Celebrate the DIY mindset at this year’s Maker Faire Austin! Families will be blown away by the creativity at this annual event held at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. From 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day, you can enjoy workshops, watch performers, hear speakers, and find plenty of hands-on projects in arts and crafts, science, music and more. At Maker Faire, you’ll meet an impressive variety of “makers” sharing their experiments & projects with all curious minds.

With hundreds of makers at the Faire, you’re sure to be amazed by a wonderous sights. This year you can check out:

  • A full size, fully functional Steampunk R2-D2
  • Drone Racing
  • Maker Fashion Show
  • Powertool Drag Racing
  • Typewriter Rodeo
  • Percy Peacock Art Car
  • Pony Trap’s Robot drummers
  • Art installations
  • And much, much more!

Click here to view the full list of makers who will be in attendance. Click here for the full schedule of events!

Planning on taking Mom to Maker Faire on Mother’s Day? She’s in for an extra treat — free chair massages for mamas all day on Sunday!

Maker Tim Freteluco with Steampunk Droids; photo from the Maker Faire website

Percy Peacock art car from students of Sam & Nancy Jones; photo from Maker Faire website

Tickets: Click here to purchase your tickets online.

  • Advance tickets on sale now! $11 for children (ages 3-18), $16 for adults.
  • At the door tickets will be $15 for children (ages 3-18), $23 for adults.

Giveaway: We have a 4-pack of passes to give away to this awesome event. Enter below. Good luck! *Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best Austin family events each week.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who entered!