Closures & Cancellations

Updated April 2, 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 CLOSED

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

To slow the spread of COVID-19 local and state leaders have passed emergency ordinances that impact Grand Strand residents and visitors. All amusements designed to attract and accommodate visitors, are hereby ordered to close effective Friday, March 27, 2020, including but not limited to:

  • Movie and live-performance theaters.
  • Golf courses in the City of Myrtle Beach limits (although locals’ play is allowed) 
  • Mini-golf courses. 
  • Moped, and golf cart rental operations.
  • Amusement parks and arcades.

In addition, on March 31, 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster issued executive order 2020-17 closing all non-essential businesses in South Carolina that include close contact between individuals. Closures are effective at 5 p.m. on April 1, 2020.

RESTAURANTS CLOSED

The following restaurants have temporarily closed. Click here for area restaurants offering take-out, curbside, and delivery.

  • Banditos
  • Bonfire, A Smokin' Taqueria
  • Bovine’s Restaurant
  • Cafe Old Vienna
  • Captain Archie's
  • Carolina Dreaming
  • Carolina Roadhouse
  • China Hao 
  • Costa Coastal Kitchen & Bar
  • Crabby George’s Seafood Buffet 
  • Craft Taco, both locations
  • Croissants Bistro & Bagel both locations are closed
  • Dagwood's Deli, Surfside Beach
  • Denny’s, Myrtle Beach 
  • Eggs Up Grill, 38th Ave Myrtle Beach
  • Eggs Up Grill, 501 Conway 
  • Eggs Up Grill, Church St Conway
  • Eggs Up Grill, Garden City 
  • Eggs Up Grill, Pawleys
  • Flying Fish Public Market & Grill 
  • Fuddruckers both locations are closed
  • Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 
  • Gulfstream Cafe
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Harry’s Breakfast Pancakes
  • Hook & Barrel 
  • Humphrey’s
  • Joe’s Bar & Grill
  • Kindbelly Cafe
  • Liberty Tap Room & Grill
  • Lobster House Seafood Restaurant
  • Mediterranean Bistro
  • Mr. Fish Restaurant
  • National House of Pancakes
  • New York Prime
  • Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom
  • Riptydz Oceanfront Grille & Rooftop Bar
  • Sol Concina Mexicana
  • Sol y Luna Latin Cantina
  • Southern House of Pancakes
  • Strong Waters Craft Cocktails & Kitchen
  • Taco Mundo Kitchen y Cantina
  • TBonz Gill & Grill
  • Thoroughbreds Chophouse & Seafood Grille

BUSINESSES CLOSED

The businesses below have closed. Note that on March 31, 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster issued executive order 2020-17 closing all non-essential businesses in South Carolina that include close contact between individuals. Closures are effective at 5 p.m. on April 1, 2020.

  • Bath & Body Works
  • Conway Glass will continue to provide glass services and products to our customers. The building at 708 12th Ave is temporarily closed to the public. Place your order by phone: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 843-248-3558; Place your order by email: form here.
  • Inlet Yoga
  • Myrtle Beach Dental Associates Treatment limited to emergency and urgent care only for existing patients. mbdentalassociates.com
  • Myrtle Beach Mall 
  • RTA continues to operate full-service indoor waiting areas are closed. 
  • United Way of Horry County Free Tax Prep Sites File your taxes online free with United Way’s filing tool at MyFreeTaxes.com

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?
      • Policy since day one and listed on web, terms and conditions and receipt of purchase is tickets are non-refundable
      • To facilitate re-sale:
      • NO fraudulent activity
      • CCMF customer service set up and responding to emails/social posts and all questions
      • Full page with all info: 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 - Sept. 19, 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
  • Pooch-A-Mania - Oct. 4, Grand Park at The Market Common
  • 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
  • Myrtle Beach Harley Week this spring has been canceled. Organizers say they intend to combine events with the Fall Rally in October, which will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.

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. 
  • 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.