Last updated at 5:35 pm on Tuesday, March 17

As of March 11, gatherings of more than 250 people are prohibited in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties through the end of March, in order to limit the spread of coronavirus. In addition, in King County only, gatherings smaller than 250 people are banned, unless organizers can implement effective social distancing measures.

We've rounded up everything we've heard related to event cancellations below (you can also find canceled events listed here), including events that are going on as planned but implementing health measures, and we'll add to this post as we hear more. If we're missing something, email us to let us know.

Remember that, even if events are continuing as planned, you should not go out if you're sick, and you should be extra vigilant about washing your hands.

You also might be interested in coronavirus updates from Seattle restaurants.

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ACT Theatre
Venue notes (via email): "We value the health and well-being of everyone who walks through our doors at ACT Theatre. This morning, Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Washington State Department of Health issued a mandate prohibiting gatherings of 250 or more. As a result, we are suspending all in-person performances at ACT and closing our building through March 31. We appreciate your patience as we assess this situation and explore our options."

Ada's Technical Books
Venue notes (via email): "We closed up shop today so we could take the time to really think about how to best move forward as a business during this unprecedented and uncertain time. We’ve come to the conclusion that the most socially responsible response for the time being is to keep our brick-and-mortar locations closed for the time being and move to an online-only business model until the social isolation recommendation is over. As of right now, we are hoping to reopen on March 31st. However, we acknowledge that we may need to open at an even later date as the situation develops."

AMC Theaters
Venue notes (via Seattle Times): "In an email to customers, the Cinemark chain, which operates two multiplexes at Bellevue’s Lincoln Square, announced that it is closing all of its theaters effective Wednesday, March 18, “until we believe it is safe to once gain welcome moviegoers to our auditoriums."

Ark Lodge Cinemas

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Venue notes: "BIMA’s March programs & events have been canceled or postponed. As the situation surrounding the COVID–19 outbreak changes, we are committed to staying up-to-date and responding to recommendations from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health, and Kitsap Public Health District. As a gathering place in this region, the health and safety of all guests, staff, volunteers, students, artists, and our extended community is of the utmost importance. Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time."

The Beacon
Venue notes (via email): "The Beacon's screen is currently dark. But rest assured we will return. While the outpouring of love and support from our community has been amazing, we encourage you to please spread your resources around to where they are most desperately needed. We're thinking of the homeless, the incarcerated, the disabled, the elderly, and everyone at heightened risk to the virus itself as well as the potentially devastating social and economic effects that come with it. After that, you can spare a thought for the Beacon and support our eventual return by purchasing a gift card or by picking up a shirt at our online store, which we're working on now."

Benaroya Hall
Venue notes: "Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced on Wednesday, March 11, that all gatherings with over 250 people will be prohibited until March th31, 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All performances and events scheduled at Benaroya Hall through March 31, 2020 are therefore being canceled or postponed."

Bike Works
Venue notes: "We are closed from 3/9-3/29 in order to keep our community safe & healthy as possible. Thanks for understanding!"

Blue Highway Games
Venue notes: "In order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus we are canceling events and closing our playspace until further notice. The store will remain open and we have board games, jigsaw puzzles, and activity books to help keep you entertained. We are also offering a delivery service for Queen Anne and Magnolia."

Center Theatre (home of Seattle Shakespeare Company)
Venue notes: "Today Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Managing Director John Bradshaw and Artistic Director George Mount announced that the company is canceling the following upcoming performances and programs: Troilus and Cressida, Macbeth, Hamlet (Tour), Romeo and Juliet (Tour), Short Shakes Macbeth."

Central Cinema
Venue notes (via email): "As Washington state continues taking measures towards containing the covid-19 virus, new regulations mean Central Cinema's screen is going dark for now. Our lobby cafe is also not offering seating during this time. As of today, Monday March 16, we have canceled all future screenings and events. All pre-purchased tickets have been refunded. We hope to reschedule many of the upcoming titles for when our screen once again shines bright."

Chapel Performance Space
Venue notes (via Dave Segal): "Wallingford's Chapel Performance Space, home of many excellent experimental-music events, is cancelling all of its March shows."

Clock-Out Lounge
Venue notes: "We won’t have our doors open, BUT Breezy Town Pizza will be doing 4-9 PM hours everyday and will have pickup and delivery available. Stay tuned. Stay healthy. And just like that mirror ball kept spinning, so shall we. We aren’t gonna let this blip stop us. We’ll see y’all as soon as we can."

Columbia City Gallery
Venue notes (via press release): "To maintain the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, and to do our part to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to close Columbia City Gallery to the public through March 31, or possibly longer."

Venue notes (via email): "We have been holding off making a statement trying to see if we could keep some of our shows in place moving forward within the new restrictions and regulations set forth by Governor Jay Inslee regarding gatherings of 250 or more but unfortunately as of today we have suspended all concerts and other events. The Crocodile Back Bar and Restaurant will remain open daily from 4pm to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 4pm to 2am Friday and Saturday."

