You are invited to help the League of Women Voters of Door County celebrate over 100 years of women’s voting rights in late August simply by driving your car and honking your horn. For the fourth time, the organization is hosting its Women’s Equality Day car parade to commemorate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the culmination of the suffrage movement guaranteeing women the right to vote. The event itself was marked with church bells ringing and a car parade 103 years ago, but became a tradition in Sturgeon Bay in 2020. Event chairperson Heidi Ling says it is a milestone worth celebrating, especially with the next election cycle ready to start gaining traction.
The car parade will start at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street with the Door County Community Foundation’s bell tower marking the occasion at noon. The parade will send the motorcade down 3rd Avenue across the Michigan Street and Maple/Oregon Street bridges before arriving at Martin Park. The event will also include a reading of the 19th Amendment and a performance of Northern Sky Theater’s Lipstick Optional.