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 through April 17
  • AMC Theaters across the nation are closed for at least six to 12 weeks
  • Arkansas State Capitol closed to the public beginning Friday, March 13
  • Arkansas National Guard closing to the public graduations and visitations to Soldiers at Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training
  • 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 Public Library is closed until further notice. All library programs have been canceled through the end of April. All meeting room usage has been suspended through the end of April.
  • Bentonville Community Center is closed until further notice
  • Bentonville District Court is canceled through April
  • Bentonville Downtown Activity Center is closed until further notice
  • Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will temporarily close beginning March 20
  • Cherokee Nation Businesses including Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa will suspend all operations indefinitely
  • Clinton Presidential Center, in Little Rock, public programs canceled between March 13 and April 30. It is also suspending most operations until April 30.
  • Crawford County District Court has suspended all in-person court proceedings. Office staff is still available by telephone.
  • Crystal Bridges and the Momentary canceled all events beginning March 14. Both museums are closed through May 6.
  • The Clayton House is closed indefinitely
  • Commissioner of State Lands Office closed to the general public effective March 13
  • Family Dental Center in Fayetteville closed until further notice
  • Fayetteville Athletic Club will be closed beginning March 17
  • Fayetteville City Clerk Treasurer’s Office is closed beginning March 17
  • Fayetteville Public Library canceled programming through April 18. The library will be closed until April 18.
  • Fort Smith Convention Center, including the ArcBest Performing Arts Center, is closed until April 30. Administrative offices will remain open.
  • Fort Smith Museum of History closed until further notice
  • Fort Smith Regional Art Museum is closed to the public until further notice
  • Garvan Woodland Gardens is closed temporarily beginning March 31
  • George’s Majestic closed until further notice
  • The Hive in Bentonville is closed until further notice
  • The Jones Center is closed until at least May 28
  • Life Styles, Inc. will suspend all center-based services beginning March 16
  • 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
  • Malco Theatres nationwide are closed starting March 17
  • 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 Public Library will be closed until further notice, all events suspended
  • Rogers Museum will be closed until further notice
  • RiffRaff closing until further notice
  • Ropeswing Hospitality Group is suspending all operations beginning March 17. This includes Pressroom, The Preacher’s Son, Undercroft, RECORD, The Holler, LOUISE, BlakeSt House and CO-OP.
  • Shiloh Museum will close to the public and suspend all events from March 16 – April 30
  • 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 April 12. Drive through/drop box is open.
  • 21c is temporarily closed
  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs closed
  • 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.


  • Cross Church services at all locations: Springdale, Fayetteville, Pinnacle Hills, and Neosho will be held online.
  • Diocese of Little Rock suspends Masses after March 21, except for small groups at the discretion of the priest
  • New Heights Church, Fayetteville, suspends services beginning Sunday, March 15
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints suspends all public gatherings of Church members globally until further notice
  • Church of God 7th Day Fort Smith in-person services are canceled until further notice. Services are available online.
  • Peace Lutheran Church is closed and will only offer online streaming services


  • Arkansas Tech University suspends in-person instruction as of 5 p.m. March 13. Virtual instruction begins Wednesday, March 18 to at least Friday, April 10.
  • University of Arkansas suspends all in-person classes. Online classes begin on March 16. Spring Commencement is postponed to a later date.
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith campus extends spring break to March 27
  • University of Central Arkansas classes online through May 1. Some events canceled.
  • John Brown University suspends all in-person classes at the end of day March 13 through the end of March
  • John Brown University closes residential housing on March 16
  • NWACC is moving to online classes beginning Monday, March 16th through the rest of the spring semester. Spring Commencement is postponed to a future date.
  • Arkansas College of Health Education Master of Science in Biomedicine moves to online classes, March 16. The Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (ARCOM) is moving to online classes for second-year students on March 16 and first-year students on March 17. Third-year students on clinical rotations in hospitals and clinics in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Missouri will be immediately recalled.
  • Immaculate Conception Elementary School will be closed effective March 16