Downtown Issaquah Association
Organizer notes (via press release): "The Downtown Issaquah Association announces it will not be hosting events in the month of March which includes postponing St. Patrick’s Day with The Rovin' Fiddlers and cancelling the Wine and Art Walk. The health and well-being of every member of our staff, board, musicians, artists, winery representatives, volunteers, residents and visitors are of utmost importance."

Edmonds Center for the Arts
Venue notes: "Pursuant to the Executive Order issued by Governor Jay Inslee this morning, ECA will be postponing or canceling all ECA Presented Events, as well as all Partner and Rental Performances through the end of March. We anticipate that events scheduled through the month of April will also likely be postponed or canceled and will share additional information and updates with you as we determine next steps."

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Elliott Bay Book Company
Venue notes: "While the bookstore is closed to the public, we will remain in operation to fulfill internet and phone orders, so please order online, or call us at 206 624-6600 where we’ll be standing by to ship your selections, and to provide whatever information or reading suggestion you need."

Far Away Entertainment (Admiral Theatre, Varsity Theatre, and Bainbridge Cinemas)

Frye Art Museum
Venue notes: "Temporarily closed until March 31, 2020. All public programs canceled at least until April 30."

Grand Illusion
Venue notes: "Beginning March 16th we are temporarily closing to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We are sorry for any inconvenience. We'll be open through the weekend and capping all screenings at 25 attendees max. We hope to re-open in April. That we are aware of, none of our volunteers or patrons have tested positive for the coronavirus."

Henry Art Gallery
Venue notes: "After much consideration, we have made the decision to suspend onsite operations, effective immediately through March 30. The building will be closed, including the Café, and all onsite programs have been cancelled. During the closure, our staff will work remotely and we will remain active on social media and online. We will keep you posted on future activities."
Through March 30

High Dive
Venue notes: "We at High Dive and Nectar are announcing the closure of both venues until at least the end of March at the direction of our government officials, who are requiring 6 feet of social distancing, which is simply not feasible in these venues."

Hugo House
Venue notes: "Over the past week, we have been trying to keep our doors open because we know Hugo House provides a source of sustenance beyond physical health to many of you. However, at this point, the evidence is clear: we all need to be doing whatever we can to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because of this, beginning Friday, March 13, we are moving all classes to online video conferencing for the remainder of the winter quarter. We have also decided to close the Salon space and postpone all events and programs from March 13 through March 31st."

Jazz Alley
Organizer notes (via press releaase): "We are working diligently to comply with Governor Inslee’s ban on large gatherings. While we plan to be open tonight, March 11, in order to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy, we are closing for the remainder of the month. We are contacting all ticket holders via the email address we have on file, as some artists have rescheduled their dates, while others of have cancelled completely. We plan to re-open on March 31st with Cécile McLorin Salvant, but will comply with any extensions of the ban on large gatherings."

Jet City Improv
Venue notes: "This weekend shows (03/19-21) are cancelled. Please donate to our nonprofit theater at this time. Jet City Improv plans to continue our season once Seattle is more healthier."

KEXP Gathering Space
Venue notes: "Along with KEXP, we have decided it is in the best interest of our community and staff to temporarlity close the KEXP Gathering Space. This includes our La Marzocco Cafe and Light in the Attic Record Shop. We will be closed beginning Monday, March 16."

Kremwerk & Timbre Room
Venue notes: "Kremwerk is temporarily closed until further notice."

Living Computers: Museum + Labs
Venue notes: "With the evolution of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in King County, we are temporarily closing Living Computers: Museum + Labs starting today, March 5, 2020 until further notice."

Lucky Envelope Brewing Tasting Room
Venue notes (via press release): "In accordance with guidance published by public health organizations to prioritize the safety of our community by slowing the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to close Lucky Envelope’s tasting room for on-premise consumption for the remainder of the month, beginning Monday, March 16th. Only bottles & growler fills will be available. For the remainder of the month our hours will be 7 days a week from 11am-7pm."

Majestic Bay Theatres
Venue notes: "We have made the decision to temporarily close our doors."

Museum of Flight
Venue notes: "Conforming to guidelines set by King County and Washington state to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and in keeping with the community’s best interest, the Museum is joining other area attractions in temporarily closing its campus as well as the Museum’s Restoration Center and Reserve Collection, located on Paine Field in Everett, to the public after 5:00 PM today."

Museum of Pop Culture
Venue notes: "Thanks for your interest in all the great things MoPOP has to offer. Unfortunately, the museum is temporarily closed to visitors, based on guidance from public health officials trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. We are assessing when we might be able to reopen our doors to visitors. Additionally, all public events at the museum for the month of March are postponed."

National Nordic Museum
Venue notes (via press release): "The National Nordic Museum in Seattle, Washington, has made the difficult decision to temporarily close to the public effective 5pm today, Friday, March 13. We plan to reopen on April 1 but will follow public health advice as always."

