Closures & Cancellations

Updated April 27, 2020 – The following events and businesses across the Grand Strand are being canceled/postponed/closed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some businesses remain open so please stop in.

BEACHES

Governor McMaster Alters Emergency Ordinances

In his April 20 press conference Gov. McMaster announced the following modifications to executive orders due to COVID-19: 

  • As of noon April 21, the order closing beaches across the state will be lifted. The decision regarding public access to the beach will be returned to local jurisdiction.

  • The City of Myrtle Beach issued executive order #7 today which states public access to the beach and adjacent parking will remain closed until one of the following occurs: the emergency declaration expires, City Council directs otherwise or the emergency order is rescinded.

  • The City of North Myrtle Beach will reopen public beach accesses at noon on Tuesday, April 21. Social distancing is required and groups of 3 or more will be dispersed. Order will be available here.

  • Surfside Beach voted to open beaches for non-stationary activities. Parking is restricted to those with town decals. Order available here.

  • Pawleys Island beaches are closed until April 27 at noon. Order available here.

  • Georgetown County beach accesses and Murrells Inlet Marshwalk will remain closed until the end of their state of emergency or May 15. Order available here.

  • On April 16, the governor issued a new executive order reopening public boat ramps.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has closed public access to all beaches and has closed all public boat ramps, landings, and other access points on the state's lakes, rivers, and waterways. The order does not impact the rights of private property owners living on beaches, lakes, rivers, or waterways in any way.

 

ATTRACTIONS CLOSED

Gov. Henry McMaster issued executive order 2020-17 closing all non-essential businesses in South Carolina that include close contact between individuals. Closures went in effect on April 1, 2020. On April 3, the governor issued a new executive order closing additional non-essential businesses, effective at 5 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2020.

All City of Myrtle Beach parks, including Barc Parc North, Barc Parc South, Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium and the tennis courts, closed Monday, April 6, 2020, until further notice.

Gov. Henry McMaster issued a mandatory “home or work” order, effective Tuesday, April 7, at 5 p.m. Under this order, all South Carolinians must stay home unless going to work, visiting family, exercising outdoors, or obtaining essential goods and services. Additionally, retail stores that remain open are required to limit the number of customers in the store to no more than five customers per 1,000 sq. ft. or 20% capacity according to the fire marshal, whichever is less. 

GOLF COURSES CLOSED

  • Aberdeen Country Club 
  • Arcadian Shores Golf Club 
  • Colonial Charters Golf Club
  • Founders Club at Pawleys Island.
  • The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University
  • Members Club at Grande Dunes

EVENTS - Rescheduled

  • Carolina Country Music Fest - Sept. 17-20, 2020
    • What to do if you can't attend CCMF 2020 and have tickets?
      • Ticket are non-refundable per Terms and Conditions and on receipt of purchased tickets. 
      • To facilitate re-sale a Facebook page has been set up to make it easier to sell tickets; CCMF’er to CCMF’er.
      • Once you’re ready to sell/transfer your tickets, we’ve set up an easy to use form on our site to requests tickets be transferred to another individual:
      • CCMF customer service set up and responding to emails/social posts and all questions.
      • For all the info on CCMF being rescheduled: carolinacountrymusicfest.com/rescheduled
  • 32nd Run To The Sun Car Show - Sept. 24-26, at the former Myrtle Square Mall site
  • Irish Fest - June 13, Grand Park in The Market Common
  • Dragon Boat Festival - Aug. 22, Grand Park in The Market Common
  • Pee Dee Streetrodders’ Run to the Sun Car and Truck Show - Sept. 24-26 at the former Myrtle Square Mall site
  • Myrtle Beach Harley Davidson Bike Week - Sep. 28 - Oct. 4
  • Pooch-A-Mania - Oct. 4, Grand Park at The Market Common
  • 39th Annual World Famous Blue Crab Festival - Oct. 10-11 
  • Art in the Park - Oct. 19-20, Valor Memorial Garden at The Market Common
  • Jeep Jam - Oct. 23-25, at the former Myrtle Square Mall site
  • Food Truck Festival - Oct. 30-31 on Ocean Boulevard

EVENTS - Canceled

  • Can-Am Days & Conway Can-Am Days
  • Carolina Country Music Cruise postponed to early 2021.
  • Monday After The Masters postponed until April 2021.
  • Smoke on the Beach BBQ Competition postponed mbscsmokeonthebeach.com

RETAIL ADJUSTED HOURS

Some stores and retail establishments have adjusted hours to allow staff to restock and do additional cleaning. 

