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

 

 

Maker Faire Denver is the first Feature Maker Faire in the Mountain Time Zone and is produced independently by a local team in the Denver area. It all started in Loveland, Colorado in 2013 with a small dedicated team who gathered the community together to start the NoCo Mini Maker Faire, in an old manufacturing space.

 

We had so much fun that the community decided to make this happen with us in Denver and thus, the Denver Mini Maker Faire was born in May of 2014.

 

For the 3 years between 2014 and 2016, the Denver metro area enjoyed two Mini Maker Faires each year produced by the same team, one in Loveland and one in Denver, and a growth of additional maker themed events in the area. Four additional community nonprofit makerspaces opened up on the Front Range with several more opening across the state.  Colorado Springs, Boulder and Pueblo all held Mini Maker Faires.

 

The community hosted the 1st (and second) Rocky Mountain Makerspace Summit, Makers After Dark and Sparks & Spirits. Library makerspaces opened and for-profit makerspaces were launched as the community came out to participate.

 

In 2017, we dropped the ‘mini’ and launched Maker Faire Denver, combining the NoCo Mini Maker Faire and the Denver Mini Maker Faire in to one yearly event.  We reached even more educators, artists and youth while continuing to inspire our maker community through Maker Faire Denver 2018. Though Maker Faire Denver is on hiatus for 2019, look for announcements soon for 2020!

 

The editors of Make: magazine created Maker Faire in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more:

 

Maker Faire Denver is independently operated under license from Maker Media.