Venue notes: "We at High Dive and Nectar are announcing the closure of both venues until at least the end of March at the direction of our government officials, who are requiring 6 feet of social distancing, which is simply not feasible in these venues."

Neumos, Barboza, and the Runaway
Venue notes: "In accordance with Governor Inslee's instructions regarding gatherings larger than 250 people; all Neumos shows in March will be rescheduled or cancelled."
Barboza and the Runaway issued similar statements on their Facebook and Instagram pages, respectively.

Northwest Film Forum
Venue notes: "In light of ever-changing circumstances around COVID-19, and in our best attempts to be responsive to community and public health needs, NWFF will temporarily be closing our physical space to public events.... Art offers hope, and it must endure, especially in times of difficulty. Please stay tuned for important programmatic announcements on our end, starting Monday, March 16. This will include ways to bring certain aspects of BYDESIGN FESTIVAL and other programming onto a virtual platform. We are currently designing a number of innovative and adaptable solutions to build community, foster dialogue, continue education, and further our increasingly vital mission."

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Pacific Science Center
Venue notes: "On March 11, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a prohibition on gatherings of 250 people or more in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties. In accordance with that, PacSci has closed to the public starting March 12 and will reopen as soon as it is safe, approved, and possible."

Pacific Northwest Ballet
Venue notes: "In light of Washington Governor Jay Inslee's press conference regarding health and safety efforts around the COVID-19 pandemic, Pacific Northwest Ballet's Artistic Director Peter Boal and Executive Director Ellen Walker have announced that the organization is cancelling its upcoming performances of ONE THOUSAND PIECES, and Beauty and the Beast. Ticket holders will receive an email today about their cancelled performances."

Photographic Center Northwest
Venue notes (via press release): "For the safety and health of our beloved staff and cherished community, PCNW will temporarily close beginning Tuesday, March 17th until further notice. While it is our hope to reopen in early April, we will closely monitor the developing COVID-19 situation to know when it is safe and recommended to do so."

Venue notes: "Our physical location is closed for the next two weeks - However, we are always open online!"

Queen Anne Book Company
Venue notes (via press release): "Based on the size of our bookstore we don't feel we can ensure compliance with the social distancing guidelines presented by the CDC that are now mandatory. Therefore, in the best interest for all we have decided to close the QABC to customer in-store shopping, effective Tuesday March 17th. We will be closed through March 31st and will reassess as we go on."

Queer Bar
Venue notes: "All shows have been canceled until further notice. Table bookings will be refunded asap. Our current hours are now 5 pm-11 pm and 5 pm-1 am Friday & Saturday."

Q Nightclub
Venue notes: "As you may have heard, today Governor Jay Inslee announced a restriction on events of more than 250 people within King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties due to the current COVID-19 concerns. In light of this, we have decided it is best to close Q Nightclub until the end of March. This situation is very unfortunate, but we are adhering to these guidelines in order to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. We are working on rescheduling options with all artists and their management. Keep your tickets and we will contact you when details are confirmed."

Venue notes: "Re-bar is closed effective immediately due to COVID19/ concerns. Please stay connected with us and we will release a re open date when available. Hopefully we’ll be back in operation in a coupe weeks."


The Royal Room
Venue notes: "We had hoped to continue providing live music while abiding by the guidelines set by our state and public health officials, but with the situation getting exponentially worse, it is just not feasible. We thank you for your understanding at this time and will be in touch with updates as they happen."

Seattle Aquarium
Venue notes: "The Aquarium will be CLOSED to the public from 3/12 to 3/31 and all programming will be cancelled to help slow the spread of COVID-19."

Seattle Art Museum
Organizer notes: "All SAM locations closed through March 31."

Seattle Children's Theatre
Venue notes: "Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, SCT is closing our facilities through Sunday, March 15. Any programming scheduled during that time will be cancelled or postponed. Decisions regarding any programming scheduled to take place after March 15th will be made in the near future."

Seattle Mariners Home Games (March games only)
Organizer notes: "Following Washington Governor Jay Inslee's announcement this morning that he is banning large group events through March, the Seattle Mariners are working with the Major League Baseball Office of the Commisioner on alternative plans for our games that were scheduled for the end of March at T-Mobile Park."

Seattle Repertory Theatre
Organizer notes: "We are heartbroken to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining productions in our 2019/20 season, The Importance of Being Earnest and Lydia and the Troll, due to evolving health concerns."

Seattle Theatre Group (Paramount, Neptune, and Moore Theatres)
Venue notes: "We are currently working on rescheduling all performances that occur before March 31st. Please be patient as this process may take some time. Patrons will be notified directly through email on the status of each performance as details become known."

