Maker Faire Orlando
Maker Faire Orlando is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire Orlando is produced by The Maker Effect Foundation, and is supported by community partners such as FamiLAB, Factur, MakerFX, Tampa Hackerspace, the Maitland Art & History Museums, the Orlando Science Center and the Orange County Library System.
Maker Faire Orlando 2017 will draw more than 15,000 people to the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Halls on the weekend of October 21st & 22nd to experience over 300 Maker exhibits, hands-on workshops, talks, Nerdy Derby, and Power Racing. Maker Faire Orlando has something for everyone!
Maker Faire Orlando is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Maker Faire Orlando 2017 is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Community ImpactWe are very proud to have received recognition from the mayors of both the City of Orlando and Orange County for making a positive impact on our community.
- “Live Blog: Maker Faire Orlando” (2016) – Caleb Kraft, Make: Magazine
- “Life-sized snow cone machine, one of my favorites at Maker Faire Orlando” – Kayla O’Brien, Orlando Sentinel
- “The Maker Faire celebrates a culture of invention rather than consumption” – Richard Reep, Orlando Weekly
- “Maker Faire Orlando Draws 15,000” – Sabrina Merlo, Global program manager for Maker Faire shares the sights from Maker Faire Orlando 2015
- “Fun and Learning at Maker Faire Orlando” – Blogger Danielle shares her family’s experience at Maker Faire Orlando 2015
- “Orlando’s Maker Magic” – Dale Dougherty, founder of Maker Media and Maker Faire shares his Maker Faire Orlando 2014 experience
- “My Orlando Maker Faire Experience” – Diane Rendina, Educator and School Librarian shares her Maker Faire Orlando 2014 experience after attending the Maker Faire Orlando 2014 Educator’s Program