Save the Date! 2017 GR Maker Faire

The 4th Annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is back on August 19 & 20, 2017!

Each year the Grand Rapids Public Museum, along with partners Grand Valley State University, GR Makers, The Geek Group and Grand Rapids Community College, bring this unique, hands-on event to the community!

Local makers showcase projects, inventions, crafts and more at this annual event! Visitors can expect old favorites, as well as lots of opportunities to do hands-on innovating and buy DIY things.

The Call to Makers will go out in Spring 2017! Check back for more details.

 

 

Thank you for a great Maker Faire!

Thank you visitors, makers and friends for a great 2016 Maker Faire Grand Rapids! We had  a great time seeing all of your inventions, creations, projects and more this year, and we’re already starting to plan for next year. Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page for a re-cap of the event, photos, videos and more.

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Grand Valley State University Students & Staff Welcomed Free to Maker Faire this year!

Students and staff from both GVSU AND Grand Rapids Community College can use their student ID to get into Maker Faire for free this weekend.
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As a partner of Maker Faire GR, GVSU students and staff simply need to show their college ID to be admitted free of charge at any ticket booth this weekend to see Maker Faire Grand Rapids.
“We became an event partner to show support for local inventors and to promote creativity and innovation,” said Wael Mokhtar, director of the School of Engineering at GVSU. “With more than 5,000 visitors during the two-day event, it’s a unique opportunity for Grand Valley to connect with the community.”
Through an ongoing partnership, students from GRCC are welcomed FREE to the GRPM (and Maker Faire) every day! For more information, visit grpm.org/admission.
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The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will take place at both the Grand Rapids Public Museum and downtown GVSU’s Kennedy Engineering Building on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Attendees may get tickets at either location which provide admission to both locations. Tickets may also be purchased online by ticking the “tickets” tab on this site.
See you there!

What to expect at this weekend’s Maker Faire GR

It’s here. It’s time for the 3rd Annual Maker Faire Grand Rapids. We’ve been planning for this event for a year, and it’s finally here! This weekend, please join us for the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faire is just that – things that are MADE. From wood working, to 3D printing, to crafts, to jewelry – you will see that and much more at this year’s faire. With close to 100 makers taking part, this show promises not to disappoint. More than 60% of the Makers are NEW this year, ensuring this will be a unique experience for all. Visit the “Meet the Makers” tab on this site to see who you can plan to see.
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Have we peeked your interest? Consider purchasing your tickets in advance, it will make the check in process much faster when you arrive Saturday or Sunday. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the “Tickets” tab above or here: http://www.makerfairegr.com/purchase-tickets/. One and two day passes are available. Museum members, please remember this event is FREE to you, but you will need a ticket.
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A special THANK YOU to our sponsors: Cascade Engineering, Tekton Tools, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and Connections Academy. Thank you also to our media sponsors, Wood Radio and WGVU Public Media.
We look forward to seeing you Saturday!
-The Maker Faire GR Planning Team

Maker Faire is less than 2 weeks away!

Now through Friday, purchase your tickets for the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire and receive $2 off each ticket!

 

Makers can still apply for this year’s Faire by completing the application on the right side of this page! Hurry before its too late – applications are being taken through tomorrow, August 10!

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Call to Makers have been extended!

Announced today that the Call to Makers for the 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire has been an extended!

Makers now have until Wednesday, August 10 to sign up to showcase what they have invented or are making.

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology based inventions. Spots are first come, first serve basis with openings inside both the GRPM and GVSU as well as outside on the GRPM’s lawn. This year’s Maker Faire expects to see over 7,000 visitors throughout the two-day event.

Be a Maker!

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Grand Rapids Maker Faire is back for a third year! The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be held August 20 and 21, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering.

The Grand Rapids Maker Faire is looking for more artists, inventors, scientists, woodworkers, designers and more to participate in this years’ event. The call for makers is now open through July 22. Any groups or individuals interested in participating should complete the application found on this site. Makers and creators will be listed and featured here throughout the summer.

Participation for Makers is free; there is a $100 fee if you plan to sell merchandise at your booth.

Call to Makers Now Open!

The call for makers is now open through July 22.

Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this  event should complete the application located on the right side of this page.

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Grand Rapids Maker Faire is back for a third year! The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be August 20 & 21, held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering.

The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 21.

 

Maker Faire is coming back to the Grand Rapids Public Museum for its 3rd year, August 20 & 21!

The call for makers open now!

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring rockets, robots, DIY science, sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food and educational installations.  

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Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is this upcoming weekend!  

Tinker, hack, build and mingle with approximately 100 makers at this years Grand Rapids Maker Faire! The second annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be held at both the Grand Rapids Public Museum and at Grand Valley State University’s downtown Pew Campus located on Front Street.

Tickets are available for purchase now! Purchase tickets online today and skip the line at the Faire!