Seattle Meowtropolitan
Venue notes: "Seattle Meowtropolitan is suspending operations effectively immediately for public visits until further notice. It was a hard decision to make but the leadership has decided that this is a necessary step to ensure the health of our staff and our visitors, as well as a responsible step to take to help curb and alleviate this pandemic. It is the last resort but we believe it is the right thing to do and only sure way to slow the pandemic down, to practice social distancing."

Seattle Public Theater

The Showbox & Showbox Sodo
Venue notes: "We are canceling or postponing all shows in the time frame outlined by the governor. Tough times for all."

Southgate Roller Rink
Venue notes: "Per the governor's most recent announcement we will be temporarily closing our doors at both of our rinks. We will make it through this and have you back on skates as soon as we are able."

Space Needle
Venue notes: "Consistent with the guidance we've recieved from Governor Inslee and Mayor Durkan, the Space Needle has made the decision to suspend operations from Friday, March 13th through Tuesday, March 31st for precautionary reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic."

Sunset Tavern
Venue notes: "After meeting with the King County Health Department yesterday, we came to the conclusion that it's in the best interest of our community to postpone or cancel all the shows happening at the Sunset Tavern at least until March 31."

Town Hall
Venue notes: "In light of Governor Inslee’s declaration this morning restricting public gatherings, Town Hall has suspended in-person attendance at programming throughout our building—including our smaller performance spaces unaffected by his announcement—until March 31. The period of closure may ultimately prove to be longer, but for now please check our website for information on the status of individual programs in April and beyond. But we won't be going dark all month! To keep you engaged during this time of 'social distancing' Town Hall is pursuing options for digital-only programming and curating favorite selections from our media archives!"

Traver Gallery
Venue notes (via press release): "We have temporarily closed the gallery due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Luckily, we are in an age of technology and we have the ability to do private consultations by phone, email or video conferencing. Our committed staff still remains available and we are happy to work with anyone from the comfort of their home."

University Book Store
Venue notes (via email): "As of today (Monday March 16, 2020) University Book Store is closing for two weeks. Our current plan is to reopen Monday March 30, though that may change depending on circumstances. More updates will be coming, I'm sure, so thank you in advance for your patience."

Vashon Center for the Arts
Venue notes: "It is more than an abundance of caution at this point that we close VCA’s doors. It is the right thing to do. The coming days will reveal much and if we can protect the health of our families, students, artists, staff and volunteers, we must do so. Our staff is making calls right now to our Blue Heron Education Center families to inform them that classes are being postponed. We are focused on the immediate – notifying those that were scheduled for classes or ticket-holders to upcoming events in the month of March."

Velocity Dance Center

Vera Project

Village Theatre
Venue notes: "The health and safety of Village Theatre’s family of staff, artists, volunteers, and audiences remains our top priority. In response to the new mandates for social distancing announced by Governor Inslee and King and Snohomish Counties earlier this morning, all performances and KIDSTAGE classes and rehearsals through the end of March have been cancelled."

Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Venue notes: "The Washington Center will be keeping our community informed as quickly as possible as information is coming in daily regarding the safety of public gatherings and the availability of touring artists."

Washington State Fair Events Center
Organizer notes (via press release): "By order of the governor, the Washington State Fair will immediately cancel all events through the end of March 2020, with the possibility of a longer time frame. Governor Inslee's prohibition of large social gatherings (more than 250 people) in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties is intended to aid in the immediate need to help keep Washingtonians healthy and safe."

Washington State History Museum
Organizer notes: "Due to the spread of COVID 19 in our state, public programs at the State History Museum have been suspended through the month of March in order to support the health and safety of our communities. Dates for programs in April may also change based on the most up-to-date public health information."

Woodland Park Zoo
Venue notes: "Woodland Park Zoo is temporarily closing to the public effective March 12, 2020 through March 31, 2020 following the lead and directive of our state health and government officials as a measure to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community."


SIFF (Egyptian, Uptown, and Film Center)
Venue notes: "In light of the circumstances related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the directives issued by the Governor and King County, SIFF is suspending all screenings and events at its three cinemas-SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Cinema Uptown, and SIFF Film Center-from March 13 until conditions improve sufficiently. We are complying with the state, city, and county in prioritizing the health and safety of audiences, staff, and the community at large."


King County Parks Facilities (Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center & White Center Community Center)
Venue notes (via press release): "Following the guidance of Public Health - Seattle & King County and the Washington Department of Health regarding COVID-19, effective Saturday, March 14, 2020, King County Parks will be closing key facilities and cancelling programming through April 24."

Venue notes: "In light of the current public health concerns related to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, KUOW has chosen to cancel all events through April."

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Venue notes (via email): "As you know, we have already postponed our events Sunday Dinner with Barbara Earl Thomas and 12. Although this was done in consultation with staff, board, and the artists, it is always hard to make the decision to cancel an event. It is even harder to not have the experience that we love having in bringing our community together. And after hearing the Executive Order issued by Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday morning, we've decided to cancel all upcoming events through April 2020."

