<p>In 2008, the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/american-festivals/">American Festivals Project</a> headed to Grand Rapids, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/united-states/michigan-guide/">Michigan</a>, to document the Red Hat Society Convention. Every September, hundreds of women age 50 and older don red headgear and descend on Grand Rapids for a fast-paced weekend of fun, fellowship, and flamboyance.</p> <p>Here, a participant shows off her spirited tattoo.</p> <p>Read more about the Red Hat Society Convention on the <a href="http://americanfestivalsproject.net">American Festivals Project blog</a>.</p>

Red Hat Society Member

In 2008, the American Festivals Project headed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to document the Red Hat Society Convention. Every September, hundreds of women age 50 and older don red headgear and descend on Grand Rapids for a fast-paced weekend of fun, fellowship, and flamboyance.

Here, a participant shows off her spirited tattoo.

Read more about the Red Hat Society Convention on the American Festivals Project blog.

Photograph by Ross McDermott, American Festivals Project

Red Hat Society Convention

See photos of the 2008 Red Hat Society Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in this American Festivals Project travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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