Charleston SC - Steps to Spoleto Festival USA - a Cultural Smorgasbord

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Posted By Heather Lord @ Apr 29th 2009 11:10pm In: Charleston SC Events

 St.Phillips Church - From Corner of Church & Queen

Downtown Charleston Living: Culture at Your Doorstep!

A truly unique aspect of living in downtown Charleston SC is the proximity to the very best cultural experiences the Low Country has to offer. From First Friday gallery crawls on Broad Street, to symphony performances at the Galliard Auditorium, improv comedy at Theater 99 and the live music pumping from countless club doorways on East Bay Street, there seems to be a fresh cultural experience around every Charleston corner.

 And then, it gets really good! For two amazing weeks, Charleston becomes the cultural capital of the Southeast.  That's when Spoleto Festival USA arrives to delight your senses and kick off summer in Charleston.

Downtown Gallery - Charleston SC

 Spoleto USA: A World of Culture in the Low Country

Over 30 years ago, Spoleto USA began as the American counterpart to the Festival of Two Worlds held in Spoleto, Italy. Since then, the annual, 17-day festival has grown into a truly major cultural event, hosting over 100 world premieres and 93 American premieres.

Today, Charleston's Spoleto Festival USA continues to bring the world of culture to the Low Country, and there's something for almost every taste, including:  Opera, Classical Music, Choral, Jazz, Dance, Theater and Visual Arts.

Theater in Downtown Charleston - Venue for Spoleto Festival USA

Cultural Excitement in the Air

The impact on Charleston and the Low Country is tremendous. Throughout the festival, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions are crowded with visitors. The energy and excitement up and down Charleston's narrow streets is unlike any other time of the year.

 For some, it's an inconvenience. For others, however, it's a time to put their Charleston pride on display! Each May, downtown residents have become accustomed to sharing their quiet southern town with the world. It's a time of entertaining, garden parties and home tours.  This is when you truly see that culture is not only an event, but a lifestyle!

Enjoy the Culture of Downtown Charleston Living

So whether you live in a Charleston Single in the French Quarter, a Federal along the Battery, a Victorian-era home  in Ansonborough, or a loft condo on East Bay, take time to appreciate the smorgasbord of cultural opportunities that Charleston has to offer-during Spoleto, and all year long! You can even view  Charleston Historic Homes online specific to the neighborhood that interests you!

 Please be sure to visit the Spoleto Festival USA website at

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