Celebrate Women’s History Month with one of these local events

Events throughout March celebrate the impact women have made in history, locally and afar

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month runs throughout the month of March to celebrate the contributions women have made across the board; business, politics, entertainment, arts and as leaders in the community. There are several events throughout Central Florida aimed at honoring the month.

Find one you’d like to participate in below.


March 3: Frida Kahlo Craft & Collage Kids will learn about how Frida Kahlo’s art impacted our history, with books, activities and crafts. Fairview Shores Branch Orange County Library System.

March 3: Women’s Economic Empowerment Grant Celebration A 100 Women Strong event aimed at celebrating accomplishments and to serve as a way for philanthropists to meet each other. Members and non-members welcome.

March 7: Bridging Global Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses Join the Women’s Business Development Council of Florida & Puerto Rico and our host, Central Florida International Trade Office, for an event focused on elevating the conversation for women-owned businesses and the need to level the playing field across the globe to ignite equity and business growth.

March 8: OCLS Women Make History Recognize the impact of powerful women who made awesome contributions to our history with stories, crafts and activities. Recommended for Families with lower and upper elementary students. Hiawassee Branch Orange County Library System.

March 8: Food as Medicine: The Well Woman Diet Join Allison Harrell, Registered Dietitian and Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, and Ameigh Worley, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN with AdventHealth, in the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Nutrition Theatre for a meal designed to put women’s health first. You can also attend virtually.

March 8: Women in Leadership Panel: A Discussion on Leadership and Career Elevation Join us to learn from esteemed professionals who have been trusted to lead and direct PR and Marketing programs for premier brands in Florida and beyond.

March 9: ONYX Magazine’s Women on the Move ONYX Magazine, with Founding Partner Orlando Health, hosts the eighth annual ONYX Magazine’s Women on the Move, a celebration of Florida’s most influential and impactful Black women with an evening of inspiration, networking and entertainment. Tickets are $25.

March 9: 4th Annual Women’s History Month Breakfast The Orange County Regional History Center presents its fourth annual Women’s History Month Breakfast, honoring pathbreaking Orlando architects Ida Annah Ryan and Isabel Roberts. Tickets are $35.

March 9: Pow-HER-Ful With great power comes great responsibility. Explore the common empowering qualities of well-known women like Simone Biles, Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall and more. Recommended for ages 3-5. South Creek Branch of the Orange County Library System.

March 9: Women Rock! Take a listen, sing along and explore some of the rebel ladies who have rocked the music world. Recommended for tweens and teens. Eatonville branch of the Orange County Library System.

March 18: Flying High Design, fold and test paper airplanes in recognition of famous women who dared to fly. Recommended for families. Available at both West Oaks and Fairview Shores branches of the Orange County Library System.

March 20: Women’s History: A Snapshot Through a guided tour, delve into the history of women that is not widely known. Recommended for ages 6-12. Eatonville branch of the Orange County Library System.

March 24: Women United in Worship Join the African American Women’s History Month Project, Inc. in celebrating our 25th Anniversary as we celebrate 25 amazing women. This will be a wonderful worship opportunity for women from every walks of life. Bring your friends, family, sorority sisters, and friends to celebrate our common bond of faith.

March 25: Queens Walking in Purpose Business Empowerment Brunch An event designed to connect with other driven individuals, gain valuable insights, and learn from the rising stars in the industry.

March 25: Stepping N2 Sisterhood Orlando This is not just a networking and women’s empowerment event, it’s a celebration of the power that women of color have when we choose to work together and support each other.

March 29: Wonder Women Marvel at the contributions of some amazing women in history with brainy trivia and brilliant activities. Recommended for ages 6-12. Available at both West Oaks and Washington Park branches of the Orange County Library System.

March 31: 4th Bi-Annual Women in Hospitality Leadership Forum In celebration of Women’s History Month, this event will bring together industry leaders, professionals and students to promote leadership. It is presented by UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality Students (NSMH).


March 4: Women’s History from Beyond Presented by Local Historian, Larisa Roderick. Walking Library Series featured program. Meeting place: Mt. Peace Cemetery located at 755 East 10th Street in St. Cloud. Walking shoes and water recommended.

March 18: She Cultivates Within Join us for a time to feel empowered and learn from Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Speaker and Educator, Maria Fernandez. Part of loving yourself, is knowing yourself. We will spend time reflecting & discussing topics on cultivating positive relationships with ourselves and others.

March 18: A Day in the Life: Pioneer Women of St. Cloud Join us for an exciting live performance by the Women’s Club of St. Cloud, FL depicting the daily life of early women settlers in St. Cloud, FL.


