LaughFest 2013 brought in thousands of people and raised thousands of dollars.

In other words, LaughFest 2013 was seriously successful!

53,566 people attended 261 events at LaughFest 2013.

Visitors came from 33 states and Canada.

LaughFest raised about $285,000!  $210,000 net proceeds from the festival and $74,790 from the Wege Foundation. has reaction to this year's success:

We are thrilled with the outcomes of LaughFest in year three. The results indicate the community supports the festival and the important role laughter plays in emotional health,” said Leann Arkema, president and CEO, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids. “LaughFest provides for a positive impact on our local economy and is raising the visibility of Grand Rapids and West Michigan on a national level as well.”

Just three years in and LaughFest is already making a name for itself.  It's going to be fun to watch the future growth at LaughFest!