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets (University District, West Seattle, and Capitol Hill)
Venue notes (via press release): "The University District, West Seattle and Capitol Hill farmers markets are, indeed, closed effective immediately through April 13. The City's order, put in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, states our operating permits will be reactivated once the suspension of all City permitted events is lifted. Farmers markets are frequently caught in loopholes - neither retail nor gathering, neither business nor building - which made waiting for this guidance essential to verifying our closure."

Seattle Public Library (all locations)
Organizer notes: "The Seattle Public Library will close all Library locations, and these closures will remain in effect until at least April 13. We will be in continued contact with public health officials to evaluate our facilities beyond this timeline."

Volunteer Park Conservatory
Venue notes (via press release): "Following the public announcement (below) made by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department late on Thursday, March 12, the FOC will extend postponement of all events, programs and volunteer activity until at least April 13, 2020."

Wing Luke Museum
Venue notes: "Based on Seattle/King County Public Health recommendations for COVID-19, the Wing Luke Museum has made the difficult decision to close the Museum to the public beginning Saturday March 14 through Monday April 13 and cancel our 2020 Dinner & Auction, our largest fundraising event of the year."


Tom Douglas restaurants (Brave Horse Tavern, Cantina Lena, the Carlile Room, Trattoria Cuoco, Dahlia Lounge, Etta's, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Seatown Market Diner, Rub with Love Shack, Serious Pie, and Serious Pie and Biscuit)
Venue notes (via Seattle Times): "Tom Douglas, one of Seattle’s most well-known chefs, will temporarily close 12 of his restaurants, effective Sunday, his spokesperson said Wednesday evening."


Find complete listings on our rescheduled events calendar. We've only included events in this section that were particularly large or noteworthy, and that were not already at one of the temporarily closed venues listed above.


Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020
Original date: March 6-8
New date: TBD
Organizer notes: "With the exception of festival workshops, all remaining Children's Film Festival Seattle events from March 6 to March 8 (at Rainier Arts Center) will be postponed until a later date. All ticketholders will be refunded accordingly. It is important to note that children and youth have not been high-risk groups for this virus."

Cocktail District
Original date: Saturday, March 7
New date: Saturday, April 11 (tentative)
Organizer notes: "With thousands of attendees and over 150 vendors from all over the world poised to participate in the city’s largest cocktail celebration in just three days, we feel that we must put everyone's safety first and foremost... You can still celebrate cocktails this week. We are not canceling the smaller events happening this week at our Participating Locations. These events have under 100 people in attendance (as opposed to the thousands at Cocktail District) and if you feel safe doing so, we encourage you to get your cocktail fix and support all of the amazing bars offering up featured cocktails and fun events."

Moisture Festival
Original date: March 12-April 15
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "Last night the Board of Directors and the 2020 festival producers met to discuss the ever increasing threat from the COVID-19 virus in Seattle and surrounding areas. We decided that the responsible choice is to postpone this year’s festival."

SJCC Purim Carnival
Original date: Sunday, March 8
New date: Sunday, April 26
Organizer notes: "To help families celebrate Purim (which begins at sundown on Monday, March 9, and ends at sundown on Tuesday, March 10), the J will offer take-home Purim2Go kits – complete with fun and tasty items for your family to have a festive celebration at home. Families are welcome to stop by one of the four Blazing Bagels locations on Monday and Tuesday between 8-10 am and 4-6 pm to pick up their Purim2Go kit."

Womxn's March on Seattle 2020
Original date: Sunday, March 8
New date: Same [Moved online]
Organizer notes: "With heavy hearts, Seattle Womxn Marching Forward has voted NOT to gather at Beacon Hill Playfield for the 2020 Womxn’s March on Seattle this coming Sunday, March 8th. This decision is due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in King County, and influenced by the most recent recommendations released by public health... Womxn's March has never given up easily and we’re not about to start. We have decided to host THE NEXT REVOLUTIONARIES online: same day, same time. We’re still hammering out the details, but we will livestream the speeches slated for the march and we hope you’ll join us in spirit, if not in person."


Bacon Eggs & Kegs
Original date: Saturday, March 14
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "Postponed until summer."

Emerald City Comic Con
Original date: March 12–15
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "After many hours of conversation internally & consultation with local government officials and the tourism bureau, we have decided to move next week’s Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 with date & detail announcement forthcoming."

Seattle Public Library HUGE Book Sale
Original date: March 13–15
New date: May 8–10
Organizer notes: "DATE CHANGED! Due to increased concerns about COVID-19, and for the health and welfare of our volunteers, members, employees and friends, the March 13-15 HUGE Book Sale has been postponed."


Big Climb Seattle 2020
Original date: Sunday, March 22
New date: TBA

Min Jin Lee
Original date: Tuesday, March 27
New date: Monday, June 15
Organizer notes: "This event has been rescheduled."

Original date: March 20-April 12
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "Due to concern for our artists and audiences in the light of COVID-19, we will be postponing our production of Pipeline. Please check back here and on social media for updates. If you have any questions or concerns please email and we will get back to you as soon as possible."