March 6: Women’s History Month Movie Night: Little Women The North Branch Library will be showing the movie, “Little Women” (PG) on Monday, March 6 starting at 5:30 PM.

March 13: Women’s History Month Movie Night: Wonder Woman The North Branch Library will be showing the movie, “Wonder Woman” (PG-13) on Monday, March 13 starting at 5:30 PM.

March 14: Women’s Rights from the National to Sanford Celebrating over 100 years of American women getting the right to vote, we look at the somewhat bumpy progression of women’s rights from the national level to our local community with our guest speaker, Brigitte Stephenson from the Henry Shelton Sanford Memorial Library and Museum.

March 18: Timeline of Women’s History Join living historians dressed in the fashions of earlier times and witness the struggles of suffrage, entering the workforce, the war front and home front, and the civil rights movement through the eyes and voices of the women of Seminole County.

March 23: Women’s History Month Movie Night: Hidden Figures In honor of Women’s History month, join our Librarian for a viewing of the film, Hidden Figures and a discussion of the film afterwards. Showing at the Central Branch at 5 PM.

March 24: League of Women Voters of Seminole County Hot Topic A virtual conversation with Serita Beamon, the first African-American Superintendent of Seminole County Public Schools.

March 27: Women’s History Month Movie Night: Selena The North Branch Library will be showing the movie, “Selena” (PG) on Monday, March 27 starting at 5:30 PM.


Throughout March: Women’s Vintage Clothing Exhibit The historic Pritchard House Museum exhibits a collection of antique and vintage clothing throughout the month of March. Tours of the restored circa 1891 home are conducted by costumed docents, by advance reservation

March 22: Women Who Rock Since 2012, we have hosted the Women Who Rock Awards in Brevard County as a way to elevate the profile of local women doing amazing work and leading through action. The winners will be announced at the award luncheon.


March 17: Women in Jazz Women have been involved in jazz since the early 1920s, not just as vocalist, but as instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. An understanding of jazz would not be complete without highlighting the influence and contributions of women—women such as Bessie Smith, Valaida Snow, Mildred Bailey, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughn. Leesburg Public Library.

March 25: Meet Rosie the Riveter Learn more about the fascinating history of working women during World War II as well as the enduring legacy of Rosie the Riveter as a symbol of patriotism and excellence in the workplace. Angie Morthland, American Rosie the Riveter Association representative and retired educator, presents stories about Rosie the Riveter and the WWII home front. W.T. Bland Public Library (Mount Dora).


March 3: The Member Showcase at Gallery500 Opening Reception Throughout the month of March, Gallery500, a contemporary fine art gallery at ONE DAYTONA, will be hosting the Florida Women’s Arts Association Member Showcase, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Attendees are invited to a free reception on March 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. where they’ll meet the female artists and explore their work.

March 4: Dapper DeLand Presents Women in History Dapper DeLand is celebrating and honoring the women in history who kept America going during the country’s time of need during the 1930s through 1940s.

March 25: Dante’s Divas of R & B in Concert Join Grammy award-winning artist Jeanine McAdams along with Mitessa Jones, Tangela Facen, Faith Nathan, Michele Bunker, and Christina D Brown for A Dante Production’s Women’s History Month Concert.


March 14: The Eternal Feminine: Piano Duets Celebrating Women in Music You are warmly invited to join Fen-Fang Chen and Christy Sallee for an evening of piano duets that celebrate women in music. Consisting of selections written by notable women composers, the program will feature rarely heard gems, such as Sonata for Two Pianos by Germaine Tailleferre and Six Valses-Caprice, Op. 87 by Mel Bonis and more. Free Admission.

March 16: Lecture Series: Florida’s Female Pioneers Dr. Peggy Macdonald examines some of the women who have shaped Florida, including Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, Harriet Beecher Stow, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Betty Mae Tiger Jumper, May Mann Jennings and Florida’s “Three Marjorie(y)s” - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Harris Carr and Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

March 29: 2023 Annual International Women’s Business Summit Join us at our annual women’s event. Expo, forums and job fair will be available. Plus a segment for women 50 PLUS of age.

If you know of other events not listed celebrating Women’s History Month, email tevans@wkmg.com to be added.

About the Author:

Tara Evans is an executive producer and has been with News 6 since January 2013. She currently spearheads News 6 at Nine and specializes in stories with messages of inspiration, hope and that make a difference for people -- with a few hard-hitting investigations thrown in from time to time.