Special Events

Celebrate Spoleto Festival USA while supporting its mission.

Annual Auction

Friday, February 21
Charleston Visitor Center
375 Meeting Street

Join us for a festive evening at the newly-renovated Charleston Visitor Center featuring an exciting array of auction items ranging from beautiful art pieces to elite travel packages to private events with Festival artists. Guests will enjoy a seated dinner and premium bar. All proceeds benefit the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. An accompanying online auction will run from February 17 – March 1. Explore the Auction.

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Mary Ramsay Civic Award Luncheon

Friday, April 3
The Governor Thomas Bennett House
69 Barre Street

Spoleto Festival USA will present the 2020 Mary Ramsay Civic Award to John Hagerty. Click below or call (843) 720-1114 to purchase tickets. Sponsored by South State Bank.

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Omar Opening-Night Party

Friday, May 22
Immediately following Omar
The President's House at the College of Charleston
6 Glebe Street

Join the cast and creative team of Omar for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at a post-performance party celebrating the opening night.

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Opening-Weekend Fête

Saturday, May 23
Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street

Following Scottish Ballet’s spellbinding performance of The Crucible, the Opening-Weekend Fête celebrates the 2020 Festival at the beautiful Gibbes Museum of Art. Toast these spectacular dancers at the soiree of the season. Guests will mingle with artists and patrons, enjoy a sumptuous buffet supper, dance to live music in the garden, and wander the museum’s galleries. More Information.

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For a Fête package including premium performance tickets, please call 843.720.1114.

Festival Parties

Artists and patrons gather together for conversation and cocktails at numerous parties throughout the Festival season. Joining Spoleto Society or Spoleto SCENE grants Festival-goers behind-the-scenes access and opportunities to meet and mingle with artists and other friends of the Festival. If you are interested in hosting a party, please call the Development Office at (843) 724-1192 or email [email protected].