Memorial Day is just around the corner and with that comes the famous Spoleto Festival in historic Charleston. The Spoleto Festival is an annual 17-day festival that is held at the end of May and beginning of June. The festival is one of the biggest international performing arts festivals in the United States. The Spoleto Festival is the American counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi, which is held every year in Spoleto Italy. The Spoleto Festival USA started in 1977. The establishers picked Charleston because it multiple venues for performances and an old-world European charm. The festival brings in tons of visitors and you will want to book your Charleston hotel soon as hotels sell out for the events. There will be performances by a Spanish Flamenco dancing troupe, a French circus, a British puppet theater company, an emerging tap/hip-hop phenom from New York City, and many others. If you love the performing arts you are not going to want to miss the performances at the Spoleto Festival.
Tickets to performances vary depending on date and seat selection. There are also packages and discounts available at the Spoleto Festival website. If you are looking for an exquisite downtown Charleston hotel for the festival, book your stay at the Andrew Pinckney Inn. The Andrew Pinckney Inn features lavish hotel accommodations decorated in an elegant West Indies style. The rooms have plush beds and linens with all the modern conveniences of home. Many room’s feature luxury features like Jacuzzi tubs, Juliet balconies and gorgeous views of downtown Charleston. The posh amenities at the Andrew Pinckney Inn include gourmet coffee and tea in the afternoons with yummy cookies, a rooftop terrace and atrium and the Andrew Pinckney is a historic tour pick-up. Spend a week in downtown Charleston enjoy all the amazing performances at the Spoleto Festival while staying in a luxury hotel!