UEFA European Football Championship, the Met Gala & All the Major Events Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus

The rippling effects of the coronavirus are taking their toll on more than just health. Industries across the board are suffering losses as consumers take precautionary measures to mitigate their exposure to the virus, which includes limiting travel and unnecessary activities outdoors. The import/export industry is also sustaining a blow amid port closures and slowed production overseas, particularly in China, where the virus originated.

While experts say a majority of infected individuals will experience “mild” symptoms, the virus is still contagious and no vaccine is available yet. Health professionals have recommended social distancing — staying at least 6 feet from other people and avoiding areas with large, enclosed crowds.

Now, major events from music festivals to trade shows to runway presentations have been canceled or postponed due to safety concerns over the outbreak.

Here is a cumulative list with live updates of major events associated with fashion, brand marketing and business that have been canceled or rescheduled in reaction to the coronavirus threat.

American Events NE Materials Show

Original Date: Feb. 5 and 6, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

American Events NW Materials Show

Original Date: Feb. 12 and 13, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Armani Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: April 19, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Armani Dubai Boutique Opening

Original Date: April 20, 2020; Rescheduled: November 2020

BNP Paribas Open

Original Date: March 9 to 22, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Boston Marathon

Original Date: April 20, 2020; Rescheduled: Sept. 14, 2020

Cannes Film Festival

Original Date: May 12 – 23; Reschedule options stated as late June to early July.

CFDA Fashion Awards

Original Date: June 8, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD


Original Date: April 10 to 12 and April 17 to 19, 2020; Rescheduled: Oct. 9 to 11 and Oct. 16 to 18, 2020

Dior Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 9, 2020 in Lecce, Italy; Rescheduled TBD

Emerald City Comic Con

Original Date: March 12 to 15; Rescheduled: TBD

Facebook F8 Developers Conference

Original Date: May 5 and 6, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Facebook Global Marketing Summit

Original Date: March 9 to 12, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Google Cloud Next Conference

Original Date: April 6 to 8, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Governors Ball Music Festival

Original Date: June 5 to 7, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Grassroots Connect

Original Date: June 12 to 15, 2020 in Knoxville, Tenn.; now, it’s a digital experience.

Gucci Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 18, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Masters Tournament

Original Date: April 9 to 12, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Met Gala

Original Date: May 4, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

New York City Half Marathon

Original Date: March 15; Canceled

NXT Global Summit

Original Date: July 14 and 15; Canceled for 2020

Prada Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 21, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Ralph Lauren Fall 2020 Show

Original Date: Late April 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

RuPaul’s DragCon L.A.

Original Date: May 1 to 3, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Schiatzy Chen Fall 2020 Show

Original Date: March 2, 2020; Canceled

Shanghai Fashion Week

Original Date: March 26 to April 2, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

South by Southwest

Original Date: March 13 to 22, 2020; Canceled for 2020


Original Date: April 24 to 26, 2020; Rescheduled: Oct. 23 to 25, 2020

Ted2020 Conference

Original Date: April 20 to 24, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

UEFA European Football Championship

Original Date: June 12 to July 12, 2020: Rescheduled: June 11 to July 11, 2021

Ultra Music Festival

Original Date: March 20 to 22, 2020; Canceled for 2020

Versace Cruise 2021 Show

Original Date: May 16, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

Winter Music Conference

Original Date: March 17 to 19, 2020; Rescheduled: TBD

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