What is Maker Faire?

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Glimpse the future and get inspired!

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About Our Maker Faire

Now in its 9th year (2017), the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire is a community-scale version of the big Maker Faires in Detroit, San Francisco, and New York City.  Free to attend, free to exhibitors, the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire features extraordinary projects by some of the most inventive minds in our community.  Developers, artists, and enthusiasts come together for one day to display their ideas, projects, and inventions. Demonstrations, performances and plenty of hands-on activities ensure that participants of all ages will find a world of creativity to explore and enjoy.  This year’s venue, the Downtown Ann Arbor District Library, will showcase scores of exhibits on multiple floors inside and outside, plus local food vendors!

Organized by members of the Ann Arbor tech and arts communities such as a2geeks and GO-Tech, the Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire brings together science, art, craft, engineering and music in a fun, energized and exciting celebration of creativity and innovation. This family-friendly event showcases the amazing work of all kinds of makers in diverse fields such as fiber arts, robotics, cosplay, arts and crafts, electronics, woodcraft, 3D printing, music and much, much, more.  Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds, but especially creative community members embracing the Do It Yourself philosophy that want to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience

Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.