Food events in Los Angeles are experiencing a high amount of cancellations and delays this week. As LA County and the State of California’s health departments make their recommendations surrounding novel coronavirus, events like the LA Chef Conference, Pebble Beach Food & Wine (located in Monterey but popular among LA chefs and restaurants), opening day for the Dodgers, and Whisky X announced later dates for their events. Some are unprecedented, including concert giants Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents presently canceling all tours.
The Long Beach Grand Prix is a massive annual event where food is a key player. This event is the second most popular car event behind the Indianapolis 500, according to ESPN.
Also cancelled is the LGBTQ premier food and wine event Simply diVine. It was scheduled for April 18 at Hollywood Forever, but the future date is unknown.
In other news:
— Though Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close Saturday morning through the end of the month, Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have not announced any plans to close. Magic Mountain will focus on cleaning and sanitizing the park, according to the Los Angeles Times.