Grand Rapids Maker Faire calls for makers


The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a “family friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness.” Photo via

The call to makers for the fourth-annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire has been extended.

Makers now have until Aug. 4 to sign up to showcase what they’ve invented or are making.

The Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions. Unfinished projects are also welcome.

Participants must complete the registration application online.

The faire will be held from Aug. 19-Aug. 20 at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering.

Tickets are also available online. Tickets are free for museum members.

The faire

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire features tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, hobbyists, engineers, artists, students and commercial exhibitors.

Maker Faires are all-ages gatherings and invite makers to show what they’ve made and to share what they’ve learned.

The Maker Faire originated in 2006 in San Mateo, California. It has since grown into a worldwide network of both flagship and independently produced events.

Maker Faire is a brand by Make: Magazine and Maker Media.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a publicly owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. 

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