Tickets Available for Second Annual Mini Maker Faire
The Mini Maker Faire is a celebration of spirited maker culture, showcasing local do-it-yourselfers, scientists, designers, tinkerers and artisans that will return to Alameda Sunday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Alameda Point (Saratoga Street and West Ranger Avenue)
Attendees will experience interactive exhibits and be inspired by the creativity and innovation of the local maker community. Last year’s Faire attracted more than 65 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees, and this year’s Faire will have even more exhibits and attractions.
“There was such a broad and intriguing range of things to see and actually get your hands on and do. This is not a place with ‘Do Not Touch’ signs,” said Amanda Gehrke, with Alameda’s Community Development Department and co-producer of the event. “And the 2019 Faire will be even bigger and better: more makers, more art and more activities!”
The Alameda Mini Maker Faire follows in the footsteps of its renowned parent event, Maker Faire Bay Area, which hosts 100,000 visitors in San Mateo each May.
Tickets and information are now available at alameda.makerfaire.com. Tickets cost $5 in advance online, $7 at the door, and those younger than 5 and older than 65 can attend for free. Two dollars from every ticket will go toward parklets, murals and place-making projects in West Alameda.