By Raetta Holdman


(CBS4) – As coronavirus spreads in Colorado, a tidal wave of events have been canceled or postponed in March and early April 2020. That includes professional sports games of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rapids. The Colorado Rockies postponed the start of their regular season and spring training games have been canceled.

All events at Red Rocks and at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts have been canceled through April 12. That includes the Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks. The Budweiser Events Center in Loveland also announced it has closed to the public indefinitely.

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In addition to those events and the sporting events mentioned, the following is a list of other major events that are being canceled.

March 12-14 – Women in CyberSecurity conference canceled. The organizer canceled the WiCyS 2020 conference at the Gaylord Rockies resort near Denver International Airport. They are working on alternate ways to gather and hope to have a plan by the end of March.

March 13 – Keggs & Eggs 2020 postponed indefinitely. Channel 93.3 postponed its annual Friday morning concert tied to St. Patrick’s day, saying it’s a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus. If you won passes, they will be honored at any rescheduled Keggs & Eggs.

March 13 – Denver St. Baldrick’s at Blake Street Tavern postponed. The organizers for this St. Baldrick’s event said they felt it was the only responsible course of action. Currently they hope to hold it on Friday, May 1 at the Blake Street Tavern.

A team prepares to race in the 2019 Frozen Dead Guy Days festival’s Coffin Races in Nederland. (credit: JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)

March 13-15 – Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland has been canceled after a recommendation came out from Boulder County Public Health to cancel all large event activities.

March 13-15 – The second weekend of the Colorado Crossroads volleyball tournament has been canceled. The first round took place March 6-8 at the Colorado Convention Center.

March 13-15 – Irishfest Denver canceled. The organizer of the Ballpark neighborhood event say they are following the lead of the City of Denver and the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and are postponing the three days of activities. The organizers say they have events planned for the summer already and are looking at the possibility of an Irish-themed summer event.

Denver's 57th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

(credit: CBS)

March 14 – Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled. Just hours after Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus, the city and organizers canceled the parade saying the decision was made out of an abundance of caution.

March 14 – The Old Town Irish Party canceled. Organizers had expected thousands for the party in Old Town Square in Fort Collins. Organizers canceled in the effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

March 14 – Blarney on the Block St. Patrick’s Day in Greeley canceled. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. on the 9th Street Plaza in Downtown Greeley. Businesses will still be offering specials.

Musician Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles.

Blake Shelton (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

March 14 – Blake Shelton: Friends and Heroes 2020 tour postponed. Purchased tickets will be honored at the to-be-announced rescheduled dates in spring 2021. You can get a refund at your point of purchase

March 24 – Celine Dion: The star singer has postponed her “Courage” world tour, including this concert which was set to take place at the Pepsi Center.

March 19 – Day of Action canceled. the Colorado Education Association canceled a lobby day at the state capitol. It was designed to raise awareness about school funding. The CEA is working on a virtual day of action on March 19. A number of schools had previously canceled classes on the 19th because of teacher absences.

March 26-28 – NoCo Hemp Expo rescheduled. Organizers of the 3 day conference decided to move the dates of the expo to August to give participants a chance to move their schedules. It’s now set for Aug. 6-8 at the National Western Complex and the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.

March 29-April 3 – National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic canceled. The VA says the decision was made out of an abundance of caution and it looks forward to next year’s clinic.

March 30- April 2 – The Space Symposium that was scheduled to take place in Colorado Springs has been postponed. Read more on the website of CBS4 partner KKTV.com.

April 2-4 – The Denver Auto Show at the Colorado Convention Center is postponed. A new date for it will be announced at some point in the future.

April 2 – High West Oyster Fest postponed. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar made the decision to postpone its eighth annual event on March 10. It was expected to draw 600 people to the EXDO Event Center. Jax says it is monitoring developments and hope to reschedule.

April 4 – The Salute rescheduled. The Colorado Gerontological Society has rescheduled its expo for older adults to August 22 at the Colorado Convention Center. The society says it is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its colleagues and attendees.

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam (Photo by Jason Oxenham/Getty Images)

April 9 – Pearl Jam concert at Pepsi Center postponed. The band is skipping all of their spring tour dates, citing “a global health crisis” without mentioning the coronavirus. Pearl Jam says those April 9 tickets will be honored for the future date.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.)

April 14 – Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day canceled. The ice cream chain has handed out the free cones on the second Tuesday in April since 1979 as a thanks to its customers. Ben & Jerry’s posted it made the decision to cancel the giveaway after some stores were told not to take part and the company wanted to stand in solidarity with them. The company says it will reschedule the day.

(credit: Colorado Sports Hall of Fame)

April 23 – The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was canceled. Ski legend from Vail Lindsey Vonn was set to be one of six sports figures who were to inducted into the 2020 Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. The other inductees include Bob Gebhard, Alonzo Babers, George Gwozdecky, Terry Miller, and Erin Popovich. On March 13 organizers announced that the 56th annual banquet in Denver was canceled due to the spread of coronavirus and those honorees will become the Class of 2021. A ceremony will be held in April 2021 instead.

June 15-16 – Cybersecurity Symposium canceled. The National Cybersecurity symposium canceled the annual event expected to draw 1,000 to the Gaylor Rockies resort near DIA. It hopes to resume the symposium next year and is trying to arrange an online gathering.

June 7-11 & June 19-23 – Keystone Symposia canceled. The symposia brings medical researchers from around the world together at a variety of locations. The group canceled all North American meetings in March and April and all meetings scheduled outside North America through June 2020.

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Raetta Holdman

Comments (2)
  1. contour96 says:

    Why don’t the news print the truth about it instead of trying to scare every body have to death.
    When they no it is not as bad as have of the flu out there.more people have died from the flu than this

  2. Thomas Klein says:

    Thank goodness – we are learning! We just need more smart moves like this for the next few weeks and we can avoid the worst of it.

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