ORBIT 2 Kinetic Sculpture by Carl Pisaturo shown at 2008 Maker Faire
|Location(s)||San Mateo, California
Queens, New York
- 1 Flagship Faires
- 2 Mini Maker Faires and other events
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
2013 Flagship Faires
- June 28–29, Kansas City, held at the Union Station in Kansas City
- July 27–28, Detroit Area, held at The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan
- September 21–22, New York, held at the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York
The first Maker Faire was held on 22 – 23 April 2006, at the San Mateo County Event Center. It included six exposition and workshop pavilions, a 5-acre (20,000 m2) outdoor midway, over 100 exhibiting makers, hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and DIY competitions.
Maker Faire 2008 was held on 3–4 May 2008, at the San Mateo County Event Center. Highlights of the Faire included a human-sized Mouse Trap board game, kinetic squid sculpture, 55' wingspan kinetic steel butterfly, bicycle-powered music stage, a solar-powered chariot pulled by an Arnold Schwarzenegger robot, and over 500 other booths from different makers. There were approximately 65,000 people in attendance. Featured guests included Adam Savage, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Lee David Zlotoff, Tony Baxter and Eepybird.
An additional 2008 Maker Faire was held on October 18–19, 2008, in Austin, Texas.
The 2009 Bay Area Maker Faire was held on 30–31 May at the San Mateo County Event Center. Guests included Adam Savage.
Maker Faire Detroit 2010 was held on July 31 and August 1.
Maker Faire New York 2010 was held on September 25–26.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 was held on 19–20 May 2012 at San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, California
- Maker Faire UK (Newcastle, UK): April 27 & 28, 2013
- Austin Mini Maker Faire (Austin, TX): May 5, 2013
- Mini Maker Faire Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain): June 29, 2013
- Hannover Maker Faire, Germany, Lower Saxony: August 3, 2013
- Maker Faire Kerkrade: September 7 & 8, 2013. Organised by science museum Continium and the FabLabs in Maastricht, Aachen, Genk, Liege and Luxembourg.
- Orange County Mini Maker Faire (Irvine, CA): August 17, 2013
- European Maker Faire in Rome 3–6 October 2013
- Mission Mini Maker Faire (San Francisco, CA): TBD
- Makers' Faire Tokyo: 3-4 of November
- Maker Faire San Francisco Bay Area 2014 on May 18–19 at the San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo, California.
- Trondheim Maker Faire on August 29–30, 2014 down town Trondheim, Norway.
- Paris Maker Faire on June 21–22, 2014 at the Cent Quatre, Paris Maker Faire.
- European MakerFaire October 3–6, 2014 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, MakerFaire Rome
- Maker Faire Hannover July 5–6, 2014 in Hannover, Germany 
- Maker Faire San Diego, Balboa Park. Oct. 3-4
- Maker Faire Hong Kong, PolyU, Hong Kong. November 28–29, 2015
Participants include Jordan Fung Tsz Chun, a 14-year-old entrepreneur and self-taught programmer from Hong Kong.
- Maker Faire Pittsburgh, October 10–11, 2015 
- Maker Faire San Diego, Balboa Park. Oct. 1-2
- Maker Faire Rome, Rome, Italy. October 14 + 15 + 16, 2016 
Mini Maker Faires and other events
Make Magazine assists independent event organizers in producing small-scale Maker Faire events in local communities.
We call independently-organized events "Mini Maker Faires." Community-driven Mini Maker Faires have sprouted up around the United States, with events in Ann Arbor, Pittsburgh, Sebastopol, Aspen, Kansas City, Durham, Oakland, Boston and Delhi. Canada now has four Mini Maker Faires: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
2011 Mini Maker Faires were held in Canada (Toronto, Vancouver), the United Kingdom (Brighton) and a number of cities in the USA: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Oakland, California; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Fishers, Indiana; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlanta, Georgia; Kansas City, Missouri; Raleigh, North Carolina; Poulsbo, Washington, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Linthicum, Maryland; and Urbana, Illinois.
In the US, the 2009 Maker Faire Rhode Island was scheduled for September 6–19. The first Maker Faire North Carolina 2010 was held on April 25 in Durham, North Carolina. It moved to Raleigh, North Carolina for 2011.
Maker Faire has been spread over to Area Regions, and the first Maker Faire in Hong Kong was held in 2014, and the mega scale Maker Faire Hong Kong was organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 2015.
