LaughFest 2017 officially kicks off Thursday, March 9th and we couldn’t be more excited. So, what’s the best way to get in the festival spirit? We’re so glad you asked!


LaughFest Central will be open on kickoff day from 10:00am to 9:00pm so you can get all your LaughFest gear! Don’t be shy, we encourage you to ‘yellow up’! So get your socks, get your shirts, and get your kids a cape!


Join us for the Community Kickoff! This year we are attempting West Michigan’s largest mannequin challenge and we challenge YOU to bring as many people as you can! The event will be held at Rosa Parks Circle, and registration opens at 5:30pm. A large group photo will be taken at 6:00pm and immediately following will be the filming of the mannequin challenge!


If you’re hungry after a long work day don’t worry, we’ll have food trucks on site. You can grab a RIX STIX Pronto Pup, or a burger from Patty Matters!


With the kickoff wrapping up at 7:00pm, this will leave you with more than enough time to grab a bite to eat or a drink with one of our downtown restaurant partners before heading to The B.O.B. for the Preview Show at 10:00pm! Wrap up your first festival day with a small sampling of what’s to come for the next week and a half!


Are you curious about how to get around for the festival? Follow this link to get all your information on venue locations, where to park, public transportation, and accessibility!


See you soon!