Coronavirus Cancellations

By: Jordan Oliver

President Trump has officially declared the US in a state of emergency due to the Corona Virus rapid rise across the country. This has put all major sporting events, music festivals, and any other large gathering of people in jeopardy. As of today, Friday the 13th of March, here is a list of cancelled or moved events:

Sports

  • NBA
  • NHL
  • MLB
  • College Basketball
  • World Cup 2022 Qualifiers
  • Boston Marathon
  • World Athletics Indoor Championships
  • Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix
  • LPGA
  • PGA Tour in China
  • Summer Olympics
  • MLS
  • College Football
  • XFL
  • Horse Racing
  • Indy Car Series
  • Nascar
  • Formula 1 Racing
  • Minor League Baseball
  • Women’s Tennis Tournaments
  • Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony
  • And many more…

Music

  • Tomorrowland 2020
  • Pearl Jam’s first leg of tour in US and Canada 
  • Avril Lavigne Asia tour
  • World Tour Brushfire Relief charity concert
  • Coachella 
  • South By Southwest
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Sturgill Simpson
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival
  • Thom Yorke
  • Third Eye Blind
  • David Archuleta
  • The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall orchestras
  • Celine Dion
  • Wilco
  • CMC Rocks QLD festival
  • Download Festiva
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Willie Nelson
  • Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
  • Tool
  • Tones and I
  • Lionel Richie
  • Billie Eilish
  • Taylor Swift
  • Amoeba Music canceled all in-store performances
  • And many others…

Tech Conferences 

  • E3
  • The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain
  • Game Developers Conference in San Francisco 
  • EmTech Asia
  • Facebook F8 – online only
  • Apple WWDC
  • Microsoft Build
  • Shopify Unite 2020 developers conference
  • Oracle Modern Business Experience
  • Red Hat Summit 2020
  • RSA Conference
  • And many more…

Fashion

  • Giorgio Armani’s fashion week
  • Shanghai Fashion Week – online only
  • NWA Fashion Week
  • Sao Paulo Fashion Week
  • Tokyo Fashion Week
  • Melbourne Fashion Festival
  • The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
  • Seoul Fashion Week
  • And many more…

Tv/Movie Productions and Film Festivals

  • Disney – All productions
  • Netflix – All productions
  • HBO – All productions
  • Apple TV- All productions
  • FX – All productions
  • ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and General Hospital
  •  The 71st Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards and the 41st Annual Sports Emmy Awards have been postponed
  • CBS’s Young Sheldon, Batwoman, God Friended Me, and The Bachelorette
  • Los Angeles’ Film Independent
  • Ambulante Documentary Film Festival
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Garden State Film Festival
  • Hot Docs
  • Sony’s The Nightingale and The Wheel of Time
  • 2020 Canada Film Festival
  • 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • 39th Istanbul Film Festival
  • NBCUniversal – Nearly all TV productions
  • Marvel Studios- Shang-Chi production
  • And many more…

Miscellaneous Large Festivals/Events/Conferences/ Institutes

  • Venice Carnival
  • California-  All gatherings of 250 people or more
  • New York- All gatherings of more than 500 people 
  • Google News Initiative Global Summit
  • New York St. Patrick Day Parade
  • REV’d Up Media Submit – online only
  • Himss
  • ASEAN Summit in Las Vegas
  • Tokyo’s cherry-blossom festival
  • Dalai Lama has canceled all public events
  • LA Pride
  • Getty Center and Getty Villa
  • AMC Theatres and Regal Cinemas
  • Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure 
  • Universal Hollywood 
  • Walt Disney World 
  • Universal Orlando Resort 
  • SeaWorld 
  • Legoland 
  • Crayola Experience 
  • Disney Cruise Line 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line 
  • Royal Caribbean 
  • San Diego Zoo 
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • And many more

These are just a few of the major closures, cancellations and postponements due to the wide spreading CoronaVirus outbreak across the globe. On a smaller scale, many public schools and facilities are closing for the remainder of March. As the pandemic continues to spread, expect more and more closures and government issued shutdowns in the coming days. For more information on how to protect yourself from the COVID-19, check out the Word Health Organization and Center for Disease Control Center websites for more information.

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