2011 Mini Maker Faires
- March 12–13, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Centre for Life and Discovery Museum
- June 18, North Carolina, Gov. Kerr Scott building, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina
- June 25–26, Vancouver, Great Northern Way Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- June 25–26, Kansas City, Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri
- September 3, Brighton, UK, Brighton Dome Foyer & Bar
- September 10, Atlanta Mini Maker Faire Atlanta, Georgia
- October 15, Maker Faire Phoenix Phoenix, Arizona
2012 Mini Maker Faires
- April 28, Lubbock Mini Maker Faire, Lubbock, TX
- April 28, Westport Mini Maker Faire, Westport, CT
- May 26, 2012 Orlando Mini Maker Faire, Orlando, FL
- June 23–24, Vancouver Mini Makerfaire, Vancouver, Canada
- July 14, 2012, OC Mini Maker Faire, Irvine, CA
- August 4–5, Science Centre Singapore, Singapore
- August 25–26, 2012, Parc Olympique, Montreal, Canada
- September 8, 2012, Corn Exchange, Brighton, UK
- September 8, 2012, East Village, Calgary, Canada
- September 15–16, 2012, Portland Mini Maker Faire, Portland, Oregon
- September 22, 2012, Children's Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
- September 29, 2012 Champlain Mini Maker Faire, Shelburne, VT
- September 29, 2012 Columbus Mini Maker Faire, Columbus, OH
- October 6, 2012, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA
- October 13–14, 2012 Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Shopify Lounge, Ottawa, Canada
- October 20, Mini Makerfaire Norfolk Norfolk Virginia, United States
- October 20, Ebbingekwartier, Groningen, Netherlands
2013 Mini Maker Faires
- January 19, Houston Mini Maker Faire, Houston, Texas, USA
- March 23, Bristol Mini Maker Faire, M Shed, Bristol, UK
- April 6, Adelaide Mini Maker Faire, Adelaide, Australia
- April 6–7, Oslo Mini Maker Faire, Oslo, Norway
- April 13, Sonoma County Mini Maker Faire, Santa Rosa, California
- April 27,Westport Mini Maker Faire, Westport, CT
- May 5, Austin Mini Maker Faire, Austin, Texas
- May 25, Mendocino County Mini Maker Faire, Willits, California
- June 1, Columbia Mini Maker Faire, Edventure Children's Museum, Columbia, SC
- June 1–2, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Vancouver, Canada
- June 29, Barcelona Mini Maker Faire, Barcelona, Spain
- July 13–14, Bilbao Mini Maker Faire, Bilbao, Spain
- July 20, Anchorage Mini Maker Faire, Anchorage, Alaska
- August 17, Orange County Mini Maker Faire, Irvine, CA
- August 18, Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- August 31 - September 1, Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada
- September 14–15, Calgary Mini Maker Faire, Calgary, AB, Canada
- September 14–15, Portland Mini Maker Faire, Portland, Oregon
- September 28, Tulsa Mini Maker Faire, Tulsa, OK
- September 28–29, Champlain Mini Maker Faire, Shelburne, VT
- October 5, Northern Colorado Maker Faire, Loveland, CO
- October 5, Orlando Mini Maker Faire, Orlando, FL
- October 11–12, Saint-Malo Mini Maker Faire, Saint-Malo France
- October 12, Groningen Mini Maker Faire NNT Machinefabriek and Ebbingekwartier, Groningen, Netherlands
- October 13, Columbus Mini Maker Faire, Columbus, OH
- October 19, Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, Norfolk, VA
- October 26, Atlanta Mini Maker Faire, Atlanta, GA
- November 23–24, Twente Mini Maker Faire, Hazemeijer Hengelo (Creatieve fabriek), Hengelo (ov), Netherlands
- November 24, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
- December 7, San Diego Mini Maker Faire, Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
2014 Mini Maker Faires
- March 15, Honolulu Mini Maker Faire Honolulu, Hawaii
- March 16, Nova Mini Maker Faire Reston, Virginia
- March 28–30 Jalisco Mini Maker Faire] Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
- April 5, Greenbelt, MD
- April 6–7, Shenzhen Maker Faire, Shenzhen, China
- April 12, Fresno Mini Maker Faire, Fresno, California
- April 26, Westport Mini Maker Faire, Westport, Connecticut
- May 3, Austin Mini Maker Faire, Austin, Texas
- May 9–10, Aarhus Mini Maker Faire, Aarhus, Denmark
- May 17, Trieste Mini Maker Faire, Trieste, Italy
- June 7–8, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Vancouver, Canada
- June 14, Columbia Mini Maker Faire, Columbia, South Carolina
- August 2 New Braunfels Mini Maker Faire, New Braunfels, Texas
- August 16–17, Ottawa Mini Maker Faire, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- August 16–17, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- August 30–31 Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, Grand Rapids, Michigan
- September 13–14, Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire, Cincinnati, Ohio
- September 13–14, Orlando Maker Faire, Orlando, Florida
- September 13–14, Portland Mini Maker Faire, Portland, Oregon
- October 1, Vitry Mini Maker Faire, Vitry-sur-Seine, France
- October 4, Inland Empire Mini Maker Faire, Riverside, California
- October 4–5, Champlain Mini Maker Faire, Shelburne, Vermont
- November 9–17, Houston, Texas
- November 12–13, Istanbul Mini Maker Faire, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Mini Maker Faires
- January 30–31, Hamboree Mini Maker Faire, Miami, Florida
- January 31, Caguas Mini Maker Faire, Caguas, Puerto Rico
- January 31-February 1, Boulder Mini Maker Faire, Boulder, Colorado
- February 28, Kalispell Mini Maker Faire, Kalispell, Montana
- May 9–10, Stockholm Mini Maker Faire, Stockholm, Sweden
- June 6–7, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Vancouver, Canada
- August 15-16, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
- September 12–13, Calgary Mini Maker Faire Calgary, Alberta
- September 12–13, Portland Mini Maker Faire Portland, Oregon
- October 10–11, Istanbul Mini Maker Faire, Istanbul, Turkey
- October 10–11, Aarhus Mini Maker Faire, Aarhus, Denmark
2016 Mini Maker Faires
- March 19, Melbourne Mini Maker Faire, Melbourne, Australia
- March 26, San Antonio Mini Maker Faire, San Antonio, Texas
- April 16, Mohawk Valley Mini Maker Faire, Utica, New York
- May 7–8, Stockholm Mini Maker Faire, Stockholm, Sweden
- June 11–12, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, Vancouver, Canada
- August 13-14, Sydney Mini Maker Faire, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
- September 17–18, Zurich Mini Maker Faire, Zurich, Switzerland,
- October 1-2, Athens Mini Maker Faire, Athens, Greece
- October 15–16, Aarhus Mini Maker Faire, Aarhus, Denmark
- October 22-23, MakerFaire Orlando, Orlando, Florida
- December 03, Maker Faire Brazil, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
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