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How to Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley

International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the achievements of women on March 8th every year. Here’s a quick guide to how you can celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley this year! 

calendarWhat is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for well over 100 years! It’s a day to celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments of women in shaping history around the world. In many countries it’s recognized as an official holiday. You can learn more about International Women’s Day here.  

How Should I Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley?

There is no shortage of fun ways to celebrate International Women’s Day in the Flathead Valley. Here are a few of our favorites:

Supporting Women Owned Businesses on International Women’s Day

The International Women’s Day website calls on everyone to “make a difference, think globally and act locally” on International Women’s Day. A great way to do that is by supporting your local, women-owned businesses.


Did you know Whitefish has a higher percentage of Women Owned Businesses than anywhere else in the state? There are plenty of women-owned businesses throughout the Flathead that you can support on International Women’s Day.  For example, if you are looking for something to do with friends on International Women’s Day, consider grabbing a beer at Sacred Waters Brewing in Kalispell! Go Sail Flathead Lake is also a woman-owned business and while the waters may not be warm enough to sail on yet— it’s not too early to book your summer sailing trip!

Building A Strong Network of Women in the Flathead Valley on International Women’s Day

If you live in the Flathead Valley, International Women’s Day is a fantastic day to commit yourself to building a stronger network of women in the community. You can start your own empowering women’s group or join one that already exists! If you aren’t sure where to start, consider joining Outsiety, an organization committed to restoring the value of female friendships in the Flathead. They offer free and local events for women throughout the year. Outsiety has even partnered with Go Sail Flathead Lake in the past to get new women sailors out on the water! 


Help turn the tide on male dominated hobbies this International Women’s Day by picking up a new hobby that has traditionally attracted more men than women! For example, did you know only 16 percent of sailing regatta competitors are women? Commit to learning to sail this summer with Go Sail Flathead Lake so you can start sailing in the Montana Cup Regatta!