March is Women’s History Month, March 8 is International Women’s Day and 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S Constitution, which gave American women the right to vote. Downtown Grand Rapids presents a variety of events and opportunities to honor this occasion. Below is a roundup of these events in chronological order.

If you know of an event taking place downtown not presented below please drop us a note with the information at Our goal is to present a comprehensive listing of Women’s History Month events occurring in Downtown.

*Event dates/times subject to change.

Rad Women Walking Tours

  • Multiple dates and times throughout March
    FREE tours begin at Rosa Parks Circle
    135 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

First Friday: International Women’s Day Celebration

  • Friday, March 6 | 5:00 to 11:00 PM
    Linc Up | 1167 Madison Ave. SE

International Women’s Day Service and Expo

  • Sunday, March 8 | 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    Fountain Street Church | 24 Fountain St. NE

International Women’s Day Pop Up

  • Sunday, March 8 | 3:00 to 7:00 PM
    Eastern Kille Distillery | 700 Ottawa Ave. NW

Motu Viget Spirits presents “HerStory” Brunch & Cocktails

  • Sunday, March 22 | 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    River North Public House | 2115 Plainfield Ave. NE

Athena Legacy Tour: The Women Who Built Grand Rapids

  • Thursday, March 26 | 4:30 - 7:00 PM
    St. Cecilia Music Center | 64 Ransom Ave. NE

LadyFest GR 2020

  • Saturday, March 28 at 6:00 PM
    The Pyramid Scheme | 68 Commerce Ave. SW

For other events celebrating women’s history, visit the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council’s website at