Although we celebrate women every day, March is officially Women’s History Month, which is dedicated to celebrating, uplifting and leveling the playing field for women around the world.
This year, Miami is honoring the impact and achievements of women in the Magic City and beyond with a series of activities, specials, summits and luncheons led by women and for women. Here are some meaningful ways to celebrate the entire month and International Women’s Day on March 8th in the city:
1. Visit The Women’s Park, one of the first parks in the nation dedicated to women
One of the first parks in the country to be dedicated to women, the 15-acre lakeside Women’s Park is the perfect way to spend a few hours or the entire day. It’s home to a children’s playground named after activist Leona Ferguson Cooper, the Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s History Gallery with displays on prominent women in history and an art installation by local artist Lydia Rubio named the Gates and Fences Project. The park itself is a reminder of the diverse contributions women made to improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade County and beyond.
Where: 10251 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33172
2. See the “Mother of Miami’s” bronze statue in Bayfront Park
A 10-foot tall bronze statue of Julia Tuttle, the “Mother of Miami” and the only woman to have founded a major U.S. city, stands at the southern end of Bayfront Park. It overlooks the seaport she envisioned at the end of the 19th century, depicting her looking to the horizon — to the future, many might say. Her skirt is adorned with images of Miami’s history, such as the area’s first settlers, local flora and fauna and the train that put the city on the map.
Where: 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
3. Dine at one of Miami’s best women-owned restaurants
Support a woman-owned business this month through dining! We do have to note that while being women-owned is just a perk, these restaurants are worthy of their title because of their excellence. Here are some of our favorites, but make sure to click here to see the full list!
- Rosie’s by Jamila West
- The Salty Donut by Amanda Pizarro-Rodriguez
- Azucar Ice Cream Co. by Suzy Batlle
- Macchialina by Jen Chaefsky
- Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard by Adrianne Calvo
4. Meet inspiring women during W Miami’s Women Empowerment Month
W Miami, the striking luxury hotel located in Brickell, has launched a series of weekly conversations led by women on topics such as parenting, finance, wellness, technology and more. Held every Wednesday throughout the month of March, the conversations will be followed by networking and an extended happy hour at the outdoor terrace of the hotel’s signature ADDiKT Modern Kitchen. All events are free and open to anyone who registers.
Where: 485 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
5. Sweat it out at a beachside workout at 1 Hotel South Beach
In honor of International Women’s Day, 1 Hotel South Beach is partnering with Anatomy for a workout led by its top female instructors — Justine, Lavinia and Sandy. The full body workout will include a variety of exercises such as Pilates, HIIT & yoga. Mats and towels will be provided to those who attend.
When: Wednesday, March 8; 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Where: Meetup location will be on the beach directly behind 1 Hotel, between 23rd and 24th street
6. Attend the Women Run Wynwood 5K
Founded by Grisell Denise Rodriguez, the women’s empowerment running club is hosting a special Women’s History Month 5K this March. It’ll begin at Veza Sur Brewing Co., where attendees can get beers for 20% off afterwards, and will include a post-yoga stretch, dance fitness, live music and vendors in addition to the art-filled run.
When: Sunday, March 12; 9 am
Where: 55 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127
7. Pamper yourself at a woman-owned luxury spa
K’Alma Spa, located inside Hotel Victor, is a collaboration between Marizza Contreras and Craig Carter, a spa power couple with nearly two decades of experience in the spa and wellness space. In 2019, Marizza opened the South Beach location, which is dedicated to crystal color therapy inspired by her Peruvian roots. It’s the ultimate treat for anyone, offering a peaceful respite from the busyness of daily life, and a great way to support a woman-owned business.
Where: 1144 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
8. Catch Irene Lozano’s “Las Mujeres Que Habitan En Mi” at the Arsht Center
As part of Miami’s annual Flamenco Festival, renowned flamenco dancer Irene “La Chiqui de Málaga” Lozano brings a stunning tribute to women at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Translating to “The Women Who Live in Me,” she’ll take the stage to perform, showcasing the possibilities that have influenced her life and art.
When: Thursday, March 16; 7:30 pm
Where: 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
9. Attend the 3rd annual Women in Hospitality summit
International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8 and 1-800-Lucky is celebrating with their 3rd annual ‘Women in Hospitality’ summit! Festivities will kick off at 9 am with an uplifting movement yoga class led by local fitness guru Mimi Ghandour and refreshments provided by 305 Squeezed, a local women-owned small business. Then, at 5:45 pm, there will be a live panel discussion moderated by James Beard Finalist, award-winning cookbook author, and chef Nicole Ponseca of Jeepney NYC and Miami that will touch upon the issues affecting women in hospitality, how to be a good mentor, industry challenges and trends, and conquering challenges in both their personal and professional lives. Proceeds from the donation-based events will benefit Miami-based non-profit Lotus House Women’s Shelter.
When: Wednesday, March 8; starting at 9 am
Where: 143 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
10. Enjoy discounted drinks for International Women’s Day at Bodega
Bodega Taqueria Y Tequila is calling all ladies and their besties — single or taken — to a lounge near them to celebrate International Women’s Day with half off drinks on March 8th.
When: Wednesday, March 8; 10 pm – 12 am
Where: Bodega Coconut Grove, Fort Lauderdale, South Beach, West Palm Beach locations
11. And complimentary juice with a purchase at Carrot Express
Also on March 8th, health conscious ladies will be able to redeem a fresh-pressed juice with a minimum purchase of $15 at all Carrot Express locations. In light of the restaurant’s 20th anniversary, they recently debuted a new line of grab-and-go juices including Green Power, Zeus and Here Comes the Sun. Ladies can toast to wellness with their fellow girlfriends, colleagues or family!
When: Wednesday, March 8