List of SoCal Event Closures, Cancellations and Changes Caused by Coronavirus Outbreak


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With the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19, many organizers in Southern California have canceled or postponed their events, particularly after Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Wednesday that gatherings of 250 people or more should be avoided until at least the end of March.

Furthermore, many cities and favorited locations have announced temporary closures.

Here are some of the closures, cancelations and postponements that have been announced in Southern California:


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  • American Film Institute Life Achievement Award Gala: Postponed until summer 2020.
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles: Recognizing the grave cause of the current public health emergency, Archbishop José H. Gomez has dispensed all the Catholic faithful of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and all Catholics currently in the Archdiocese from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the weekends of March 14-15, March 21-22, and March 28-29.
  • BMI Latin Awards: Postponed, date TBD.
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: All public gatherings of church members suspended worldwide until further notice, including public worship services and leadership conferences. Bishops will determine how to make the sacrament available
  • Congregational Church of Chatsworth: Sunday services and luncheons canceled through March. Sermons will be videotaped and posted on the church's website.
  • Dana Point Festival of Whales: Weekend two of the festival has been canceled. Scheduled whale watching trips will continue.
  • E3: Scheduled for June in downtown LA, the video game trade event has been canceled.
  • LA Food Bowl: Postponed until the fall
  • LA LGBT Center "Simply diVine" Event: Canceled
  • LA Nature Fest at the LA County Natural History Museum: Postponed
  • LA River cleanup rescheduled for Oct. 3, 10 and 17.
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Rescheduled for Oct. 3-4.
  • Madcap Motel immersive pop-up in downtown Los Angeles has been temporarily postponed.
  • Malibu Senior Center Programs: All events and programs are canceled and postponed until the end of March.
  • March Air Fest at March Air Reserve Base planned for the end of March was canceled.
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Awards: Postponed, date TBD.
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award: Postponed
  • Palm Desert Food and Wine Festival: Canceled
  • Princess Cruises: Global operations suspended through May 10.
  • RuPaul's DragCon LA 2020: Canceled
  • Shamrock 'N' Roll on the Queen Mary: Canceled
  • Smorgasburg LA: On hiatus.
  • WonderCon: Postponed; ComicCon currently not affected.

Movies, Shows and Performances:

  • American Cinematheque is suspending all screenings and public events at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica effective as of Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice.
  • The Broad Stage: Performances suspended through April 8.
  • Coachella: Rescheduled, Oct. 9-11, 16-18.
  • Celine Dion: Courage World Tour performances, including those in LA, have been postponed.
  • Cirque du Soleil: VOLTA performances at the OC Fair & Event Center canceled from March 18 to April 19.
  • City National Grove of Anaheim: Shows through March 31, including of the Fab Four and Amy Grant, to be rescheduled.
  • "Dr. Phil," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Jeopardy," "Wheel of Fortune": No studio audiences until further notice.
  • "F9": Release postponed to April 2, 2021.
  • "Hamilton": Performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre suspended through the end of March.
  • LA Chamber Orchestra: Baroque Conversations performances on March 12 and 13 postponed; "Ravel, Strauss, + Contreras" concerts on March 28 and 29 canceled. The "Lucha Libre!" concert remains unaffected.
  • McCallum Theatre: All performances suspended through the end of April.
  • "Mulan": Release postponed until further notice.
  • The Music Center: Theatres (Ahmanson Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall) have been closed until at least March 31.
  • "No Time to Die": Release rescheduled for Nov. 25.
  • Pearl Jam Tour: Shows held March 18-April 19 to be rescheduled; date TBD.
  • "Peter Rabbit 2": Release rescheduled for Aug. 7.
  • "A Quiet Place Part II": Release postponed until further notice.
  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts: All performances canceled from March 12-31.
  • Stagecoach: Rescheduled for Oct. 23-25.
  • The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills canceled all productions, presentations, public gatherings and educational programs through March 31, including "Romantics Anonymous,'' "Emil and the Detectives'' and Johnny Gandelsman's Complete Bach Cello Suites concert on violin.


  • ANA Inspiration Golf Tournament: Rescheduled for later in the 2020 season.
  • BNP Paribas Open: Canceled.
  • Big West Conference Tournaments: Men's and Women's tournaments were being played without fans in the stands. All games were later canceled.
  • CIF Basketball Tournaments: Canceled.
  • NBA Games: Lakers and Clippers games suspended indefinitely.
  • NCAA: Men's and Women's tournaments, March Madness were being played without fans in the stands; all were later canceled.
  • NHL Games: Suspended
  • Major League Soccer: Season suspended for 30 days starting March 12.
  • Pac-12 Basketball Tournaments: Canceled
  • XFL: Remainder of the regular season canceled.