'A Quiet Place Part II' Opening
Original date: Friday, March 20
New date: TBA
Organizer notes (via Los Angeles Times): "The March release of A Quiet Place Part II has officially been postponed due to increasing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Director and co-writer John Krasinski announced Thursday on Twitter that he had decided to delay the film’s debut indefinitely. The highly anticipated sequel to Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt’s hit horror flick was originally slated to hit theaters on March 20."

Rick Barot
Original date: Thursday, March 19
New date: Friday, May 15
Organizer notes: "This event has been rescheduled."

Seattle Bicycle Swap
Original date: Sunday, March 22
New date: Sunday, June 14
Organizer notes: "We are currently monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and following suggestions from local authorities. We've rescheduled from March 22 to June 14."

Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2020
Original date: March 19-April 5
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "With guidance from Public Health officials and growing concern for maintaining our collective health, the idea of imposing distance between us is the antithesis of what the Seattle Jewish Film Festival is all about. As a result, we are postponing SJFF and exploring options for a summer or early fall alternative. We will keep you informed as dates and plans become clear. The silver lining of our 25th silver screen anniversary is that the show will go on, just not now."

Seattle Sounders vs. FC Dallas
Original date: Saturday, March 21
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "As of March 12, Major League Soccer announced that the 2020 season is suspended for 30 days due to developments surrounding the COVID-19 public health crisis. At the appropriate time, the league and our club will communicate plans for the continuation of the 2020 season and update the status of league events."

Tacoma Defiance vs. Oklahoma City Energy
Original date: Sunday, March 22
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "The health and safety of our fans, players, and staff is our highest priority. At this time The United Soccer League has suspended matches for a minimum of 30 days. We will continue to work with the league and local health officials to monitor the situation and will pass along more information as it becomes available."

Timothy White Eagle: The Violet Symphony
Original date: March 19-22
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "At this time, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, we have decided to postpone the ticketed live performance of Timothy White Eagle’s The Violet Symphony."

Wye Oak, Lomelda
Original date: Friday, March 20
New date: Sunday, July 19


Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2020
Original date: March 28–29
New date: August 1–2
Organizer notes: "The health and safety of our visitors, our staff, and the community of artists we work with is our utmost priority. MoPOP and SIFF are continuing to monitor news about the COVID-19 virus and we are in contact with local and state health officials as well as with our partner organizations. At this time, we are postponing the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival 2020. Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled event. We appreciate your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience."


Curiouser and Curiouser
Original date: April 1-31
New date: April 9-31
Organizer notes (via press release): "Unfortunately, we are postponing the official opening of Curiouser and Curiouser for at least one week, with our plan to open moved to April 9. This gives us a month more of social distancing and is the best-case scenario we are aiming and hoping for. We will change this if it is against recommendations or even simply not the responsible choice for us to open. But we will open eventually, and every ticket for Curiouser and Curiouser will be honored."

Everett Film Festival 2020
Original date: April 10-11
New date: TBA

George Rodriguez: Urban Guardians
Original date: April 2-25
New date: TBA
Organizer notes (via press release): "Due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the country's navigation of the coronavirus, George Rodriguez's upcoming April exhibition at Foster/White, Urban Guardians, has been postponed. Rodriguez is currently the Artist in Residence at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia, where he created the majority of the artwork intended for the exhibition. Unfortunately, due to the closure of the University including his studio, Rodriguez is unable to access his sculptures for shipment to Seattle at this time."

No Time to Die
Original date: April 10 (wide release)
New date: November 25
Organizer notes: According to Variety: "The film was originally supposed to be released internationally on April 2 and in the U.S. on April 10. However, the spread of coronavirus has led to closures of theaters in major markets such as Italy, South Korea, China and Japan. That could have been a major blow to “No Time to Die,” which cost more than $200 million to produce and millions more to market. Given that hefty budget, the film will need to perform well in international markets if it wants to make a profit."

Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest 2020
Original date: April 10-11
New date: November 27-28
Organizer notes: "Due to the COVID-19 situation in the region, Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest is postponed to November 27 & 28, 2020. We continue to monitor this situation with local health officials."


'F9' Opening
Original date: Friday, May 22
New date: 2021 (date TBA) Organizer notes (via Daily News): "The latest Fast & Furious movie is hitting the breaks amid the coronavirus outbreak. Universal Pictures announced Thursday that the release of the highly anticipated “F9” will be pushed to next year."


Find complete listings on our canceled events calendar. We've only included events in this section that were particularly large or noteworthy, and that were not already at one of the temporarily closed venues listed above.


21st Annual Washington Cask Beer Festival
Original date: Saturday, March 28
Organizer notes: "Due to the continued concern about the spread of COVID-19 in Seattle and King County, the Washington Brewers Guild has chosen to cancel the 21st Annual Cask Beer Festival scheduled for Saturday, March 28th at Seattle Center. With the cancelation of this year’s event, we will be issuing full refunds to any ticket holders through Bold Type Tickets."

