Huge Festival of Creativity Set to Engage and Inspire Audiences of All Ages
October 14 & 15, 2017 at the Denver Mart
Denver, CO (March 15, 2017) Denver has been chosen to host in 2017 the first Feature Maker Faire in the Rocky Mountain and surrounding states. Maker Faire Denver is an all-ages festival that inspires, educates, entertains – propelling ideas into reality and passing curiosities into amazing creations. This graduation to a Feature event means more awe-inspiring exhibits from around the country, with hands-on workshops and presentations from learn to solder to community arts projects, tech tinkering to CosPlay, engineering with Trot Bot, building and racing with the Nerdy Derby, and all the unique and exciting makers you can imagine – and a few beyond your imagination! In addition, two major competitions will be joining Maker Faire Denver this year:
“At Maker Faire Denver, visitors will have the chance to glimpse into the future, get hands-on in the creation process and leave with a renewed excitement for what’s possible. Maker Faire inspires young and old alike to catch that spark of >wonder, to mix it with tools, technology, and techniques to bring that inspiration to life.” Elise VanDyne, Executive Director of the Colorado Maker Hub and Maker Faire-y.
To find out the latest news, special attractions and featured Makers, please visit: http://denver.makerfaire.com
Maker Faire Denver is independently produced by the Colorado Maker Hub, 501(c)3 in collaboration with Maker Media.
About Colorado Maker Hub
Colorado Maker Hub– a 501(c)3 non-profit organization — is an educational non-profit with a mission to foster maker innovation and to create a thriving, sustainable future by advancing and connecting Colorado makers – a vibrant community of tinkerers, tech enthusiasts, artists, educators, youth makers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, and entrepreneurs. We are a membership alliance of makerspaces and the maker institutions (schools, businesses, civic groups) that create the innovation economy.
About Maker Faire
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 Make Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2014 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1100 makers and 130,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Kansas City, Detroit, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Silver Spring, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Trondheim, Tokyo, Newcastle (UK), and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires and over 120-community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.