Charleston’s Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has officially canceled their highly-anticipated 2021 event. The four day event, which was supposed to take place February 11th through February 14th, has been called off due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) normally generates an increase in tourism for the city, with many people flocking to see the wildlife exhibitions and competitions around the city. According to an analysis by College of Charleston, it was estimated that the 2019 SEWE event garnered around $16.4 million of visitor spending for Charleston.
While there’s no doubt the cancellation of this event will impact the already suffering hospitality industry, event officials extensively assessed the current public health situation and determined it would not be safe to hold the event this year.
If you already purchased your tickets for this year’s event, you can donate the value of your tickets under a tax-deductible donation or you can receive a refund upon request within 45 days of the event cancellation. Submit your refund request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.