  • Arbor Day celebration, Bella Vista, postponed until further notice
  • ArtRageous Parade in Eureka Springs is canceled for May 2
  • “The Band’s Visit” at the Walton Arts Center for May 19 – 23 is canceled
  • Beep scheduled for May 1-2 at Walton Arts Center is canceled
  • Bella Vista Citywide Garage Sale is canceled for April 24 & 25
  • Bella Vista Farmers Market is postponed until further notice
  • Bella Vista Spring Appliance Pick Up for April 6 is postponed to an unknown future date
  • Benton County Jury Orientation for April 10 is canceled
  • Bentonville Bike Fest postponed to August 7-9, 2020
  • Bentonville Farmers’ Market open date is postponed from April 18 to May 2
  • Bentonville Film Festival postponed to August 5-8, 2020
  • Bentonville Parks & Recreation is canceling all public events until at least April 30
  • 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
  • Celebration of Excellence for the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation on April 27 will be modified to a virtual event
  • City of Fayetteville suspended spring events and programs at parks facilities until further notice
  • Dickson Entertainment District St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl hosted by Infusion is postponed until May 5
  • Dover Quartet scheduled for May 10 at Walton Arts Center is canceled
  • Downtown Rogers Farmers Market opening for May is postponed
  • Earth Day Festival at BGO for April 25 is canceled
  • Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure scheduled for April 28 at Walton Arts Center is canceled
  • Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has postponed all events until further notice
  • Fayetteville Farmers’ Market is postponed until at least April 25
  • “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Walton Arts Center has been rescheduled from April 2020 to April 13-18, 2021
  • Fort Smith Symphony, The Sounds of Hitchcock for April 25 is canceled
  • Joe Martin Stage Race is postponing all events
  • Little Rock Police Unity Ball postponed to a yet determined date
  • More Than Pink Walk for April 25 is rescheduled to September 12
  • Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Spring 2020 will be combined with NWA Fashion Week Fall 2020 in October.
  • Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk for April 4 will be modified to a virtual event
  • NWA Spring Classic Road Race for April 19 is postponed
  • Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs is rescheduled to July 24 – 26
  • The Pathway to Prosperity Brunch on Saturday, April 19 postponed
  • Peace at Home Bar and Grill for May 7 is canceled
  • Redneck Run for April 25 is canceled
  • Re-enactment of the Trial of Babe Beard at the Fort Smith National Historic Site is postponed
  • Rights After Wrongs, Little Rock postponed to a yet determined date
  • Rogers Parks and Recreation has suspended all sports programs until further notice
  • Seraph Brass at Walton Arts Center on May 3 is canceled
  • SDIA 8th Annual Heroes Gala is rescheduled from April 18 to August 22
  • Springdale Parks and Recreation canceled activities (practices, clinics, facility rentals, tournaments/events) until further notice
  • Steel Horse Rally for May 1 and 2 is rescheduled to August 21 and 22
  • Success Stories Brunch for Dress For Success NWA on April 7 is postponed
  • Sunshine Gala postponed until August 28
  • Sustainability Summit conference in Little Rock postponed to a yet determined date
  • Symphony of Northwest Arkansas’ Mozart Clarinet Concerto concert is postponed
  • TheatreSquared rescheduled four performances: Ann, My Father’s War, Matilda, The Arkansas New Play Festival
  • United Way of Fort Smith Step Up, Speak Out events for April 7 and April 16 have been postponed to the fall
  • United Way of Fort Smith Day of Caring on April 23 is postponed
  • Walton Arts Center suspending all programming through May 9
  • Walmart Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 3 will be modified to a virtual event. The Associate Celebration Event for June 5 is canceled.
  • Winston P. Wilson and Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting Championships will be rescheduled for the fall
  • The Wine & Roses Gala is rescheduled from May 4 to November 21


  • 2020 Masters Tournament has been rescheduled to November 9 – 15. The Augusta National Women’s Amateur has been canceled.
  • Indianapolis 500 is postponed from May 24 to August 23
  • LPGA has canceled all tournament events until June 15
  • 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 through at least April 15.
  • Northwest Arkansas Naturals have pushed back opening day until a later date.
  • NBA has suspended the regular season.
  • NHL has suspended the regular season
  • MLB has pushed back the beginning of its regular season. Opening day delayed at least 2 weeks.
  • XFL cancels regular-season games. Games resume in 2021


  • Princess Cruisesvoluntary pause of global operations” of 18 cruise ships for 60 days, March 12 to May 10
  • Buffalo Run Casino and Resort will close the casino, hotel and golf operations indefinitely
  • The Buffalo National River Park is temporarily closed
  • Disney California Adventure Park is closed indefinitely
  • Disney Cruise Line suspend departures beginning March 14 to April 28
  • Downstream Casino Resort and Quapaw Casino will close indefinitely
  • Magic Springs Theme and Water Park Opening Day has been rescheduled from April 18 to May 16
  • Silver Dollar City will delay opening until some time in May. The Showboat Branson Belle will suspend cruises indefinitely.
  • Sight and Sound Theater in Branson is canceling all shows through April 17
  • Six Flags Parks closed until mid-May including Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Over Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Great America and Frontier City
  • Walt Disney World Resort Florida is closed indefinitely
  • Universal Studios Hollywood closed until at least May 31
  • Universal Studios Orlando Resort including all theme parks, City Walk and resorts closed through at least May 31
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Centers including Table Rock Lake’s Dewey Short Visitor Center, Greers Ferry Lake’s William Carl Garner Visitor Center and the River Valley Visitor Center at the Russellville Site Office

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