South Florida is preparing and reacting to the the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Several large-scale events, festivals, parades, and promotions have been cancelled as precautions. Even some major club, restaurant, and nightlife venues have temporarily closed their doors. Here’s a running lists of events cancelled due to the outbreak. This post will be continually updated.
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SOUTH BEACH — David Grutman’s megaclubs LIV and Story have temporarily paused operations until further notice.
DOWNTOWN MIAMI — The 24-hour strip club/party spot E11ven has also temporarily paused operations for at least two weeks.
ORLANDO — Disney World has closed its parks through the end of March.
DORAL — The Doral Food & Wine Festival has been postponed. The event, which was scheduled March 21-22, will be postponed until further notice.
FT. LAUDERDALE — The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, slated to be held March 18-22, has been rescheduled to August 5-9.
DESIGN DISTRICT — The Little Lighthouse Foundation’s Hearts & Stars Gala, slated for the weekend of March 13, and all the events associated with it are postponed until November.
WYNWOOD — Large festival team SWARM has postponed all of its events including its St. Patrick’s Day Block Party until further notice.
PINECREST — The Pinecrest Gardens Chili Cook-Off, slated for March 21, will be postponed until further notice.
MIAMI — The Veuve Clicquot’s Clicquot Weekend, scheduled for March 12-15, will postpone its activities until another date.
PALMETTO BAY — The Deering Seafood Festival scheduled for March 29 and Chef’s Table on the Bay scheduled for March 27 at the Deering Estate will be postponed until further notice.