Spoleto is back!

Piccolo Spoleto, one of the Lowcountry’s signature cultural events, is back with 17 days of arts, dance, music and creative celebration. This year’s festival runs May 28 to June 13, 2021 with a slate of all-free, all-outdoor performances and safe, pandemic-friendly exhibitions. The advance program guide is now available for download or may be requested by contacting the Office of Cultural Affairs.

The city of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs has unveiled the 2021 Piccolo Spoleto Festival Poster, “A Song of Charleston” by Kate Hooray Osmond. Osmond is an American painter and

“A Song of Charleston” Artwork by Kate Hooray Osmond

installation artist based in Charleston, SC. Her work can be found amongst the collections of the Franklin Burroughs/Simeon Chapin Art Museum, the Medical University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, and other public and private collections.

DAILY EVENTS

Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Marion Square 329 Meeting St. Downtown.
Mon.-Thurs, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Note: Sun., June 13 is an optional day for exhibitors.)

Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition
Charleston City Gallery
34 Prioleau St. Downtown.
12-5 p.m.

Public Art: Enough Pie
Vivian Moultrie Playground 1201 King St. Downtown.

Public Art: Tiger Strikes Asteroid
West Ashley Greenway

 

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Friday, May 28
Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show
Wragg Square 342 Meeting St. Downtown.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Charleston Fanfare
Cannon Park 131 Rutledge Ave. Downtown.
6 p.m.
Kick off Piccolo Spoleto 2021 with a celebration of Charleston’s iconic musical traditions with CSO brass, Gracie & Lacy, and more.

Saturday, May 29
Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Show
Wragg Square 342 Meeting St. Downtown.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 30
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iccolo Spoleto Crafts Show
Wragg Square 342 Meeting St. Downtown.
11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Musical Program
Wragg Square 342 Meeting St. Downtown.
12 p.m.
A delightful offering from local talents working in a range of styles.

Classical Promenade
Hampton Park 30 Mary Murray Blvd.
6 p.m.
Enjoy a leisurely evening stroll punctuated by performances featuring Charleston’s finest classical muscians, including Yuriy Bekker and CSO string quartet, a trio led by CSO principal flutist Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, and “Social Distance-SING” with Holy City Arts & Lyric Opera.

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Concert
Hampton Park 30 Mary Murray Blvd. Downtown.
3 p.m.
Celebrate Memorial Day with a stirring patriotic concert performed by the Charleston Concert Band. Note change in venue for 2021.

Dance Programs
Hampton Park 30 Mary Murray Blvd. Downtown.
7 p.m.
Annex Dance Company and Unbound Ballet Collective share the bill for this evening of contemporary work, including premiere work and pieces in re-imagined settings.