NATIONAL — As the Coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, a number of local events have been canceled or postponed out of concerns for public safety. Events and schools all across North Carolina have had to modfiy schedules and control crowds.

Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order prohibiting any mass gathering of 100 or more people. The order also directs all K-12 public schools to close for students beginning March 16. Schools will remain closed until May 15.

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Sporting Events That Have Been Canceled or Postponed:

Other Cancellations and Postponements: 

  • Coachella has been postponed.
  • Tomorrowland has been canceled. 
  • Ultra Musical Festival has been postponed. 
  • The Raleigh St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled.
  • The Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Day parade has been canceled. 
  • The Wilmington St. Patick's Day parade has been canceled.
  • Michael Bublé has postponed tour dates from March 17 to April 5.
  • SXSW has been canceled.
  • Green River Revival at the US National Whitewater Center canceled.
  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra's Banquet of Baroque concert canceled.
  • Bentonville Battlefield Reenactment rescheduled for March 20-21, 2021.
  • Fort Bragg All-American Marathon has been canceled.
  • Lit AF Tour with Martin Lawrence has been postponed.
  • RiverRun Film Festival in Winston-Salem has been canceled.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters postponed their March 15 event at Raleigh's PNC Arena.
  • The Dreamville Festival has been postponed from April 4 to August 29 at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. 
  • Raleigh National College Fair canceled.
  • Martin Lawrence's Lit AF Tour in Charlotte has been postponed.
  • The Durham Performing Arts Center has canceled or postponed all events until March 29.
  • Winter Jam 2020 Tour canceled.
  • The Charlotte Symphony has posponed all performances through April 12, as well as canceled the Link Up concert on March 31
  • Movie theater chains Regal, Cinemark and AMC will be closing all locations
  • The Rolling Stones "No Filter Tour" has been postponed.
  • The Billy Joel concert at Bank of America Stadium has been postponed until April 2021
  • Millennium Tour 2020 has been postponed until July 10th 
  • Carowinds delays opening to mid-May. 
  • Nevins, Inc 4th Annual Royal Chili Cook Off has been postponed.
  • The Voice of Evangelism International Conference in Hickory has been canceled.
  • The 34th International Festival of Raleigh has been postponed.
  • Disneyland Parks will be closed until further notice. 
  • Walt DIsney World Resort in Florida, Disneyland Paris Resort, and Disney Cruise Line have closed from March 15 until the end of the month.
  • High Point Furniture Market has been canceled.
  • Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show at Raleigh Convention Center canceled.
  • IEEE SoutheastCon 2020 at Raleigh Convention Center canceled.
  • North Carolina Azalea Festival 2020 canceled.
  • March programs canceled at Battleship N.C.
  • Cape Fear Community College Open House scheduled for March 18 has been postponed.
  • The Rhythm & Run 5K (March 13) at the N.C. Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Kannapolis has been postponed.
  • All American Cancer Society events canceled through March.
  • City of Raleigh cancels all large events through April.
  • All American Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K canceled.
  • 7th Annual Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K canceled.
  • The Raleigh Southern Ideal Home Show has been canceled.
  • Battle of Guilford Courthouse Re-Enactment canceled.
  • Grandfather Mountain will close for two weeks, effective Sunday, March 15.
  • The town of Cary has closed all Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources facilities. This includes all camps, events and rentals.
  • Appalachian Ski Mtn. and Sugar Mountain has closed for the remainder of the season.
  • The North Carolina Zoo will be temporarilly closing on March 17.
  • Battleship NC will be canceling all events and programs on March 17.
  • 2020 Cherry Point Air Show scheduled for May 1-3 has been canceled.
  • The May 2 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure scheduled has been rescheduled for September 12.
  • Garth Brooks concert at Bank of America Stadium scheduled for May 2 will be postponed until June 13
  • The Wall That Heals visits to: Charlotte, NC on March 19-22; New Bern, NC on March 26-29; Boydton, VA on April 2-5; Garner, NC on April 16-19; and Grundy, VA on April 23-26 have been postponed
  • Harrisburg Parks and Recreation cancels spring sports, programs, events
  • Great Wolf Lodge closed until May 19
  • New Hope Valley Railway has suspended all operations and will remain closed through April 25
  • Town of Cary cancels meetings, events through April 30
  • Fort Bragg's All American Week 2020 and all associated events originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020 have been cancelled.
  • The Democratic National Convention has been postponed to week of August 17
  •  Third Annual Victory Ride to Cure Cancer postponed to September.
  • ‘The Lost Colony’ play canceled for the summer.
  • Columbus County Farmers Market announces cancellations for annual Plant Swap, Fun Run & Walk, and Poster Contest
  • The Got to Be NC Festival slated for May 15-17 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh has been canceled.
  • The 2020 Cheerwine Festival in Salisbury, N.C. has been canceled.
  • The Spring High Point Furniture Market has been canceled.
  • San Diego Comic-Con 2020 has been canceled. The event will return July 22-25, 2021.
  • Charlotte Pride and Charlotte Black Pride in-person events have been cancelled.
  • Festival for the Eno has been cancelled.
  • Heroes Convention comic book show in Charlotte has been cancelled. 
  • The Miss America competition will be delayed until 2021.
  • 2020 Senior Games and Silver Arts of Lee County have been canceled.
  • Town of Harrisburg announced the cancellation of its annual July 4th Celebration that was scheduled to be held July 3 and 4, 2020.
  • City of Raleigh has decided not to plant the Dix Park Sunflower Field this year.
  • Town of Garner cancels its traditional July 3rd Independence Day Celebration.
  • Town of Cary cancels Independence Day celebrations, June and July events and meetings, and August camps.
  • Fayetteville/Cumberland County has postponed the International Folk Festival, originally slated for September 25-27, 2020
  • Wilmington says July 4th fireworks celebration downtown is being postponed to a date to be determined.

University Closings:

  • Duke University has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • UNC System has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • UNC has also canceled all 2020 spring and summer study abroad programs.
  • UNCC commencement postponed.
  • UNC spring commencement postponed.
  • UNCW spring commencement postponed.
  • N.C. State has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • N.C. State has postponed spring commencement.
  • Elon University has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • East Carolina University has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • Johnson & Wales University has switched to online classes from March 16 to April 12.
  • High Point University has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • Raleigh Skema Business School switching to online classes and exams starting March 16.
  • Cape Fear Community College has switched to online classes and has extended spring break.
  • Livingstone College to suspend classes and transition to distance learning.
  • Wake Tech shifts to online classes until further notice.
  • Bladen Community College extends spring break until March 23.
  • Craven Community College closed through March 30. 
  • Duke University Summer Session I

School District Closings:

  • All NC K-12 public schools will be closed until May 15.

Restaurants and Malls:

Closed Public Spaces: