Chicago Events That Have Been Canceled Over Coronavirus COVID-19 Concerns

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With the NBA announcing that their entire season is canceled over coronavirus COVID-19 concerns, we know a lot of Chicago events will follow. Mayor Lightfoot has said that any gathering of over 250 people is unsafe and should consider postponing or canceling. That being said, here’s a running list of the big Chicago events that are canceled over coronavirus concerns. 

Northwestern University Dance Marathon

March 6 – 8 | Canceled


American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb

March 8 | Canceled

Ace Hardware Spring Convention

March 11 – 14 | Canceled


Illinois Holocaust Museum Humanitarian Awards Dinner

March 12 | Canceled

Big 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament

March 12 | Canceled


World Kidney Day

March 12 | Canceled

CME Group’s Chicago Trading Floor

March 13 | Closed


Naval Station Great Lakes

March 13 | Canceled

Joe Biden’s Illinois Campaign Event

March 13 | Canceled


State of the City Luncheon and Robert Crown Community Center and Library Open House

March 13 – 14 | Postponed

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade, South Side Irish Parade, and River Dyeing

March 14 | Postponed


Naperville St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14 | Canceled

East Dundee St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 5K

March 14 | Canceled


St. Charles’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14 | Canceled

Old St. Pat’s Church Civic Celebration Mass and Brunch and Other Weekend Events

March 14 – 15 | Canceled

Chicago Children’s Choir World Music Festival

March 14 | Canceled

2020 SheBelieves Summit

March 14 | Postponed

Navy Pier Holi Celebration

March 14 | Canceled

Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Championships

March 14 – 15 | Canceled

Illinois High School Association State Championships

March 14 – 15 | Canceled

Oracle Conference

March 14 – 17 | Canceled

International Housewares Association Inspired Home Show

March 14 – 17 | Canceled

Common Threads Chef Takeover

March 16 | Canceled

Chicago Flower & Garden Show

March 18 – 22 | Canceled

32nd Annual Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Dinner

March 19 | Postponed

Chicago Comedy Film Festival

March 19 – 22 | Postponed

Chicago Children’s Choir Allegro Connection Day

March 21 | Canceled

University of Chicago D.C. Spring Break Trek

March 22 – 25 | Canceled

University of Chicago Detroit-Flink Trek

March 22 – 25 | Canceled

Chicago Children’s Choir Open Rehearsal

March 25 | Canceled

American College of Cardiology Annual Convention

March 28 – 30 | Canceled

Suburban Chicago National College Fair

Eight Spring Fairs | Canceled

Hyde Park Court Theatre Stage Productions

Entire Season Limited to Audiences Under 100 People

Cole’s Bar Open Mic Comedy Night

Wednesdays | Postponed

University of Chicago Bridging the Divide Trek

April 3 – 5 | Canceled

Chicago Open Air Festival

May 18 – 19 | Canceled

University of Chicago

All Speaker Events Through April 15 | Canceled

Chicago Roboto Conference

September 28 – 29 | Postponed


Check back in with UrbanMatter to monitor other events that will be canceled or postponed as this continues.


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