via Southern Mamas

This sounds like a good day trip if you are in the mood.


Charleston’s Spoleto Festival may be a little too hoity-toity and pricey for the kids.

But Piccolo Spoleto, which starts this Fri. May 23 in Charleston and is the official outreach festival to Spoleto, is a fun, laid-back, kid-friendly time featuring music, dance, parades, story-telling and more.

Events include a FREE outdoor family-friendly concert, 8-9:30 pm Fri. May 23 @ the US Customs House, Concord and Market streets in downtown Charleston.

The Sunset Serenade concert includes Irish fiddlers Na Fidleiri playing with a group of 100 fourth grade Suzuki violin students from Charleston County Schools who are making their world debut and Benjamin Britten’s “A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” performed by the Charleston Symphony (conducted by Scott Terrell). Click here for more info about the free concert.

Piccolo Spoleto runs Fri. May 23 through June 8. Click here for info about more Piccolo family and children events.