Humor Your Kids at LaughFest: 8 Events Perfect for Toddlers, Kids, Tweens and Teens

A lot of stand-up acts are known for their mature humor, but LaughFest organizers have made sure that everyone, regardless of age, can find a reason to laugh. If you’ve got kids, there’s no excuse for missing out on the 10-day community-wide festival of laughter happening in Grand Rapids March 10-20, 2016.

Here’s a round-up of some of the fun that’s planned:    

Super Saturday Kids Zone, Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This kids carnival features surprise guests, inflatable activities, dancing, kid-friendly music, games and more.

Awesome Allie, First Kid Astronaut, Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. This free Grand Rapids Civic Theatre production follows Allie “on a mission across the solar system to save Earth”.

People and Pets, Sunday, March 13 at 11 a.m. Think you have a funny pet? Prove it! Prizes will be awarded for best costume, best pet trick, most unique pet, and best look-a-like.  

Come Play! Come Sing! Come Dance! Sunday, March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Two Sundays of drums and laughter – March 13 is devoted to a giant drum interaction experience and March 20 will be a dance and drum instructional workshop.  

Kids Joke Time, Tuesday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in Lowell, Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. in Grand Rapids, and Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. in Holland. If your kids are natural comedians, let them test their best material out on stage.  

Becoming a Clown! Thursday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Learn the fine art of clowning with two workshops at Gilda’s Club.

Baby Loves Disco, Saturday, March 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A dance party for babies? Prepare for cuteness overload! This all-ages event features a stimulating dance space and a chill-out room for youngsters not feeling the groove.

Seriously Funny Family Adventure Challenge, Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. Gather the family to compete as a team in this race across downtown Grand Rapids, with fun and exciting timed challenges along the way. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network.

Proceeds and donations from LaughFest support the free emotional healthcare programs offered for children and adults living with cancer and grief for any reason through Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. Learn more about Gilda’s Club here.

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