Spoleto Festival USA is an annual arts festival that takes place in Charleston, South Carolina. The festival was founded in 1977 and has since become one of the most prestigious and well-attended arts festivals in the United States. It features a diverse range of artistic disciplines, including opera, dance, theater, music, and visual arts, and attracts a large and diverse audience of arts fans and industry professionals. In addition to performances and exhibitions, the festival also includes other cultural events, such as lectures, workshops, and food and drink events. Spoleto Festival USA takes place in the spring each year and is a major highlight of the Charleston cultural calendar.