Welcome to March in West Michigan, where the air is filled with anticipation and excitement for the vibrant array of events that await! As the region begins to shake off the remnants of winter, communities across West Michigan come alive with an abundance of festivities to celebrate the arrival of spring. From laughter-filled comedy shows to family-friendly parades and lively pub crawls, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Let's dive into the highlights of what's in store this March:

Gilda’s LaughFest:

Prepare to laugh until your sides ache at Gilda’s LaughFest, the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter from March 6-14. Rooted in Grand Rapids but extending its reach throughout West Michigan, LaughFest has quickly become a must-attend event for comedy enthusiasts of all ages. With a diverse lineup of shows ranging from family-friendly performances to edgy comedy acts, LaughFest promises to tickle your funny bone and lift your spirits. Join in the laughter and experience the joy of shared laughter at this major Midwest event!

Holland Saint Patrick's Day Parade:

Get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day at the Holland Saint Patrick's Day Parade on March 16th. This family-friendly event is a beloved tradition in the community, featuring a festive atmosphere and enthusiastic participants. Don your green attire and join in the celebration as the streets of Holland come alive with Irish pride and cheer. It's a fun-filled day for all ages to enjoy and is sure to be a hit for the whole family. 

Douglas Easter Parade & Egg Hunt:

Hop into spring with the Douglas Easter Parade & Egg Hunt this March 31st! This annual event is a highlight of the Easter season, drawing families from near and far to downtown Douglas for a day of festive fun. Watch with delight as the parade procession winds its way through the downtown and participate in the Easter Bonnet contest and egg hunt.  It's a joyful celebration of community spirit and the promise of new beginnings. 

GR Patrick's Day Weekend Pub Crawl:

Raise a glass to the luck of the Irish this March 16th at the Grand Rapids Patrick's Day Weekend Pub Crawl! Organized by Shamrock Stroll, this spirited event invites participants to embark on a pub-hopping adventure through the streets of Grand Rapids. With drink specials, live music, and plenty of Irish cheer, the pub crawl promises an unforgettable night of fun and camaraderie. Grab your friends, don your greenest attire, and join in the revelry as you toast to the joys of the season.

March in West Michigan is a time of celebration, renewal, and community spirit. Whether you're laughing along at Gilda’s LaughFest, or raising a glass at the pub crawl, there's no shortage of ways to embrace the spirit of the season. So mark your calendars and get ready to make the most of March in West Michigan!

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