A few years ago, Austin was one of the homes of the annual Maker Faire, a two-day celebration of arts and crafts, creativity, and all kinds of do-it-yourself projects. The Maker Faire eventually stopped coming to Austin, but after a brief hiatus, the Austin Mini Maker Faire arrived to fill the void.
Aside from being only a one-day rather than two-day event, the Mini Maker Faire is "mini" in name only. It's still a huge event, with dozens of workshops, talks, hands-on activities, and performances taking place in the name of creativity and fun. The chief difference between the new mini fair and the old full-sized fair is that these days, most of the Makers actually hail from Austin or Central Texas locals instead of from the larger world.
The Austin Mini Maker Faire will take place at the Travis County Expo Center on Saturday, May 3. It’s a family-friendly celebration of the do-it-yourself art movement, and the perfect place to go if you're interested in learning new crafts, sharing artistic ideas, or just looking at homemade robots.
Saturday, May 3, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
at the Travis County Expo Center