ARKANSAS: local coronavirus closures, cancellations & postponements


ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — The coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic, is forcing disruption for planned events and daily routines across the country, and world. The World Health Organization recommends aggressive action to cut down on the spread of the disease. Here is what Arkansas is doing as a proactive measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

This list will be updated.


  • Amazeum is closed indefinitely
  • AMC Theaters across the nation are closed until July 15
  • Arvest Ballpark front office, ticket office and Team Store are closed beginning Friday, March 13
  • Baptist Health implemented visitor restrictions at all of the system’s hospitals
  • Bentonville Community Center is closed until further notice
  • Bentonville District Court is canceled indefinitely
  • Bentonville Downtown Activity Center is closed until further notice
  • Crawford County District Court has suspended all in-person court proceedings. Office staff is still available by telephone.
  • George’s Majestic closed until further notice
  • Madison County Courthouse and all other county buildings except the Solid Waste & Recycling Center are closed to the public until further notice beginning March 16
  • Northwest Health implemented visitor restrictions at five of its locations
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park Visitor Center will close beginning March 18 until further notice. The tour road and hiking and horseback trails will remain open.
  • Rogers Adult Wellness Center (AWC) temporarily closing as of March 16 until further notice
  • Rogers Activity Center will be closed until further notice.
  • Rogers Aquatic Center will be closed for the rest of the 2020 season
  • Rogers Museum will be closed until further notice
  • Shiloh Museum will close to the public and suspend all events from March 16 on
  • Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas will close on Tuesday, March 17 until further notice
  • Skylight Cinema will close beginning March 18
  • Springdale Public Library has closed until further notice
  • Springdale Senior Center will be closed to activities until further notice
  • Terra Studios is closing the Art Park, Studios, and Gallery to the public
  • Tontitown Water Department public entrance closed until further notice. Drive through/drop box is open.
  • Washington County Library System is closed until further notice
  • Washington Regional Center for Exercise suspended operations. The agency will evaluate re-opening on a week-by-week basis.
  • Wilson Park Pool will remain closed for the 2020 season




  • “Beauty and the Beast” at the Arts Center of the Ozarks on July 10 – 26 is canceled
  • Bentonville Bike Fest on August 7-9 is canceled
  • Bentonville Film Festival postponed to August 5-8, 2020
  • Bentonville Parks & Recreations is suspending all youth sports programs until further notice
  • “The Book of Mormon” at the Walton Arts Center for July 21 – 26 is canceled
  • Bikes, Blues & BBQ on September 23 – 26 is canceled
  • Cane Hill Harvest Festival on September 19-20 has been canceled
  • City of Fayetteville suspended spring events and programs at parks facilities until further notice
  • Comic-Con in San Diego scheduled for July 23 – July 26 is canceled
  • Downtown Rogers Frisco Festival in August 2020 is canceled
  • Dream Big Charity Gala on July 17 has been modified to a virtual event
  • Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has postponed all events until further notice
  • Jewels of Giving Gala for November 13 is canceled
  • Joe Martin Stage Race is postponing all events
  • Lincoln Apple Festival in October is canceled
  • Main Street Siloam Springs’ Main Event on July 24 is modified to a virtual event
  • More Than Pink Walk Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley events on September 12 and October 3 will be modified to virtual events
  • Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Spring 2020 will be combined with NWA Fashion Week Fall 2020 in October.
  • Opera in the Ozarks summer season for 2020 is canceled
  • Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs is rescheduled to July 24 – 26
  • Pioneer Day in St. Paul is canceled
  • “Pippin” at the Arkansas Public Theatre is canceled
  • Re-enactment of the Trial of Babe Beard at the Fort Smith National Historic Site is postponed
  • Rodeo of the Ozarks & Parade is canceled
  • Rogers Parks and Recreation has suspended all sports programs until further notice
  • SOAR NWA on August 22 is canceled
  • Springdale Parks and Recreation canceled Youth and Adult Summer Basketball leagues, and Youth Flag Football season
  • The Steel Horse Rally in Fort Smith has been rescheduled to May 7 & 8, 2021
  • Sunshine Gala postponed until August 28
  • Symphony of Northwest Arkansas’ has suspended future concerts
  • Tontitown Grape Festival on August 4 – 8 is canceled
  • Winston P. Wilson and Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Championships will be rescheduled for the fall
  • Wizard Way of the Ozarks for August 1 has been postponed to Spring 2021
  • Zombie Crawl in Eureka Springs on October 24 is canceled


  • 2020 Masters Tournament has been rescheduled to November 9 – 15. The Augusta National Women’s Amateur has been canceled.
  • NCAA canceled its men’s and women’s remaining winter and spring tournaments
  • SEC says all regular-season competitions are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic year. All spring football games are canceled and there will be no pro days conducted by SEC schools. All other athletic activities remain suspended indefinitely.
  • Northwest Arkansas Naturals have canceled all 2020 season games
  • NBA will resume the season on July 30
  • NHL has suspended the regular season
  • MLB has pushed back the beginning of its regular season to July 23
  • The University of Arkansas Razorback football season set to begin September 5
  • XFL cancels regular-season games. Games resume in 2021.


  • The Boston Marathon has been changed to a virtual event
  • Disney California Adventure Park is closed indefinitely
  • Disney Cruise Line suspends departures indefinitely
  • Walt Disney World Resort Florida is closed until July 11, when it will begin a phased reopening
  • Universal Studios Hollywood closed until at least May 31

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