Balkan Night Northwest
Original date: Saturday, March 7
Organizer notes: "We're sorry to announce that we've made the decision to postpone Balkan Night Northwest until next year out of an abundance of caution. Seattle and King County have recommended that people not gather in groups of more than 10, and because Balkan Night Northwest usually involves much singing, dancing, hand-holding, and celebrating, and also features elders in the community, we wanted to err on the side of caution."

CRY Holi 2020
Original date: Saturday, March 7
Organizer notes: "Due to the nature of a crowded event with a lot of person-to-person contact, many patrons expressed concern about this event at this time due to COVID-19 issue. So, we made the decision to cancel the event. If the COVID-19 issue is resolved in the near future and if City of Bellevue permits us to re-conduct the event, we will create a new event invite."


Bellevue Nowruz 2020
Original date: Saturday, March 14

Choral Arts NW: Fauré Requiem
Original date:Saturday, March 14
Organizer notes: "Given the recent developments with the outbreak and the recommendation from King County Public Health to postpone events and large gatherings, we have decided to cancel our upcoming performances of Fauré Requiem on March 14 and 15 in Seattle and Medina. Plymouth Congregational Church has also cancelled all public events for the next 2 weeks."

Original date: Saturday, March 14
Organizer notes: "We are currently working on rescheduling all performances that occur before March 31st. Please be patient as this process may take some time. Patrons will be notified directly through email on the status of each performance as details become known."

Holi Festival of Color
Original date: Sunday, March 15
Organizer notes: "Due to concerns about the coronavirus, organizers are canceling Holi Festival this year, based on recommendations from King County Public Health."

HOLI - Festival of Colors
Original date: Saturday, March 14
Organizer notes: "Holi event scheduled on March 14th at Crossroad Park is cancelled for now. New dates will be announced later on."

Irish Week (including the Seattle St. Patrick's Day Parade)
Original date: March 7-21
Organizer notes: "The decision to postpone or cancel events was taken out of an abundance of caution in an effort to ensure the well-being and safety of our members, volunteers and participants in the face of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. We believe it is better to be proactive than reactive. The decision comes following recommendations from City of Seattle and King County health professionals to avoid unnecessarily bringing large groups of people together. They stress that reducing the amount of face-to-face contact between people helps reduce the spread of infectious disease."

Kirkland Shamrock Run
Original date: Saturday, March 14
Organizer notes: "Coronavirus can't keep St. Patrick's Day down; the Kirkland Shamrock Run is now virtual!"

Mercer Island Half
Original date: Sunday, March 22
Organizer notes: "The mercer island half marathon will not take place on Sunday, March 22nd. The City of Mercer Island has issued a proclamation of emergency allowing the City to act quickly to protect against the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The City of Mercer Island is following Public Health – Seattle and King County’s latest guidance to avoid large public gatherings and has begun to cancel and/or reschedule events."

Nowruz 2020
Original date: Sunday, March 25
Organizer notes: "SISCA leadership has been closely monitoring the situation and keeping up with the latest reports, scientific information, and recommendations regarding large public gatherings. Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to prioritize the health and well-being of communities in the Greater Seattle Area, we have made the difficult decision to cancel SISCA’s Nowruz 2020 Celebration in Seattle City Hall."

Pi Day Dash 2020
Orginal date: Saturday, March 14
Organizer notes: "Due to urgent recommendations of the local government and CDC, the Pi Day Dash is now a virtual run only. There will no longer be a live event on March 14th. more details to come. The virtual category is still available for anyone who would like a bib and shirt while supplies last."

Samsarafest 2020
Original date: March 19-22
Organizer notes: "We have been in active conversations with other event organizations, health professionals, CDC news, and media LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL in honest admittance and our core team has been oscillating decision to either CANCEL or RESCHEDULE the upcoming event in the light of concerns around possible virus exposure if any were to happen at the event."

Seattle Dragons Home Games (Los Angeles Wildcats and New York Guardians)
Original date: Sunday, March 15 & Sunday, March 22
Organizer notes: "Event canceled."

Sister Act (5th Avenue Theatre)
Original date: March 13–April 5
Organizer notes: "Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Health have mandated a closure of all public gatherings due to the continued spread of coronavirus. As a result, performances of Sister Act cannot go on as scheduled. Ticket-holders should monitor their email for further updates."


Rebecca Solnit: Recollections of My Nonexistence
Original date: Tuesday, March 17
Organizer notes: "This event has been cancelled. All pre-purchased tickets will be refunded by Bold Type Tickets. We hope to reschedule this event at some point in the future."

Seattle's French Fest 2020
Original date: Sunday, March 22
Organizer notes: "Several events scheduled over the coming weeks have been cancelled or postponed in light of current developments with COVID-19 in King County."

