Top 5 LaughFest Events For Kids
LaughFest runs March 8 – March 18 and there is something for everyone. There are plenty of non-family-friendly comedians, but there are just as many events designed for kids. Singing, kids' jokes, dancing…it's all at LaughFest!
Baby Loves Disco returns for a second year to LaughFest. Toddlers, preschoolers, and parents are all encouraged to have a groovy time. You'll find dancing, bubble machines, snacks, and a very kid friendly environment. Baby Loves Disco is at The B.O.B. on Friday, March 9 at 10:30am and 2:00pm; plus Saturday, March 10 at 10:30am and 2:00pm. $10 for adults. $7 for kids.
Super Saturday Kids Zone could best be described as extreme fun for kids. Laser tag, obstacle course, face painting, moon bounce, video games, etc. If LaughFest really wanted a good laugh, they'd make the adults jump in the moon bounce. Super Saturday Kids Zone is March 10, from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the GRCC Ford Fieldhouse. Admission is $7.
Barrel Of Monkeys is a group of actor-educators from Chicago. They regularly perform to school groups in the Chicago area. “That's Weird, Grandma” is the name of their weekly hour-long variety show which has received great reviews. The show will be performed at St. Cecilia Music Center on Tuesday, March 13 at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets are $10.
Laurie Berkner has been called “the Queen of children's music” and has drawn crowds as large as 15,000 to her shows. Her songs will be stuck in your head for hours after the show. Maybe that's not a good selling point? She will be performing at DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, March 11 at 1:00pm. Tickets are $22.50 – $32.50.
Who better than to make kids laugh than other kids? Kids Joke Night is back for the second year. Kids in 5th Grade and under will tell the jokes at 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 13 at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum. Admission is free. Last year's event featured a standing-room-only overflow crowd…and refreshments. If you want to see the show, get there early.