  • Broadway At The Beach and Barefoot Landing are open for all normal center services but merchants have the flexibility to adjust their hours or to close as they deem necessary.
  • Costco, Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
    Seniors 60+ and over in addition to first responders and health care workers Tue - Thu 8-9 a.m.
    Gas station is open every day at 6 a.m. More information: costco.com/covid-updates.html
  • Publix will close two hours earlier at 8 p.m.
  • Sam’s Club will open at 9 a.m. each day, Sundays will open at 10 a.m.
  • Tanger Outlets Both Locations - open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tangeroutlet.com/myrtlebeach501 or tangeroutlet.com/myrtlebeach17
  • Walmart including Neighborhood Markets would be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

SCHOOLS/COLLEGES

  • Coastal Carolina University classes are taking place online and will remain online for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. 
  • Horry County Parks & Rec after school programs are canceled in accordance with school closings 
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College classes are taking place online and will remain online for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. 
  • All South Carolina K-12 Public Schools will remain closed through the month of April. Students continue education with learning from home program. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

  • City of  Conway Visitor Center d conwayalive.com/visitor-center
  • City of Myrtle Beach cityofmyrtlebeach.com/coronavirus/index.php
  • All City of Myrtle Beach Recreation Centers, Chapin Memorial Library, youth and adult sports, and programs are closed/canceled.
  • City of Myrtle Beach meetings and city-related events will be postponed to a later date. 
  • Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of March 23. Jurors should not report to the courthouse this week.
  • All Horry County Government offices will be closed to the public until further notice. All Horry County Parks and Recreation and Library programs are canceled, including organized athletics. For the latest updates visit horrycounty.org/closings
  • SC Works office buildings within the Waccamaw Region (including Georgetown, Horry, and Williamsburg counties) closed. Unemployment questions? Please call 1-866-831-1724.

HEALTH CARE RESTRICTED ACCESS

Hospitals in the Grand Strand are restricting access to their facilities to protect patients from the coronavirus.

CHURCHES

SPORTS

  • City of Myrtle Beach Sports Facilities are all closed, and events canceled until further notice.
  • Coastal Carolina University - Per order of the Sun Belt Conference, all sports are currently suspended until further notice.
  • Ripken Baseball – Out of an abundance of caution, Ripken baseball has closed until the end of March.  Their tournaments are canceled. ripkenbaseball.com/news_article/show/1095382 
  • TOP GUN Sports has suspended all of its tournaments through 3/31/2020. At that time a determination will be made on future events. This includes local tournaments and national accounts.


Week of March 16

  • Cabinfever Pickleball Tournament - March 17-18, MB Sports Center - Canceled 
  • Cheer LTD Nationals @ CANAM - March 20-22 – Canceled
  • 2020 Dunes Sparks Toyota Jr Tennis Championship - March 20-21 - Dunes Club - Cancelled. All USTA events have been suspended until after April 20
  • Fastpitch Dreams - March 14-21 - North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex - Canceled
  • Hightide Ultimate Frisbee - March 15-18 - North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex - Canceled
  • 2020 Pier to Pier Beach Run - March 21 - Postponed. Date to be determined
  • Shamrock Invitational - Canceled
  • 2020 SC State Gymnastics Meet – March 20-22 - MBSC – Canceled. All USA Gymnastics sanctioned events canceled through the end of March by USAG.
  • Top Gun Sports March Local Events - March 20-22 - Myrtle Beach & Georgetown - Cancelled


Week of March 23

  • Fastpitch Dreams - March 21-28 - North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex - Canceled
  • Hightide Ultimate Frisbee - March 22-5 - North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex - Canceled
  • Spirit Sports Battle at the Beach Cheer Event - March 28-29 - Decision to be made early in week of 3/16 - TBD

Week of March 30

  • Beach Run Invitational - April 2-3 - Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium - Cancelled
  • NTBA Ballin at the Beach - April 3-5 - MB Sports Center - Cancelled

Week of April 6 - 12

  • 2020 Mingo Bay Baseball Tournament #1- April 6-10 - Local High School fields - Canceled
  • Myrtle Madness Volleyball - April 10-12 - Myrtle Beach Sports Center - Canceled

Week of April 13 - 19

  • Cheer Ltd. All-Star Challenge - April 17-19 - MBCC/MBSC - Canceled/Rescheduled
  • 2020 Mingo Bay Baseball Tournament #2- April 14-18 - Local High School fields - Canceled

Week of April 20 - 26

  • 2020 Region 8 Level 6/7/8 Gymnastics Championships (Excel Gymnastics) – April 24-26, MB Sports Center - Canceled (Have been awarded 2022 Region 8 Gymnastics Championships from April 29 - May 1, 2022)

Week of April 27 - May 3

  • Prep Hoops DedicationSzn Kick-Off - May 8-10 - Myrtle Beach Sports Center - Canceled

Here are three local news broadcast stations that have pages with the latest closures and cancellations.