FULL LIST: Local closures, cancellations and postponements due to coronavirus concerns

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Several local events have been canceled and businesses are announcing closures due to the rapidly evolving situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic.

While only one case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Charleston County, events across the tri-county are being canceled out of concerns for attendees and close contact with one another.


  • Mount Pleasant ArtFest, which was scheduled for March 14th, has been canceled.
  • 21st Annual Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast at Old Santee Canal Park scheduled for this weekend is canceled.
  • Dunleavys Pub on Sullivan’s Island has canceled its annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. While there will be no event on the street, there will be business as usual inside. ” Corned Beef Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Malarkey all day all night,” said Bill Dunleavy.
  • The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle has canceled its planned trip to the port of Charleston. The tall ship was scheduled to be in Charleston for three days starting Friday, March 13th.
  • The North Charleston POPS! “Pops in Space” concert scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center is postponed. The concert is rescheduled for Saturday, May 23.
  • Volvo Car Open tennis tournament on Daniel Island has been canceled. The event was supposed to take place April 4-12.
  • A showing of the MET Opera Live scheduled for Saturday, March 14th at the Main Library in downtown Charleston has been canceled.
  • Sullivan’s Island had canceled its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations scheduled for Saturday, March 14.
  • All local and national sporting events have been cancelled, including the Charleston Riverdogs and South Carolina Stingray events.
  • Baby Shark Live! performance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center has been postponed.
  • The Charleston Electrical Contractors Association’s Electrician Competition has been postponed to approximately some time next month.
  • The S.C. Commission for Minority Affairs’ Hemp Farming Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21 at SC State University has been canceled.
  • Cirque Du Soleil summer performances in Columbia and North Charleston are canceled.
  • Kane Brown concert postponed, rescheduled for October 1.
  • Black Expo 2020 scheduled for Saturday, March 14 has been postponed.
  • The 48th annual Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival has been rescheduled and will now take place on September 4, 5 and 6, 2020.
  • The April 4th Cooper River Bridge Run will be rescheduled to August 1st, 2020.
  • The Charleston Men’s chorus’s concert at St. Philip’s on March 15 has been canceled.
  • Harris Teeter will close each night at 9:00 p.m., Publix will close at 8:00 p.m.
  • Walmart stores and Neighborhood Markets will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.
  • All South Carolina schools are closed through March 31st.
  • The South Carolina Aquarium is closed through March 31st.
  • Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historic Parks will close Wednesday until further notice.
  • Courts in North Charleston will only open for bond hearings, which will take place at 9am only. Bond paperwork must be turned in by 7am to be heard same-day.  All other court cases are to be rescheduled and written confirmation of the new court dates and times will be mailed to all case parties.
  • All recreational programs in North Charleston are suspended, and facilities are closed.
  • Riverfront Park is closed and park events to be rescheduled to a later date.
  • All North Charleston senior centers are closed.
  • All Cultural Arts facilities are closed, all school performances suspended. North Charleston Arts Fest and the Children’s Festival are canceled.
  • Palmetto Carriage Works will suspend operations for at least 2 weeks, beginning Tuesday at 5pm
  • Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band concert scheduled for April 16 at North Charleston Coliseum rescheduled for June 11.
  • Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is closed until further notice.

No other cancellations have been announced at this time. We will continue to update this list.

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