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March 16-20, 2022


If it has to do with funny...you will find it at LaughFest. The 5-day festival will feature 20 virtual events, social media content and contests with this year's lead sponsor, Gun Lake Casino. In addition to bringing smiles and laughter following a challenging year for many, the festival brings added awareness to Gilda’s Club’s mission of providing free emotional health support for those on a cancer or grief journey. All proceeds will benefit the free cancer and grief support programs offered through Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.


Headlining acts, which will be part of the festival’s premium (paid) content will be announced in February, along with the full festival schedule.


LaughFest will host free activities this year, including: Family Improv Workshop, Kids Joke Time, Laughter Yoga and more. The Laughter Rx Symposium, a conference with continuing education credit opportunities for health care professionals, will continue to be part of the festival.

Ticket Information:

Check out LaughFestGR.org for up to date ticket information!

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Gilda’s LaughFest debuted in 2011 in Grand Rapids as the first-ever community-wide comedy festival in the nation. Every year, internationally-renowned comedians and local talent tickle the…

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