Women’s History Month Celebrations in Metro Detroit

Celebrate the women of Detroit’s past and present this Women’s History Month with these events in southeast Michigan.
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Celebrating Women in Racing will be on display at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation this Women's History Month. // Photograph courtesy of The Henry Ford Museum

Metro Detroit is remembering the contributions of the past women who began our journey and honoring those who continue paving the way forward with art exhibits, tours, trivia, and much more this March. Experience the feminine forces driving Detroit to a greater future and celebrate Women’s History Month at these local events.

Women’s History Month Educational Series

The Detroit Foundation Hotel and Copper House Detroit have teamed up to host a series of four events that highlight wellness, women’s history, entrepreneurship, gentrification, and Black fatherhood. On March 7, explore “Women’s Health and Cannabis” use. Other topics include “Capturing Lifestyle Content for Branding,” “Gentrification and Cannabis,” and “Dank Dad.” March 7 and 21, and April 11 and 25. Ticket costs vary by event. Detroit Foundation Hotel, 250 W. Larned St., Detroit; detroitfoundationhotel.com.

Marshall M. Fredricks Sculpture Museum

Join the Marshall M. Fredricks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University for a month of events in the spirit of Women’s History Month. Specialty tours are led by museum staff and based on the women represented in Marshall Fredericks and Richmond Barthé’s art. This is an hour-long tour with room for a Q&A. March 1, 8, and 15. No cost. Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, 7400 Bay Road, University Center; marshallfredericks.org.

Trivia Thursday: Women’s History Month

Bring up to four friends or be your own team during Women’s History-themed trivia. Organized by the Detroit Public Library, this trivia night will be sure to challenge your knowledge of women who make history, past and present, women’s rights, and girl power. March 21 at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Eventbrite.com.

I’m Every Woman Expo

This celebration offers a decorated agenda for the day-long event. I’m Every Woman empowers all attendees with inspiring talks, workshops, network opportunities, and more. Over 30 vendors will set up shop for the day on the topics of women’s fashion, beauty, wellness, personal growth, and more. Enjoy prize drawings and panels, as well. March 30 beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $30-$40. Hotel Saint Regis Detroit, 3071 West Grand Blvd., Detroit; eventbrite.com.

EntrepreneuHERs Brunch

Black Leaders Detroit is celebrating Women’s History Month with its first annual networking brunch and pitch competition. The event will serve as a launchpad for “Women for BLD,” a platform designed to amplify women’s voices and share power. The event will also provide unrestricted capital to three Black women-led businesses through the pitch competition. March 23 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $40. Wayne State University Industry Innovation Center, 461 Burroughs St., Detroit; eventbrite.com.

2024 Women’s History Mystery Tour

Magical Michigan Tours is hosting a tour of Detroit highlighting important women in history. The tour will begin at Eastern Market and make stops at a number of women-owned businesses and places that have amazing history. In addition to the interactive history lesson, this tour will take a luxury motorcoach between stops and visit a woman-owned restaurant in the city for lunch. March 16 beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $80. Eastern Market, 1400 Wilkins St., Detroit; facebook.com.

All Female Mic Check: Women’s History Month Comedy Show

In honor of Women’s History Month, this all-female comedy show offers a night full of laughs and entertainment. Detroit comedians like Ju’Cee, Freda Fre, Judge Miles, and more are headlining the show, hosted by Simply Shanell. Vendors, DJs, and secure parking is available. March 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe, 71 Oakman Blvd., Highland Park; eventbrite.com.

Herstory: Celebrating Women’s History

Each day of the month, The Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory Tour is offering a guided tour of the women who shaped history. The tour will explore women entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators, movement leaders, record-setters, and trailblazers. The museum is also hosting “Celebrating Women in Racing,” “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” “Women Innovators in the Automotive Industry,” and more. March 1-31 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Event times and prices vary. Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; thehenryford.org.

Women in Public Art – Women Artists & Sculptors

The Detroit Historical Society is celebrating Women’s History Month with a lecture and discussion presented by Preservation Detroit, alongside the new Concrete Canvas exhibition. The lecture and discussion will celebrate the vibrant presence of women in public art in Detroit’s cultural landscape. Artists, enthusiasts, and community members are encouraged to engage. March 9 at 1 p.m. Participation is free with museum admission. Detroit Historical Museum, 5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit; detroithistorical.org.

International Women’s Day Mixology Lesson

Bring your favorite women to learn how to make delicious cocktails, network, and dance! At this interactive event, all participants will make three signature cocktails plus one freestyle cocktail. Expert mixologists will lead the way, and there will be two dance/snack/networking breaks between lessons. March 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are between $25 and $50. Eight Oh Nine, 34770 Groesbeck Hwy., Clinton Township; eventbrite.com.

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This post has been updated for 2024.