Cancellation news

Coronavirus concerns affect Dallas-Fort Worth in a flurry of canceled events

Coronavirus concerns affect DFW in a flurry of canceled events

Dallas Art Fair Preview Gala 2016
The Dallas Art Fair has been postponed. Photo by Sylvia Elzafon

Coronavirus concerns started to take their toll on events all over Dallas-Fort Worth, even before local health leaders declared a state of emergency in Dallas on March 12.

Effective from 11 am Friday, March 13 to 11 am Friday, March 20, residents are prohibited from community gatherings of more than 500 people, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced in a press conference late Thursday night. Gatherings of 250 or more people are discouraged but not prohibited in Dallas County, he added. No such declaration has been made in Fort Worth.

Below is a running list of events that have either been canceled or postponed. We will update the list as more information becomes available. Due to the sheer number of events that take place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there are likely some cancellations/postponements of which we are unaware. Please check with the organizations for the most up-to-date information.


St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party: The 41st annual event, which was to take over Greenville Avenue on March 14, was canceled.

NBA: The National Basketball Association has suspended its season after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus. This includes all Mavericks games at the American Airlines Center.

NHL: The National Hockey League has suspended its season, which includes all Dallas Stars games at American Airlines Center.

American Airlines CenterIn addition to sports events, the Eagles concert on March 17 has been postponed to an undetermined date and the Dan + Shay concert on March 21 has been postponed until July 31.

AT&T Performing Arts Center: All performances at Winspear Opera House, Wyly Theatre, and Strauss Square have been canceled through at least March 19.

Moody Performance HallAll performances at the venue through March 20 have been canceled, as well as Turtle Creek Chorale's Unbreakable, scheduled for March 27-29.

Dallas Summer MusicalsAll remaining performances of Come From Away have been postponed. DSM is working to bring the production back at a future date.

Dallas Theater CenterThe productions of American Mariachi, which was to have run from March 14-April 5, and Pipeline, scheduled for April 3-May 3, have been suspended until further notice.

Dallas Symphony OrchestraAll concerts/events through April 11 have either been canceled or postponed; check with the DSO about ticketing options.

Dallas OperaThe productions of Don Carlo, scheduled for March 20-28, and Pulcinella/La voix humaine, scheduled for April 3-8, and The Barber of Seville, scheduled April 29-May 10, have been canceled.

Fan Expo DallasScheduled to take place March 27-29 at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, the "largest comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event in Texas" has been postponed until June 19-21.

Theatre ThreeThe final four performances of Funny, You Don't Act Like a Negro, March 13-15, have been canceled.

Second Thought TheatreThe final two performances of Mlima's Tale, March 13 and 14, have been canceled.

Dallas Children's TheaterThe production of Last Stop on Market Street, which was to have begun on March 21, has been postponed until further notice.

Uptown PlayersThe production of Fun Home, scheduled for April 10-26, has been postponed until further notice.

WaterTower Theatre: WaterTower's Spring Gala, scheduled for March 27, has been postponed to an undetermined date. The production of I Am My Own Wife, which was scheduled to run April 16-May 3, will be postponed to July 16-August 2.

Dallas Art Fair: Originally scheduled for April 16-18, the Dallas Art Fair has rescheduled its 12th edition to October 1-4, 2020.

Art Dallas Fair: Originally scheduled for April 16-19, the inaugural event has been postponed until 2021.

Dallas Museum of ArtThe museum will be closed until further notice starting March 14.

Nasher Sculpture Center: The museum will be closed until further notice starting March 14. All public programs and events through the month of April have been canceled. The Nasher Prize Celebration Weekend, scheduled April 2-4, has been postponed until November 4-6, 2020.

Crow Museum of Asian ArtThe museum will be closed until further notice starting March 14.

Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceThe museum will be closed through March 20.

Dallas ArboretumThe nature garden will be closed indefinitely as of March 17.

Reunion TowerThe iconic Dallas landmark will be closed to the public until at least March 30.

Irving Arts CenterThe entire Irving Arts Center facility and Irving Archives and Museum will be completely closed to the public through Sunday, April 5.

World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth: All events through March 31 are either postponed or canceled.

Dallas Contemporary: The S/S20 Gala fundraiser, scheduled for March 28, has been postponed to an undetermined date. All future public programming and school tours have been postponed, and current exhibitions have been extended.

All Out TrinityThis festival celebrating the Trinity River, scheduled for March 28, has been canceled.

Puptopia: The "first-ever amazement park for dogs and their owners," scheduled for March 21 at Main Street Garden, has been postponed until May 30.

FIGMENT Dallas Interactive Art FestivalThis event at Reverchon Park, scheduled for March 14, has been canceled.

