The Growing List of Coronavirus Cancellations in San Francisco

If your event or conference is being cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus, let us know.

On Friday March 6, the mayor’s office released “aggressive new recommendations” to reduce the spread of coronavirus, including the cancellation of large gatherings, such as concerts, sporting events, conventions, and large community events.

People who are members of vulnerable populations – including people older than 60 years, or with certain pre-existing health conditions – are also recommended to avoid gatherings of more than 50 people. The measures are expected to be in place for an initial period of two weeks and the economic cost to the city is estimated to be in the millions of dollars.

“We really need to disrupt social engagement as much as we can right now to avoid transmission of coronavirus,” said Grant Colfax, director of San Francisco Department of Public Health.

SF Weekly is maintaining a live list of the latest cancellations. Heard of others? Drop us a line! We’ll get confirmation, then add it to the running list.

Update: On Wednesday March 11, Mayor London Breed said the public health officer will be issuing a public health order banning all events with more than 1,000 people. The order will be in effect for at least two weeks.


  • Libraries
    • San Francisco Public Libraries will be closed March 13 at 6pm through March 31. All programs, classes, and events are cancelled, including any scheduled meetings held in the library community rooms.
  • Concerts, Theater
    • San Francisco Symphony, concerts cancelled for March 8, 12-14, 15 and 17. Visit website for information on how to receive a refund or to exchange tickets for another concert, gift certificate, or to donate.
    • San Francisco Ballet cancelled all performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream originally scheduled March 7-15.
    • Herbst Theatre cancelled the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Romantic Reflections performance, scheduled for March 13. The Philharmonia has cancelled all its performances of Romantic Reflections at all venues.
    • New Conservatory Theatre Center, The Book of Mountains and Seas through March 21. “We have been notified that the Mayor of San Francisco has issued a directive prohibiting all mass (50+) gatherings in City owned buildings for the next two weeks,” the center announced on its website. ” NCTC is in a city owned building, so after tonight’s performance we are canceling all performances of our world premiere of The Book of Mountains and Seas through Saturday, March 21.”
    • San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, March 7-20, all performances including the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall , Herbst Theatre and more.
    • Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, March 7-20.
    • Coachella will be postponed to Oct. 9 to 11 and Oct. 16-18 this year. “Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.” (Yes, we know Coachella isn’t in San Francisco.)
    • San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is cancelling its performances of Penned in Pink, originally on March 26 and March 28. You can turn your ticket into a tax-deductible donation or get a full refund by contacting customer.service@cityboxoffice.com.
    • Chase Center cancelled or postponed all events through March 21.
    • Hamilton is cancelled through March 25. “If you have purchased tickets to a performance of HAMILTON or THE LAST SHIP during this time period, you will receive a refund.”
    • American Conservatory Theater, “For those ticket buyers who will not be able to see a live performance of Gloria or Toni Stone, we are thrilled to share that we are actively engaged in developing an innovative way for our ticket buyers to experience these stellar productions by watching a recording of the performance from the comfort of their own home.”
  • Conferences:
    • Facebook Global Marketing Summit, originally March 9-12 at Moscone Center.
    • Game Developers Conference, originally scheduled March 16-20 at Moscone Center, now postponed until this summer.
    • FOI Boot Camp, originally scheduled for March 18 at City College, has been cancelled.
    • Reboot Ideas Festival, originally scheduled March 26-29, has been postponed with no new date announced.
    • Bitcoin 2020, originally scheduled March 27-28 at SVN West, now postponed to Q3.
    • ENDO 2020, originally scheduled March 28-31 at Moscone Center, has been cancelled. This marks only the third time the conference has been cancelled in 104 years, conference organizers said. The other two cancellations were during World War II.
    • OKTANE 2020, originally scheduled March 31 – April 2 at Moscone Center, now a virtual conference.
    • Google Next Cloud, originally scheduled April 6-8, now a virtual conference.
    • Lesbians Who Tech and Allies Summit, originally scheduled April 23-25, has been postponed to August 5-8
    • Red Hat Summit, originally scheduled April 28-20, now a virtual conference.
    • IBM Think, originally scheduled May 4-7 at Moscone, now a virtual conference.
    • RedisConf, originally scheduled May 12-14, now a virtual conference.
    • Rev2020 hosted by Sales Loft, originally scheduled for March 9-11 at Hilton San Francisco Union Square.
    • American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting, originally scheduled April 17-21 at Moscone Center, is now a virtual conference.
  • Community Events
    • San Francisco Public Utilities Commission cancelled the groundbreaking of its new Southeast Community Center, originally scheduled March 7.
    • The National Park Service cancelled the monthly Chantey Sing at Hyde Street Pier, originally scheduled March 7.
    • San Francisco Public Works Arbor Week Eco Fair and tree-planting event for March 7.
    • The Sunday Streets season opening on Valencia Street, originally scheduled for March 8, has been cancelled. “We may reschedule the event, we don’t know yet,” said Tom Radulovich, executive director of Livable City.
    • St. Patrick’s Day Parade, originally scheduled for March 14, has been cancelled.
    • Gays for Good cancelled their service day originally scheduled for March 14 at the San Francisco Zoo.
    • Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco, services for next two weeks will be held on Facebook Live. Wednesday evening Bible study is cancelled.
    • Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration, originally scheduled for April 4, will be postponed for later this year.
  • Sports
    • Bay Area Derby, a women’s roller derby league, postponed Game 2, originally scheduled for March 7 in Fort Mason. (Games scheduled for May 9 and May 30 are still currently expected to take place as planned.)
    • Healthy Hearts 5K, March 8, at Crissy Field.
    • NBA on March 11 suspended all remaining games of the season.
  • Fashion Shows
    • Gucci cancelled its cruise 2021 fashion show, originally scheduled May 18

This is a live list that will be periodically updated

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