Hurricane Matthew cancels Grand Strand events

Surf and wind from Hurricane Matthew crash on the waterfront in Baracoa, Cuba, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The dangerous Category 4 storm blew ashore around dawn in Haiti. It unloaded heavy rain as it swirled on toward a lightly populated part of Cuba and the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) –  Residents and emergency officials are scrambling to prepare for the impact from Hurricane Matthew.

Schools, offices and businesses are closing and all events originally planned for this weekend have been either cancelled or postponed.

  1. Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art (just events tonight through Sat. POSTPONED)
  2. Lake City Junior Woman’s Club Oktoberfest Cornhole Tournament (was Friday night. Now next Fri. Oct. 14)
  3. SC Sweet Potato Festival (was Sat. in Darlington. Now Sat. Oct. 29)
  4. Sons of Italy Festa Italiana (was Sat. & Sun. at Broadway. Now Nov. 12 & 13.)
  5. Little River Shrimp Festival (was Sat. & Sun. CANCELLED)
  6. Art in the Park (was Sat. & Sun. in MB. CANCELLED)
  7. Surfrider Chilympics (was Sun. in Murrells Inlet. Now Sunday, Oct. 16.)
  8. Out of the Darkness Walk (was Sat. in MB. Now Oct. 22)
  9. Walk to End Alzheimers (was Sat. in MB. Now Nov. 5)
  10. All Youth Sports Program Activities (Was Wed-Friday at Crabtree Memorial and Pepper Geddings Rec Centers, CANCELLED)
  11. MyBeach 101, Session 2, Class 1 (Was Thurs, Historic Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum & Education Center, POSTPONED)
  12. “Fright Nights” (Was Friday-Sunday,Boardwalk Entertainment District and Ocean Boo-levard, CANCELLED)
  13. Myrtle Beach Celebrates the East Coast Greenway (Was Sat., Warbird Park,POSTPONED)
  14. Connecting Cops, Kids and Community (Was Sat., Grand Park. POSTPONED)
  15. First-Time Homebuyers’ Workshop (Was Sat., Mary C Canty Recreation Center, POSTPONED)
  16. 39th Annual South Carolina Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony (Was Sat., Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, POSTPONED)