Dallas Auto ShowThe annual auto show at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, scheduled for March 18-22, has been postponed to an undetermined date.

Festival of JoyThis event, scheduled for March 28 at Klyde Warren Park, has been canceled.

Chick Lit LuncheonThe Chick Lit Luncheon at Hilton Anatole on March 27, which was to have featured Diane Keaton as speaker, has been canceled.

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and CultureThe organization is suspending all programming through April 15.

Dallas Comedy Festival: Scheduled for March 24-28 at Dallas Comedy House, the festival has been postponed to a future date.

Deep Ellum Arts FestivalThe annual event has been postponed from April 3-5 to September 11-13.

Rolling Stones tourThe Rolling Stones have postponed their 2020 summer tour, which included a stop at the Cotton Bowl on May 29.

Taco LibreThe annual taco, music, and lucha libre festival at Dallas Farmers Market, scheduled for April 25, has been postponed to November 7.

Dallas International Film FestivalThe festival, scheduled for April 18-23, has been postponed to an undetermined date later this year.

Fort Worth

NCAA: The 2020 Air Force Reserve Men’s Basketball Championship, scheduled to take place March 12-15 at Dickies Arena, will not be played.

Bass Performance HallAll events at Bass Performance Hall through March 31 have been canceled, including Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Schumann & Shostakovich, March 13-15; Alive at the Bass, March 17, presented by University Christian Church (rescheduled for September 15); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, March 20-22; and Texas Ballet Theater's Image, Imbue & Bartok.

Modern Art Museum of Fort WorthThe museum will be closed through at least March 30.

Kimbell Art MuseumThe museum will be closed through at least March 29, and all public programming has been canceled through April 15.

Amon Carter Museum of American ArtThe museum will be closed through March 31.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and HistoryThe museum will closed through March 30.

Fort Worth OperaThe annual Fort Worth Opera Festival, featuring three different operas from April 17-May 3, has been postponed until further notice.

Jubilee TheatreThe production of How I Got Over, which was to have started on March 20, has been delayed until April 2.

Stage West TheatrePerformances of The Children on March 14 and 15 will go on as scheduled; all other performances have been canceled.

Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival: The annual downtown festival, scheduled to take place April 16-19, has been postponed to the tentative date of September 3-6.

Cliburn ConcertsConcerts with Jennifer Koh, scheduled on March 14, and Daniel Hsu, scheduled for March 26, have been canceled.

Chamber Music Society of Fort WorthThe music group's final two concerts of their 2019-2020 season, scheduled for April 4 and May 9, have been canceled.

Sundance Square: The downtown Fort Worth entertainment district has canceled all events, including those in Sundance Plaza and Pavilion, through March 31.

Dickies ArenaAll events through May 3, save for Five Finger Death Punch on April 14, have been postponed or canceled.

Amphibian Stage Productions: All public programming has been canceled through the end of March.

Four Day WeekendThe improv troupe will cancel performances for an indefinite period of time.

Cirque du Soleil: OVO - The visit by the acrobatic troupe to Dickies Arena, scheduled for April 30-May 3, has been canceled.

Fortress FestivalThe fourth edition of the annual music festival has been postponed to an undetermined date.


Chris Stapleton's All-American Roadshow: This concert featuring Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, and more, scheduled for March 14, has been postponed to an undetermined date.. It was to have been the first-ever event at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

MLB: Major League Baseball has suspended spring training and has delayed the beginning of the regular season, which was to have started on March 26, by at least two weeks. The Texas Rangers were scheduled to play their first game at the new Globe Life Field on March 31.

Globe Life Field: Tours of the stadium, which were to have begun on March 17, will be delayed until after the first public event takes place.

Kenny Chesney in concert: This concert at AT&T Stadium, scheduled for April 18, has been postponed to an undetermined date.

XFL: The inaugural season of the new XFL, which was to have continued through April 12, has been shut down. That includes all Dallas Renegades home games at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

Texas Live presents TX Strassenfest Spring Beer FestivalThe beer fest at Texas Live outside of Globe Life Field, scheduled for March 21, has been postponed to June 20.


Eisemann Center for the Performing ArtsAll events scheduled through April 30 have been cancelled or postponed.


MLS: Major League Soccer has suspended its season for 30 days starting March 11, including all FC Dallas matches at Toyota Stadium.

Cirque du Soleil: OVO - The visit by the acrobatic troupe to Comerica Center, scheduled for April 23-26, has been canceled.

Farmers Branch

The Firehouse TheatrePerformances of The Wiz have been postponed to April 9-19.


Thin Line Fest: All in-person film screenings and music performances, scheduled to take place March 25-29, have been canceled. Most film events will now be streamed live via the Thin Line Fest website. Photography exhibitions will go on, but with extended ending dates.