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This is a sampling of which events have changed their dates or canceled altogether:


What 2020 events have been Postponed due to COVID-19?

The Blue Man Group at EKU Center for the Arts has been postponed.

Photo by Austin Johnson/Hamburg Journal

Christ Stapleton: A Concert For Kentucky and the first concert at Kroger Field, has been rescheduled for the following year on April 24, 20201.

The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled for September 5. The last time the derby had been postponed was in 1945 due to WWII.

April’s senior living conference, the I Know Expo at Lexington’s Senior Center, has been rescheduled from April 18 to August 22.

Jerry Seinfeld at the EKU Center for Arts is postponed.

Lexington Comic Con, originally scheduled for March, has been postponed.

Lexington Legends postponed the start of their season.

MasterChef Junior Live at the EKU Center for the Arts has been postponed.

Monster Jam at Rupp Arena, originally scheduled for April 11, is postponed.

The Primary Election has been postponed. Originally scheduled for May 19, the new date of the primary is June 23.

Run the Bluegrass, the half marathon hosted at Keeneland every Spring and originally scheduled for March, is postponed.

Taste of the Bluegrass, the annual May fundraiser for God’s Pantry at Keeneland, has been postponed.

Thursday Night Live is expected to begin later in the season, as of press.

What 2020 events have been Canceled due to COVID-19?

Home and GardenApril’s Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show at the Lexington Center has been canceled.

Habitat for Humanity’s Shamrock Shuffle was canceled.

Keeneland canceled their Spring Meet.

Kentucky Crafted the Market, an expo dedicated to showcasing local artists at the Alltech Arena, was canceled.

KHSAA Sweet Sixteen (boys and girls) 2020 tournament was canceled.

Kite Fest canceled their annual spring event at Masterson Station Park.

The Land Rover Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park is canceled. This event showcases world champion and Olympic competitors, world-class Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping.

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was canceled.The NCAA canceled all spring sports.

Reforest the Bluegrass canceled their April 11 event and rebranded it “Reforest the Bluegrass at home.” They are working with sponsors and other partners to get trees to the public so you can plant them at home and in your neighborhoods.

The SEC canceled their 2020 Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournament.

The Seton County Fair has been canceled.

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was canceled.



This article also appears on page 22 and 23 of the April 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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