Hurricane Florence: Event Cancellations

Hurricane Florence

Getty Hurricane Florence is causing several event cancellations. Here's what we know so far.

Hurricane Florence is forcing numerous postponements and cancellations of several concerts and events in the affected area over the next few days. Florence poses a dangerous threat to the coastal regions of the Carolinas, where it’s expected to make landfall early Friday morning.

A map from the National Hurricane Center shows a forecast cone and coastal watches and warnings below. Current projections show Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, threatening North and South Carolina this week.

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National Hurricane Center

Here’s a list of events that have been affected with significant delays and/or cancelations. Heavy will continue to update as more information is known.

According to Inside Nova:

      • The 2018 Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull scheduled for Saturday is canceled and will not be rescheduled. (Northern Virginia)
      • Arts Alive at the Hylton Performing Arts Center has been canceled. A new date for the event has not been scheduled as of Tuesday morning. (Northern Virginia)
      • The 40th Annual Police Motorcycle Rodeo at Potomac Mills has been rescheduled for Sept. 26-29. (Northern Virginia)
      • Registered Plane Pull teams and 5K/10K runners will be contacted by event organizers regarding the run. While the event this year is canceled, donations can still be made to Special Olympics Virginia. (Northern Virginia)
      • Haymarket Day 2018 has been postponed to Oct. 20. The After Hours Concert has also been rescheduled for Oct. 20. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Emily Lockhart at or 703-753-2600. (Northern Virginia)
    • According to HR Scene:
      • The Movies & More Series for Saturday, September 15 at Courtyard Square Park has been canceled. The next showing will be on Saturday, October 13. (Chesapeake)
      • The Neptune Festival 22nd Annual Fall Wine Festival at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront has been cancelled. (Virginia Beach)
      • The annual Town Center Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday the 15th is rescheduled to Saturday, September 22 in the Town Center Fountain Plaza from 7 to 8 p.m. (Virginia Beach)
      • The TowneBank In-Water Boat Show at Town Point Park has been rescheduled to Veterans Day Weekend, November 9-11 (Norfolk)
      • Comedian Bill Burr at Chrysler Hall will be rescheduling the original September 14 performance to Friday, September 21. Tickets will be honored at the door, but refunds will also be available from the original point of purchase until September 19. (Norfolk)
      • Generic Theater’s Stupid F–king Bird scheduled for Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16 at Chrysler Hall’s Little Hall has been canceled indefinitely. (Norfolk)
      • The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Faith – The Music of George Michael scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at Chrysler Hall is postponed. Ticketholders will be contacts with dates when rescheduled. (Norfolk)
      • Draken Harald Harfagre stopover scheduled for Thursday, September 13– Sunday, September 16 has been postponed. (Norfolk)
      • The Norfolk Botanical Garden will close Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14. All classes are canceled. (Norfolk)
      • The Suffolk Center of Arts Gallery Reception, scheduled for Thursday, September 13th is rescheduled for Wednesday, September 19th. (Suffolk)
      • RIVERFest, scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 15 is now rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Portsmouth)
      • Denbigh Day Parade and Festival, scheduled for Saturday, September 15th is canceled. (Newport)
    • According to the Herald Online:
      • Sale to Save, sponsored by Stephen Cooley Real Estate Group to raise money for the Humane Society of York County, scheduled for Saturday the 15th has been postponed. A date will be announced later. (York County)
      • The Aragon Mill Village Reunion for residents in the 1940s-’60s scheduled for Saturday at Northside Baptist Church has been canceled. (York County)
      • The St. Anne International Festival scheduled for September 14-15 at St. Anne Catholic Church has been postponed until October. (York County)
      • The City of Rock Hill is closing the following due to weather: River Park including all trails and the kayak/canoe launch, Piedmont Medical Center Trail, and access to all mountain biking trails. (York County)
      • The Lancaster County Career Fair set for Sept. 20 has been postponed until further notice. Citizens can still apply for jobs online at (York County)
      • The Arts Council of York County’s Art on Tap, scheduled for Friday, September 14, has been postponed until Sept. 29 at the Gettys Art Center. (York County)

According to the Herald Online, the Sanctuary of Life Outreach Center in Rock Hill is opening the church to provide shelter for homeless people in the community. The church will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, and members will provide food and entertainment to people who seek shelter.

Also: J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival, a major multi-act concert scheduled at Dix Park on September 15-16, has been canceled. Tickets purchased through Ticketfly will be refunded. Those who bought tickets through a verified festival street team member or outlet, contact Email with questions. (Raleigh)

Heavy will continue to update as more cancellations are announced and the forecast becomes more clear.

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