Spoleto is right around the corner, and we’re getting prepared extra early this year. Though the festival attracts people from all over the world, they like to give special ticket offers to locals first. This year the local savings event is happening two weeks earlier than in past years, and it’s been extended to an entire weekend.

Locals Weekend runs April 13-14, beginning Saturday morning with the opening of the box office, which is located at the Charleston Visitor Center. It will be open for walk-up buyers only from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Locals Weekend will continue through Sunday the 14th at King Street’s Second Sunday event. There will be a special booth at the corner of King and George streets equipped with Spoleto experts and brochures to answer any questions about this year’s festival. Tickets will be on sale again exclusively for walk-up customers nearby at the Sottile Theatre on George Street, as well as back at the Visitor’s Center from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

By purchasing tickets in person, locals can avoid any extra fees, like shipping and handling charges. Not to mention the special discounts they’re offering, like 20 percent off Jonhnnyswim’s show (pictured) and select classical chamber music performances. For more information about what’s going on at this year’s festival, visit spoletousa.org.