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 DTLA Mini Maker Faire

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Los Angeles Central Library

Mark your calendars, the 2019 DTLA Maker Faire is happening on December 7 at Central Library in beautiful downtown Los Angeles.


Although Maker Media is no longer in operation, the 2019 DTLA Maker Faire will still take place as scheduled, rain or shine. The Los Angeles Public Library is committed to help build an equitable and inclusive maker culture, advance the maker economy and make Los Angeles a maker-friendly city. Why? Because Making is good for education, the economy and for everyone!


On December 7th, bring your imagination and creativity, and take home ideas and inspiration!


Follow the development of the DTLA Mini Maker Faire on the library’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts.


Questions?  Want to talk to an organizer?  Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit our Contact page.


Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine.  It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events.  Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.