Events canceled, postponed, rescheduled due to coronavirus

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Updated: Mar. 17, 2020 at 8:34 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The following large events have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled due to concerns related to the community spread of coronavirus.

This list is continuously being updated. Check back frequently for new details.


  • As of Thursday, March 12, all scheduled and/or approved public events are postponed until further notice. Organizers of private events are urged to use caution and consider postponing events as well.


All permitted events in East Baton Rouge Parish have been postponed until further notice. That includes, but is not limited to, the following events:

  • Proceedings in the 19th Judicial District Court and the East Baton Rouge Juvenile Court have been suspended through March 27
  • Changes made to 2020 Baton Rouge spring festivals
  • The Southern University Ag Center has canceled all scheduled events effective immediately
  • The Harlem Globetrotters announced that they will be suspending planned games on their domestic U.S. tour. Please visit Raising Cane’s River Center for additional information.
  • The EBR Council on Aging has cancelled its annual Crawfish Boil, which was scheduled for April 9 at the Capital City Event Center.
  • All Forum 225 events have been suspended for the foreseeable future, at least for the next 30 days (all purchased tickets to events will be transferable when a new event date is set). Anyone with questions should email Jessica Trepagnier at or President-Elect Neva at
  • The Live After 5 spring season is postponed
  • The East Baton Rouge Library has canceled its events scheduled through March 28. Click here for more information. The library has also modified its hours and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, the library
  • The Ebb & Flow Festival originally scheduled for April 4 and 5 has been postponed. Elements of the festival which comply with safety and health directives are planned for the coming weeks, including Art Flow (March 17 through 30) and Art Flow Junior (March 17 through April 30). Click here for more.
  • Southern University Ag Center’s 10th Annual Louisiana Small Farmers Conference, scheduled for March 18 through 21, has been canceled. The event included a Hemp Summit and book signing with Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar. All other SU Ag Center events have been canceled until further notice.
  • The Baton Rouge Blues Fest, previously scheduled for April 18 and 19, is postponed until further notice
  • The Baton Rouge Zoo’s aquarium will close until further notice
  • The Baton Rouge Blues Festival is postponed until further notice
  • Monster Jam events scheduled for April 17 through 19, at Raising Cane’s River Center have been postponed. Please hold on to your tickets, and you will be contacted as soon as the new date is confirmed.
  • Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventure scheduled on Thursday, May 7 through 10, at the Raising Cane’s River Center have been canceled
  • BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo will temporarily close starting March 17. The zoo tentatively plans to reopen Wednesday, April 1. All special events, private events, birthday parties, safari nights, and corporate events scheduled at the zoo through April 1 are canceled. Essential veterinary staff will remain on-site to care for the animals.
  • The LSU Museum of Art is temporarily closed starting Tuesday, March 17
  • USS KIDD Veterans Museum is closed to the public until Monday, April 13
  • The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival, originally scheduled for March 21, will be held May 1, 2021


  • Louisiana Hogs on Hogs Annual Sauce Piquant Cook Off & Car Show scheduled for Saturday, March 28
  • The Bulls, Bands and Barrels Bryant “Peanut” Pierce Memorial Classic at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center is canceled
  • The 41st annual Louisiana Sportsman Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center is canceled
  • Tanger Outlets is modifying its business hours. Effective immediately, the mall will be open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. This will remain in effect until further notice.


  • Cirque du Soleil’s OVO has been canceled; ticket holders will be issued a refund
  • Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has been postponed



  • The City of Donaldsonville Arts, Crafts, and Farmers Market is canceled through July
  • Donaldsonville Downtown Live performances are canceled indefinitely


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