Here’s what’s closed, canceled or postponed in San Diego because of the coronavirus

From schools and entertainment to sports and conventions, here’s a roundup of what has been affected


Concerns about the coronavirus, which has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, have prompted a surge of postponed and canceled events across San Diego County as well as neighboring counties. A list of those impacted events appears below. It will be updated as information becomes available.

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California executive order

Effective Thursday, March 19, Governor Gavin Newsom is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.


What’s closed by executive order

  • Dine-in restaurants
  • Bars and nightclubs
  • Entertainment venues
  • Gyms and fitness studios
  • Public events and gatherings
  • Convention Centers

Arts and entertainment

  • San Diego Zoo (through the end of March)
  • San Diego County Fair (postponed from June 5-July 5, 2020, to June 5-July 5, 2021)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (through the end of March)
  • Legoland (through the end of March)
  • USS Midway Museum (through the end of March)
  • Coachella (postponed until Oct. 9-11, 16-18)
  • Stagecoach (postponed until Oct. 23-25)
  • Pechanga Arena San Diego (all March and April concerts canceled or postponed)
  • The Casbah (“for the foreseeable future”)
  • Dizzy’s (closed until April 11)
  • Soda Bar (“for the foreseeable future”)
  • San Diego Rep (all performances through end of March)
  • San Diego Symphony (all performances through May 2; extended from the original cancellation of all concerts through the end of March)
  • La Jolla Playhouse (all performances through end of March)
  • La Jolla Music Society (all performances through end of March)
  • San Diego Opera (all performances through end of March)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown location (closed until further notice)
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged (April 25, canceled)
  • San Diego Music Awards at House of Blues (postponed from March 23 until July 6)
  • Old Globe (all performances through end of March)
  • Cygnet Theatre (all performances for the time being)
  • New Village Arts Theatre (postponed indefinitely)
  • North Coast Rep (all performances for the time being)
  • Lamb’s Players Theatre (all performances through April 1)
  • Patio Playhouse (all performances through end of March)
  • OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. (all performances at least through March 15)
  • OnStage Playhouse (all performances until April 2)
  • UC San Diego Art Power (all performances until May 12)
  • Warwick’s (all author readings through end of March)
  • Pechanga Resort Casino (all concerts through end of April are postponed)
  • Poway Center for the Performing Arts (all performances through May 17)
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival (postponed)
  • Broadway/San Diego: “Frozen” (postponed)
  • André Rieu at Pechanga Arena San Diego (March 18, canceled)
  • La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: War Reqiuem (canceled)
  • ArtPower (all performances through May 10)
  • Celine Dion at Pechanga Arena San Diego (March 31, postponed)
  • Flogging Molly at Harrah’s Resort SoCal (March 12, canceled)
  • “Whose Live Anyway” at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (March 12, canceled)
  • Will Ferrell at Balboa Theatre (March 17, canceled)
  • Best of Broadway at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (March 13-14, canceled)
  • Livingston Taylor at Humphreys Backstage Live (March 15, canceled)
  • Joan Osborne, The Weepies at California Center for the Arts, Escondido (April 3, canceled)
  • Belly Up (all performances through April 16)
  • Music Box (all performances through end of March)
  • House of Blues (all main concert-hall shows are postponed or canceled through April 9)
  • Dizzy’s (weekend of March 14-15)
  • Choral Consortium of San Diego (all performances through end of March)
  • Sacra/Profana at St. James by-the-sea Episcopal Church (March 22, postponed)
  • The Magnolia (all performances through end of March)
  • Pearl Jam at Viejas Arena (April 16, postponed)
  • Lauren Daigle at Pechanga Arena San Diego (April 16, postponed until Oct. 17)
  • Balboa Park Carousel (closed through end of March)
  • Live & Up Close theatre and Heritage Event Center events (through March)
  • Oxford Social Club at the Pendry (temporarily closed)
  • The Living Coast Discovery Center (through April 5)
  • A Tribute to Queens of Africa by Runoko Rashidi (March 14, canceled)
  • Centro Cultural de la Raza (large events, fundraisers canceled through March)
  • Fandango at the Wall at Copley Symphony Hall (postponed from March 14 to May 30)
  • Observatory North Park (check website for specific cancellations)
  • San Diego New Music (postponed)
  • Bach Collegium San Diego Bach at noon (March 25, postponed)
  • California Ballet’s “Beer & Ballet” (canceled)
  • Bodhi Tree Concerts’ Songs of Suffrage (March 29, postponed)
  • Dwight Yoakam Concert, Pala Casino (March 27, postponed)
  • San Diego Arab Film Festival (rescheduled for June 19-20, 26-28)
  • Rooftop Cinema (season opener moved to May 1)

Balboa Park & Museums

  • Balboa Park Carousel
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Japanese Friendship Garden
  • Museum of Photographic Arts
  • San Diego Art Institute
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum
  • San Diego Automotive Museum
  • San Diego History Center
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Man
  • San Diego Natural History Museum
  • Spanish Village Art Center
  • Timken Museum of Art
  • WorldBeat Center
  • San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego municipal public swimming pools (through April 6)
  • San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum ( through April 5)


