Gilda’s LaughFest, presented by Gun Lake Casino, returns to in person for the first time since 2019 on March 16-20. Two hilarious headlining comedians will be returning to make up 2020 appearances, so if you held on to your tickets you'll be able to see them.
In 2020, LaughFest was able to get started under pretty normal conditions, but after the first week everything had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus. Instead of cancelling or postponing the events for this year, the event will go virtual.
We have a few St. Patrick’s Day events this weekend along with LaughFest, Beer Month GR, the Women’s Expo, Hockey, Boxing, and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. In addition, there are a couple of exhibits at the Gerald R. Ford Museum to check out and it’s a FREE day at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Sunday.
It’s the first weekend of LaughFest. There are also exhibits to check out at different museums. There are concerts, the Home & Garden Show, Fish Fries, Hockey, Nature, and a World Record Attempt you can be part of.
This is the final weekend for Laughfest and it’s also St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. There are a lot of sport related events, we have a Neuroscience Fair and classes about plumbing! We also go back to music from the 90’s for a couple different events.
LaughFest officially kicks off this weekend. It is also opening weekend for the John Ball Zoo. We also have the Women’s Expo, KISS, Fish Fries, Hockey, Pirates, and a free day at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Also, remember to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour this weekend.