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.
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!
Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire has extended the call for makers! Sign up now through Wednesday, August 26 to be part of this annual event. The second annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be September 5 & 6 held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and at Grand Valley State University’s downtown Pew Campus.
Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology based inventions. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire should complete the application located to the right. 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.
Tickets are available for purchase now! $2 off per ticket through August 28.
Join us for this year’s Grand Rapids Maker Faire featuring 100 makers! Tickets on sale now.
One day pass: Adults $8, Children $3 and Seniors $7
Two day pass: Adults $14, Children $5 and Seniors $12
BUY TODAY AND SAVE $2 PER TICKET!
Makers will include 3D printers, robotics, electric vehicles, tesla coils, knitting and more! Click here to see a list of accepted makers, and check back often as the call to makers is open through August 7.
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From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, join us at the GR Makers maker space located at 401 Hall Street SW, Grand Rapids!
See live demonstrations, learn about this year’s Maker Faire, ask questions and enjoy refreshments! Representatives from our community partners, GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University and the Grand Rapids Public Museum, will be available to talk to and help you sign up for our event!
Want to participate, but don’t want to showcase? Become a volunteer! Joe Landmichl, Volunteer Manager, will be available to talk to about special opportunities.
See you tonight!
3D printers hurry and sign up today for this year’s Maker Faire! Thanks to a generous donation from IC3D printing, the first 15 applicants using 3D printing technology in their demonstrations for this year’s Maker Faire will be provided with filament for these demonstrations.
IC3D printers have donated 15 spools of filament to be used by makers to demonstrate the technology during this year’s Faire.
“We hope that through this donation, we will have even more makers using 3D technologies create engaging, thought provoking demonstrations at this year’s Faire,” said Kate Moore, VP of Marketing and PR at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
Thank you IC3D Printing!
IC3D’s mission is to enable curious tinkerers and inspire young inventors with the high-quality 3D printing gear they will enjoy, while exploring and expressing their inner creativity to the world.
IC3D customers aren’t just buying the best products. They’re buying the trust, confidence, and security that can only come from a team who designs their products for themselves first, and the market second. IC3D filament is developed exclusively for 3D printers and manufactured in Ohio, USA.
Whether established or emerging, come and share your innovations at the Grand Rapids Maker Faire!
Join us on September 5 & 6 for the second annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire at the GRPM. Applications are now being accepted. Apply early to ensure your spot for this incredible event to showcase what you’ve made to over 5,000 visitors. This is a first come, first serve basis. Applications will be accepted through August 7 or until all the spots are filled.
Event tickets will go on sale soon! Check back for more details.
Join us on September 5 & 6 for the second annual Grand Rapids Maker Faire, once again held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum!
Apply today to be a maker for this year’s fair! The call for makers is now open through August 7. Any groups or individuals interested in participating in this inaugural event should complete the application on the right of this page. Makers and creators will be listed and featured online later this summer.
The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 5 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 6. Tickets will be available for purchase at grpm.org this summer.
With over 70 makers, 4,000 visitors and two fun-filled days, the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire was a success.
Visit our Facebook page to see more photos from the event!
The first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for August 30 & 31, at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new.
The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is being organized by the GR Makers, The Geek Group, Grand Rapids Community College, Genesis Inc. and the Grand Rapids Public Museum.