  • Anaheim: Events rescheduled at the city's convention center through March 31.
  • Annenberg Community Beach House: Closed through March 31.
  • Aquarium of the Pacific: Closed to the public March 14-31.
  • Autry Museum of the American West: Closed March 14 until further notice.
  • The Broad Museum: Closed from March 13 to at least the end of the month.
  • Burbank: Some large city events on or before the end of the month, including the Egg-Sight-Ment in the Wild, are suspended; other events, such as the Youth Art Expo Opening Receptions and Spring Egg-Stravaganza, have been canceled. The Tuttle Senior Center is closed beginning March 16 and all city sports and aquatic programs are suspended until the end of the month.
  • Battleship IOWA Museum is instituting a temporary public closure beginning today, Friday, March 13, with an estimated reopening on March 28.
  • California African American Museum: Closed through March 31.
  • California Science Center: Closed until further notice.
  • Descanso Gardens has decided to operate as an outdoor-only venue until the situation is safe again. This means the Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery will be closed through April. All indoor programming and events through March 31 will be canceled or re-imagined as outdoor events.
  • The City of El Monte has canceled all city-planned events for the month of March, along with several centers used by the seniors.
  • The Getty Center/Villa: Both locations closed starting March 14 until further notice.
  • The Hammer Museum: Closed until further notice starting March 14.
  • Huntington Library: All public events canceled through May 31. Exhibition halls, art galleries and botanical gardens remain open.
  • LA City Hall: Mayor Garcetti says LA City Hall will be closed to non-city employees, orders the cancellation of all city gatherings of 50 people or more.
  • LA City Parks: Recreation centers (including Griffith Observatory, EXPO Center and Travel town) canceled, programming closed through April 4; outdoor park space remains open.
  • LA County Jails: Visiting hours suspended until further notice, starting March 13; only attorney and professional visits allowed. Patrol station jails retain normal operations.
  • LA Public Library: All branches are closed until March 31.
  • LA County Library: All locations are closed starting March 14 at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, March 31.
  • LA Zoo: Closed to the public starting March 13 through the end of the month.
  • Long Beach: All large-scale city events through April 30 (including Disney on Ice, Jim Jeffries/AEG, Grand Prix 5k and Walk for Kids) canceled or rescheduled. Schools, workplaces, movie theaters and theme parks remain unaffected by the declaration.
  • Malibu: All non-essential city events and programs canceled through April 30.
  • Mammoth Mountain: Operations suspended until further notice.
  • Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County: Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits Museum and William S. Hart Museum closed to the public starting March 14 until further notice. All scheduled events and programs through April 10 postponed or canceled.
  • OC Fair & Event Center: Temporarily canceled large events.
  • Palm Springs: Public library closed starting March 13, VillageFest and adult recreation programs suspended until further notice.
  • Palm Springs: The tram will be closed through March.
  • Petersen Automotive Museum: Closed until March 31.
  • Pomona: All city facilities, including City Hall, police station lobby and the public library closed to the public until further notice.
  • Rancho Mirage Library and Observatory: Closed until March 22.
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Closed starting March 14 until further notice.
  • Richard Nixon Presidential Library: Closed starting March 14 until further notice.
  • Santa Barbara County Jail: Visiting hours at the main jail suspended starting March 14 until further notice.
  • Santa Monica Conservancy: All tours and programs temporarily suspended.
  • Skirball Cultural Center: Closed through May 3.
  • The USC Pacific Asia Museum: Closed March 14 - April 14.

Theme Parks

  • Disneyland announced Thursday that both Disneyland and California Adventure would be closing beginning Saturday through the end of the month. Disney hotels were to remain open through Monday.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort announced Thursday that they would be closed. The Hollywood park will shutter March 14-28, while the Orlando site will close starting from the end of the day on March 15 through the end of the month. Both CityWalks and Universal Orlando hotels will remain open. Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine Festival at Universal Studios Hollywood has been postponed.
  • Knott's Berry Farm: Beginning Saturday, Knott's Berry Farm will close through the end of the month. There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the property. The Knott's Berry Farm Hotel will remain open. Refunds or re-bookings can be requested by emailing
  • SkyPark at Santa's Village will be closed until April 2.
  • Alterra Mountain Company ski resorts: Operations are suspended at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort.

Find the larger lists of concerts and athletic events held outside Southern California that have been canceled due to the coronavirus on NBCLA's website. A list of school closures is also available here.


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