Seattle Men's Chorus - Love Beyond Borders
Original date: March 20-21
Organizer notes: "Due to the department of health recommendations made by King County and Washington State regarding large gatherings, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to postpone Love Beyond Borders, the Seattle Men’s Chorus concert scheduled for March 20 & 21 at Benaroya Hall. The safety and peace of mind of our patrons, our staff, and our singers is of utmost importance to us."

Taste Washington
Original date: March 19-22
Organizer notes: "Our partners at the Washington State Wine Commission have determined that the Washington wine industry cannot move forward with Taste Washington in light of the current COVID-19 situation. It is with much disappointment that Taste Washington, due to take place March 19-22, 2020 in Seattle, has been canceled."


Momentum 2020
Original date: Through March 28
Organizer notes: "March programs and events are postponed or cancelled including the Members & VIP Opening Party and the following events."

Navruz 2020
Original date: Saturday, March 28
Organizer notes: "We are sorry to inform you that we are cancelling this year’s Navruz celebration. We have received guidance from the King County Health department that, due to the current coronavirus epidemic, we should avoid organizing large community events. In the interest of public safety and in keeping the community healthy, we have therefore made the difficult decision to cancel the event."

Punk Rock Flea Market
Original date: Saturday, March 28
Organizer notes: "As much as we want to support our small business community, and as eager as we are to see your faces, it's obviously not worth the risk of getting more people sick. We're going to reschedule for as soon as we possibly can, and will be in touch with our vendors about refunds and/or new dates. Until then wash your hands, help your neighbors and PLAY IT LOUD."

Seattle Restaurant Week Spring 2020
Original date: March 29-April 9


Asia Arts in Action: Yoni Ki Baat
Original date: April 10-12
Organizer notes (via press release): "We at Tasveer have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 15th Aaina festival out of concern for the health and well-being of our community, and in accordance with recommendations released by King County Public Health on March 4th, 2020. We will reschedule Yoni Ki Baat for a later date in coordination with the planning teams for the Tasveer South Asian Literature Festival and the 15th Tasveer South Asian Film Festival."

Billie Eilish
Original date: Friday, April 10
Venue notes (via press release): "Following last week's announcement and in light of the ongoing CDC restrictions and guidelines, all remaining Billie Eilish 'WHERE DO WE GO' North American tour dates are actively being rescheduled and will be announced soon. All tickets will be honored for the new tour dates."

International Children's Friendship Festival 2020
Original date: April 4-5
Organizer notes: "ICFF 2020 was cancelled."

Orcas Island Lit Fest 2020
Original date: April 17-19
Organizer notes: "It is with great sadness that we must announce that we are canceling the 2020 edition of the Orcas Island Lit Fest. Due to Governor Inslee's prudent decision to ban all gatherings statewide of more than 250 people to impede the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we are postponing our festival until next year."


Best of the Northwest Art & Fine Craft Show 2020
Original date: May 2-3
Organizer notes: "We are currently working on rescheduling all performances that occur before March 31st. Please be patient as this process may take some time. Patrons will be notified directly through email on the status of each performance as details become known."

Burning Cat
Original date: May 16-17
Organizer notes: "We’ve been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. Exploding Kittens has come to the difficult decision to postpone our first annual Burning Cat until 2021. We were so excited to bring our community together in real life for the first time, but your safety is our first and foremost priority."

Original date: May 2-3
New date: TBA
Organizer notes: "Right now, the coronavirus epidemic is predicted to worsen before it gets better. We can’t know how long this might take. Large scale events such as Vegfest are the biggest risk for spreading the virus, so we are advised by a doctor specializing in infectious disease to postpone or cancel our event. So it is with a heavy heart that we feel we have no choice but to postpone this event. We are currently researching a potential future date."


Find complete listings on our our confirmed events calendar. We've only included events and organizations that have made official COVID-19 statements about remaining open and continuing their events as planned. Other events that are not in this list and have not been canceled are likely still happening, but it's a good idea to double-check event websites before you go out.

Cheney Stadium (home of the Tacoma Rainiers)
Venue notes (via Tacoma Rainiers President Aaron Artman): "Our hope is to play our entire Rainiers home season as scheduled and we are excited to open the gates to Cheney Stadium without health concerns as soon as possible." (Wednesday, March 11)

Davidson Galleries
Venue notes (via press release): "Davidson Galleries is temporarily open by appointment only. Please call (206) 624-7684 to schedule an appointment to view our inventory in person. Our staff is still available full time and is happy to accommodate visitors!" (Monday, March 16)

Outsider Comics
Venue notes (via press release): "For the time being Outsider will remain open but with restricted hours. We have several staff members that fall into high risk groups and so we have had to cut back hours to adjust. That means our current plan is to be open as much as possible but there will be days when we are closed and on days we are opened hours may be shortened." (Tuesday, March 17)

Twice Sold Tales
Venue notes: The store will remain open every day from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.