Maker Faire San Diego 2017

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Maker Faire San Diego 2017

Grab your safety glasses, and get ready to dive into creativity, engage with new, quirky tech, and get your hands dirty with Maker Faire San Diego, in Balboa Park on October 7+8, 2017.

This year, attendees will have access to multiple circuits in Balboa Park. To make the most of your time at Maker Faire San Diego, you’ll want to “complete the circuit”. Over 200 local and regional makers display their creations at Balboa Park – mostly inside participating museums, each it’s own circuit.

Each stop will hold a different array of makers and activities – so be sure to explore them all! Here are the stops you can expect to complete:

What is Maker Faire all about?

It’s part high-tech science fair, part-county fair, part something entirely new. Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, engineers, artists, scientists, artisans, machinists, cosplayers, and so much more. Makers will be sharing, showing, and making awe-inspiring creations that are practical, built for fun, or constructed just to push the limits of imagination and technology. And most importantly? All of these makers don’t just want to show you what they have created, they want to teach you how you can do it too. There will be lots of hands-on activities and enthusiastic people who will talk to you about making anything you can dream up.

Why Balboa Park?

In the spirit of the historic 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition, Maker Faire San Diego serves to celebrate creativity and resourcefulness and looks to the future of invention and innovation. The 1915 Exposition sought to illustrate progress and endless possibility and celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and San Diego as the first US Port of call. Balboa Park, San Diego’s largest urban park, was selected as the site for this exposition and now is the home of Maker Faire San Diego.

What Do Tickets Include?

One ticket to Maker Faire San Diego gives full access to all participating makers, hands-on making activities, workshops, speakers, and entertainment, as well as general admission to participating museums during the festival. Proceeds from the event support participating organizations and the San Diego Makers Guild.

Early Bird tickets provide the best value and are on sale until September 1st. Advanced tickets will be on sale through October 6th. At-the-door prices will be day-of event, October 7 – 8, 2017. Tickets are available at weekend, single day, senior, adult, child, student, and military rates. Click here for further ticketing information.

Join the Event

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