San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, California 94403
Maker Faire Bay Area is greatest “Show and Tell” on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.
It is a 3-day event that showcases innovative products crafts and tools, games and toys and other fascinating events and activities etc. Visitors come to SF just to attend the Maker Faire.
Immerse yourself in maker culture with exhibits, stages, interactive art, hands-on making and learning. This is where the magic happens! The 3-day event features robotics, science, cosplay, electronics, tools and much more. Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. It features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. It has more than 125,000 attendees and hundreds of curated projects across music, art, science, tech, health, robotics and more! Some of this year’s exciting features include: “Prosthesis”, a 14’ tall, human-piloted exoskeleton; famed sculptor Duane Flatmo’s latest creation “Rabid Transit”; Andy Tibbets’ “Clock Ship Tere”, a pirate ship with a steel mast that reaches 33’ into the air, and spews sails of fire; and a keynote delivery from MIT Media Lab’s Mitchel Resnick, who will talk about his new book, ‘Lifelong Kindergarten’ and how makers cultivate creativity through Projects, Passion and Play.
Check out the half-priced ticket for Sunday, May 20th.
Also, there are lots of Maker Faire workshops in the Bay area from May 12 – 18. They are a lot of fun!
You can take the Caltrain to San Mateo and then an Uber to the Event Center. It is not convenient. You could also take an Uber from SF (probably about $25 one way). Or rent a car from Turo and park at the Event Center.
San Mateo Event Center