Education Events

All of these events are FREE to participate in!


“What Makes you Laugh?” Writing and Art Competition:        Open to grades K-12

Students write an essay, short story, or poem, or create an art piece about what makes them LAUGH.  Tell us about the time you saw a kid at lunch shoot milk out of their nose or draw a silly portrait of their dog in a tutu or whatever else tickles the funny bone.

The Top 3 winners in each grade division will be awarded prizes and will be recognized at the LaughFest Youth Showcase at 3pm on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

Download application for writing competition

Contest Rules

Download application for art showcase

Art Showcase Registration



Meijer Teen Zone Talent Show  - Open to students ages 13-18

This talent show will be featured at our Meijer Teen Zone on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7pm. Students 13-18 years of age or student groups such as choirs, dance teams, bands, or whomever wants to showcase their talent can be part of this talent show. Each performance will be judged by a select group of judges. Prizes to be awarded to the top four performers.

Email to register.