The LA Auto Show, normally held annually in the fall at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will move six months into the spring of 2021, it was announced Thursday.

Originally planned for Nov. 20-29 but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the public show has been rescheduled for May 21-31. Press days — also known as AutoMobility LA– have likewise been rescheduled from Nov. 18-19 to May 19-20.

“We are appreciative for the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles and all of our automotive partners,” said Lisa Kaz CEO of the LA Auto Show. “Memorial Day weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show.”

The new show dates will provide a much-needed boost to local dealerships at a critical time, according to David Ellis, president of the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association.

“We are extremely excited for the May dates of the LA Auto Show,” he said. “The Memorial Day holiday is always an important time for our dealerships. We eagerly anticipate the excitement the show creates amongst consumers, who look forward to experiencing the newest vehicles live and in-person.”

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