  • Barona Resort & Casino (through March 31)
  • Casino Pauma, Pauma Valley (through March 31)
  • Golden Acorn Casino, Campo (through March 31)
  • Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Valley Center (through March 31)
  • Jamul Casino (through March 31)
  • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula (through March 31)
  • Pala Casino (through March 31)
  • Sycuan Casino Resort (through March 31)
  • Viejas Casino & Resort (through March 31)


  • Beth Jacob Congregation: Friday and Saturday night services, all other programming, canceled
  • Diocese of San Diego: All daily and Sunday Masses canceled

Community centers and organizations

  • Barrio Logan Child Development Center (effective March 18)
  • Sulpizio Family Center (March 18 through April 3)
  • North Shores Vocational Center (March 18 through April 3)
  • The Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center (March 18 through April 3)
  • East County Training Center (March 18 through April 3)
  • John Towers (March 18 through April 3)
  • Arc North County (March 18 through April 3)

Conferences at San Diego Convention Center

  • All conferences (through end of March)


  • EarthFair (to be rescheduled)
  • ShamROCK (canceled)
  • St. Patrick’s Day parade (canceled)
  • Farmer’s markets in San Diego County (many are canceled)
  • Union-Tribune CaregiverSD Community Expo (March 21, postponed until September)
  • San Diego Women’s Week (March 16-20, canceled)
  • WonderCon (sister event of Comic-Con in Anaheim, canceled)
  • Spring Bridal Bazaar at Del Mar Fairgrounds (March 15, postponed until May 24)
  • San Diego County Credit Union used car sale at Del Mar Fairgrounds (moved to Penske dealerships
  • Crossroads of the West Gun Show (postponed)
  • Picnic in the Park event in National City (postponed)
  • San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony (canceled)
  • “Giving Arch” Celebration on Grand Avenue at Centre City Parkway, Escondido (canceled)
  • One Year Anniversary of the Sycuan Casino and Resort (canceled)
  • San Diego EarthWorks — Earth Fair 2020 (April 19, postponed until Sept. 13)
  • Spring Food Truck festival in Balboa Park (canceled)
  • Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories at Pechanga Arena San Diego (canceled)
  • Culinary Historians of San Diego food lecture (March 21, canceled)
  • Art on 30th opening reception for “Naturals & Neutrals” show (March 21, canceled)
  • Hillcrest Classic Car Show, (March 21, canceled)
  • Taste of Hillcrest (April 11, rescheduled for May 23)
  • Prince and Princess Party at Otay Ranch Ranch Town Center (April 21, postponed)
  • The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (effective March 17, closed)
  • Coach C’s Walk Against Cancer (March 28, canceled)
  • Poway Americana Festival (March 29, rescheduled for Sept. 13)
  • Women in Networking (March 18, canceled)
  • 29th annual Mama’s Day (May 8, postponed)
  • smART Festival (March 21, canceled)
  • Protecting Adolescent Brain Development forum (March 25, postponed)
  • San Diego Storytelling Festival at Encinitas library (March 21, postponed)
  • Mama’s Day fundraiser for Mama’s Kitchen (May 8, postponed)
  • Petal to Plate - restaurant and hotel promotion tied to Carlsbad Flower Fields
  • Chicano Park Day (April 25th, postponed)
  • Gator By The Bay (May 7 to May 10, postponed)
  • Chicano Park Day (April 25th, postponed)
  • Cruisin’ Grand - Escondido weekly car cruises (resuming in May)
  • National Chip and Chip Day, Rubio’s (March 23, canceled)
  • 16th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance (April 17-19, rescheduled for Sept. 19-20)
  • California Wine Festival, Carlsbad (May 29-30, canceled)
  • Fiesta Old Town San Diego Mexican Independence Day celebration (rescheduled for Sept. 12-13)
  • Goodguys 20th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals (April 3-5, rescheduled for Oct. 2-4)
  • Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival (Juy 18, postponed)

Farmers markets

  • Carlsbad - State Street (through March 31)
  • City Heights (through March 31)
  • North Park (through March 31)
  • Hillcrest (through March 31)
  • Little Italy (through March 31)
  • Leucadia (through March 31)
  • Poway (through March 31)
  • Solana Beach (through March 31)
  • Ocean Beach (through March 31)
  • Pacific Beach (through March 31)
  • Oceanside

Government and courts

  • San Diego Superior Court (suspending civil trials for next 30 days)
  • San Diego Association of Governments offices (through April 3)
  • City of San Diego non-critical operations, all meetings of boards, commissions, including Planning Commission and the Historical Resources Board, (through March 31)
  • Naturalization ceremony at Golden Hall (March 25)
  • Del Mar Civic Center (as of March 17)
  • All city buildings in Coronado (effective March 17)
  • All city buildings in San Diego (effective March 17)
  • All city buildings in Solana Beach (effective March 17)
  • All city buildings in La Mesa (effective March 18)
  • All city facilities in National City (effective March 18)
  • All Social Security offices (effective March 17)
  • Encinitas’ State of the City address (March 31, postponed)


