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 2023 DTLA Maker Faire is happening on April 1, 2023 at Central Library in beautiful downtown Los Angeles.


The DTLA Mini Maker Faire is a one-day event that celebrates and showcases innovation, ingenuity, creativity, and hands-on learning for adults, teens, and kids in Los Angeles and beyond.


Makers are people who dream of the impossibles and make them a reality. Makers are an important catalyst for economic advancement, educational transformation, and personal enrichment.


December 7, 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.