Come to the RI Mini Maker Faire, a celebration of do-it-yourself ingenuity, innovation, and STEAM education. From 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, October 11th, this family friendly festival will feature hands-on making, building and hacking, along with crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and demonstrations.
Maker Faires are organized by Make Magazine and are supported by Maker Media. The original Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA just celebrated its 8th annual show with more than 900 makers and 125,000 attendees. New York has the World Maker Faire, another flagship event, with over 500 makers. Several cities around the world host featured Maker Faires, showcasing 200+ makers, while Providence is in good company with cities like Charlottesville, VA; Columbus, OH; Chattanooga, TN and Houston, TX, all hosting Mini Maker Faires this month.
You’ll find different activities at a variety of downtown venues near Washington, Fountain and Empire streets. Check out Hasbro’s Doh-Vinci, Kre-O construction set toys and more at One Hasbro Place. Explore Adrian Hall Way, adjacent to Trinity Rep, which will showcase dozens of local makers including robotics and science organizations, 3D design and printing exhibits, music, a home brewing exhibition, crafts, and more. And AS220 Labs will take over AS220’s performance space at 115 Empire for workshops.
Buy advance tickets through Eventbrite: $7 for adults, $3 for kids ages 15 and under, and $16.68 for a family. You can also buy them on-site at one of several ticket booths.