  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • All California State Parks campgrounds
  • Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial (effective March 16)

Restaurants, bars and nightclubs (temporary closures)

  • Cohn Restaurant Group - all 27 locations. (Del’s Hideout, Coaster Saloon and Zig Zag Pizza are offering takeout)
  • Campfire, Carlsbad (launching box-meal online order program on 3/18 at
  • Civico 1845, Little Italy (will close March 17, but will offer limited delivery service)
  • Crown Brunch Room, Babcock & Story, ENO, Serea and all shops at Hotel Del Coronado (Sheerwater remains open)
  • Donovan’s Steak & Chop House, Gaslamp Quarter
  • FaVa Tacos, San Diego (permanently closed)
  • GBOD Hospitality Group, which owns: El Chingon, Prohibition, Havana 1920, Mezé Greek Fusion, and Dough Nations
  • Jeune et Jolie, Carlsbad (launching box-meal online order program on 3/18 at
  • Mr. A’s, Bankers Hill
  • Mille Fleurs, Rancho Santa Fe
  • Monzu Fresh Pasta, East Village
  • Il Dandy, Bankers Hill (will close March 17, but will offer limited delivery service)
  • Oxford Social Club, Pendry Hotel, Gaslamp Quarter
  • Pho Ca Dao Vietnamese restaurants (all locations)
  • Puesto (all locations)
  • Puffer Malarkey Collective restaurants: Herb & Wood, Herb & Eatery, Animae, NIMA Cafe, Herb & Sea, Green Acre Campus Pointe, Green Acre Nautilus, Farmer & The Seahorse, Wood Yu and Herb & Ranch
  • Raised by Wolves (bar has closed but not the bottle shop), UTC
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Carmel Valley
  • Salt & Straw, Del Mar and Little Italy (pints still available for pickup and by Postmates)
  • Souplantation (all 97 locations)
  • Pho Ca Dao (all seven locations. Curbside pick-up and free delivery through DoorDash from Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Poway and Mission Valley locations)

Retail stores

  • Apple stores (all locations)
  • Anthropologie (all locations)
  • Free People (all locations)
  • Urban Outfitters (all locations)
  • Gap Inc. (all locations)
  • Party City (all locations)

Schools (closures)

  • Alpine Union School District (through April 13)
  • Bonsall Unified School District (through April 6)
  • Cajon Valley Union School District (through April 20)
  • Catholic Diocese of San Diego schools
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District (through April 3)
  • City Tree Christian School
  • Coronado Unified School District (through April 3)
  • Dehesa School District (through April 17)
  • Encinitas Union School District (through April 10)
  • Escondido Union Elementary School District (through April 13)
  • Fallbrook Union High School District (through April 10)
  • Grossmont Union High School District (through April 10)
  • Jamul-Dulzura Union School District (through April 20)
  • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District (through April 10)
  • Lakeside Union School District (through April 17)
  • Mountain Empire Unified School District (through April 13)
  • Oceanside Unified School District (through April 10)
  • Poway Unified School District (April 6)
  • San Diego Unified School District (through April 6)
  • San Dieguito Union School District
  • San Marcos Unified School District
  • San Ysidro School District (through April 6 (staff)/April 7 (students)
  • Solana Beach School District
  • South Bay Union School District (through April 3)
  • Sweetwater Union High School District (through April 3)
  • Vallecitos School District (through April 14)


  • NCAA
  • SDSU
  • Mountain West Conference
  • NBA: Games suspended indefinitely
  • MLB: Opening day delayed at least two weeks
  • MLS: Games suspended for 30 days (as of March 12)

Theme parks

  • The Flower Fields in Carlsbad (until further notice)
  • Legoland California (through March 31)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas (until further notice)
  • San Diego Zoo (through March 31)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (through March 31)
  • SeaWorld San Diego (through March 31)


  • Disneyland Park (through March 31)
  • Disney California Adventure Park (through March 31)
  • Knott’s Berry Farm (through March 31)
  • Universal Studios Hollywood (through March 27)


2:52 p.m. March 16, 2020: The Casbah, Dizzy’s and the Soda Bar have also closed for the time being.

6:23 p.m. March 24, 2020: This article has been updated to include the San Diego Symphony’s announcement that it has canceled or postponed all of its concerts through May 2.

8:50 p.m. March 19, 2020: This article has been updated to include Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide executive order to shelter in place.

5:31 p.m. March 19, 2020: This article has been updated to include Pechanga Arena San Diego having postponed or canceled all of its March and April events, the Belly Up extending its closure until at least April 16 and the San Diego Music Awards being rescheduled from March 23 until July 26.