What is Maker Faire?
Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show and tell what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has reached over 1,5 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, California in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: Magazine. The tenth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1200 maker entries and 145,000 attendees.
World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ maker entries and 90,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Rome, Paris, Hannover, Berlin, Trondheim, Oslo, Newcastle (UK), Tokyo Singapore, Taipei, and Shenzhen host our larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires, and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the globe.
Photos from different worldwide Maker Faire events.