The Southwest Michigan Mini Maker Faire was founded as a collaborative project between Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien RESA, and Kinexus in 2015. In 2016, the Faire had over 30 makers and 2000 attendees! The 2017 SWMI Mini Maker Faire is on track to feature over 40 makers displaying everything from 3D printers to cardboard boats to tie dye shirts!
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Southwest Michigan.
Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 1:00pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
Monday, Aug 2, 2021 at 1:00pm Eastern Time
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