From art shows to happy hours to social-justice events, we rounded up 11 of our favorite International Women’s Day celebrations in town.
By Courtney Runn, Photos courtesy of AtxGals
Kick off Women’s History Month and South By Southwest with some girl power! With so many International Women’s Day events in Austin March 8, there’s something for everyone. Check out our top 11 picks.
All day | RSVP| Jo’s Coffee downtown
Bumble is popping up at Jo’s all week for SXSW. Stop by on International Women’s Day for free coffee and breakfast tacos, speed mentoring and a special night performance.
Texas Criminal Justice Coalition x Truth Be Told
9 a.m. to noon | RSVP| state Capitol
Join TCJC and Truth Be Told in a march from the Travis County Jail to the South steps of the Capitol for a press conference about reform in the justice system. During the Healing Circle at 10:45 a.m., hear from formerly incarcerated women about their experiences in the prison system.
Rank & Style x Katie Kime x Maggie Louise Confections x Packed Party
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | RSVP| 500 N. Lamar Blvd.
Join some of Austin’s leading women-owned companies to celebrate International Women’s Day in style. The first 35 guests get swag bags.
2:30 to 6 p.m. | RSVP| Drink.Well
Sip on whiskey while you learn about property ownership and security from Keller Williams real-estate experts.
Whole Planet Foundation
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | RSVP| 605 Henderson St.
Enjoy backyard games and happy hour at Whole Planet Foundation’s family-friendly International Women’s Day celebration.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | RSVP | Google
To celebrate its #IAmRemarkable initiative, Google will host a workshop to help women develop their self-promotion skills and encourage open conversations about workplace accomplishments.
Austin Woman x AtxGals
6 p.m. to midnight | RSVP| 415 Colorado St.
We partnered with AtxGals to kick off SXSW and celebrate International Women’s Day. Join us for a night of celebrating women musicians and artists, with an art show, live music, snacks, sips and a panel about finance. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Girls Empowerment Network and Hope Outdoor Gallery.
Global Sisterhood x Ley Line
6 p.m. | RSVP| 1023 Springdale Road, suite 11A
Join women throughout the world in a live-broadcasted meditation with Global Sisterhood. Plus, enjoy a market of women-owned and -run business, a panel, guided rituals and music from Ley Line. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit Magdalene House, which supports survivors of sex trafficking, prostitution, addiction and abuse.
Living Like Golden
6:30 p.m. | RSVP| 2400 Nueces St.
Celebrate body positivity and connect with other women at Living Like Golden’s inaugural event. Hear from a panel of women, munch on snacks and get lots of goodies.
Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera
6:30 to 9 p.m. | RSVP| The Old School
Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera is standing in solidarity with working women throughout the world with a special event featuring female musicians, snacks, sips and presentations.
8 to 11 p.m. | RSVP| Cactus Café
Celebrate International Women’s Day at Cactus Café with a lineup of award-winning female musicians and bands.